Stich: Wimbledon Gals Mainly There ‘To Sell Sex’

If there’s one thing the Germans are noted for, it’s their tolerance and open mindedness when it comes to sensitive social issues. So here’s Michael Stich, famed tennis athlete and broadcaster, fanning the flames of equality at the start of Wimbledon with an observation on women’s tennis.

Michael Stich, Maria Kirilenko

(Right: Maria Kirilenko, not playing tennis)

Stich, the 1991 men’s singles champion, is calling the event for BBC Radio 5 Live. On Sunday, he let it be known in an interview with THE MAIL that the women’s half of the tournament is pretty much only there to “sell sex.” Yeah, that didn’t go over all that well. Read more…