Maria, Serena engage in X-rated chatter

Published: 23 October, 2012 10:02 IST | AFP |

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams admitted yesterday they had been distracted by some X-rated girl talk during the draw ceremony for the WTA Championships, the tour's flagship event

If the highest profile tour in women’s sport has an image of super-competitive super-rich players who don’t have much time for each other, the world’s two wealthiest women athletes went some way to dispelling it. Instead Sharapova and Williams were giggling and whispering in a way old school buddies might share the latest gossip. “You do not want to know about it,” grinned Sharapova when the subject of their chatter during the tournament’s draw was requested at a press conference.

Smashing hot: Tennis stars Li Na (left), Angelique Kerber, Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska and Sara Errani (right) pose for the official photo of the WTA Championships in Istanbul yesterday. Pic/Getty Images

On being told that the questioner did indeed want to know about it, Sharapova replied: “It’s not PG-13,” referring to a movie rating which indicates admission is granted to persons of all ages but parental guidance is suggested for those under 13. Pressed further, Sharapova added:
“We did not talk about tennis.”

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