In an effort to improve our ground strokes, we recently explored the backend of the WTA field. Thanks to a well-placed photog at Wimbledon ‘07, we discovered tennis lovely Viktoriya Kutuzova (below, left) and my forehand has enjoyed a crisp finish ever since.
(Next on Comedy Central: BubbleBots, starring Sean Salisbury!)
At the time I proclaimed that Ms. Kutuzova had the sweetest seat I’ve seen on tour. But thanks to some new photos sent to me this week of another pro tennis player (above, right), Kutuzova may have a serious challenger coming from behind.
(Uh, you might want to take that inside kids)
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Love seeing billboards and posters advertising tennis ladies like Ana Ivanovic and Serena Williams? Well, be glad you don’t live in Qatar. The WTA decided to hold its season-ending tournament in the Middle Eastern country, which has been exposed to its share of Western culture but is still a Muslim nation.
The women are still allowed to play in their normal outfits, but all advertising in the capital city of Doha has shown them just as purple silhouettes. Apparently, Qatar’s state-run advertising agency rejected photos of the players in their tennis clothing because their arms and legs were exposed and that might be considered sexual in nature. Nah! Women’s tennis marketing the sexuality of its players? Get outta here!