Posts tagged "wimbledon"

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 at Wimbledon and winning her second Grand Slam, the outrage had spread to Twitter, with many calling out the Grey Lady and sports journalist Be…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 13, 2015

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 wouldn’t be any kind of female victory without endless body shaming, now would it? A woman can’t get through one second of celebration without…

By: Katrin Higher / July 12, 2015

BREAKING: Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon For Grand Slam Title

The powerhouse undefeated women’s tennis player, Serena Williams, has just won Wimbledon (for the 6th time btw) and snagged the Grand Slam title.

Williams defeated Garbiñe Muguruza, a 21 year old Spaniard, at Wimbledon today and also happened to close in on a Grand Slam: if you don’t know sports talk, this mea…

By: Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

Britney Spears Recreated Famous Album Cover With Her Kids At Disneyland

Oops … we forgot what this album cover looked like until right now. …

By: Megan Reynolds / July 6, 2015

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…

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…

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 …

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

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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