The New York Times Magazine gives special feature to WTA players and their power


The New York Times Magazine used various forms of media to show how power has changed women’s tennis. The feature including an article by Michael Kimmelman, extraordinary photos and awesome short slow motion videos by Dewey Nicks has attracted a lot of positive attention in the tennis world, so make sure to check it out.

Elena Dementieva The New York Times Magazine

The article mentions a number of women’s tennis players and their stories, the expansion of the WTA to the Chinese market, the increase in prize money and equal pay at Grand Slams, the difficulties tour pros (or “independent contractors” as Stacey Allaster, CEO of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, likes to call them) can face in earning a living, the influence of Serena and Venus Williams, etc.

Samantha Stosur The New York Times Magazine

The slideshow and videos include Serena Willams, Jelena Jankovic, Kim Clijsters, Elena Dementieva, Victoria Azarenka, Samantha Stosur and Vera Zvonareva. I love how Dementieva’s grace accompanies the delicate music of the video. Also, it’s a nice surprise to see Sam looking like a ballet dancer.


  1. The first thing that caught my eye was how Vera Z’s eyes pop in the photos and videos.

    Best video IMO is Clijsters, it really show her athleticism.

    I also like the photo of Azarenka.

    I’ll read the article later. 😛

  2. Oh, sweet idea. Girls look gorgeous. Cute how piano music pops womens gentleness 🙂
    Every woman in the world is wonderful, this project prooves it.

  3. WOW! I agree, all the girls look fabulous, strong, beautiful, powerful, etc. Vera’s eyes were gorgeous! My favorite has to be Elena’s I loved her hair, dress and how everything flowed.

  4. Carlos, Vera’s eyes do look a bit freaky, but the overall impression is cool.

    LuLinQa, I know you didn’t want to offend any of the players, but you kind of did haha. Like they didn’t seem beautiful, but now you actually see they are. 🙂

    Lilly, my favorite is Elena as well. She has the most glory, her movement, her hair, and the outfit looks amazing on her.

  5. Omg, no I didn’t mean it like that. Dummy me I wrote it that way! I don’t judge people according to their look. Really no offense guys.


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