If you’re a guy and you like women’s tennis, everyone knows why. In fact, if you’re a guy and you don’t like women’s tennis, that just means you’ve never watched it before. Well, if you caught the incredibly hot French Open semifinal matchup between Eugenie Bouchard and Maria Sharapova, you’re instantly hooked.
As one of the hottest female tennis players of all time, Sharapova is actually good at the sport as well. She’s won each of the four grand slam events, making her famous for her talents and looks, unlike some women’s tennis players who are only known for the latter. Here’s looking at you, Anna Kournikova (which we don’t mind doing).
Like Sharapova, Bouchard is a talented tennis player and at just 20 years old, her career success is just beginning, despite the fact she already has a 149-82 record and over $1 million in career prize money. Last week, she was ranked No. 16 in the world, her highest career mark and her match with Sharapova really put her on the map for multiple reasons.
Was there anything special about this match? Not really, other than the fact the two players could both stop playing tennis today and still be just as popular and just as profitable off their looks. Sharapova won the match 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the French Open final, so the best part of this sexy showdown was the fact we get to watch the winner in action one more time in this tournament.
Oh, and don’t think this isn’t a brewing rivalry; Bouchard made it clear in a press conference at the French Open that the two lovely ladies aren’t fond of each other:
“We’re not friends, so there is that. Of course as a child I looked up to her and I remember watching her in the finals of Wimbledon and, you know, thought what she was doing was so cool and I wanted to do the same thing. We’re in the semis of a Grand Slam, so I’m going to respect her but not put her too high on a pedestal and really just battle.”
So they’re both smokin’ hot, good at the game and they don’t like each other? Get your popcorn ready for the next 10 years, fellas.