Source: Sports Yahoo https://sports.yahoo.com/news/professional-tennis-no-place-women-says-gulbis-144243998--ten.htmlParis (AFP) - Ernests Gulbis insists he has no regrets over a career which has seen him locked up in jail, label the big four as boring and be damned as a spoilt rich kid.
But the colourful 25-year-old, the son of one of Latvia's richest men and who once travelled to tournaments in a Lear jet, hasn't completely mellowed when he suggested Friday that pro tennis is no place for women.
"Hopefully they will not pursue a professional tennis career," said Gulbis when asked if his two younger sisters might follow him into the business.
"Because for a woman, it's tough. I wouldn't like my sisters to become professional tennis players. It's a 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, you know.