Spoiler: Mauresmo Safina

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  1. Marius_Hancu

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    Dinara Safina (RUS) d. (2) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 64 26 63

    This is a huge succes for Safina. And with this, she finally responds to the challenge thrown to her by her brother, after her loss in the previous encounter (at AO) with Mauresmo:

     
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    Ah, finally. She's one of my favorite young players to watch, and with a pedigree like that she has a lot riding on her shoulders.
     
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    Marius, really interesting interview to get what Safin is telling about her sister.
     
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    Safina

    Thanks for posting. Just a quick question about Safina...why does she have an "a" at the end of her last name and Marat does not? Excuse me for being ignorant, but is this commonplace in Russia?
     
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    That's exactly right, that's the norm. The ladies add an "a" on the last name. Same in Czech and Slovak (Suk, Sukova; Navratil, Navratilova) and perhaps other Slavic languages.
     
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  6. Andy Zarzuela

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    Are you sure that's right? I think males just lack the "a" at the end, and nothing more....ex: Yuri Sharapov
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  7. Russiadude

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    Yeah, Marius has got it right. My last name is Davydov and I am a guy. Russian women add an "a". Thus my mothers last name is Davydova.
     
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    Adding the 'a' or 'ova' means that the woman 'belongs to' the family - ex.: Martina Navratilova belongs to the Navratil family.

    Hey Davydov - what's the difference between adding an 'a', and adding an 'ova'? Why not 'Safinova', or 'Navratila'? Does it simply depend on the country of origin?
     
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  9. Vlad

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    If the guy's last name ends with OV, then his wife, daughter will be OVA. Ex. Sharapov, and Sharapova. Navratilova and Navratilov.
    Safin and Safina is another form without OV, but you still add A in the end.
    Navratilova and Navratilov.
    BUT for example Kirilenko is used for both male and female, since it ends with a vowel.
    Dementieva and Dementiev (her father)

    Myskin and Myskina,

    Is that somewhat clear?
     
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    And BTW it is obviously sAfina, not safIna.... The exclamation or whatever it is called is the same as in SAfin.
     
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    Yes, but, as far as I know, Martina's family is NAVRATIL, not NAVRATILOV. So they seem to have added a complete 'ova'.

    Same for Helena Sukova, whose brother is Cyril Suk - thus a complete 'ova' was added there, as well.
     
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