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Andrea Petkovic: What she said, really meant and definitely did not

Andrea Petkovic beim mit 75.000$ dotierten ITF...

What she said:

"If I feel like dancing, I dance. If I don’t feel like it, I don’t. I don’t care what other people say about me, so I guess that’s being me."

German Andrea Petkovic can dance but will or will not prance on court—whether you like it or not.

Petkovic said:

“Well, I just try, you know, to    I’m obviously very emotional, and I just try to live my emotions even if it’s negative.  Sometimes it’s positive.  I am I’m very free minded when it comes to this.”

What she really meant:

“Dancing under the New York stars—that’s my prerogative.”

What she definitely didn’t:

“Just call me twinkle toes. I’ve no left feet.”


Kevin Pietersen: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

Kevin Pietersen

What he said:

“We realise you guys have got a job to do, and if I give you ammunition you’re going to fire the gun.”

Kevin Pietersen concedes it is the press’ prerogative to criticise if he does not perform as expected. He, however, challenges the perception that he is vulnerable to left-arm spin.

What he really meant:

“The sporting press feeds off the players. If the players achieve, they’re demi-gods, virtually untouchable. If they do not, they’re worse than pariahs, to be torn down.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“You—the press—were firing blanks at me. It didn’t hurt—at all.”

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