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Su-Wei Hsieh. No idea how to pronounce this.
Hsieh would have to be Xie in Mandarin Chinese. Dunno if that helps.

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Hsieh would have to be Xie in Mandarin Chinese. Dunno if that helps.
So is it like Soo-way-Xie?

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So is it like Soo-way-Xie?
In Taiwan, they use a different transcription for many names.
In Mandarin Chinese it would be Xie Shuwei (謝淑薇). Xie is fourth tone so it falls rapidly. It's the same xie as in thank you (xiexie) so you could try to listen here (but it is a surname also): http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E8%AC%9D%E8%AC%9D

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So is it like Soo-way-Xie?
Yeah, thats pretty much how I pronounce it.
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Maria Sha-WRAP-ova!!!

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That Zarah girl from Madagascar.

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Yeah, I struggle with Monica Puig too.. Is it pronounced like "Pwig" or "Pew-ig" or even just "Pig"?

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or even just "Pig"?
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I think its /Pwig/.
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That Zarah girl from Madagascar.
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Woehr and Woerle. And some of the Baltic names - Dekmeijere (think it's roughly pronounced Dekmayer) and Kontaveit.

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Zaraz Razamiwatratra and Rawahima Rahiwolololona or something

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Sabine Lisicki
I always start to vomit while pronouncing

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Dinah PFIZENMAIER
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Sabine Lisicki
I always start to vomit while pronouncing
Why? It's so simple

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Re: Which player's name is toughest for you to pronounce?

BTW- its always funny when Americans and Brits pronounce Łozniaki and Liziki....

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