Tennis star, Maxime Hamou apologises for kissing female reporter on live TV

Maxime Hamou kissing a female reporter

Tennis star and World No 287, Maxime Hamou has issued an apology for kissing a female reporter during a post-match interview at the French Open on Monday.

The 21-year-old from France on Wednesday was banished from the French Open by the French Tennis Federation (FTT) after he was shown live on TV grabbing broadcast reporter Maly Thomas around the neck, shoulders, and was seen forcing his lips on the reporter despite her efforts to pull away. (Watch the incident here)

Speaking to French newspaper l’Equipe, Hamou expressed remorse for the incident, saying he would like to apologize to Thomas in person.

‘I want to offer my deepest apologies to Maly Thomas if she felt hurt or shocked by my attitude during her interview.

‘I just lived a wonderful week here in Roland Garros living my most beautiful emotions as a tennis player, and I let my overflow of enthusiasm express myself awkwardly towards Maly, who I know and sincerely respect. Nothing of all that is written was my intention.

“I am at her disposal to apologise to her in person if she so wishes. I learn every day from my mistakes to become a better tennis player and a better person.”

Eurosport’s tennis correspondent Henri Leconte also apologized for applauding Maxime Hamou unwanted advances towards Maly Thomas when it was shown on Eurosport show ‘Avantage Leconte’.

I wanted to go back to the incident last night concerning the duplex with our reporter Maly Thomas and the player Maxime Hamou.I want to make it clear that we do not endorse this type of behavior. Maly is a great professional who deserves an apology,” said the former grand slam winner.

‘Our live response was also not appropriate, we should have intervened quickly. We apologise to our viewers,’ he added.

Venus Williams hints that Serena is expecting a baby girl and wants her niece to be named after her

Serena Williams

Serena Williams is expecting a baby girl according to excitable aunty Venus who might have just let it slip.

The proud aunty-to-be who is still breaking records in the absence of her sister Serena, referred to the bun in the oven as a ‘she’ at the 2017 French Open.

In an interview at the sports event after beating Kurumi Nara on Wednesday, the Mail Online reported that the 36-year-old said: ‘I want to be known as the favourite aunt.’

We’re like baby V, baby Lyn, baby Esher, we all want the baby to be named after us.’

Meanwhile, pregnant Serena who was seen cheering and supporting her sister in the audience during the game has previously admitted that she and her partner refer to their child as ‘baby’ as they want the gender to be a surprise. So if that’s the case, maybe aunty Venus just has X-ray vision?

The tennis champion who is engaged to Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, accidentally announced her pregnancy through Snapchat and has since been sharing sweet pics and videos.

Back in April she posted a cute letter to her unborn child in an Instagram post, saying: ‘I can’t wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you….’

Serena’s not the only one in her friendship circle that’s expecting, she’s also pregnant with Beyonce and the pair were seen enjoying each other’s company at Queen Bey’s African-themed push party a few weeks ago.


Ariana Grande will return to Manchester with ex-military security squad

Ariana Grande will reportedly return to Manchester with ‘a top of the line security squad’ made up of ex-military personnel.

The 23-year-old singer was caught up in the terrifying terror attack that rocked the Manchester Arena on Monday May 22 when a suicide bomber targeted the foyer as Grande’s concert ended; 22 people have died.

Following the attack Grande postponed the rest of her European tour, and later revealed she would hold a benefit concert which would also include performances from Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Usher, Katy Perry and Niall Horan.

However the young singer was left understandably shaken by the ordeal, and a source close to the singer has admitted that ‘Ariana’s new security team consists of ex-military and is said to be the best in the business’.

Speaking to Radar Online they added: ‘She is going to have 24-hour surveillance from now on, no matter what the cost is.’

The One Love Manchester Benefit Concert will take place at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground on Sunday June 4 to raise money for the victims of the Manchester terror attack and their families; proceeds will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up by the Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross to aid the families of the victims, and those who were at the concert on May 22 will get their tickets for free.

According to People magazine the singer, 23, was ‘absolutely crushed and devastated’ by the incident.

A source said: ‘It’s so, so sad. She loves her fans and is absolutely crushed and devastated as you can imagine. She can’t believe this happened. She just wants to be with her family and loved ones right now.’

Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez sparks further pregnancy rumours after posting Instagram snap at the doctors

Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent upload sparked initial rumours that he is set to become a dad for the second time
Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent upload sparked initial rumours that he is set to become a dad for the second time

REAL MALDRID STAR, CRISTIANO RONALDO’S girlfriend has fuelled further speculation that she is pregnant.

Georgina Rodriguez posted a picture of herself to Instagram at the doctors just days after rumours spread that she was pregnant with Ronaldo’s baby.

Georgina Rodriguez has sparked further speculation with the latest Instagram post
Georgina Rodriguez has sparked further speculation with the latest Instagram post

Speculation was previously sparked with an Instagram snap of the Real Madrid ace placing his hand on the 22-year-old’s belly.

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is a model at a top agency
Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is a model at a top agency

But it appears Rodriguez’s trip to the doctors was to visit Dr Rafik Dehni who specialises in plastic surgery.

Dehni has dealt with a number of high profile clients in the Spanish capital of Madrid.

The timing of the upload may annoy Ronaldo’s mum after she recently laughed off speculation that her son would become a father for the second time.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been dating Georgina Rodriguez since November
Cristiano Ronaldo has been dating Georgina Rodriguez since November

Speaking to Portuguese magazine Flash, Dolores Santos said: “It’s just nonsense, it’s just a hand on the belly, and as far as I know, Cristiano will not be a father again.

“I hope he has more children, he wants to be a father again, now that Cristiano has money, he can raise more children as well.”

Ronaldo already has a six-year-old son called Ronaldo Jr from a previous relationship with an unknown woman.

Georgina Rodriguez met Cristiano Roanldo while working in a Guicci shop in Madrid
Georgina Rodriguez met Cristiano Roanldo while working in a Guicci shop in Madrid

And he could follow in his father’s footsteps after he bagged a hat-trick in a youth match.

Ronaldo has been preparing for Real Madrid’s Champions League final with Juventus next Saturday.

The Champions League record goal scorer will lift his fourth European title if his side are victorious in Cardiff.