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Good News for Russia!

Every once in a while we come across some good news out of Russia, which we are only too pleased to report in order to break the monotony of relentless failure and decline that might otherwise lead to bleak depression. So it is with pleasure that we make note that both of the singles juniors champions at this year’s French Open tournament at Roland Garros in Paris were Russians. Darya Kasatkina took the girl’s title and the interestingly named Andrei Rublev took the boy’s title. The “other” Andrei Rublev was, you may know, the most famous painter of religious icons in Russian history.

Darya Kasatkina, French Open Girls Champion 2014

Darya Kasatkina, French Open Girls Champion 2014

Kasatkina’s victory was the more impressive, since she gutted out a tough three-set match against the number one tournament seed. Kasatkina was seeded #8, and lost the first set in a close tiebreaker but came back to win the next two.

Andrei Rublev, French Open Boy's Champ;ion 2014

Andrei Rublev, French Open Boy’s Champ;ion 2014

Rublev was expected to win his match against a lower-seeded opponent and decisively did so in straight sets.

The icing on this cake for Russia was that Maria Sharapova collected her second French Open title in the ladies’ main draw.  Although Sharapova’s victory was rather hollow since she did not have to face any of the four best players in the world ( Serena Williams, Li Na, Agnieska Radwanska or Victoria Azarenka) in order to take the title and treated fans to her usual festival of unforced errors compensated for by dumb luck (to say nothing of her intolerable shrieking), Sharapova did gut out  a tough three-set match in the finals against the world #4 (albeit a player who had never before appeared in a grand-slam final). It’ wasn’t pretty, though. She struck more double faults and many more unforced errors in the finals than in any prior round. She had 52 unforced errors and 12 double faults in the finals match alone, 211 total unforced errors and 43 total double faults in the tournament, and her diminutive finals opponent broke the giant Russian’s serve seven times.

So we say “formidable!” and “felicitations!” to Russian tennis fans for their multiple triumphs on the red clay! Hopefully they will take inspiration from these victories to consider the possibility that Russia may be capable of something better than Vladimir Putin.

 

8 responses to “Good News for Russia!

  1. rutenburg ⋅

    Kim, where is your usual rant: “Shamapova is a sham! She is a terrible player that wins one Grand Slam after another simply by pure luck!”?

    • larussophobe ⋅

      You’re such an illiterate slob!

      The text clearly states: “Although Sharapova’s victory was rather hollow since she did not have to face any of the four best players in the world ( Serena Williams, Li Na, Agnieska Radwanska or Victoria Azarenka) in order to take the title and treated fans to her usual festival of unforced errors compensated for by dumb luck (to say nothing of her intolerable shrieking), Sharapova did gut out a tough three-set match in the finals against the world #4 (albeit a player who had never before appeared in a grand-slam final). It wasn’t pretty, though. She struck more double faults and many more unforced errors in the finals than in any prior round. She had 52 unforced errors and 12 double faults in the finals match alone, 211 total unforced errors and 43 total double faults in the tournament, and her diminutive finals opponent broke the giant Russian’s serve seven times.”

      Meanwhile, you are such a pathetic scumbag that you can’t even give us credit for complimenting the Russians. You are utterly dishonest and idiotic. We do thank you heartily, though, because that was the very reason we published this post, to show dolts like you for the incredible hypcocrites that you are.

      • rutenburg ⋅

        Ooops. I forgot your level of logical thinking and the fact that you don’t understand the concept of transitivity and the way single elimination tournaments work. Sorry.

  2. Pete ⋅

    Are you THIS desperate “Dying Russia”?? LOL…USA and the West are totally falling apart and you know it.

    • mccusa ⋅

      Pete; Is it official the engagement of maria sharapova and martina navratilova…..do tell…

      • mccusa ⋅

        rothenburg, I want to share my total happiness with you, dearie, I have a new russian hero – [until now it was the greatest soviet general – his name was General Vlasow the one that became the greatest nazi collaborator in history under his guidance, five million soviet traitors changed the side and became nazis- now it is a russian golakeeper at the World Football Cup in Brazil – that retarded russian baboon got slightly confused and scored a suicidal goal … he was probably on the contaminated russian samogon or high on the afghan heroin. Russians please, please NEVER stop humiliate yourselves – you are provididing sublime pleasure the the rest of the world….Bonne continuation…!!

        • mccusa ⋅

          Another lost match by pathetic russian team. Capello doesn’t know it yet but he will be drinking tea with polonium not immediately after the Russia’s humiliation, but later in the most unexpected situation – mr capello’s murderes will NEVER BE found… And the russian gola keeper will spend the rest of his life in those famous real estate pearls – the gulag either in magand, kolyma or vorkuta. The choices are endless…

          • mccusa ⋅

            It is difficullt to understand how russia could qualify for the World Cup in Brazil, losing both qualifying matches with Portugal and Ireland – can anybody imagine the amount of money being paid to the corrupted FIFA officials by putin – the best example is that revolting, old goat; Sepp Blatter – the most corrupted person on this planet. Russia truly is an unwashed public toilet…

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