Roland Garros - The 2014 French Open May 30, 2014 22:01:28 GMT
Post by Admin on May 30, 2014 22:01:28 GMT
On a quiet day at the French Open, the always entertaining, mostly thoughtful but often foot-in-the-mouth-prone Ernests Gulbis made waves with comments about women in tennis. Though the uproar has mostly focused on an uproar that never arrived, Gulbis’ comments have drawn enough attention that some of the game’s other top stars have been compelled to respond.
“It’s a tough choice of life,” Gulbis said after his third round win over Radek Stepanek. “A woman needs to enjoy life a little bit more. Needs to think about family, needs to think about kids. What kids you can think about until age of 27 if you’re playing professional tennis. That’s tough for a woman, I think.”
Maria Sharapova: I mean, I don’t think we can take everything serious when he speaks. (Laughs) I mean, let’s be honest with that. I think he’s great entertainment and we love to listen to what he has to say. But, I mean, of course, you have different opinions. In a way, I think he was joking, but he’s playing the sport, so how bad can it be? If he felt so bad about it, an even if he’s a male, I don’t think he’d be playing it. I think the sport brings so many opportunities to women. I mean, it’s brought me so many things into my life and my career. I don’t regret any step that I have taken. I mean, but then, on the other hand, sometimes I wake up and think, well, I don’t want this on my kids. (Laughs) But then when I’m paying the matches, I’m in front of thousands of people and the experience that this sports brings, I think, of course I want my kids to do this. This is such a huge lesson in life.
Maria Sharapova cruises past Ormaechea 60 60 to set up a Roland Garros R16 showdown vs Sam Stosur!