Posts tagged "tennis"

Serena Williams Is Out At The U.S. Open Following Huge Upset By Roberta Vinci

Serena Williams is currently the number one ranked tennis player in the world. She was just beat, in a brutal and very close game, by Roberta Vinci, a woman who…

Megan Reynolds | September 11, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Hey Reporter, Serena Williams Wants To Play Tennis And Not Answer Your Inane Questions, ‘K?

“To be perfectly honest, I don’t want to be here.”…

Megan Reynolds | September 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: As Serena Williams Knows, The Race-Based Wage Gap Is No Joke

Serena may have whooped Maria Sharapova’s behind in 18 of their last 20 matches, but somehow, Sharapova is worth $5 million more.

Tiffanie Drayton | August 28, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Serena Williams Covers New York’s Fall Fashion Issue, Looks Stunning As Usual

Here is Serena Williams, your tennis queen and all-around fantastic human, looking like one hundred million dollars on the cover of New York Magazine’s fall fashion issue. The story contained within…

Megan Reynolds | August 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm

NY Times Public Editor Calls Godawful Serena Williams’ Article A “Missed Opportunity”

Remember that New York Times’ piece about Serena Williams’ body? The one published on Friday that got my knickers all in a twist? By Saturday morning, as Williams was destroying the court…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 13, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Author JK Rowling Shuts Down Idiot Troll Regarding Serena Williams

The majority of Twitter yesterday was in jubilant celebration of Serena Williams and her Grand Slam victory at Wimbledon. The hashtag #SerenaSlam went viral, and happiness abounded.
But, it…

Katrin Higher | July 12, 2015 - 10:00 am

The NY Times Asked A Bunch Of White Female Tennis Players About Serena Williams’ Body

I’m by no means an actual tennis aficionado, but I love any and all displays of women proving how strong and powerful and bad ass they are, and Serena Williams…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 10, 2015 - 1:10 pm

On Serena Williams & The Racism Experienced By Black Women Athletes

Articles chronicling the story of Serena’s 3rd consecutive U.S. Open win were accompanied with pictures of a smiling trophy-displaying Serena Williams standing in front of American flags as…

Tiffanie Drayton | September 9, 2014 - 3:40 pm

19-Year-Old Tennis Champ Eugenie Bouchard Asked Stupid/Sexist Question About Her Celebrity Dream Date

On Monday, 19-year-old Eugenie Bouchard of Montreal became the first Canadian tennis player in history to reach a Grand Slam semifinal. That’s pretty cool, right? But what inquiring minds

Jessica Wakeman | January 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Wimbledon Winner Marion Bartoli Trashed By Sexist BBC Host: “You’re Never Going To Be A Looker”

“Do you think [Marion] Bartoli’s dad told her when she was little: ‘You’re never going to be a looker, you’ll never be a [Maria] Sharapova, so you have to be…

Jessica Wakeman | July 8, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon After 77-Year British Drought

It seems only fitting that on 7/7/2013, a Brit should reclaim the Wimbledon crown after 77 years. Today Andy Murray finally put a nation out of its misery and won Wimbledon. The…

Celeb Dirty Laundry | July 7, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Tennis Player Caroline Wozniacki Accused Of Racism For Mimicry Of Serena Williams

The Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki has been accused of racism after she stuffed her bra and skirt, to give the appearance of ample breasts and butt, on the court yesterday,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 11, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Honey, I Shrunk The Carly Rae Jepsen!

Hey Carly Jepsen / This may sound cray / But is that a giant tennis racket / or did you get hit with a shrink ray? The world may never…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 28, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Well Played: Serena Williams Serves Up Major Style

I am obsessed with Serena Williams. In fact, she’s kind of my idol. I mean, this woman can serve a tennis ball at 128 miles per hour(!), win $38 million…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 24, 2012 - 10:40 am

French Tennis Player Says Men Deserve To Be Paid More Than Women

French tennis player Gilles Simon recently said male players should be paid more than females at Grand Slam tennis events. When there was pushback against his remarks, he only…

Jessica Wakeman | June 28, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Rafael Nadal Wins The French Open, Plus 13 Other Hot Tennis Dudes

Congratulations are due to Rafael Nadal, who won the French Open this weekend! Here he is looking all soulful and sexy with his trophy/cup thingy.Mmm, so many hotties in the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 11, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Bethanie Mattek-Sands Is Ballsy

Some handy puns and phrases that could be used to describe 26-year-old tennis player Bethanie Mattek-Sands wearing a dress made of tennis balls to a pre-Wimbledon party last week:…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 26, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Shun, Shag, Or Marry: The Hot Men Of Wimbledon

Earlier this week, Jessica was offended that the Wimbledon website was asking fans to vote for the tennis players in the tournament they found most attractive. I, on the other…

Kate Torgovnick/ | June 24, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Tennis Is Not A Beauty Contest, Wimbledon

For shame, Wimbledon: the tennis tournament’s website is asking fans to vote on its most attractive players. Yesterday, the vote was about “best-looking” male players (Roger Federer won) and today…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2011 - 2:20 pm

In Praise Of Venus Williams’ Insane Tennis Outfits

Can we talk about how freaking awesome Venus Williams is? While most players go for boring old sports tops and tennis skirts, Venus is known for making, uh, more flamboyant…

Kate Torgovnick/ | January 20, 2011 - 5:20 pm