[Update: WTA fines, suspends Shamil Tarpischev for comments about the Williams sisters, that we reported earlier this week.]
Russian tennis star Elena Dementieva and Shamil Tarpischev, the head of the Russian Tennis Federation, were the guests of the Evening Urgant show– something similar to the Late-Night Show.
During the interview, the host asked, “How it feels to play against one of the…hmmm…? “Williams brothers,” helped Tarpischev. Urgant continued: “Look at our athletes–elegant and beautiful. I have tremendous respect for them [Williams sisters], but once one of the sisters passed next to me, and I found myself in her shadow for about forty seconds. They are so physically powerful. Weren’t you afraid to play against them?” Dementieva didn’t seem particularly amused by the conservation. The full video in Russian is here.