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Maria Kirilenko: What she said, really meant and definitely did not


Maria Kirilenko at Wimbledon 2007

What she said:

"I didn’t catch the bouquet. All the girls tried to catch it but Dushevina came out from somewhere and stole it from me! I said okay, whatever."

Maria Kirilenko is none-too-perturbed about missing out on the bouquet at the wedding of her friend, Elena Dementieva. Dementieva married NHL star, Maxim Afinogenov, on the 16th of July, 2011 in Moscow.

What she really meant:

“All that practice catching tennis balls from ballboys (and ballgirls) came to naught. You see, there’s no mad scramble for those, on-court.”

What she definitely didn’t:

’Okay, whatever’ wins me tennis matches.”

Great Balls of Babolat: Players having a ball at Roland Garros?


Tennis ball

They’re harder, they’re fluffier, they’re Babolat.

They’re better?

They’re faster—sure, at first.

They’re the fresh tennis balls of Babolat.

It’s goodbye, Dunlop. A new sphere dawns.

French balls at the French Open. Did you expect less?

Shouldering a heavy workload at the French Open? All that running and sliding and now this…

A song-and-dance about nothing, you say?

Well, let’s give the musical some lyrics and a tune.

Here’s to ballsy folk at Roland Garros.

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