«From the sounds that Michelle Larcher de Brito was making on Court 14, you would have imagined that the 16-year-old Portuguese was a victim in a Freddy Krueger slash-fest rather than a promising young tennis player making her first impact at the grand slams.
The occasional power of Larcher de Brito's groundstrokes helped her through. But the more noteworthy aspect of her performance was the power of her vocal cords as she earned the right to be considered one of the loudest players in modern times to have screeched at the grand slams.
She can now be mentioned in the same breath as Monica Seles, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka, a teenager from Belarus who recently broke into the top 10.
But the loudest competitor at Roland Garros was still Larcher de Brito, and you would not have been that surprised if South had suddenly stopped during a rally and stuck her fingers in her ears.
First, Keothavong was beaten 6-0, 6-0 by Safina, then South lost 0-6, 7-6, 7-5 to the Little Queen of Screams, and Katie O'Brien was beaten 6-1, 6-1 by Olga Govortsova, of Belarus.»
Nem o facto do jornalista de causas Mark Hodgkinson ter visto eliminar 3 compatriotas no mesmo dia, desculpa a estúpida xenofobia com que se refere à nossa miúda.
A nossa princesinha dos guinchos em acção no torneio de Montreal contra uma súbdita do czar