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 ...

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 ...

Caroline Wozniacki And Jimmer Fredette Make For A Good Evening

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Last night I wasn't sure what to watch. I knew the San Diego State-BYU game would be entertaining, but I wasn't sure how long I'd be able to stick with it, plus it didn't start until 10 p.m. here. Luckily, women's tennis kept me interested for once. Watching 20-year-old Danish sensation ...

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 ...

Blog Roll Call

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Something a little different with the link dump today. I've linked every blog in our blog roll that's still posting regularly. That's right all of them. In alphabetical order. So please read them because it took me ninety fucking minutes to do this whole thing. Well if Charlie Batch said it.... ...