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The Kournikova Effect: Why Are We So Obsessed with the Female Tennis Body?

April 30, 2015

By Kristen Cochrane. Kristen is a writer and academic in Ontario, Canada, who’s researching some very interesting things, like queer Latin American cinema, and the fetishization of the female tennis body in the post-Kournikova era. This is her first essay for Slutever. / The final day of the 2013 Wimbledon tournament was supposed to be the best day in Marion Bartoli’s life. She had just defeated the German tennis professional Sabine Lisicki to earn her first Grand Slam title. During this jovial occasion,…

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