I think I just mentioned how I enjoy tennis a few posts back. I enjoy tennis a LOT. It’s fun to watch and fun to play. Also, one of the hardest sports I’ve ever done. I mean, it’s not like I ever did it professionally, just palling around with Husband, kicking ass and taking names. And losing all day.
My favourite tennis players are Serena Williams and Andy Murray. But I have the utmost respect for Djokovic because let’s be real, he’s fucking amazing. Sorry, correction, I HAD respect for him.
A couple of days ago, CEO of the Indian Wells tournament Raymond Moore, gave a fabulous speech on how female tennis players are lucky and owed their status to stars of the mens game as they ride the coat tails of mens tennis and that they should get down on their knees and thank god that Federer and Nadal were born because they carry the sport.
SWEET LORD. What is your life. Have you even heard of Billie Jean King, sweetheart? Thankfully, dumb dumb stepped down after realizing he said some pretty terrible things. Well no shit. What did you exactly expect was going to fucking happen?
Before I even got into tennis, you know who I knew of? Serena Williams. I couldn’t name a single goddamn male player. Everything was Serena this and Serena that so please fuck off with your shitty opinion, Mr. Moore.
But that wasn’t even the best part. See, these comments from this asshat made me laugh more than anything. It was very Rush Limbaugh-y and everything that comes out of THAT mans mouth is a fucking joke. Clearly you know nothing of the world, Moore. The fact that you were the CEO of a goddamn tennis tournament blows my mind. Bye Felisha, we’ll miss you never.
I think the worst part of this situation was when Djokovic piped in and tried to….I don’t even know….. backhandedly support womens tennis:
“Stats are showing that we have much more spectators on the men’s tennis matches. I think that’s one of the reasons why maybe we should get awarded more…”
You all play the same goddamn sport, you get the same amount of TV time, and the finals always draw big ass crowds. I don’t know about you guys but I find tennis to be the one sport in which women ARE seen as equals with men. Why do you want to change that?
“Women have to go through a lot of different things that we don’t have to go through, you know, the hormones and different stuff…”
Oh sweetie baby…noooo….shhhh….stop saying words. What the literal fuck do hormones and “different stuff” have to do with ANYTHING tennis related? I personally love when men try to get their point across by describing the fact that Women Have Women Issues Such As Periods And Stuff as if it fucking matters.
God I hate everyone.
You might be an outstanding tennis player, but if you’re going to talk to the media, at least know what you’re fucking talking about. I know Djokovic came out and apologized and squashed his beef with Serena and everyone else he managed to piss off, but it’s gonna take me some time to give a single fuck about him again.
PROBABLY BECAUSE OF MY VAGINA AND HORMONES, M I RITE?