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Sharapova’s plans to open tennis center in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – In early 2007, Sharapova, the famed Russian tennis beauty quietly visited Vietnam. She asked her driver to avoid major streets, lest she be noticed.



On the way to Lai Thieu in southern Vietnam, known for its orchards, the driver wound Sharapova around on a back country road. She was surprised at seeing many people playing tennis but couldn’t understand why they were playing without a ball. She asked the interpreter, whose face turned red and said “they love tennis but they are poor and can’t buy balls”.



One month later, the Vietnam Tennis Federation received a thick file labeled “Plans to establish the Sharapova Bangky tennis training center.”



The federation’s officials were surprised and met with the interpreter. He laughed and said: “The day we drove across Bang Ky bride. She saw many people holding mosquito-catching racquets. I explained to her that they were playing tennis; it was then she thought of establishing a tennis training center named after her and the Bang Ky bridge.”



Early this year, Sharapova sent her assistant to Vietnam to learn why Vietnamese agencies hadn’t responded to her.


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If this is true, Maria

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The Danish commentator on Eurosport mentioned this yesterday. He said that the Vietnamese had never replied officially to Sharapova's request. But she would send a representative to Vietnam to "progress things", if possible. All according to the Danish Eurosport commentator.
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The new is funny....And we can see Maria is very kind .But I think in Vietnam, many people can't pay for playing tennis.
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Maybe the Vietnamese authorities didn't reply to her because they consider only serious inquiries?
Come on, to open a tennis centre because in backroads she saw people playing tennis without balls with mosquito-catching raquets??? Maria, they weren't playing tennis, they were using their raquets!!!

Anyways, good try Masha, hopefully with time you'll get less dumb

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Shut up, spiritedenergy.

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Maybe the Vietnamese authorities didn't reply to her because they consider only serious inquiries?
Come on, to open a tennis centre because in backroads she saw people playing tennis without balls with mosquito-catching raquets??? Maria, they weren't playing tennis, they were using their raquets!!!

Anyways, good try Masha, hopefully with time you'll get less dumb
i'm by no means a maria fan but to always critisize everything she does is just plain silly.
please learn to give credit when it's due, not always critisizing and being defensive.
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That's really a great thing to do, hope it works out

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if it's true.. Maria

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i'm by no means a maria fan but to always critisize everything she does is just plain silly.
please learn to give credit when it's due, not always critisizing and being defensive.
i guess ana gets so many haters is due to posters like you.
i'm sorry but the whole story doesn't make any sense to me: the backroads, the mosquito raquets, Vietnam (when did she go there??? I guess Russia needs centers as well...). it's just wrong

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i think spiritedengery must really hate ana and make her fan base look bad.
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i think spiritedengery must really hate ana and make her fan base look bad.


You see Ana everywhere it must be horrible for you since you hate her so much. It's a pity for you, get help

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