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10 burning questions with Maria Kirilenko
Wednesday, 19 January, 2011
By Matt Trollope
Favourite holiday spot?
Las Vegas ... I visited there last year in my off season, so far it's the best place.
Finish this sentence: "If I wasn't a tennis player, I'd be ..."
You never know. When I was small I was a ballet dancer ... I was doing both ballet dancing and tennis every day, two things in one day ... I'm happy I chose tennis, it's more useful!
Best moment on court?
When you're winning it's always the best memory, and when you're winning the tournament ... I have a good memory from last year (at the Australian Open) in the first round when I beat Sharapova on Centre Court, I think that's a good one as well.
What's your new year's resolution?
Actually when it's New Year you just make a wish, and I mean I did a wish, but nothing (I can say) for this (laughter).
What are you listening to on your iPod?
I have so many songs there, and I have a couple of favourites, I have Russian songs as well so it's so mixed. I like Lady Gaga, actually I was at the concert at the end of (last) year.
If you could pick any player from history to be your doubles partner, who would you choose?
Well I played once with Martina Hingis, and we won the tournament in Doha, so that was my dream to play with someone (like her) and it's happened (laughter).
Forehand or backhand?
Everybody's saying that my backhand is better, but I like to go and play forehand, you know, inside out, so I start to use this more.
Sweet or savoury?
Beatles or Rolling Stones?
I think Beatles.
Which actor would you get to play you in a movie about your life?
Hmm ... no idea! (laughter) Maybe, I don't know, Jessica Simpson?