Outspoken Ernests Gulbis is back in hot water again thanks to comments he made about the idea of his sisters Elina, Laura or Monika (or any woman) playing pro tennis.
“Hopefully they will not pursue professional tennis career,” Gulbis said. “Because for a woman, it’s tough. I wouldn’t like my sisters to become professional tennis players. It’s tough choice of life.
“A woman needs to enjoy life a little bit more. Needs to think about family, needs to think about kids. What kids you can think about until age of 27 if you’re playing professional tennis. That’s tough for a woman, I think.”
Gulbis has been letting his tennis do the talking for much of the season. The Latvian is in the midst of his best season with a career-high No. 17 ranking and today he thumped Radek Stepanek to win his seventh straight match.
Seeking a second Slam quarterfinal, Gulbis will now play Roger Federer in the fourth round on Sunday. “Game plan?” Gulbis said. “I don’t want to tell all my cards. But I have a game plan. I know how I’m going to play him.”
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