GAH: Four Of Hottest Tennis Photos Of All Time

Lately women’s tennis has been a letdown for hotties but fear not, I’ve found four absolutely staggering photos of two current players.

Tatiana Golovin White Shorts Photo Smile

Above is Tatiana Golovin, who looks infinitely more hot than her SI layout. Below is Elena Dementieva.

Elena Dementieva Pink Shorts Photo

Larger versions of the photos after the hump jump.

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Week In Review: So Long, Simona Halep’s Hooters

• Romanian teen tennis player Simona Halep goes through on her threat to get a breast reduction. We’ll never look at her the same way again.

Simona Halep's First Photo After Breast Reduction Surgery

• Chiefs RB Larry Johnson spends his offseason in Las Vegas, where he’s buying large champagne bottles for some thirsty ladies.

• The Ultimate Warrior shares his thoughts on the late Michael Jackson.

• Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers grabs himself a girlfriend in gorgeous grapefruit heiress Julie Henderson.

• Italian swimmer Flavia Zoccari feels more cheeky than usual, as her swimsuit splits at the seat during a meet.

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Michael Irvin: Generous Guy @ Gentlemen’s Clubs

• Our own Pete Gaines reminisces about the time he & his buddies ended up cavorting at a Chicago strip club with Michael Irvin.

Michael Irvin live nude girls

• The Red Wings have released Chris Chelios, but that doesn’t mean the 47-year-old is ready to hang up his skates just yet.

Sean Avery supposedly gets his own serving of sloppy seconds in the form of Mark Sanchez’s supermodel girlfriend Hilary Rhoda.

• Egypt’s soccer team denies being robbed by hookers, blames the media for distracting them to defeat.

Brock Lesnar thanks God, not steroids, that he’s “built like a black man”, yet doesn’t care too much for President Obama.

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Tennis Babe Tatiana Golovin is a Bikini Treat, Too

Earlier today, we shared a superb selection of tennis babe Maria Kirilekno showing her sexier side for Sports Illustrated. However, in the original article we wrote all those many days ago, we mentioned that Maria would be joined in bikini-clad company by another lovely lady of the lob - fellow Russian racket-eer Tatiana Golovin.

Tatiana Golovin

Well, it wouldn’t be fair to ogle Ms. Kirilenko’s curves without also taking time to go ga-ga over Ms. Golovin. So in the interest of fair & balanced journalism (nobody’s using that phrase, are they?), let us take a tantalizing look at Tatiana’s adventures in swimwear modeling:

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New SI Swimsuit Issue Photos Appear On CBS-TV

UPDATE (2/9/09): Turns out the photos weren’t leaked - they were screen shots from a profile on SI photog Walter Iooss on CBS News Sunday Morning yesterday. That not-so-minor detail wasn’t mentioned by the tennis website that posted the screen shots.

From the show’s website recap:

For almost half a century, Walter Iooss has been photographing the world’s greatest athletes, and his photos have graced the cover of Sports Illustrated more than 300 times. He’s shot pictures of everyone from Joe Namath to Muhammad Ali to Michael Jordan to Usain Bolt.

But he finds that what really brings him attention is his work for Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue. (The 2009 issue comes out this week.) Correspondent Russ Mitchell, will talk with Iooss about his most memorable photos, his attempts to capture what he considers the moments in sports when time stands still, and the photos that his subjects weren’t so happy with.

Now for my original post on the matter:

You may remember SbB breaking the news on New Year’s Eve that two tennis players will appear in the upcoming SPORTS ILLUSTRATED swimsuit issue: Tatiana Golovin and Maria Kirilenko. The issue drops Tuesday, and a tennis website has obtained a couple advance photos from their shoot.

Daniela Hantuchova My Gawd What a Hottie

(Leak: SI Swimsuit Issue will now include this jaw-dropping beauty)

From those crappy scans we also learn that a third tennis player will be featured in the issue. And she’s very, very, VERY attractive.

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Week in Review: Tennis Babes Set for SI Swimsuits

• SI is planning to serve up Russian tennis hotties Tatiana Golovin & Maria Kirilenko in their next swimsuit issue.

Tatiana Golovin Maria Kirilenko

Charles Barkley rings in the new year with donuts, DUIs, blow jobs, big bar tabs - and Urkel.

Elle MacPherson, still not afraid to flash some flesh at 44.

Danica Patrick gets pulled over for speeding. Oh, the delicious irony! (Namely because Danica herself is quite delicious.)

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Revealed: SI Swimsuit To Feature Tennis Hotties

As we await the 2009 SI Swimsuit Issue, I’ve now confirmed at least two athletes who will be appearing in the issue: Russian tennis players 21-year-old Maria Kirilenko and and 20-year-old Tatiana Golovin.

Tatiana Golovin Maria Kirilenko Sports Illustrated

(Tatiana Golovin and Maria Kirilenko)

Both are credible players, with the oft-injured Golovin ranked as high as #12 this year, and Kirilenko #18. But neither has even sniffed a Grand Slam title. (Not that it matters of course.)

Maria Kirilenko Tatiana Golovin

(Kirilenko and Golovin)

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Some advice for the girls for their SI shoots:

Marisa Miller Nude Photo

Pack light.

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ATP To Tour Misogynist: Please Make It Gimelstob

Most casual observers remember Justin Gimelstob as a fairly ordinary ATP tour member and currently know him as a contributor to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’S web site, writing his “Gimel Takes All” column. Well, let’s just say the current member of the ATP’s board of directors doesn’t think too highly of some of the players on the women’s tour.

Justin Gimelstob kisses the net

(Gimelstob definitely kisses the nets at Wimbledon with that mouth.)

The UK’s DAILY MAIL reveals that Gimelstob unleashed some rather coarse language towards several players in a radio interview, calling Tatiana Golovin and Alize Cornet “sexpots”, but reserving his maximum vitriol towards Anna Kournikova, using the famed B-word. He also served up some more choice bon mots towards the Russian, whom he trained with as a junior.

Some digging by yours truly revealed the interview was in Washington, D.C., with WJFK-FM’s Junkies on June 18th, which has been archived for posterity, thankfully.

Host: “[Kournikova] already knows she’s playing you on the 23rd?”
Gimelstob: “Probably. She might not even be smart enough to read the schedule.”

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