Not-so-famous Alla Kudryavtseva stunned world No.2 and former champion Maria Sharapova in the second round of Wimbledon, but instead of peacefully enjoying her victory she made some comments about Sharapova that I believe were disrespectful and therefore pathetic.
Kudryavtseva criticized Sharapova’s Wimbledon outfit saying it inspired her to beat the former world No.1.
“It’s very pleasant to beat your…you know, Maria,” world No. 154 Kudryavtseva told reporters with a mischievous smile on her face. “It’s a big deal for me. It’s a big match.”
Asked to explain why, she said: “Why? Well, I don’t like her outfit. Can I put it this way? It’s a little too much of everything, of the same thing. It was one of the motivations to beat her […] I’m not afraid she’s going to catch me in the dressing room and say, ‘You know what, you said you don’t like my outfit. You were wrong.'”
Reading Kudryavtseva’s statements I get the impression she should slow down and be more modest about her success at Wimbledon. Ok, an excuse could be that she was so happy to have made the biggest success of her career that she simply had to express everything she felt. But anyway, I believe Alla should have focused on herself, not saying anything bad about Maria, and in that way her win over Maria would have been made even greater.