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Tennis Star Milos Raonic Warms Up for Tourney With Smokin' Hot Model GF

3/21/2017 9:43 AM PDT

0321-danielle-knudson-milos-roanic-miami-beach-launchIt's sunny and 75 in Miami ... so tennis pro Milos Raonic decided to hit the beach with his smokin' hot model girlfriend, Danielle Knudson, before his big tennis tourney this week.

Milos is in town for the Miami Open -- where he could face off with Rafael Nadal (if they both get far enough) ... so why not blow off some steam on the beach, right?

If Knudson looks familiar ... she's a pretty big model and also had a brief fling with Justin Bieber back in the day.

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Roger Federer's Opponent Called Him An 'A-Hole' ... After Tennis Match

3/20/2017 5:30 AM PDT

Roger Federer is an "a**hole."

That's what his opponent told a stadium full of people at the BNP Paribas Open final this weekend ... but don't worry, they weren't exactly fighting words.

An emotional Stan Wawrinka was on the mic addressing the crowd -- and his good friend, Roger -- when he dropped this doozie.

"I would like to congratulate Roger ... he's laughing. He's an a**hole, but it's okay."

Federer continued laughing. 

As for Stan, he explained he was just drained after playing a tournament in the Indian Wells, CA heat. 

Can't say we blame him.

Tennis Star Gael Monfils Sure, I'm French But I've Never Heard Of Pepe Le Pew

3/11/2017 12:35 AM PST
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Here's a mind blowing video to make you rethink the direction of society ... Gael Monfils, one of the biggest tennis stars in France, just told TMZ Sports he has ZERO CLUE who Pepe Le Pew is.

For those of you who didn't have a childhood either, Pepe Le Pew is a hilarious French skunk, constantly in search of companionship, who was lovable, although incredibly rapey.

We got Monfils out at LAX and asked him what the French think of one of their most relevant cultural figures, when he then dropped the bomb on us that he had no clue of Pepe's influence.

What's worse is when Gael asked his two friends if they knew about Pepe, and they didn't either.

Kinda makes you rethink NATO. Viva Le Pepe.

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Fired ESPN Tennis Analyst Suffers Heart Attack Blames Stress from 'Guerilla' Incident

3/1/2017 9:50 AM PST
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The ESPN tennis announcer who was fired after using the word "guerilla" during a Venus Williams match has suffered a heart attack ... and claims it was brought on by the stress surrounding the incident.

Doug Adler spoke with Clay Travis from "Outkick The Coverage" and said he was rushed to a hospital Tuesday and is still there today.

Adler says his doctors are largely blaming the heart attack on stress -- and Adler says it's because he was branded a racist by people who incorrectly believe he was referring to Williams as a "gorilla" during the Australian Open.

Travis mentions that Adler had previous heart conditions.

As we previously reported, Adler is suing ESPN for wrongful termination. He previously told TMZ Sports he's "anything but a racist."

UPDATE -- A rep for Adler says Doug did NOT have any previous heart conditions. 

The rep adds, "In fact, in Fall 2015 he had a heart test performed and his heart was fine."

Serena Williams Crashes Random Tennis Match ... Mind If I Play??

2/27/2017 9:14 AM PST
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Imagine you're playing some casual tennis with a friend ... and all of a sudden SERENA WILLIAMS shows up and asks if she can join in??

That's exactly what happened in San Francisco Sunday night ... when two guys lost their minds when the GOAT walked up to their court. 

Williams was taking an evening stroll at Mission Dolores Park with her fiance, Alexis Ohanian, when she decided to make the pit stop ... just to see how the guys would react. 

It was cool -- Serena came onto the court and posed for pics -- but she didn't play a full set with the guys because she didn't have the proper footwear. 

Wouldn't have mattered though ... Serena wins barefoot -- guaranteed. 

Genie Bouchard Agrees to 2ND DATE with Super Bowl Bet Guy

2/16/2017 6:18 AM PST
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Good news for Genie Bouchard ... the complete stranger she agreed to go on a date with after an online bet wasn't a complete weirdo -- in fact, she's down for a 2nd date!!

As we previously reported, the tennis superstar made a bet with the guy during the Super Bowl -- saying she'd go on a date with him when the Pats came back from that impossible 25 point deficit. They did. 

The two met in NYC for the first time Wednesday night and went to the Brooklyn Nets game -- and judging by the video, things went about as well as they could've gone!

