Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ooh la la.

Venus on the half court. Venus goddess of 40-Love. Venus the Olympian. Venus French-kiss Open. Ah, Venus Venus Venus. Never did tennis look so—Sting, could you strike up "Roxanne" about now?—red-light a.k.a. "Take all that white, proper, stiff upper lip, gracious tennis wear and wipe my pretty rear end with it." Yowza.

What do you suppose it's like to play against that? What do you think it measures on the richter scale of "psyching out your opponent"? And what will be next? Topless? Bottomless? The mind can only wonder. Which is, I'm sure, exactly what it's supposed to do.


  1. I remember a few years ago when Andy Roddick (I think it was him) wasn't permitted to wear a sleeveless top, and had to change before he could play.
    Personally, I don't care much for either Williams sister....but have always thought that Venus had the better attitude.
    Someone wrote on Huffington Post that no one would make a big deal of the outfit if Maria Sharipova wore it.....I can name a number of people that wouldn't wear it, Maria included.
    I kind of like the boring tennis....

  2. Yeah. I know. I just did NOT know what to make of it. Didn't even know what my own opinion was. In a way, I long for someone dressed in the most boring white traditional tennis outfit possible to go out on the court and show her what the game is really about. So glad to have your comment.