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I sometimes feel sorry for chair umpires who have to continually pronounce names that may be a bit challenging. When looking at the WTA rankings - I've come across hordes of names I wouldn't want to touch.
Restricting to those players in the Top 100 - what do you think is the hardest name to pronounce - last name only.....(and I realize that there are posters on this board from all over the globe; therefore a name which seems difficult for me may not be for someone else).
I would have to pick Tatiana Perebiynis (I have no clue how to pronounce her last name).
Course...her name wouldn't be nearly as difficult as Veronika CTVRTNICKOVA!!!! (and, yes, she is a player on the Tour).
 

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perebiynis is easy.....it's just Par-i-bee-niss
 

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THe player who was suffering from leukemia, she has a difficult name for my tounge. Moriar,moia... second place : Sonja Jayaleesa....... jaylee.... :mad:

Easiest: Ding Ding and Sergej Ni (proubably a son of one of the knights who said NI)

Stvirtnikova, not impossible, and not difficult to remember, Stvirtnikova :tape:
 

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Morariu is easy for me.....and for English speakers Harkelroad is easy for a first grader to pronounce.... *hides*
 

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kras-nor-OOT-skeye-uh
 

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From wtatour.com
 

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People have problem pronouncing Marie Gianeh Mikaelian.

People often say Mar-ee gin-e-mik-a-lin. though it's
Mar-ee-gee (as in geese)-aa-neee- miii-kay-lee-an
 
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