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She's changed it to her married name of Rossana Neffa-de los Rios.

<img src="mad.gif" border="0"> aargh! <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> I know she can do what she likes with her own name, but Rossana de los Rios was such an amazing, poetic name. Rossana Neffa-de los Rios is just clumsy. Worst use of hyphenation ever.
 

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EXACTLY what i thought! <br />Neffa sounds horrible! <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />Rosssana De Los Rios means " Rossana of the rivers " doesnt it <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />it was a beautiful name ..... another beautiful name IMO is Cristina Torrens Valero <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> - i love that name!
 

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I agree....Rossana de los Rios just rolls off your tongue <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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I can't understand it either, and I have no idea why do women decide to change their last names and men keep theirs. But I guess it's her decition, anyway.

Same thing happened with Liezel Huber (Horn, but it wasn't such a poetic name anyway <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> ).

And Maria Alejandra Vento Kabchi and Maja Palaversic Coopersmith added their husbands' last names. Like if they weren't long enough <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> .
 

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Actually, I think Vento has officially gone from "Maria Alejandra Vento" to Maria Vento-Kabchi, dropping the Alejandra.

As someone who manages a database of the results, I find it exceedingly irritating when a player changes her name, *especially* to something that screws up the alphabetization (trying to enter data into an unalphabetized list would be a nightmare!).

Thank you, Liezel Huber and Tracy Almeda-Singian!
 

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Vixen - yup, Rossana de los Rios means Rossana of the rivers. Rossana Neffa-de los Rios means Rossana Neffa-of the rivers. <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> silly girl.<br />If I was called Liezel Horn, I think I'd be quite willing to change my name too!<br />Maja Palaversic-Coopersmith... <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> made me laugh lots for some reason. You're not really expecting the 'Coopersmith'.<br />yeah, Cristina Torrens-Valero is a gorgeous name (for a gorgeous woman). And Anna Smashnova is a pretty fab name.
 
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