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Why the USTA Benched America's Best Junior: Taylor Townsend May Be the World's No. 1 Junior Girl, but Her Coaches Say She Needs to Get in Better Shape [Emphasis mine.] WtF, USTA?! Townsend's 16 and still developing! That's baby fat, and there's obviously nothing wrong with her level of fitness! *pissed*

Interesting (WS) fan art: Darth Gogh.



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Sep. 11th, 2012 02:31 pm (UTC)
If she cam win her matches, who cares how much she weighs? Obviously you have to be pretty damn fit to compete at that level. As long as she wins, why do they care what she looks like? I'm kind of curious whether anyone would consider benching a male player for having a few extra pounds, or if they just don't think she looks sexy enough (which is also pretty bad for a girl that age, but not out of line based on the little I know about the history of women's tennis-didn't they also just fine one of the Williams sisters for unladylike grunting?)
Sep. 21st, 2012 01:45 am (UTC)
I agree! Apparently, the officials. *disgusted* I'm sure they probably don't find her "photogenic," which is entirely the wrong way to be thinking about things in my opinion. *annoyed*

The grunting thing is apparently under review; some people want to ban it. How do they plan to do that, I wonder? Some athletes grunt, male and female!
Sep. 12th, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)
Considering women's gymnastics (and other sports too) have come to look more and more provocative and less like the coaches/media want to display women's athleticism, I'm bitterly unsurprised.

[edit - wow, my grammar]

Edited at 2012-09-12 12:43 am (UTC)
Sep. 21st, 2012 01:48 am (UTC)
Apparently, bikinis allow for more movement, but if that's true, why aren't the male athletes wearing them? *annoyed*
Sep. 21st, 2012 01:56 am (UTC)
No clue! For some reason, male athletes get to wear baggy shorts and t shirts! *rolls eyes*
Sep. 21st, 2012 01:57 am (UTC)
Perhaps it's because of the "cold." ;)
Sep. 21st, 2012 02:00 am (UTC)
Oh, the poor darlings! *snorts*
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