Posts tagged "us open"

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

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

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

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

Unranked Kim Clijsters Shows The U.S. Open Who’s Boss

Last week everyone was all abuzz about Melanie Oudin, the 17-year-old kicking butt at the U.S. Open. Turns out, we got excited about the wrong underdog. Yesterday, unranked Kim Clijsters sealed the deal on the U.S. Open women's title. Kim was ranked numero uno in the world a few years back, and won the U.S.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 14, 2009

Serena Williams Out At The U.S. Open After Allegedly Threatening Line Judge?

Now, I don't really watch tennis, though I did go to the U.S. Open once and it was funzies. But tonight I'm at home because it's nasty outside and that's how cool I am, so I'm watching a little bit because I think Serena Williams is rad. So all of the sudden, like, something happe…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 13, 2009

17-Year-Old Melanie Oudin Rocks The U.S. Open

Rooting for underdogs is fun. Especially when they're 17, from Georgia, and count playing cards with grandma as one of their #1 favorite activities. Melanie Oudin started at the U.S. Open ranked 70th, a youngin' who was not expected to make it very far. She won her first match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova fairly easily. But…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 8, 2009

Slideshow: U.S. Open Hotties

One of the things I like about tennis is how quiet the arena gets when someone good is playing, so that you can hear every somewhat sexual grunt. That's what I would be paying attention to if I was attending the U.S. Open, going on right now and through this weekend. After the jump, some…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 5, 2008

The Daily Hotness: Tiger Woods

In a sudden death match against underdog Rocco Mediate, Tiger Woods pulled out his third U.S. Open win yesterday. Sports expert-types are calling it his best performance, which we kind of agree with, because honestly? Since when do we care about golf? We were on the edge of our seats! It doesn't hurt that Tiger…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 17, 2008

Quick Pic: Justin Timberlake Preps For A Hole-In-One

The avid golfer is welcome on our putting green. [Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge, San Diego, CA, 6/5/08]…

By: The Frisky / June 6, 2008