I’ve been cooking dinner while listening to the Serena and Sharapova match, and my ears perked up when I heard one of the commentators mention Sharapova’s “edge” in marketability. Like, it’s not untrue, but I think it’s worth mentioning why (thin, white, not necessarily in that order).

Then there was the bizarre comment that Maria and Serena “couldn’t be more different in terms of looks.”

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And the most egregious, I think, being how every time Serena wins a big point they comment on her athleticism, and whenever Maria has a nice serve or return it’s due to her patience, or mental fortitude.

Is this par for the course? I never really watch tennis. And in the time it’s taken to write this post, Serena has started to just fucking dominate, as she always does, so at least there’s that.