“She’s a [bleep],” Gimelstob said of Anna, using a word that rhymes with “kitsch. “We’re gonna kick her [bleep],” he added, using a word that almost rhymes with “kastle.”
“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.“
“If she’s not crying by the time she walks off that court, then I did not do my job.” Oh, you did your job, Justin–you’ve ginned up attention for your stupid overpriced tennis exhibition by trollishly utilizing misogynistic slurs (and channeling the spirit of The Battle of the Sexes) in a disingenuous attempt to manufacture a controversy (mission accomplished!). And now we (as in humourless feminazi bloggers) are fulfilling our duty by getting pissed the fuck off and sharing our displeasure with those who pay your salary.
According to Jill @ Feministe, Gimelstob is gainfully employed in the US by The Tennis Channel. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know what you think about Gimelstob’s comments. Even better, via Kate in comments at Feministe, here’s a list of some of The Tennis Channel’s sponsors:
- Wilson Sporting Goods – email@example.com
- Tennis Warehouse – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tennis Court Online – http://www.tenniscourtonline.com/ContactUs
- IMG Academies – email@example.com
- Lacosta – http://www.lacoste.com/usa/main.html – contact form
Something tells me it that, after all this is over, it won’t be Kournikova who’s crying.