Archive for June, 2009
Warning: this is completely unrelated to Wimbledon or actual tennis.
WordPress has this feature that allows me to see what people searched to get to my blog. I’m just going to post the “Best of” and maybe someone can come out and say they were the ones that searched such thing. It will be fun, I promise.
- doubles tennis players kissing
- wimbledon pretty and ugly controversy
- azarenka bitch
- azarenka fucking
- vika hot
- gisela dulko crotch
- gisela’s clit
- tennis slut
- gasgay tennis player
- danish tenis player hot falow down
- samantha stosur interviews about gay
So, overall, YOU STAY CLASSY, FIERCE TENNIS READERS.
P.S. The most searched term is “Fierce Tennis”. How hard can it be to bookmark the blog or something, eh? :P
Even though I’ll probably be a hopelessly devoted Elena Dementieva fan until the end of days, I’m not terribly excited about the semis. I’ll just focus on the good things so far. Like how she managed to not choke up a cakedraw like she always does. And how she miraculously defended her semifinal points. I’m just very proud of her and I think it’s already a win making this far. Congrats, Lena!
Okay, from her presser:
Q. People might be expecting an all‑Williams final. Do you think we can have an all‑Russian final instead?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Can we play just two finals instead?
Best idea ever? And we can give each winner a trophy. Come on, you guys. I believe this idea should be taken in consideration and also mine of doing a huge Natinal Tournament in Moscow — mandatory for the Russians.
1 1 Safina, Dinara 27/04/86 RUS 9801 19
4 4 Dementieva, Elena 15/10/81 RUS 6591 21
5 5 Kuznetsova, Svetlana 27/06/85 RUS 6191 19
7 7 Zvonareva, Vera 07/09/84 RUS 5360 24
10 10 Petrova, Nadia 08/06/82 RUS 3520 25
29 30 Pavlyuchenkova, Anastasia 03/07/91 RUS 1708 21
30 31 Chakvetadze, Anna 05/03/87 RUS 1681 21
31 26 Kleybanova, Alisa 15/07/89 RUS 1665 22
37 38 Vesnina, Elena 01/08/86 RUS 1399 22
46 46 Makarova, Ekaterina 07/06/88 RUS 1295 20
49 52 Dushevina, Vera 06/10/86 RUS 1279 22
59 58 Kirilenko, Maria 25/01/87 RUS 1008 25
60 59 Sharapova, Maria 19/04/87 RUS 990 12
70 68 Kudryavtseva, Alla 03/11/87 RUS 929 27
117 118 Diatchenko, Vitalia 02/08/90 RUS 569 16
121 122 Rodina, Evgeniya 04/02/89 RUS 548 21
The best 16 players from Russia in four groups, four players each. EPIC TOURNEY IT WOULD BE. It could be only two groups but then we would leave out Lena V., Kiri and Sharapova. I don’t know if people would like that in, you know, my head.
Yes, you can tell I have too much time in my hands when I come up with insane shit like that. But, eh, I own a blog called “Fierce Tennis”, so what else is new?
I was just looking for cute pictures of Lena giggling/celebrating her SECOND SEMIFINAL IN A ROW (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and I see this:
Why-oh-why do I feel like we should expect crotch pictures of the players getting out of cars next year? I do not want to see athletes à la Britney Spears, tyvm, photographers. I know this must sound odd and all but I’m on this for the, you know, tennis (*GASP!*).
Vika-Serena: frankly, the match I was the most excited about today. Even though I wanted badly for Vika to win, my hopes were next to none (srsly, she dropped a set to Petrova). I was all about the entertainment and the drama only the WTA can provide.
Pictures of Vika being her own dramatic self. I love it. I was expecting more tantrums and all. Some loud swearing, bitching at the line judges, maybe even a racquet break. I was slightly disappointed she wasn’t as bratty as possible. In her post-match interview, she said Serena really showed her unbeatable side today — which I don’t think it’s that true. Sure, Serena was serving very well and pounding on the ball but Vika showed her own weakness. Double faults at bad moments and being broken back at 3-2 after just getting the lead. Well, kid is 19, I think she will improve. I’ll just say that two Slam QFs in a row is amazing.
