Posts tagged tennis
Posts tagged tennis
(best of) Li Na’s 2014 Australian Open victory speech
I read an article called “Women tennis players have trouble making friends” and continued to have a rage blackout and lots of thoughts about female athletes and how they’re (mostly miss-) treated by the media and how sexist stereotypes influence their perception. Luckily I have some great twitter friends who helped me piece together the arguments. If you want to read it, see the link below, but frankly it’s not worth giving the author pageviews except for a nice quote by Andrea Petkovic towards the end.
That article - and basically all media dialogue about women’s tennis - makes me froth with rage, but seeing intelligent discussion of all the ways it’s stupid and problematic make me feel better.
Chris Evert checks to see if Martina Navratilova is okay, after accidentally hitting her on the head at the 1978 Wimbledon final.
Roger Federer answers questions from Junior Swiss Magazine readers [x]
oh jeSUS CHRIST
This is the most adorable thing in the universe.
It doesn’t hurt that whenever I look at Andy Murray’s OLYMPIC GOLD AND SILVER MEDALS, my entire being swells with the soaring chorus of the angels.
Feli and Ferru through to the semi-finals! Vamos! And crying Feli gets suggles from Ferru :))
I HAVE NO WORDS. I AM A BEING MADE OF PURE FEELINGS.
getting ready for the olympic tennis tournament. Vamos Armada
AHAHAHAAA OH FER. OH, FER.
Beautiful shirtless man cuddling a kitty. And people ask if twitter has a purpose!!
(Rough translation: “I present ‘mrua’, my other cat. Days of resting at the house. Back to training tomorrow..”)
Don’t know if anybody watched the Wimbledon final today but Andy Murray’s speech at the end was so heartwarming!
I’m not usually into tennis, wimbledon or sport in general really and wasn’t a big fan of Andy Murray but his speech! :O
I felt so, so sorry for him. It made me really proud to be British though, he did fantastically and I think that speech will be one of those things you see repeated in sports montages and the like for years to come.
It’s made me pretty excited for the Olympics now anyway, I really hope there’s some moments like that throughout them too.
Reblogging for the commentary, which is really sweet and makes me feel a bit better about poor Andy. <333
He sometimes hides it from the press, but his interaction with his peers and stuff like this shows what a great person and sportsman he is. I’m very proud of his and his excellent performance at this tournament.