Queen Goes Unrescued At Wimbledon: No Anthem

Monday I reported on a bit of a dust-up involving Scotland’s Andy Murray and the Queen of England. When he was told Queen Elizabeth would be appearing at Wimbledon for the first time in 33 years and that she would likely take in one of his matches, Murray said he was “unsure” if he would […]


Wimbledon Snubs Serena For Queen Appearance

Queen Elizabeth will be at Centre Court Wimbledon today for the first time in 33 years to, apparently, watch three matches. The featured players the All England Club is rolling out for the monarch’s amusement are Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki.

(AOL’s Greg Couch is incensed by the snub)
Roger Federer and Venus Williams […]


Wimbledon: Andy Murray Wavers On Queen Bow

For the first time in 30 years, Queen Elizabeth is planning to attend matches at Wimbledon this week. With players previously required to bow or curtsy when in the presence of the Queen, the appearance of the English Monarchy has apparently led to a dilemma for the U.K.’s top player and tournament fourth-seed Andy Murray.

Murray, […]


Rafael Nadal Can Indeed Be Beaten; Here’s How

Apparently we’ve found the one hole in Rafa Nadal’s game: Dude’s swat shot is lacking.

(Brush with fly led to double fault by Nadal)
If I’m Robin Soderling, I’m overnighting David Cronenberg’s telepod out of storage right about now.

Too late? Maybe he can retrofit a local tanning bed.


Nadal To Wear $525,000 Watch At French Open

Last Thursday Rafael Nadal called a press conference to announce his new Swiss watch sponsor.

He was an hour late.

Almost as amusing as Nadal’s faulty timing is the price of the Swiss watch he’s now endorsing: $525,000.


Venus Williams: Her French Open Opening Round

Venus Williams on Sunday: First round match of the French Open at Roland Garros stadium in Paris.

Venus Williams on Saturday: Window shopping in Amsterdam.


Video: Serena Badmouthing Henin To Opponent

Friday, Serena Williams lost an Italian Open semifinal match to Jelena Jankovic despite what appeared to be a subtle attempt at gamesmanship by Serena.

During the match-ending, third set tiebreaker, Serena served an ace to go up 3-0. After the ace, Jankovic complained to the chair umpire that she hadn’t been ready for the point. The […]


Female Tennis Player Weds, Gets Huge Tattoos

The biggest celebrity gossip story the past month in India and Pakistan - besides Bollywood - is the marriage of Indian pro women’s tennis player Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricket star Shoaib Malik.

(Thank god Sandy Bullock didn’t go through with this!)
Mirza’s decision to marry a Pakistani incurred some typical, hyperbolic protesting among India’s political […]


The Greatest Women’s Tennis Photo Of All-Time

Here’s WTA player Iroda Tulyaganova in what I’d classify as the finest piece of photography in the history of the sport.

Sadly, Tulyaganova retired last year and started a tennis academy in Uzbekistan.


Source: Shakira-Nadal Hookup “Totally Not True”

The NEW YORK POST reported of Shakira and Rafael Nadal today:
Shakira shared a cozy meal with tennis star Rafael Nadal in Spain, sparking more rumors of a love match between the pair. They were spotted dining at the W Hotel in Barcelona after shooting a video together there late last week.

(View not quiet as good […]