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Are the Russians Genetically Engineering Women Tennis Players?

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Maria Sharapova

Well, somebody is raising the question.

What is going on here? Has not anyone stopped to take note that an impossibly large number of young, blond Russian teenagers are now within the top 100 female tennis player? And they are, for the most part, tall, skinny and sport pulverizing forehands — all manufactured with a severe Western forehand grip–and two-handed backhands that rip through the court like steam through a samovar…

Has anyone not said: “What are the chances?” No? Well let me ask you this: can you think of any 3 female tennis players in the history of United States tennis that were look alikes? Tracy Austin, Pam Shriver, Chris Everet, Mary Carillo, Lindsay Davenport, Mary Joe Fernandez…? No. Not even close. Even the Williams sisters — who are indeed sisters — look less alike than say, Maria Sharapova and Viktoria Azarenko; or Hantuchova and Cibulkova:…..

Nahhhh, it ain’t so but they sure do look alike.

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Victoria Azaranko

Here is the List:

  • Sharapova former #1–: Nyagan, Siberia, Russia 1987
  • Dinara Safina #2–Moscow Russia 1986
  • Elena Dementiava #4 –Moscow Russia 1981
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova #8– St. Petersburg, Russia 1985
  • Nadia Petrova #9–Moscow 1982
  • Victoria Azaranko #10–Minsk, Belarus 1989
  • Dominika Cibulkova #16– Bratislava, Slovak 1989
  • Alisa Kleybanova #17 — Moscow, Russia, 1989
  • Anna Chakvetadze #23– Moscow, Russia. 1987
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova #27–Samara Russia 1991
  • Alona Bondarenko #38 –Krivyi Rig (Ukraine),1984
  • Maria Kirilenko #39– Moscow Russia 1987
  • Maria Daniela Hantuchova #43 –Poprad, Slovakia 1983
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Anna Kournikova

And, pleasing to the eye, too!

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6 thoughts on “Are the Russians Genetically Engineering Women Tennis Players?

  1. More than likely they are identified early on, given special intense training and the resulting product is not so much manufactured as nurtured.

  2. I think you’re onto something here. I’m not complaining but it makes me want to develop an interest in tennis. I say, if they’re engineering these players, keep ’em coming…

  3. Russian, in fact “Slavic” beauty is well known fact. There is nothing strange in so many beautiful Russian female tennis players.

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