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Ashley Harkleroad represents female athletes by getting naked

Ashley You've probably heard that Ashley Harkleroad, who apparently is the 61st-ranked female tennis player in the world, will be in the August edition of Playboy. After getting dusted 6-2, 6-1 by Serena Williams at the French Open on Sunday, Harkleroad said, "I'm proud of my body. I was representing a female athlete's body.''

Harkleroad can do what she wants, including posing for Playboy. That's her business. But don't come off like you're representing female athletes and it's important business to make sure men see the naked female athlete. To be honest, I'd never heard of her until I saw a headline that said, "Tennis star to appear in Playboy.'' Just be straight-up and say that you're the 61st-ranked player in the world, you're making a name for yourself and you're getting paid.

[Last modified: Monday, June 14, 2010 2:41pm]


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