Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Statement (revised)

A Another joint statement from Backspin and Tennisrulz...

February 3, 2007
March 31, 2007

"After the unfortunate hamstring injury incurred by Maria Sharapova during her semifinal match in Tokyo slips on the court by Justine Henin during her final against Serena Williams in Miami, as well as her difficulties in Hong Kong, and her struggles with her serve and the heat in Melbourne which ultimately preceded her loss in a match in which she led 6-0/1-0 and held two match points at 5-4 in the 2nd set, it has been brought to the attention of Pierre Cantin and Todd Spiker that they may have had something to do with this.

They steadfastly refute that assertion. Their talk of a 'Curse' being placed on Sharapova several weeks ago Henin on Saturday, March 31, 2007 in a 'Backspin Volley' column posted on WTA Backspin during the match while Henin was seemingly on her way to victory was simply a topic of conversation referred to in jest, and in no way was a concerted effort to identify Miss Sharapova Henin as an intended or implied victim or target of any dark magic or paranormal-related activity.

They, Todd as well as Pierre, surely wish Miss Sharapova Henin success and health for the remainder of her 2007 season and beyond. Any future talk of a 'Curse' will be made with tongue firmly planted in cheek, and with the utmost respect for the talent and future endeavors of Miss Sharapova Henin in the forefront of our minds.

Any further assertions on this action shall be directed to the appropriate legal representatives."

Signed,


Thank you very much for your time.*

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*-...ah, it's so nice to be "absolved" of responsibility for whatever may happen next.

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