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Kuznetsova almost became spanish

Barcellona, 12 set. - (Adnkronos/Dpa) - La tennista russa Svetlana Kuznetsova, neo campionessa dell'US Open, avrebbe potuto avere la nazionalita' spagnola, ma fu respinta dalla Federazione iberica, come ha rivelato oggi Emilio Sanchez Vicario, proprietario dell'Accademia dove si allena la giocatrice. ''Andammo alla Federazione e dicemmo loro che avevamo una ragazza spettacolare che avrebbe potuto giocare qui. Ma non gli interesso''', ha detto Sanchez. ''E' quello che succede quando comanda gente che non e' del mondo dello sport e che non capisce di tennis''.

La Kuznetsova che si e' imposta nella finale dell'US Open sulla connazionale Elena Dementieva per 6-3,7-5, arrivo' in Spagna cinque anni fa, quando ne aveva 14. Dopo due anni di formazione nell'accademia di Sanchez e Sergio Casal, riusci' ad arrivare al numero uno del mondo juniores. Fu in quell'epoca che Sanchez propose la giocatrice alla Federazione spagnola.

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I think it says that earlier in her career she applied for citizenship, but was rejected.
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che avrebbe potuto giocare qui. Ma non gli interesso'''

oh yeah "She should have been playing here, but there were no interest in federation

Sorry for scare russian folks

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whats the source for this article?

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Emilio is ASV's brother, of course. In Europe, Barcelona is the equivilant of South Florida re. tennis academies, with his Sanchez-Casals being the most prestigious.
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Barcellona, 12 set. - (Adnkronos/Dpa) - The russian tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova, who just won the US Open, almost became spanish, but was rejected by by the Spanish federation. "We went to the federation and told them that we had an amazing tennis player who could have played for Spain, but they werent interested" Said Emilio Sanchez, owner of the Sanchez Casal accademy. " Thats what happens when people who dont know anything about sports have political power."

Kuznetsova, who won the us open by defeating compatriot Elena Dementieva with the score of 6-3 7-5 arrived in spain 5 years ago, when she was 14. After 2 years of training at the Sanchez Casal accademy, she was able to become the 1st player in the junior rankings. That was when Sanchez asked her to be part of the spanish federation.


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Haha. Bet they are crying now.

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An Spanish named Kuznetsova is
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wiggly
An Spanish named Kuznetsova is
Just like a Canadian named Wozniak, Ko or Jeyaseelan

Anyway we already have WTA players named Waernes, Rizhik or Jad

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I have spread my dreams under your feet
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An Spanish named Kuznetsova is
An American named Navratilova

and an American named Sharapova, I mean... oops
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I wonder why she felt the need to apply for Spanish nationality? After all, Maria, Anna K (and many others) can live abroad to train for many years and not feel the need to do that?
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It makes perfect sense; the commercial opportunties open to the Spanish #1, as opposed to the Russian #3 or #4 are enormous.

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It makes perfect sense; the commercial opportunties open to the Spanish #1, as opposed to the Russian #3 or #4 are enormous.
What about commercial opportunities if she became Chinese number one or Japanese number one or Australian number one. It doesn't work like that.
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