Saturday, July 03, 2004

Sharapova's No Kournikova

I've just learnt that the Siberian Siren's just pulled off a stunning upset, by beating Serena Williams at Wimbledon in straight sets. I'd be lying if I said I was enthralled by this result, but from a detached commercial perspective, this young woman looks set to earn a ridiculous amount of money over her career, managing as she does to combine verified playing talent with stereotypical "Nordic" attractiveness (for more evidence of which, see here or here).

Wimbledon Quarterfinal Victory

I actually think Sharapova's prettier than Kournikova, though from what I gather, this seems not to be the consensus opinion.