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The lovely and gullible Maria Sharapova

For some strange reason, we can totally see Stu Scott pulling something like this.

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Apparently tennis humor consists of more than just Novak Djokovic

Tennis is a great game, but as much as we love to see matches that go back and forth for hours on end, we love this kinda stuff even more.

Streakers, Andy Roddick’s antics, Anna K, Andre’s hair; we’d better not hear anyone saying tennis is boring ever again.

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Don’t get caught looking the wrong way

We found this pic on digg and had to share.

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Maria Sharapova’s banana scandal

Men are so juvenile

Maria Sharapova won the US Open in straight sets yesterday but she had to deflect reporters asking her about possible cheating/coaching from her dad and hitting partner instead. Coaching is not allowed in tennis (which makes no sense at all) so there’s an uproar over apparent hand signals and a banana signal. Sharapova claims that the hand signals are just a reminder for her to hydrate and the banana… means grunt like a gorilla.

I believe, at the end of the day, personally, my life is not about a banana. It’s not about what I wear. It’s not about the friends that I have. My career right now is about winning a tennis match. And right now, I’m sitting here as a U.S. Open champion, and the last thing I think people need to worry about is a banana.

Sharapova even got testy with a reporter who kept pressuring her about the banana signal.

[MSNBC]: Banana issue eats away at Sharapova’s title

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Odds and Ends: Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova are not dating

Andy Roddick told reporters a million times that he and Sharapova are just good friends. “You know, we’re friendly. We’re in the same places. I think she’s a great girl. You know, we’ll talk. That’s about it.” Damn, Andy, how can you be friends with Maria Sharapova and not want to run up in her like Bruce Jenner? (Man that’s an old joke. Some of you kids don’t even know who Bruce Jenner is right? Now stay off of my lawn!) What is wrong with Andy Roddick? We’re officially starting the Andy Roddick is gay speculation. And of course, this post is nothing more than a reason to post another photo of Miss Sharapova.

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Odds and Ends: Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova dating

Otis! My Man!

Well, US Weekly has made it official: Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova are dating. This has been speculated since January so it’s not really news. However, we point you to this photo of them on some red carpet thing. Have you seen two celebrities with more awkward smiles? They look like Boon and Otter when they stepped into the Dexter Lake Club and realize they’re the only white people there.

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She’s a screamer

Shrieking, grunting, whatever you call it, Sharapova certainly does it. And does it loudly. Yesterday, her opponent Elena Dementieva said that she needed to turn it down a notch.

Personally I think it’s a little bit too much. I think the umpire should calm down her a little bit. Next time I beat her, I will say something. But when you losing…it doesn’t look good if you go to the umpire and talking about how loud she screaming on the court.

Perhaps Dementieva was distracted by the streaker that ran onto the court and did some cartwheels for the fans. For her part, Sharapova said that if she were told to tone it down a bit, she “wouldn’t change a thing.”


[MSNBC]: Streaker can’t stop Sharapova from semis
[MSNBC]: Sharapova vows to carry on shrieking

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June’s Woman We Love nominations

After intense voting, Maria Sharapova is the latest Woman We Love. What more can we say about Sharapova than she’s hot, she’s good, and did we mention she’s hot?

Here are this month’s nominees. Vote early. Vote often.

Katharine McPhee

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Jennie Finch

Natalie Portman

Charlize Theron

Christina Aguilera

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