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Re: Kournikova and Patrick

By on 5.29.07 | 9:32AM

I know nothing about Danica Patrick, but I must object to the short-changing of Anna Kournikova as a tennis player -- glamour gal accoutrements notwithstanding. Because of the way tennis is played, in single elimination tournaments, you can be ranked in the world's top 10 (and AK was as high as number 8), and never win a tournament because one, two, or three strong players always win in the quarters, semis, and finals. Kournikova was ranked #1 indoubles, with Martina Hingis, and won several Grand Slam doubles titles. As Mary Carillo would say, "She ain't no tomato can."

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