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Monday, April 09, 2007

Annals of Russian Tennis

If La Russophobe were to tell you, dear reader, that over the weekend a highly-ranked Russian female tennis player (world #7 Nadia Petrova, born and resident in Moscow, wearing a particularly ridiculous white visor with a huge Russian flag embazoned on it, the first such conspicuous display of nationalism on a tour tennis court LR can remember) had the opportunity to play for a WTA tour title (in Amelia Island, Florida), where she was the #1 seed, against a much lower-ranked Frenchwoman (world #20 Tatiana Golovin) who lives in Miami (where she learned her game -- and who, interestingly, was also born in Moscow, from where she defected) and who had never before won a tour event, what would you say the result probably was?

If you predicted that Petrova (pictured above in all her patriotic glory, before the drubbing) would humiliate herself, winning only three of 15 games played and getting blown off the court in one hour and fifteen minutes, you'd be right.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good catch! She would definitely won if she put an orange hat on!!