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Sharapova takes her pick of male models in Madrid

By Mark Elkington

MADRID (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova has handpicked seven male models with tennis knowledge to act as ball-boys at the WTA Tour's end-of-season championships in Madrid.

The 19-year-old Russian was the center of attention at the casting event held in a Madrid hotel on Thursday.

A selection panel that included Sharapova, former champion Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario and film actress Natalia Verbeke was invited to narrow down a field of 15 hopefuls.

The male models, wearing white shorts and tight t-shirts, were brought up one at a time and tested on their knowledge of tennis, among other things, in a tongue-in-cheek manner.

A number of contestants struggled to respond correctly to questions such as "What is a tie break?" and "What would you do if a player asked you for a towel?"

Models who could get by in English seemed to win favor with Sharapova, who does not speak much Spanish.

Two candidates were marked down by the world number three after being asked who was their favorite female tennis player.

One replied Amelie Mauresmo and the other Kim Clijsters.

When one failed to name the 2004 Wimbledon women's champion (Sharapova) quickly, he also appeared to get the thumbs down.

The idea to use male models as ball-boys derived from the Madrid Masters tournament which has courted controversy by using female models as ball-girls.

The WTA event takes place in the Madrid Arena in November and organizers say the $1 million winner's check will equal the largest in the history of women's sports.

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsAr...1-ArticlePage1



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lol

I wonder if she likes to choose her men the same way...
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I wonder if she likes to choose her men the same way...
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lmao, hmm so did the male players go thru the same process when picking their model ballgirls??? I'm sure Marat would have put his hand up for this. lol

this is soooo funny and the funniest thing is it's true.
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One replied Amelie Mauresmo and the other Kim Clijsters.





as an Amélie fan , that thing make me feel sad

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fairness is obviously not one of Maria's virtues

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wow, at least she's not superficial............................errrr......

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Boo!!! I protest this!!!

Clarification: I don't protest her choices, I protest the concept and practice of involving male models and model-picking contests in women's tennis.

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I know...she's so great.
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That is so funny how she hates Amelie and Kim, while at the same time it is sad she only selected those she liked based on that. Umm yeah, give people a chance, even those who don't know the 2004 wimbledon champion - i mean that is so 2004.
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That is so funny how she hates Amelie and Kim, while at the same time it is sad she only selected those she liked based on that. Umm yeah, give people a chance, even those who don't know the 2004 wimbledon champion - i mean that is so 2004.

Yeah when was the last time that Davenport won a slam. If they had said Davenport she might of died laughing

Just because the artical said that Im sure that wasn't the only reason she would pick them. And if you took the time to read the it she was not the only person picking them
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That is so funny how she hates Amelie and Kim, while at the same time it is sad she only selected those she liked based on that. Umm yeah, give people a chance, even those who don't know the 2004 wimbledon champion - i mean that is so 2004.

I don't think it was a case of hating those players, I think it was the fact they didn't pick her.

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Yeah when was the last time that Davenport won a slam. If they had said Davenport she might of died laughing

Just because the artical said that Im sure that wasn't the only reason she would pick them. And if you took the time to read the it she was not the only person picking them
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