This is sick. I’m not all that familiar with professional tennis, but apparently tennis player Justin Gimelstob is a real asshole. He’s playing with a tennis franchise that’s going up against Anna Kournikova’s team. In addition to calling her a “bitch,” he said he was planning on trash-talking her:
“One hundred percent,” he said. “If she’s not crying by the time she walks off that court, then I did not do my job.”
Sweet, huh? And then:
“Wait until you see on July 23, she’s gonna be serving 40 miles an hour and I’m gonna be just plugging it down her throat….We do exhibitions together and I’ll mock her, and make fun of her. I’ll just make her know that she’s stupid….I’m sure she’ll rue the day that she has to come here and actually share space with me.”
The Junkies asked whether she knows that they’ll be facing each other; “probably,” Gimelstob said. “She might not even be smart enough to read the schedule.”
They asked if he would serve at her head; “No, I’m gonna just serve it right into the body, about 128, right into the midriff,” he said.
And they asked what would happen if Kournikova made a move on Gimelstob. You know, a Biblical move.
“Definitely not,” he said. “I have no attraction to her, because she’s such a douche….I really have no interest in her. I wouldn’t mind having my younger brother, who’s kind of a stud, nail her and then reap the benefits of that.“
Apparently this misogynist fuckwad is gainfully employed by the Tennis Channel. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know that Gimelstob’s comments are vile, and that he has no place being a spokesperson for a sport whose athletes he harasses, threatens and insults.