Thursday, August 9, 2007
Interesting word from Bulgaria about the gathering storm of Sesil Karatantcheva, who is edging closer to regaining legal status on the tour after waiting out a two-year drug suspension. Amazingly, the stunted phenom will still only be 18 when she returns from exile in January. Tennis heads will recall Sesil for her fearless groundstrokes and equally cavalier tongue (she's the one that wanted to "kick Maria's butt.") She still says she was always au natural, but really, when your dad is an Eastbloc weightlifter named Rado, it's hard to doubt there were a few 'roids sprinkled on your cornflakes. It will certainly be fascinating to see if the tough-talker has been able to hold onto any of her previous momentum once she dives back into the WTA pool.