Posts Tagged tennis

Rogers Cup: “Come For the Ladies, Stay for the Legends”

UPDATE: Awesome. Tennis Canada has contacted me with information that Rogers Cup has changed the advertisement to have the slogan, “Making History, Re-Living History,” and has issued a public apology, saying, “We apologize if the original campaign slogan was perceived to be sexist or at all derogatory towards the women of Rogers Cup. It was never our intent but hopefully the adjustments we have made — all of which should hit the market next week — address the concerns voiced.”

First, Wimbledon gives away free tickets to people who vote on the “best-looking player.” Now Tennis Canada, which organizes the annual Rogers Cup, offers us this gem:

SlutWalk Toronto promptly responded to the ad, demanding a ...

UPDATE: Awesome. Tennis Canada has contacted me with information that Rogers Cup has changed the advertisement to have the slogan, “Making History, Re-Living History,” and has issued a public apology, saying, “We apologize if the original campaign ...

Wimbledon Likes Their Female Tennis Players Hot and Grunt-Free

I’ve got “zero love” for Wimbledon right now.

The official Wimbledon site is giving away free tickets to people for voting on the “best-looking female player”.

Really, Wimbledon, really? You couldn’t think of a better way to honor the top female tennis athletes in the world than to subject them to a glorified “hot or not” contest?

As if that weren’t enough, they’ve made sure to send their best copy-writers to get people excited about what I’m sure must be the showdown of the tournament:

“Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic are neck and neck in this category so far, with each having 27% of the vote. Have your say below, and cast your vote to let us know who ...

I’ve got “zero love” for Wimbledon right now.

The official Wimbledon site is giving away free tickets to people for voting on the “best-looking female player”.

Really, Wimbledon, really? You couldn’t think of a ...