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Only Hotties Get To Play On Centre Court At Wimbledon

Call it the Anna Kournikova effect. We’ve suspected for a while that women who are gorgeous and semi-good at tennis get more face time in the sport than women who are amazing but only average looking. This week, our greatest suspicions were confirmed. The All England Club, who hosts Wimbledon, admitted that looks help determine who plays on Centre Court, which automatically means television coverage. The spokesman for the Club, Jonny Perkins, stated it plain and simply: “Good looks are a factor.”

While Serena Williams, the uber-famous number two seed, was playing on the number two court, two lower ranked 19-year-olds—8th seed Victoria Azarenka and 28th seed Sorana Cirstea—were being broadcast on Centre Court. Later in the week, number one seed Dinara Safina played on one of the outer courts while seeds nine and fifty-nine got Centre Court. To put the nail in the coffin, during the men’s tournament, five-times Wimbedon winner Roger Federer was not displaced to the number two court. Keep reading »

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