Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Kuznetsova's Nemesis!

In further damning evidence of garbage in the disguise of 'news reporting' (yawn, yawn!), there were some reports in the media (in India) before the French Open started, of Sania Mirza's rematch against US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova. My initial reaction was that she had drawn a tough first round match, only to find out that it was only a 'potential' rematch in the third round. But what really irks is a suggestion of Mirza's dominance of the Russian! Unsurprisingly, this was a PTI report (and was so carried in most of the English press). It turns out that Mirza has beaten her opponent exactly once. Even as I write this, I know Sania has been beaten in the first round by Gisela Dulko, a more experienced player, with a lot of clay court skills. This was always going to be a tough one, but then, saying that wouldn't have been news, would it? - NK

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