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Fired Tennis Announcer Sues ESPN I Never Called Venus Williams a 'Gorilla'

2/14/2017 10:58 AM PST
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There's a HUGE difference between "gorilla" and "guerrilla" when referring to Venus Williams -- so says ex-ESPN tennis announcer, Doug Adler, who claims he was wrongly fired after people THOUGHT he was being racist. 

Adler was calling a match between Venus and Stefanie Voegele at the Australian Open last month when he claims he commented on an exchange by saying, "You see Venus move in and put the guerrilla effect on ... charging."

Adler says Twitter freaked out and misunderstood what he was trying to say -- wrongly interpreting the comment as racist. Instead, Adler says the term is NOT racist, but rather a "frequently used" word in tennis to describe an aggressive style of play. In fact, Adler says Nike ran a tennis campaign back in the '90s called "Guerrilla Tennis."

Adler says ESPN understood what he meant but made him apologize anyway ... only to fire him a short time later.

Adler says he's screwed professionally because of the way his termination played out in the media -- saying, "No one will hire a 'racist.'"

For the record, Adler says he's "anything but a racist."

He's suing for unspecified damages. 

Maria Sharapova Meet My New Publicist ... THE FONZ!!

2/9/2017 6:49 AM PST
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What do you do when Maria Sharapova has no answers for your questions? ASK THE FONZ ... 'cause Henry Winkler just stepped in for the tennis star and played publicist for her in L.A.

It all started when we got Maria at LAX, and wanted to know some really hard-hitting questions about her training regimen during her suspension and her mindset when she comes back.

Maria was mum ... but lucky for us, Henry Winkler showed up outta nowhere (literally, guy just appeared) and answered every burning question our photog had.

He really is the coolest guy ever.

Serena Williams Ass-tastic Dance Moves In Underwear Commercial ... You'll Thank Us

1/12/2017 7:31 AM PST
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Happy Thursday, butt lovers ... here's Serena Williams making the mid-week great again, frolicking around an empty dance studio in see-through tights with that trophy-winning body on full display.

The reason for the bountiful goodness is Berlei underwear ... a brand Serena's been endorsing for a couple of years and is wearing in the spot.

Apparently, the aim of the ad is to show that Serena sometimes just likes to have fun and cut loose, dancing it up while wearing Berlei undies.

We had a lotta fun too, especially at :10, :26, and the solid air hump at :54 ... enjoy.

Serena Williams Reveals Engagement Ring It Weighs a Wimble-TON!!

1/5/2017 8:12 PM PST

0105_serena_williams_ring_reddit-zoomSerena Williams just showed the world her new engagement ring ... and it's massive. 

Williams posted the pic Thursday with new fiance and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and -- while it's not a super close-up of the rock -- you can tell she's sporting some serious bling. 

The couple announced their engagement last week ... but somehow the diamond hasn't seen the light of day until now. 

A Grand Slam for Ohanian.

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Maria Sharapova Like A Rock Even During Tennis Suspension

1/3/2017 1:03 PM PST
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0103_maria_sharapova_hawaii_launch.JPGMaria Sharapova might be in the middle of her 15 month suspension for doping but she's still dope.

Maria enjoyed a little R&R on the island of Lanai over the New Year and, judging by her rock hard body in that tiny black bikini, she's been keeping up with her tennis training.

She returns to the court in April, so better get that R&R in while she still can.

Caroline Wozniacki Sun, Buns and Fun On Richard Branson's Island

11/18/2016 9:44 AM PST

1118_Caroline-Wozniacki-necker-island-launchHere's Caroline Wozniacki proving the life of a pro tennis player is super, super tough ... taking the time to go full vacay mode while on Richard Branson's private island.

Wozniacki and fellow tennis star Nicole Gibbs are hanging out on Necker Island for the Necker Cup ... a super exclusive Pro-Am tennis tournament. 

(Fun Fact: Mike Tyson's tennis prodigy daughter is also there!) 

We're not sure if it's work or play ... but judging by the video of Gibbs teeing off into a pristine ocean view (and almost hitting a boat!) it looks like a little bit of both.

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Serena Williams NO MORE JUNK IN MY TRUNK ... Begins No Donut Diet

11/11/2016 1:25 PM PST

It takes great sacrifice to be a great champion and Serena Williams is making the biggest sacrifice of all -- DONUTS!!!! 

The tennis superstar was greeted at LAX by a fan who wanted to gift Serena with a dozen delicious treats from the legendary Randy's Donuts in L.A. 

Problem is, Serena had to shoot down the offer explaining, "I'm not eating donuts right now. I'm trying to get fit."

We get it ... she's gearing up for her return to the court at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand in January. 

But for the record, she looks pretty damn fit to us


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