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On Serena Williams & The Racism Experienced By Black Women Athletes

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 disallowed Black access to the sport. Where a little Black girl from Compton, California, among America’s most impoverished neighborhoods, can ascend to the ranks of “the best in the world” worth over $50 million — all earned from hard work and dedication. And this is the America we display to the world.

However, a stark reality exists that Black people in this country are far too well-aware of. One where all Black accomplishment is met with condemnation and ugly racist remarks. Keep reading »

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

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"I'm sorry, they asked me to say this..."

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. Keep reading »

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

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“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 title this weekend at Wimbledon, managing to be offensive on multiple levels. One, it’s just plain rude! Two, there’s the suggestion that a hot blonde female tennis player doesn’t have to play as hard. Sure, attractiveness may have something to do with scoring endorsement deals off the court, but on the court, appearance has absolutely no bearing on skill.  Keep reading »

Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon After 77-Year British Drought

Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon

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 it was comfortably in Murray’s hands from the very beginning. Not only did he have the enormous home court advantage but Novak was coming off a grueling 5-set semi-final match against Juan Martin del Potro that left him noticeably fatigued. Read more on Celeb Dirty Laundry…

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

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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 grin on her face, she stuffed small towels down her frontside and backside to give herself cariacturishly large proportions. She played for a minute or two dressed like that, as the audience chuckled, before pulling the towels out. You can watch a video of the incident after the jump. Keep reading »

Honey, I Shrunk The Carly Rae Jepsen!

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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]

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