Sunday, January 27, 2008

It's Maria time--but only if your watch is set right

A couple of years ago, when a reporter asked Maria Sharapova about any comparisons that could be made between her and Anna Kournikova, Sharapova said: "People seem to forget that Anna isn't in the picture anymore; it's Maria time now."

Maybe not. Acquaintances who know I am into women's pro tennis asked me last week who was likely to win the Australian Open or who had won the Australian Open. When I said Maria Sharapova, it was alarming how many times the response was "Oh, is she still married to Enrique Iglesias?"

It's all one tall Russian blonde to them.

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