Saturday, January 22, 2011
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|MaSha in action at the Australian Open this year|
Unless you are a bigger celebrity than she is, then you would have cared less. But for the simpleton who makes US$XX,XXX dollars in a year, who doesn't have 3.6 million Facebook fans, any kind of conversation with a superstar, like Sharapova, will always be a big deal.
Unknown to many, a member of the Sharapova entourage is ATP Tour veteran Filipino Cecil Mamiit, who once beat Andre Agassi and was once ranked as high as 72 in the world, is her hitting partner. Since I'm friends with Cecil on Facebook (thanks Mark Zuckerberg!), I thought of asking him about Maria Sharapova. Here's how the "conversation" went:
|Cecil when he won the Southeast Asian games men's tennis singles gold years ago|
Me: i just read on paper you're hitting partners with sharapova???
Me: wow! send her a big filipino lovin' from me! lol
then I chatted a few more stuff like "tell her i cheer for her fiance's ex-NBA team", "because of this small chat sir, i'm inspired to write a blogpost entitled "My Closest Thing To A Conv With Maria Sharapova"and lastly, "lol".
Then Cecil Mamiit just died out on me. Was it already practice time for him and MaSha? Did their internet connection died down from their hotel suite in Melbourne? Did my wi-fi failed on me yet again? Did he thought "oh stalker, get lost" on me?
What do you think? :) I still got the closest I've ever been to a conversation with Maria Sharapova over there. Take that!
This post was written by: Jerick Baluyot
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