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Safina= nicest player ever

It was late in the day in Toronto and my sister and I were dying for some water. The $5.00 price tag was a little too high for a bottle so we decided to go without. Before we left we decided to catch Safina's practice session. After showing some patience with a woman whose camera wouldn't work we asked her to sign my hat and then my sister asked if she can pass along a water from the player's water bin. Safina said "sure" walked over and then said, "maybe you'd like a powerade instead"--giving us 2 waters and a powerade. Soon after us a little boy ran up and also asked for a powerade. Also said "sure" and proceeded to ask him what flavour he would like. When the flavor he requested was not in the ice bin she proceeded to look under the table and handed him a bottle with a smile.

Now, surely her kindness was conditioned by the fact that there were no other fans in sight and that we were on a secluded side court with no volunteers/security around. But this is one player that truly went above and beyond!

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Aww, nice to see she is still down-to-earth.

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No vodka?

Really nice of her.
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I'm sure Rodionova would have done exactly the same...
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Thanks for sharing the story.

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Nice??? She's stealing food from Tennis Canada. May she burn in hell for eternity!!!
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What a cute little story. I've heard lots of examples of how pleasant Safina is in person. I guess it's sometimes hard to believe when you see her so serious on court and often berating herself and yelling.
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Nice from Safina to give you something to drink
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I'm sure Rodionova would have done exactly the same...

somehow I don't believe you...I hope your joking, that is soooo far fetched

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She's also being QUITE generous to Bartoli with all the points she's giving away.
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I'm sure Rodionova would have done exactly the same...
Yeah sure, she would have done the same.

Rodionova: "Here you go. BITCH!"

next moment, Rodionova chucks the bottles at the kids and onlookers.
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nice story.

She's startin to give the gateaux-guzzler a game as well. C'Mon Dina.
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I'm sure Rodionova would have done exactly the same...


No, she would probably take the caps off and throw the bottles at them

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