While at the Sony Ericsson Open, I got a chance to chat with Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko. She has a very charming demeanor - very soft-spoken and seemingly shy, yet very engaging in conversation. She was nice enough to take some time out of her busy schedule and do the Quick Q & A. Enjoy!
What is your passion outside of tennis?
Well actually I like to do everything. I like to do other sports as well, for example I like to play soccer, basketball, or if I have time - golf, or to go on the ice and skate a little bit. I like to go to see different sights like museums, or musicals, or everything! I always find something to do by myself.
What most annoys you?
When somebody doesn’t understand me. [Laughter]
Like, understand you because of your accent or what you’re thinking?
No, what I’m thinking. [Laughter]
(I was, of course, totally embarrassed that I didn't know what she was thinking when she answered that queston.)
What are you most afraid of?
Have you ever seen a shark before?
No, but I am just so afraid of them. I don’t know, every time I go into the ocean or the sea I’m thinking that the sharks are going to come and swim into me! [Laughter]
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
I like sweet cotton candy. Yeah, I know it is really bad but I love it!
What is your favorite movie?
The Butterfly Effect.
What is your favorite food?
My favorite is Russian food, and also I like sushi.
What is your favorite city?
I like London.
What is your favorite type of music?
Do you have a favorite artist?
I don’t really have one. I like many songs.
Do you have a celebrity crush?
No, only my boyfriend. [Alex Ovechkin]
As it should be! [Laughter]
If there was a fire and you could only save one thing, not a person, what would you save?
If you had one superhero ability, what would it be?
Either/Or Questions - the one in BOLD is the one she chose.
Facebook or Twitter
Coke or Pepsi (She is the first person to say Pepsi! Now I like her even more.)
Shower or Bath
Dog or Cat
Beer or Wine
Ocean or Mountains
Vampires or Werewolves
Do you like Twilight?
Yes! I love it.
Are you Team Jacob or Team Edward?
I like them both! [Laughter]
Sweet or Salty
Singing or Dancing
Are you a good dancer?
Not bad....but a very bad singer! [Laughter]