Have you read this? - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2004, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
Beware Of The Dog, Bitch.
 
!<blocparty>!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: LAX, JFK & LHR.
Posts: 21,942
                     
Have you read this?

I was reading Ace tennis magazine, and I was apalled at one of the letters i read. No doubt some of you have read it, but for those who havent, heres what iot said:

Players should Cover Up

Dear Ace

Having seen Serena Williams's latest figure hugging outfit, I feel it is about time the tennis authorites imposed guidlines for what is permissable on the tennis court and what is not. Wimbledon, which is one tournament where outrageous and totally inappropriate clothing is unlikely to be countenanced, apparently has a dress code that requires "almost entirely white and customary tennis attire". I was dismayed when players like Robbi Ginepri and Max Mirnyi were allowed to wear sleveless shirts at Wimbledon last year, and how I shudder to think what Serena will be allowed to get away with.
There is no reason why tennis players should be allowed to reveal more flesh: now that we are being warned of the dangers of exposing our skin to the sun for too long, it is surely safe to cover up. And nobidy would expect cricketers, golfers or footballers wear outfits as revealing as those that some of our tennis stars are parading about in.
Although Serena claims she is more comfortable in her skimpy, two pice bikini, I tend to take a cynical view. I note that Serena has recently singed a multi-million clothing contract with Nike, and in order to gain maximum attention, her clothes have been designed to be as titillating as possible.

Marjori, Kent



Wow, what a hater, and old fashioned biddy!

She must still be living in the Victorian age.
Do you think that is totally stupid?

Women's tennis sucks.
~


Go Rafa.

!<blocparty>! is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2004, 09:31 PM
Senior Member
 
Dava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Pau-Pau-Pau-Pau-La-La-La!
Posts: 17,733
                     
I thought it was a bit harsh, you know Serena isnt the only girl whos wearing this outfit, but at least it looks good on her. Ok its not for Wimbledon but sometimes you get the skimpier outfits to deal with the climate.

WTA TOUR
ELENA DEMENTIEVA
KIM CLIJSTERS
ALSO STARRING
THE GIRLS ON TOUR!

ASAGOE~BOVINA~JANKOVIC~MOLIK
MYSKINA~SCHNYDER~ZVONAREVA

THE YOUNG GUNS

BACSINSZKY~CHAKVATADZE~IVANOVIC
JACKSON~KIRILENKO~LINETSKAYA
MAKAROVA~MIRZA


THE COMEBACK KIDS

BEYGELZIMER~DOKIC~HARKLEROAD
SPREM~VAKULENKO

Dava is offline  
post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2004, 09:32 PM
Senior Member
 
croat123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,564
                     
someone actually wrote that

ugh, why do they all suck????????
croat123 is offline  
post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2004, 09:33 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 27,280
 
LOL at the sleeveless shirt comment. Next she'll want them to stop wearing shorts ...

The woman has a point about the risks of long term sun exposure though but something tells me she's not overly concerned with Serena's health .
Kart is offline  
post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2004, 09:35 PM
Original Queen, Majestic V!
 
ico4498's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Roundiway
Posts: 4,899
                     
dang ... Kent needs an enema.

ico4498 is offline  
post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2004, 09:36 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
Martian Willow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Below the stars.
Posts: 6,695
                     
...I'm surprised it wasn't signed Appalled of Tunbridge Wells...Ace is an LTA magazine...what do you expect...?
Martian Willow is offline  
post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2004, 09:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Allez-H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: On an island with Marat
Posts: 6,036
                     
i'm totaly ok with the outfits but I personally think that the outfits at Wimbledon should be a lil' more 'classic'.Hey,I'm a teenager I love that kind of stuff but I don't know,we're talking about Wimbledon here.It's a special GS not like the other ones.In the beginning I also thought: playing in white????WTF???But very soon I undertsood why:the contrast of the white on the green is just beautiful.So I think that the outfits could be a lil' more classical.I mean like,the ussual not the the outfit ala bikini of Serena.
But that's my opinion.I also hope Justine will were sleeves at Wimbledon but there's a good chance she'll be playing sleeveless again.It's not like it's the end of the world or something.

Allez.
Allez-H is offline  
post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2004, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
Beware Of The Dog, Bitch.
 
!<blocparty>!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: LAX, JFK & LHR.
Posts: 21,942
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willow
...I'm surprised it wasn't signed Appalled of Tunbridge Wells...Ace is an LTA magazine...what do you expect...?
yeah, well, I thought that is was put in for a joke, I bet the editors were laughing!

Women's tennis sucks.
~


Go Rafa.

!<blocparty>! is offline  
post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2004, 10:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 7,843
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by selesport
yeah, well, I thought that is was put in for a joke, I bet the editors were laughing!
Well they certainly weren't paying attention to editing. Seriously, that piece of shit rag is such an appalling excuse for journalism... everything is so sloppy, from the standard of writing to the design and layout to the fact checking to the ideas for features to the fucking SPELL-CHECKING... god, even thinking about it makes the journalist in me livid.
sartrista7 is offline  
post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2004, 10:30 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: usa
Posts: 3,167
           
African Americans rarely get skin cancer. She's just can't stand to see Serena beat her faves with her ass hanging out.
Ballbuster is offline  
post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2004, 10:33 PM
Senior Member
 
kosmikgroove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 1,176
                     
Isn't he jumping the gun a little early? We don't even know what Serena will be wearing for Wimbledon! LoL, in any case it'll be interesting to see how it all plays out...
kosmikgroove is offline  
post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2004, 10:46 PM
Junior Member
 
dais's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 95
                     
Thumbs up

It would'nt hurt Serena to "show" a little class and take a page from her sisters book.
dais is offline  
post #13 of 42 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2004, 10:46 PM
Senior Member
 
Crazy Canuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Munchkin Land
Posts: 28,511
                     
Undoubtedly this is one of the people who flipped out in shock and outrage over Janet's nipple.
Crazy Canuck is offline  
post #14 of 42 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2004, 10:56 PM
Senior Member
 
dreamgoddess099's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Lost in time
Posts: 6,357
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by dais
It would'nt hurt Serena to "show" a little class and take a page from her sisters book.
Oh, you mean like the outfit Venus wore in AO 01? Anyway, Serena has just as much class as she has ass.

"I want you to believe in yourself in every positive thing you do, and success will be your portion,"
Serena Williams inspires the children of Ghana
dreamgoddess099 is offline  
post #15 of 42 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2004, 10:57 PM
Junior Member
 
dais's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 95
                     
It just strikes me odd that Venus can look so nice and Serena looks like a bag lady most of the time, { my apologises to bag ladies}

Did anybody get a load of that "catsuit" or her yellow and green outfit? Gawd it was hideous.
dais is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome