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full names of some notable WTA tour players...

All info are taken from Wikipedia.

Martina Hingisova

Amelie Simone Mauresmo

Jennifer Marie Capriati

Lindsay Ann Davenport

Elena Vyacheslavovna Dementieva

Stefanie Maria Graf

Maria Yuryevna Kirilenko

Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova

Svetlana Aleksandrovna Kuznetsova

Anastasia Andreyevna Myskina

Martina Šubertová (Navratilova is the surname of her stepfather)

Aranzazu (Arantxa) Isabel Maria Sánchez Vicario

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Wikipedia says that the stress is on "ra" not on the "po. I guess it goes the same for other Russian names.)

Serena Jameka Williams

Venus Ebone Starr Williams

To the Russians out there: I have noticed that Russian players' second name is derived from their fathers'. Can you please explain the reason behind it?
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Amélie SIMONE Mauresmo


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Mary Caroline Pierce

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Martina, the pioneer of the -ova invasion.....
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Martina Hingisova, is she russian too?
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Martina Hingisova, is she russian too?
Czechoslovak

Serbian and Croatian idiots
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Monica Selesova

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Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters (info from geocities.com and tennisrulz.com)

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All info are taken from Wikipedia.

Aranzazu (Arantxa) Isabel Maria Sánchez Vicario

Serena Jameka Williams

Venus Ebone Starr Williams

SELEŠ HINGIS MAJOLIDAVENPORTSCHNYDERHENINV.WILLIAMS
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To the Russians out there: I have noticed that Russian players' second name is derived from their fathers'. Can you please explain the reason behind it?
it's not second names, it's patronymic
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Monica Selesova
Selesova?!
That is not her name.

No.
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Wera Igorjewna Swonarjowa (source wikipedia)

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Monica Selesova
Since she was a yugoslav, then i think it will be like this, Selesic.
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Wera Igorjewna Swonarjowa (source wikipedia)
This is how her surname is pronounced by Polish Eurosport commentators
A few years ago when Vera was in Warsaw, she explained that her surname was misspelled at one of her first tournaments and it was never corrected - this is where Zvonareva comes from


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To the Russians out there: I have noticed that Russian players' second name is derived from their fathers'. Can you please explain the reason behind it?
You are talking about the patronymic:

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Wera Igorjewna Swonarjowa (source wikipedia)
Vera Igorevna Zvonareva (Вера Игоревна Звонарёва)

And another:
Anna Djamalovna Chakvetadze (Анна Джамаловна Чакветадзе)

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