Posts tagged "wimbledon"

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

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

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

Williams Sisters Will Face Off In Wimbledon Final For Fourth Time

Holy Sibling Rivalry. For the fourth time in Wimbledon history, the Williams sisters will be facing each other in the championship tennis match. Venus easily beat out top-seed, Dinara Safina, to make it to the final, while Serena just barely snuck into the top two after a challenging match against Russian, Elena Dementieva. In 2002…

By: Justine Fields / July 2, 2009

Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week of August 19th 2008

MUSIC Lykke Li Youth Novels A Frisky favorite, we’ve been anxiously anticipating the release of Lykke Li’s first full length studio recording. And Youth Novels lives up to her ladylike hype! This Swedish singer’s sound is so cute and clap-able without pandering to pathetic pop trends. You’ll nod your head to her thoughtfully luscious vocal…

By: Simcha / August 19, 2008

The Daily Hotness: Rafael Nadal

I could honestly not give a poop about tennis, but I did go to a US Open game once and it was kind of amazing how hushed the crowd gets during a match -- you can hear a pin drop, not to mention every grunt out of the players' mouths. Anyway, I was kind of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 7, 2008

Quick Pic: Andy Roddick Pours His Sports Drink Into The Gutter

Isn't that, like, a form of littering cause it makes the sidewalk sticky? [Wimbledon, London, U.K., 6/24/08]…

By: The Frisky / June 24, 2008