And I realize I make fun of her brattiness and all but I don’t think anyone can say she is a sore loser. Right after losing 2 and 3, there she was — smiling and chatting with Serena. Good job, girl. *thumbs up*
I don’t remember if I have or haven’t talked about Serena’s white overcoat here until now? I LOVE IT. It looks straight out of an Antonioni movie. V. pretty, ReRe. I approve. And she has been pretty funny in the pressers’ this year?
I mean, I use some of my trophies for makeup brushes, so, you know, maybe I’ll just take a step back and be like, Hmm. Take all the makeup brushes out and really appreciate every title and every trophy.
Oh, Serena, I hope you’re not getting those holy things rusty or something, gurl.
June 29th, 2009 • 7 comments Caroline Wozniacki, Dinara Safina, Elena Dementieva, Maria Kirilenko, Marin Cilic, Radek Stepanek, Serena Williams, Sorana Cirstea, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, Victoria Azarenka, Virginie Razzano
*This was written by a good friend of mine, Ivy. I told her if she wrote an article blasting the sexism regarding Wimbledon organizers (admitted by them), I’d gladly post it here. So there you go, enjoy the read.
Hey, remember in 2005, when there was all that controversy about Wimbledon refusing to pay equal prize money to men and women? And then we all LOL’ed when the women’s final was longer than the men’s final?
Yes, quite a few of the arguments were legit. Women DON’T play 5-sets and MAY not have the depth of the men’s draw (But seriously? Andy Roddick made slam finals. UR POINT IS MOOT. LOL). But that’s not the point. Equal prize money is a principle, validating men and women as equals. Because here’s the truth: women work just as hard as men to compete at a professional level, incur the same costs as men on the tour, and bring in just as much tournament revenue through star power as the men. So why not equal prize money?
Then Wimbledon finally acquiesced in 2007 and we all said “Yay! Sexism is over! Whoo Margaret Thatcher!” (Because it’s England, bitches.)
So, imagine my surprise when I noticed that only women deemed “attractive” by the Wimbledon organizers were being put on Centre Court. At first I was like, “Woah, been watching way too many specials on The History Channel about the Kennedy assassination.” But then I realized, Wimbledon is a sexist ponce that deserves to get called out on its shit.
The two big matches that had people (i.e. me) bitching? Caroline Wozniacki  vs Maria Kirilenko and Victoria Azarenka  vs Sorana Cirstea . Why the bitching?
· Compared to the men’s seeds on CC (with the single exception of Marin Cilic), these girls were seeded too low/didn’t have the accomplishments to play on CC
· On the day that Caro was playing, DEFENDING CHAMPION Venus was playing on Court 1, World No.1 Safina was playing on Court 2, and 2009 French Open Champion Kuznetsova was playing on Court 3.
· On the day that Azarenka was playing, World No.4 and 2008 Wimbledon semifinalist Elena Dementieva was on Court 1, World No.2 and the infamous Serena Williams was on Court 2. FFS, even Zvonereva  vs. Razzano  were on Court 18, when BOTH women were seeded higher than the Centre Court match.
· Some other fun facts. During the first week, Dinara Safina did not play on Centre Court. Neither did Elena Dementieva nor Svetlana Kuznetsova. Venus played on Centre Court once, and Serena twice (out of three times, which isn’t a huge injustice.)
I guess you could say I was fairly pissed off that people who actually merited CC were not getting it.
a) It’s outrageous that women are judged on their looks and NOT on their merit.
b) It’s outrageous that men are judged on merit but not women.
Seriously? If the “pretty people up front, ugly people in the back” rule applied to the men’s side, Radek Stepanek would be bloody playing underground in the Subway!
I did a little investigative digging (basically, looking at the schedule of play on wimbledon.org) and noticed that on Centre Court and Court 1, the WTA matches: ATP matches ratio was 6:13 and 11:12 respectively. Not only are women getting on the big stage less, but the ones who DO are the ones who look the best, NOT the ones who have earned it.
The icing on top of the cake was when a Wimbledon representative actually CAME OUT and said that looks do matter in determining who gets Centre Court. Thanks, you asshat. My suspicions were confirmed that Wimbledon is not only sexist, but damn stupid as well. Cheers xx
BÁRBARA’S NOTE: I wish this blog had a less stupid name so the article would look less out of place. Sry bb.