Female tennis players hitting the ball in slow-motion

After sitting through this New York Times gallery with ultra-slow-mo video of female tennis stars doing their thing at Sigur Rós speed, the thought occurs that Serena Williams should star in the next Kill Bill sequel, should there ever be one. Then, my next thought is, like, since when is the Times in the business of publishing internet jerkoff videos? Rule 36, people, you know I'm right!


  1. I watched the first one and thought, “Oh, that’s why my tennis-playing students can no longer bend their knees more than five degrees.”

    1. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kill_Bill :

      Tarantino :
      I’ve already got the whole mythology: Sofie Fatale will get all of Bill’s money. She’ll raise Nikki, who’ll take on The Bride. Nikki deserves her revenge every bit as much as The Bride deserved hers. I might even shoot a couple of scenes for it now so I can get the actresses while they’re this age.

      Serena Williams could play Nikki’s mom. But I expect Vivica Fox is a lock.

  2. I dunno. Watching women beat the hell out of a tennis ball doesn’t arouse me; I’m currently in a fetal position, typing with one toe.

  3. Most of the women look as though they just want to hit the ball. Then, there’s Serena Williams. She looks like she’s trying to knock the cover off the damn thing.

    1. wasn’t it ever? pretty amazing.

      serena williams was by far the most wow…

      thanks xeni – sport isn’t my thing, especially tennis, but a nice little bit on how amazing humans can be (in this case, human strength, agility and skill).

  4. How long before the glitter-ball makes it into regulation play?

    “Ahh! My eyes! All I see is a horrible rainbow!”

  5. I had no idea there even *was* a rule 36. Turns out there’re 47 in total, and only five (directly) address porn. I’m oddly disappointed in anonymous right now.

  6. am i completely weird that i appreciated that like i did the BBC series ‘The World’? i know a lot of the shots in this were cheesy, and i also enjoy porn, but *damn* the muscles on some of those women were amazing. does that make me weird? :D

  7. That Serena video reminds me of this one awesomesauce fight scene from Kathryn Bigelow’s *Strange Days* where Angela Bassett kicks the crap outta some punks. She backhands one dude in super slo-mo with pretty much that expression while her dreds fly every which way.

    FUCK, can’t find that clip on YouTube.

  8. Serena Williams somehow manages to be both incredibly muscular and incredibly babelicious at the same time. This combination may be unique; the others are various combinations of less muscular and less babelicious, although aesthetically these movies are incredible no matter how you slice it.

  9. My thought process during the Serena Williams one:
    “God, she’s so pretty. And I love all that glitter every-DAYUM LOOK AT THEM ARMS.”

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