Cuter Competitors Get Wimbledon’s Centre Court

Earlier this week, we reported how tennis commentator Michael Stich ruffled a few feathers when he, um, commented about how women players at Wimbledon are there to “sell sex” (well, not literally). Although it sounds sexist & unfair, it seems there’s a kernel of truth to his statement. And maybe not just a kernel, but a whole bag of Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn.

Victoria Azarenka Sorana Cirstea

(Victoria Azarenka vs. Sorana Cirstea - low Wimbledon rankings, but high Wimbledon ratings)

Turns out that when selecting which match-ups will play at Wimbledon’s Centre Court, it’s not always the higher-seeded ladies that get to play in the main arena. Instead, it’s the lower-seeded cuties that are often the ones courted to take Centre stage.

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Victoria Azarenka: ‘Az’ What We’re Talkin’ About!

Our tremendous trip of tennis babes in bikinis continues this week. When we last left the court, Maria Kirilenko & Tatiana Golovin were strutting their stuff for SI’s swimsuit issue. Now comes word that another lobbing looker is ready to make her modeling mark in the printed pages during these wild ‘n’ woolly weeks of Wimbledon.

Victoria Azarenka

RIZZO SPORTS BLOG informs us that Victoria Azarenka is set to appear in the next issue of FHM magazine’s British version, which is scheduled to hit newsstands July 2. What kind of alluring images should the Brits expect of the Belarusian beauty? See some of Victoria’s previous photographic samples after the jump.

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