Re: Brad Gilbert calling Sharapova "Shaza"
Brad cannot pronounce names that are not Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, and Andy Roddick. You just have to accept that from the start. Shaza, OK, whatever. But I don't understand this soft CH for Chiudinelli. I've heard some other announcer pronounce it that way. Maybe the other person (not Brad, he cannot pronounce names) is giving it a French pronunciation, as Chiudinelli is a Swissy. I pronounce in the Italian manner. He's a good looking guy, that Chiudinelli.
So we have Brad giving Sharapova a nickname and that other annoying Aussie know-it-all giving Wozniacki the nickname Sunshine (Woz Woz Woz, is less annoying to me), who next?