Friday, August 10, 2007

Meow! Jelena Throws Down on Maria

As much as the Racqonteur might disagree with her—on everything from the ranking system to the appeal of a shredded Gianfranco Ferre denim bolero jacket—it's hard not to find Jelena Jankovic's direct manner refreshing. This week she fired off some stinging Serbian blow darts at Maria Sharapova, who, at #2, is just one itty bitty step higher than Jelena in the rankings, but lives on another planet when it comes to little things like fame and fortune. So here's what she said about Maria: "She's still the No. 2 player in the world, and only winning one title is not something I think you should see from the No. 2 player in the world." Bitter much? Maybe it's because Maria's got a 3-1 record against her. It's appropriate that their brewing bile might reach a boil this weekend at a tournament in the backyard of Hollywood, global capital of jealousy, vanity and ambition.

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