Sharapova Conqueror: 'I Don't Like Her Outfit'

Alla Kudryavtseva says she was motivated to beat the fashion icon
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2008 8:25 PM CDT
Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva reacts on her way to defeating Maria Sharapova Thursday, June 26, 2008.    (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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(Newser) – Alla Kudryavtseva—not one of the glamor girls of women's tennis—fessed up to having a special motivation today after her shocking upset of Maria Sharapova, the Times of London reports. Wimbledon glory? Nah. Fame and fortune? Please. “It’s very pleasant to beat Maria,” said the 20-year-old Russian. “I don’t like her outfit. Can I put it this way? It was one of my motivations to beat her.”