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Interesting: All England club admits looks decide who gets Centre Court

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Elliotte Friedman, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

  2. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Gotta agree with Elliotte here. I'm not surprised it happens, but I am surprised they got people to admit to it.
    But I have to ask, are they that worried about drawing crowds to Centre Court that they think they have to put attractive women on it over top talent? If tennis patrons are that determined to see beautiful people rather than good tennis, I have to think they'd be able to find those players on the outer courts.
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    It's more about the BBC audience. They apparently believe (and I suspect rightly) that they'll attract more viewers with more attractive, ahem, racket handlers.

    As others said, I'm not surprised at all it happens, but I am surprised anyone would admit it.
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Then how did Mauresmo and Safina end up on Centre Court today?
  5. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Hey, someone was saying earlier how Safina has lost weight.

    I think they're more concerned with making sure Andy Murray's on third every game he plays. Primetime viewing, baby.
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    She has lost weight, dammit! But I don't know that that puts her on the list of hotties in the tennis world.
  7. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    This thread is useless without pictures.
  8. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    We all know what Andy Murray looks like.
  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member


    Freaking awesome!
  10. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Well, with Amelie there's always the potential for some girl-on-girl...but not with Safina, please. Surely Ana is playing doubles, or receiving treatment or doing something. :p
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Nice quote. :D
  12. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member


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