Nadia Petrova cops a plea when it comes to her questionable on court attire. Thanks to this blogpost you can almost hear her frustration.
Q. Recently you’ve made some pretty bold fashion choices on court. How much input…
A. Oh my god. That has nothing to do with me. Those are not my choices.
Q. That’s what I was wondering, how much input do you have in your outfits?
A. This is what Ellesse sends me.
Q. So you don’t say, ‘this is what I want,’ you don’t meet with them? They just send them to you?
A. I don’t have a say. Um, I did actually provide them with some of my sketches because I know what really flatters my physique, my figure.
Q. Do you think they’ll take them into account?
A. Well they haven’t done it yet…and actually this is my last year with them. So I don’t see why they would compromise. They do what they think are selling in Japan and they are just sending it to me.
From the "I'm picking up my toys and going home" files comes this from Fernando Verdasco.
"Rafa comes back to play the Godó, and there was a person; I don't know if it's good or not to say his name, who did not seem to have much interest in me playing"He's talking about Barcelona and why he has opted to play Estoril instead. Barca is a 500 event. Estoril is a 250 event.
In it's defense the tournament has said it's holding a Wild Card for Verdasco who is the defending champion. Rumor is the player(s) Verdasco feels the tournament is catering to are Robin Soderling and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The entire article in El Pais is HERE