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Meet Justin Gimelstob, Tennis’ Latest Sexist Pig

Posted by Clem Bastow on June 30, 2008

Let us introduce you to Justin Gimelstob, a former pro tennis player from the US who recently retired and has been appointed Players’ Representative to the ATP board. Here are some of the delightful things he had to say about an upcoming mixed-doubles tournament he is competing in, amongst other things:

According to The Times of London, Gimelstob said of Kournikova: “Hate is a very strong word – I just despise her to the maximum level just below hate.”

“I’m going to serve it right at the body, about 128 (mph), right into her midriff.

“If she’s not crying by the time she comes off court then I did not do my job.”

Nice, huh?

The Times also reported Gimelstob as having described Kournikova as having “a great body but her face is a five”, and of the women’s tour, “There are fewer lesbians now because they’re all Russian chicks. And there’s some other cute ones out there.”

Fortunately, the awesome Serena Williams was around to set straight:

“Being pro-women’s rights, I just think we’ve come farther than to be referred to like this,” she said. Williams.

And that’s an understatement. Hopefully after offering that soundbite, she then left and FedExed a roundhouse kick to Gimelstob’s nuts.

(Thanks to reader Jessica for the heads up!)

One Response to “Meet Justin Gimelstob, Tennis’ Latest Sexist Pig”

  1. Hmmm… interesting that Serena is “pro women’s rights”, which seems more of a mouthfull than being a (horror of horror) feminist.

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