Archive for the ‘Tennis’ Category

Genie Bouchard makes Aussie Open semis, wants to date Justin Bieber

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Just as we should have been talking about Richard Sherman's NFC title-clinching deflection, today we should be focused on the tennis prowess of 19-year-old Canadian tennis phenom Genie Bouchard. With a 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 win over Ana Ivanovic, Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach the semifinal of a major ...

A Brit wins Wimbledon. Which drought will end next?

Monday, July 8th, 2013

The last time a British man won at Wimbledon before Sunday afternoon, Neville Chamberlain hadn't even appeased anyone yet. Andy Murray played excellent tennis between bouts of whining over the last two weeks to finally bring that streak to an end in a championship win over Novak Djokovic, becoming the ...

Sabine Lisicki pictures: The best of the German tennis player

Monday, July 1st, 2013

UPDATE: Lisicki has now reached the finals of Wimbledon. Sabine Lisicki upset Serena Williams at Wimbledon on Monday in one of the biggest upsets tennis has seen recently. The 23-year-old German halted Williams' 34-match win streak and advanced to the quarterfinals in the process. Since most people aren't familiar with Lisicki, we ...

Shrieking In Tennis Is Out Of Control, So What Should Be Done?

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Grunting, or shrieking, is back in the news again because it's Wimbledon time and Maria Sharapova is dominating again. Sharapova, if you didn't know, regularly shrieks when she hits the ball, often at a noise level above 100 decibels. That's pretty freaking loud, in case you aren't sure. Okay, so ...

2012 French Open Preview

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

All systems are go at Roland Garros for the 2012 French Open. This year's field of players is stacked on the men's side, as always. Ah, the gift that is the Federer-Nadal era, also now known as the Federer-Nadal-Djokovic era. For fans of men's tennis, what a treat these last 7 ...

Nothing Like A Good Catfight Down Under

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Maria Sharapova grunts. It happens. It's sad that such an unattractive sound comes from such an attractive creature. But it could be worse. She could be Monica Seles. So take the bad with the good. Poland's Agnieszka Radwanksa, who lost to another grunter Victoria Azarenka in Tuesday's quarterfinals of the Australian Open, ...

Venus Williams Needs to Retire

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Shortly before her second-round match Wednesday, Venus Williams withdrew from the U.S. Open due to a recently-diagnosed autoimmune disease, Sjogren's Syndrome. The disease causes fatigue and joint pain, something Williams has experienced for quite some time but with no clear diagnosis. Until this week. Sjogren's Syndrome  ̶  in a explanation that ...