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Maria Sharapova, a James Bond Girl

I may have been a tad bit harsh on little old Maria around the time of the French Open when she was busy getting crushed by the likes of Ana Ivanovic. Well, I’m happy to say that Maria and I can now make up. As reader Nick points out to me, Maria Sharapova’s dream is to be a James Bond girl. That is definitely something I can get down with.

The 6ft 2in Russian blonde is an ardent fan of 007 films and thinks that she would be perfect partner to current Bond Daniel Craig.

“But her biggest dream is to be a Bond girl. She’s always talking about it,” a friend was quoted as saying. “Maria loves the James Bond films. And with her Russian blood, she thinks she would be perfect,” the friend added. And her ambition to become a Bond girl comes from her favourite hobby, which is spying.

I don’t know about the whole Daniel Craig thing, I’m not much of a fan. But I’ll let her spy on me any day. You know what, I could actually see her in this role somewhere down the line. That would be flippin’ sweet.

Venus Williams Is Hank Kuehne’s Sugar Momma

Venus Williams and Hank Kuehne

UPDATE: Rumors say Venus Williams and Hank Kuehne might be engaged!

Something tells me that I’ve seen this news somewhere before, but now that she’s at Wimbledon (and advancing to the 4th round), the pics are all over. Bossip tells me that Venus is going with this Hank Kuehne character who pocketed just over 10k on the Nationwide Tour as a golfer (and $2.6 mil on the PGA Tour as Curt in the comments points out). Now he has the pleasure (?) of traveling first class around the world and nailing Venus Williams at night. Yikes. He’s also reportedly divorced, carrying some baggage. So where and how did these two get together? There are some questions that just may never go answered. This might be one of them.

Other Venus Williams Stories:
Venus Williams Graduates from Fashion School!

Serena Williams Stories:
Serena Williams Posing Nude!
Serena Williams Is Yoked

Serena Williams Is Yoked

I was going through TMZ per usual only to come across a somewhat disturbing photo. They have caught Serena Williams in shall we say, a muscular pose. Check it out for yourself:

There’s no wonder only the likes of LaVar Arrington could handle that. No surprise, my man Michael David Smith has this up at FanHouse as well. Serena is stacked. In a different way. And she straight up puts me to shame.  But it’s OK, I’m comfortable with that.

Will Roger Federer Drop a Set?

I’m not even going to ask if someone can knock him off. I wonder if someone will even take a set from him. That’s going to be the real challenge. On Day 1 at Wimbledon, Roger advanced in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. That’s almost like not even breaking a sweat. He’s going for his fifth straight Wimbledon title, which would tie him with Bjorn Borg for most consecutive titles at the All England Club.

When asked in an interview with Chris Fowler after the match whom he feels will present the greatest challenge, Roger didn’t really have a good answer. He mentioned Roddick’s serve, Hewitt’s ability, and the finals last year against Nadal. He really didn’t seem too concerned. Not in a cocky way, but in a way that suggested the tournament is his for the taking. He’ll win it with ease. The only question is if he can go through the draw without dropping a set. Now that would be awesome.

(photo courtesy Adrian Dennis/AFP)

Underrated Hottie: Martina Hingis

Count me in. I am a sucker. And a believer. After watching Hingis fight back from a pair of match points to win her first round match in three sets, I realized how much I miss seeing her on my TV. And how much I’ll enjoy seeing her again in her second round match on Wednesday.

Look, she’s not Anna Kournikova — that’s a given. But she’s also not a Raunchy Chick From the Barrio either. She’s kinda in between, but on the hotter side of things. And she strikes me as the type of girl you could see at the hotel bar where the players were staying and you would have a chance. Am I wrong here? She still has a great tennis player body, and she has that Gina Gershon thing going on around her mouth. I dig her. And I’m excited to see her doing well once again. Join me in raising a glass for Martina, she deserves it.

That’s Right, Justine Henin has Herpes

You know, I’ve always thought that STDs were underrated. At least it means you’re getting some, right? Hopefully Justine Henin sees things the same way as me, because she apparently has herpes. Taking it from D-Wil at the FanHouse (from Henin’s post French Open press conference):

Q. Weren’t you afraid that the emotional side of things would have too much influence on that match?

JUSTINE HENIN: No, I didn’t panic. I knew I was not starting that match well. I can tell you, I had a horrible night. My herpes came out again, and I said to my doctor, “Well, I see everything is fine, it’s great.”

So, really, I was a bit anxious. But also, I really wanted to do well. And very early in the match, the match turned over. And then I knew I was going to be able to keep it up until the end. (enphasis mine)

Henin is recently divorced. Is this part of the reason for the split with her husband?

I mean I’m just sayin’. And will this be an excuse for future losses? I can hear it now:

Q: Justine, in the second set your forehand just seemed to fail you, and you seemed to tire as the match went on. Is that true?

Henin: Well, my herpes began to act up and I wanted to get off the court before my sore began to show.

Sure, I’ve noticed a few bumps there before, but I never really thought twice about it. I mean, the thought that someone has herpes isn’t exactly the first thing that enters your mind. I guess I’ll have to look a little closer next time to see what’s going on there.

Bjorn Borg Bit By a Dog, Michael Vick Was Not Involved

Of all ways to go down, this has to be amongst one of the worst. Poor guy. The former tennis star was trying to make a comeback on the courts and face Australian Pat Cash in Liverpool on Friday. One problem — a dog got in his way. More specifically, the jaws of that dog:

But the exhibition was last night abandoned after Borg was bitten by an Alsatian in Stockholm while rescuing his golden retriever. Borg was treated for deep puncture wounds.

“It is unbelievable,” he said. “What are the chances of being bitten by a dog three days before a tournament?

“I am disappointed. I have been playing for the last four months to prepare and was looking forward to playing on grass again.

Talk about crappy luck biting you in the butt. Sucks for Borg. Oh, and in case you were wondering, an Alsatian is what we know as a German Shepherd. Who knew?

(The aforementioned story is the benefit of force-feeding myself an hour of First Take a day)