The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports:
Maria Sharapova went to Russia last week to angle for a chance to play in the Olympics. What she got was a different understanding of the term "cold war."
"To be honest, I don't know why she came. What's the point of coming here all the way from America if you can't play? She said she wanted to help our preparation and be our practice partner but, to me, if you can't play how then can you practice? It just doesn't make sense." That was Svetlana Kuznetsova, talking to the Russian media, and looking at the glass half-empty. Had she even asked herself, "Hey, who's going to pick up all these balls?"