At Wimbledon, Court 2 Means You're Ugly

Interesting story from London's Daily Mail where they get an All England Club spokesman to admit the ladies featured on the hallowed Centre Court aren't necessarily the best players, but they are the best-looking players.

The men's game relegates the Centre Court to top competitors, but fans of the women's game may have noticed the lassies trotting out there on Friday were none other than Victoria Azarenka of Belarus battling against Romania's Sorana Cirstea. Cirstea was seeded 28 while Azarenka is ranked and seeded eighth. Oh and who was shoved over to Court 2? Serena Williams and Italian Roberta Vinci.

The move to put the sexpottier gals on Centre Court is supposedly being done to keep BBC viewers happy — even the ones who don't like tennis, but may enjoy watching buxom 19-year-old girls in mini-skirts knocking around yellow balls.

The network denies any involvement in the court selection. They'll take it though:

'It's the Wimbledon play committee, not us who decides on the order of play.But obviously it's advantageous to us if there are good-looking women players on Centre Court.

And to make matters worse, The Daily Mail has included a delightful photo spread indicating which ladies are Centre Court-caliber players and the Marla Hooches doomed to the side courts. This seems like the type of story that may upset a few people.

Babe, set and match: Why looks count for more than talent when Wimbledon decides which girls will play on Centre Court [Daily Mail]