Stupid is, Just Stupid

Updated: July 14, 2013

By:- Gary Norris Gray BASN Staff Reporter

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. What may be beautiful for one may not be for another. Bryan Lutz wrote his list of the 30 hottest female tennis players of all time. “OF ALL TIME”, really?

There are several questions that should be asked to clarify or determine what criteria was used for the bases of this list

1st question is he discussing their tennis abilities or their looks. Number 2 is he talking about the number of wins or the number of boyfriends this athlete may have had?  3rd question what would he think of Maya Moore one of the best female basketball players on the planet. We all know his answer.  He would prefer Skylar Diggings because she has the western values of beauty, even-thou she is African American; he forgets Diggings has SMOKING basketball skills on the court. 4th question why was this list released again after the January 8 publishing date?

Until MEN stop objectifying, sexualizing female athlete’s articles and list like this will continue to be written and disseminated in the United States. Athletes are role models. There are two or three ladies on this list are not very nice people and should not be on any list. These ladies get recognized because of their looks and because of their European charm. If you notice, some of these women are topless, maybe that has something to do with this list.

Then Mr. Lutz omits the new Asian tennis stars. There is not a single Asian player on his list of hotties. How can you forget Japanese star Kimiko Date-Kumm, a 42 years old who played in the fourth round of Wimbledon this year? She was the second oldest female player to ever do so.

What about China’s shining star Na Li who won the French Open last year and Zheng Jie from Mainland China. Peng Shuai from the Peoples Republic of China and Su Wei Hsieh from Taipei, Taiwan won the Doubles Championship this year in England this past week?

Ayumi Morita and Misaki Doi make the Land of the Rising Sun very proud along with their fellow country woman Kimiko; Japanese representation will be strong for years to come and lastly, Thailand’s Suchanun Viratprasert  who qualified for every major this year. These Asian tennis stars play to win not to be in Lutz top 30 hotties list.

Wonder if Mr. Lutz knows about the young strong Black Tennis stars coming up. Stars like guns Robin Anderson from New Jersey, Asia Muhammed from Nevada, and Brittany Augustine from California. We cannot forget the Maryland contingent with Skylar Morton and Noel Scott. Remember the fantastic four from Florida, Madison Key, Victory Duval, Danielle Mills, and Sacha Vickery. Let alone Sloan Stevens who played well in this year’s Wimbledon Classic. These young Black women will be graded on their talent not their beauty and that’s the way it should be.

Danielle Mills

This is another example of white male privilege trying to influence the masses and another attempt to raise the banner of white supremacy on the subject of beauty. This is Goddess worshipping. This is straight up institutionalized racism at its best and sexism at its worst.

Mr. Lutz adds insult to injury by his coy racial statements on sister girl Serena Williams. Ms. Williams currently is the only American to win majors this year but that does not matter. Williams has won 17 majors. So what is your point Mr. Lutz?

He states Alright, the goal for this slideshow is to not have a debate on Serena Williams’ attractiveness or the lack there of. Oh, who am I kidding? That’s like asking for peace in the Middle East. As I’ve said before, she’s the biggest enigma out there. For the record, I tend to agree with the nasty comments, but there are people out there who do find her very attractive”

Then why did you put Serena on your list?

Then he gives compliments to Anna Kournikova from Russia who never won a major championship in her short career stating that. He puts Kournikova in the number one position.

“I remember when I was about 12 years old, waking up early in the morning to watch Wimbledon on HBO. I really don’t know why I decided to watch Wimbledon during that time. I really couldn’t have cared less about tennis, yet I felt the need to watch every match. Maybe I was just excited I actually had HBO, but anyways. I remember seeing a young, unknown blonde tennis player by the name of Anna Kournikova. Although I was only 12 years old at the time, I knew Kournikova was something special and that special something was her extreme hotness”.

Maybe Mr. Lutz might want to look up the great history of Women’s tennis

With the first Black champion Althea Gibson or the queens of the court Billy Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf,  or my favorites Evonne Goolagong-Cawley from Australia and Ora Mae Washington from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania because they both had to fight to win. Washington never got to play Helen Wills Moody then current U.S. Champion. Ms. Moody refused to play Washington because she was Black. The American public fell all over and fell in love with Ms. Moody. Mr. Lutz did not even mention this champion.

Ms. Goolagong never got the credit for her skills on the court and never received the number one ranking due to a computer malfunction in 1972-1973

Less we forget my hero’s and the black tennis stars of the 1980′s Zina Garrison, who won doubles championships at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon and Lori McNeil from San Diego California.

Talk about xenophobia, this is it. Mr. Lutz needs to go back to his computer and try again. Mr. Lutz should make it clear what criteria he is using and that this list is his own personal opinion again beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian. Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove on Disabled Community Activist. Email at

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