Justin Gimelstob, a US tennis player who sits on the board of directors of the ATP and whose job is "to represent players' views" gave an interview to a D.C. radio station that some might call...ill-judged. Of "bitch" Anna Kournikova, the high-ranking official said, "'she has a great body but her face is a five' and, as such, "I wouldn't mind having my younger brother, who's a kind of a stud, nail her and then reap the benefits." Oh, and when Kournikova has an exhibition match next month? "'If she's not crying by the time she walks off the court then I did not do my job." Gimelstob has since apologized, saying that women "all deserve and have my deepest apologies. While I see how it could be implied by my remarks, I assure you I have the utmost respect for women." He's promised to donate an "undisclosed sum" to The Women's Sports Foundation. [This Is London]


Billie Jean King apparently gave him a talking-to: [www.timesonline.co.uk] I would have loved to be a fly on the wall for that.