Thursday, July 02, 2009

WTF is up with women's tennis?

I'm a fan of the big tennis tournaments, especially the French Open and Wimbledon because they play their matches before my bedtime.

But there's something troubling going on in women's tennis these days, and I'm not talking about grunt-gate. Let's start at the top. First, we learn that women get matches on Wimbledon's Centre Court based on looks not seeds; or, as The Daily Mail puts it, "Babe, set and match."

So womanliness is a plus, except when it's not -- as was the case when former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic lost to an unknown American teenager. Jankovic said afterward that her game was off because of "woman problems," as she put it. "It’s not easy being a woman, you know sometimes," she told the Reuters news agency.

Womanliness is also a minus if you're 17-year-old Simona Halep of Romania, who will have her 34DD breasts reduced this fall to improve her game. ""It's the weight that troubles me," she said. "My ability to react quickly." The good news is, if tennis doesn't work out, she's the perfect spokesmodel for the Kush.



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