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Which players speak another language besides English and their native tongue?

I think it's cool learning about the players and what they speak. For example, I had no idea Nicole V. was fluent in German, and I thought it was pretty awesome for Lena D to bust out the French a few years back in her runner up speech at Roland Garros. Anyone know of any other players that are fluent in something else besides English and their native tongue?
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Golovin can speak french, russian, and english.
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I think Amélie can also speaks German

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Jankovic speaks "Serbian", english and French .. Maggie Maleeva also speaks French

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Venus and Serena can speak French
and Venus can speak Italian and a little Russian as well
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Dani speaks German, English, Italian and she is laerning frech

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Nicole speaks german too

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In Many countries (Anyway in France) at school you learn English and you HAVE to take another language so all the french can speak at least 3 languages and i think it's the same in many places ( of course, not in the USA where often, they are just able to speak english ) .

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Venus and Serena can speak French
and Venus can speak Italian and a little Russian as well
I love both, but Serena's french is soooooo limited, compared to someone like Elena D.

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Svetlana speaks Spanish (along with Russian & English...Maybe some other languages i am not sure. )
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In Many countries (Anyway in France) at school you learn English and you HAVE to take another language so all the french can speak at least 3 languages and i think it's the same in many places ( of course, not in the USA where often, they are just able to speak english ) .

And also here we have to be learning english since kindergarden wich is good and rigth now Im learning Frech in the school too. But you don't have other choice for example if you wanna learn German you will have to go to other place different than your school. english is obligatory and French optional.

I like both (well I frech is lovely but its also harder than english)

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Pennetta speaks very well Spanish (because she lives in Spain with bf Carlos Moya since 2 years).

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Sveta speaks fluent Spanish, having trained for years in Barcelona. (I think Nadya speaks Polish for the same reason, after her years in Cracow). Manu speaks French and Italian. (As does Sandrine, who married her Italian coach). Marti of course speaks Czech and German, and in Misa's case, its Czech and Dutch. Smash would be fluent in Russian, Hebrew, and Italian. And the Peppermint Puzzle speaks German and French.
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