Posts tagged "tennis"

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 they wavered carelessly behind. For many, this photo represents the modern America we all want to believe in: One free of yesteryear's discrimination and racism that would've…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / September 9, 2014

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 really want to know is what celebrity this teenager would like to date.

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 22, 2014

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 scrappy and fight'? Yeah, BBC's Radio 5 Live host John Inverdale actually said this after Marion Bartoli defeated Sabine Lisicki to win the woman's Grand Slam…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2013

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 Scot became the first Brit to win the tennis championship since Fred Perry in 1936. He beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovicin straight sets. The match seemed like…

By: Celeb Dirty Laundry / July 7, 2013

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, apparently mimicking her fellow women's tennis player Serena Williams. Wozniacki was playing a game in Sao Paolo, Brazil, against Anna Kournikova when, with a big gri…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 11, 2012

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 know. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 28, 2012

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 in prize money, wear a lycra catsuit at the US Open, swear at line judges, guest star on "Law and Order: SVU," sell clothes o…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 24, 2012

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 dug the hole deeper, saying, "My point was that I have the feeling that men's tennis is actually more interesting than women's tennis. As in any…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2012

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 sport of tennis, huh? Because Rafael can't do it alone, here are some other pro tennis hotties who know how to wield their rackets. Don't…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 11, 2012

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: "She was definitely the belle of the ball!" "All eye-balls were definitely on her!" "I would rate this dress a ten ... nis!" "This dress i…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 26, 2011

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 hand, have little to no problem with it. I mean, it's just a fact that athletes are often good-looking and I definitely don't mind ogling…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 24, 2011

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 the vote is about "best-looking" women players. The vote isn't even about something that involves a little bit of skill or personality, like the best…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 22, 2011

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 ensemble decisions. Cricket player Graeme Swann may have called this one "the worst outfit ever seen on a tennis court," but I kind of love…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 20, 2011

US Open Tennis Players Get Goddess-Like For The NY Times

One great thing about the end of summer is that it's US Open time! Fans are getting stoked for the tennis tournament that starts today, particularly here in New York City, where the games are just a train ride away. As part of a larger feature on women's tennis, and to get everyone revved up,…

By: Joanne Hinkel / August 30, 2010

Today’s Lady News: McEnroe Makes A Bad Call On Female Tennis Players

Tennis legend John McEnroe said in a CBS conference call that female tennis players just might not be up to the challenges of the game: "I think that it's asking too much of the women. They shouldn't be playing as many events as the men. ... You shouldn't push them to play more than they're…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2010

Tennis Player Simona Halep’s Breast Reduction Deflates Her Fan Base

This is all kinds of creepy: fans of 18-year-old Romanian tennis player Simona Halep petitioned the player (on Facebook and elsewhere) against getting a breast reduction when she announced her big boobs hurt her and hindered her game. Why make such an announcement in the first place? Who knows. But in a message to her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 26, 2010

Venus Williams’ French Open Outfit: Too Sexy Or Just Ugly?

There's no denying Venus Williams is a talented tennis player, but it wasn't her swing that elicited whispers and whistles from the French Open audience over the weekend. Venus caused quite a stir wearing a black and red corset-like mini dress on the court. The lacy getup, which she designed herself, gives the illusion of…

By: Annika Harris / May 24, 2010

Venus’ Wardrobe Malfunction Kind Of On Purpose

Tennis star Venus Williams also considers herself a fashion pro (she even has her own sportswear line, EleVen), but apparently fans were not feeling her choice of flesh-colored panties for the Australian Open this weekend. According to Twitter, she explained: "I am wearing undershorts the same color as my skin, so it gives the slit…

By: Erin Flaherty / January 25, 2010

Serena Williams Could Be Banned From Australia Open 2010 After Outburst

Serena Williams is under investigation by the International Tennis Federation for her outburst during the U.S. Open semi-finals last month and could be banned from two grand slams, including the Australia Open 2010 which she is expected to headline, under the tennis code of conduct. Serena has been asked to explain what prompted her to…

By: Annika Harris / October 20, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Serena Williams Dishes On Her Line-Judge Tirade

"It was a really tough point in the match and it was really close and got a really tough call that wasn't the correct call. You know, things got a little heated and I had a conversation with the line judge that didn't go so well. I couldn't apologize any sooner, and then also I…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 16, 2009
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