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Old 12-28-2012, 07:17 AM   #38574
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Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
For all you new initiates to this thread, here is a list of the cutesy nicknames that have been pinned to these WTA top 100 athletes: Not in any particular order; pardon the spelling errors
- Masha = Maria Sharipova
- Makiri = Maria Kirilinko
- Jules = Julia Goerges
- Bepa = Vera Zvonereva (this one baffles me because Bepa is Russian for Vera, but Bepa is no shorter than Vera)
- Domi = Dominica Cibulkova
- Dani = Daniella Hantukova
- Agi = Agnieska Radwanska
- Vika = Victoria Azaranka
- Ivey = Iveta Benesova
- Petko = Andrea Petkovic
- Caro = Caroline Wozniaki
- Ula = Urszula Radwanska
- Sabs = Sabine Lisiki
- Tsveti = Tsvetana Pironkova

I've been following this thread for too long!
To quote David Bowie and Billy Idol: "Too much is never enough!"

Actually, the preferred diminutive form of Agnieska is Isia, from what I understand. (Granted, that's not what she's called on most tennis forums.) Oddly, Agi is the diminutive for Agnes (as in Szavay), while the more common one for Radwanska is Aga.

"But that's just nitpicking, innit?"
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