Archive for the ‘Women’s Tennis’ Category

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 ...

Melanie Oudin’s Grunting Is Uncomfortable

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

I was watching the U.S. Open Wednesday night, since I had to check out this young tennis phenom everyone has been astir over. Melanie Oudin is apparently the real deal - though she got destroyed last night. She's the youngest player to reach the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open since ...

Nineteen Years Ago An Angel Appeared In Flushing

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

The U.S. Open, more than any other tennis tournament, is the showplace for tennis hotties. As a Grand Slam, it has one of the largest fields (therefore more chances for hotness) and the TV exposure is far greater. Plus, at Wimbledon you're encouraged to dress lady-like. And the French is ...

Tale Of The Tape: Venus vs. Serena

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Across the Atlantic Ocean Saturday, there will be a Fourth of July fireworks show perhaps better than anything we’ll see here Stateside. Americans Venus and Serena Williams will battle it out yet again for the Wimbledon championship, marking the fourth time the sisters have met in the final at the All ...

Calling Susan B. Anthony…

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

We tend to objectify women quite a bit on this here blog of ours. I know, it's chauvinistically appalling (though you don't seem to mind). Whether we're comparing women to minor league baseball prospects or splashing photos of young starlets for no reason (though none is needed), we should be ...

Ana Ivanovic is Out, Now There’s Really No Reason To Watch

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Ana Ivanovic, the hot, young, No. 1 women's tennis player in the world and this year's French Open Champion, lost in one of the biggest upsets in tennis history yesterday. The 20-year-old Serbian hottie fell 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to Julie Coin, the No. 188 ranked player in the world. It ...

Come On Maria, We Need You

Friday, August 1st, 2008

You know, tennis in the United States isn't very good right now. Who do we have to root for? Andy Roddick? The Williams sisters' tired act? James Blake? Yawn. All this means is this month's U.S. Open needs all the help it can get to actually matter in the sporting scene. ...

Why Is Anyone Gambling On Tennis?

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

There is a mushrooming scandal in professional tennis currently and, let's face it, it's not exactly big news in America. For years and years, apparently, tennis players have been approached by gamblers and offered money to throw matches. I know what you're thinking: why isn't he writing about more important ...