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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

More Athletic Humiliation for Russia

Russia's best hope at the French Open, its highest-ranked and seeded player, Nadia Petrova, has flamed out in the first round of the tournament, winning only four games against an unseeded Japanese player.

Meanwhile Russia's most famous player, Maria Sharapova, was also a disaster in her first match, needing three closely contested sets to overcome unseeded American Mashona Washington.

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