June 1, 2014 1:14 am -

Ernest Gulbis doesn’t want his sisters entering his racket. That’s not a job for women.

The Latvian player, who advanced to the fourth round at the French Open on Friday, says “a woman needs to enjoy life a little bit more. Needs to think about family, needs to think about kids.”

Gulbis will be playing in the second week of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since reaching the quarterfinals at the 2008 French Open. He will next face Roger Federer.

Gulbis says life on the tennis tour is difficult, more so for women who want children.

He says female tennis players can’t think about having kids until they are in their late 20s, and “that’s tough for a woman, I think.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. Shades June 1st, 2014 at 9:19 am

    What’s he afraid of?