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Something Completely Different... Part IV

What happens to all of those questions that have nothing to do with the match? We asked them. Next up... any pets?

Published November 15, 2009 12:00

Something Completely Different... Part IV
Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Press conferences are excellent for finding out how a player felt they did in their match, their form and what they think of their next opponent - but what about all of those completely unrelated questions? Here is the first of many random questions posed to several of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour's brightest stars.

Do you have any pets?

Michaella Krajicek: I have one dog, a Chihuahua called Zorro. I adopted him last year during the tournament in Amelia Island.

Marion Bartoli: I have a cat. She was born on April 1, 1999. Our neighbour's cat had three babies and she was lying on the food :) It's hard for me when I'm on the road and can't see her too often but I carry photos of her with me. Sometimes when I'm on the phone with my mom she tells me the cat is trying to hear me. It's hard for me to live without her! Her name is Calinette.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands: I have a dog, a Boerboel Mastiff. His name is Ruger. He's 140 pounds - not really travelling material! He was in Indian Wells though. My husband got him before we were married and named him after the Ruger Magnum, a rifle (my husband likes to hunt).

Patty Schnyder: I have three cats one dog. My dog is an Australian Shepherd - I got him as a puppy last November. The three cats are all mixed and from shelters. Since I moved out of my parents' house and am living on my own I love to be around pets. We bring the dog in the car... he's a big dog.

Vania King: Yes, two birds. Sunny, a Sun Conure, and Coco, a Cockatiel. I love animals. I want a cat and dog in the future! Hopefully they'll get along...

Cara Black: I have two dogs and two cats.

Liezel Huber: I have four dogs... Sam, a miniature Jack Russell Terrier; Ace, an English Mastiff; Dora, a lab-hound mix; and Amelia, a German Shepherd mix. I also have two cats. Their names are Rambo and Xena.

Vera Zvonareva: I have a cat, but my mom was too busy working to take care of it, so she gave it my friend. I haven't seen it in a long time. It's more than two hours to get to my friend and the cat... sometimes my mom will go and pick it up so we can see it whenever I come home to visit.

Sabine Lisicki: I have one dog, a Yorkshire Terrier named Happy. I like positive names! He only travels some of the time, depending on how far the tournament is and if they allow dogs. It's not easy... some hotels don't allow pets.

Dominika Cibulkova: I have a Yorkshire Terrier named Pupi. He's little... He doesn't travel with me, he stays at home and my grandma takes care of him. I don't have much time to look after him but whenever I'm home I do!

Elena Dementieva: I have a Yorkshire Terrier, his name is Patrick. He's at home with my father. I used to take him with me when I travel but it's difficult - not many hotels allow it. Dogs aren't allowed in the player lounge much, either.

Nadia Petrova: Not at the moment. I used to have a cat and I'm so much in love with dogs, so whenever I'm done with tennis I'll get one - probably a Chocolate Labrador. They're very friendly and very good with kids, and the dark chocolate color is so attractive to me.

Aleksandra Wozniak: I have a brown Teckel and her name is Kropka. Also I have an American Cocker Spaniel, Lilly, she is a blondie.

Caroline Wozniacki: I kind of have one! My brother and his girlfriend have a dog - but it's always in our place!

Something Completely Different... Part III: Kim's comeback?
Something Completely Different... Part II: Are you a gamer?
Something Completely Different... Part I: Favorite men's player?

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