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Sharapova embarrassed by her Gangnam style

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ISTANBUL – Maria Sharapova admitted on Friday that she felt embarrassed by her contribution to a tennis-style Gangnam video and revealed the Asian dance craze had completely passed her by.

Teenage players, Britain’s Laura Robson and Genie Bouchard of Canada, decided the women players should not to be outdone by Novak Djokovic’s Gangnam performance in Beijing, and created a video of their own.

They persuaded Sharapova to introduce it, which she duly did with a saucy wink, something she might not have done had she actually known what she was introducing. “Yeah, it was really fun until — well, when I found out what Gangnam was and what Gangnam Style was,” Sharapova admitted.

“So I did it and I sound ridiculous. I sound like I don’t know what I’m talking about. Obviously and I’m very embarrassed about it.

“I was driving my car and I hear this ridiculous song and I’m like, what is this? And I look at my radio and it says Gangnam Style.”

Gangnam is the music and dance pioneered by rapper Psy, who has become the first South Korean pop star to become a global phenomenon.

His video featuring a manic horse-riding dance is said to have become YouTube’s most liked of all time.

Sharapova didn’t know that but she did, however, know that the best course was to gently satirise herself.

She did that after explaining that Robson approached her after one of her matches in Beijing, asking if she would do a quick introduction to her video, Gangnam Style.

“I’m like, what?” is how Sharapova characterised her response.

“She’s like, Gangnam Style. I’m like, I’ll do it if you tell me how to pronounce it right,” Sharapova went on.

“She’s like, What do you mean you don’t know how to pronounce it? I’m like, I’ve never heard of this. What is it?”

“I didn’t even know what it was. Now maybe I can, you know, attempt it (to dance). But before I needed to know how to pronounce it!”

Sharapova concluded: “Oh, my goodness. I’m 25. I’m not that old. I’m still into it. So I didn’t know what I was doing, but it came out great. It was funny.”

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  • http://www.mindinventory.com/mobile_apps_dev.php mobile apps development

    This is Really good style,that every body is like.The many sport like Gayle,Ricky Ponting and many other are doing same style.

  • peach black

    now, calm down now, girls

  • AllaMo

    Gangnam-style naivette notwithstanding, MS remains a (lovely) force in women’s tennis.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/S5XUATIBTIKC46HFFV7IDJAARY Ed

    So what if she doesnt know Gangnam Style. This dance craze is overrated and a waste of time.

  • al veccino

    me no English —  yabang naman… hindi naman sukatan ng talino ang kakayahan mag ingles..

  • http://twitter.com/SamalBahayKubo Samal Bahay-Kubo

    “She’s like..and I’m like…and then she’s like”
    Wrong verb and tense, dear. Try ‘said’.

    • bukidonline

       ikaw ba yan mr webster dictionary? wala ka sa eskwelahan, go get a life dude.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VKXUKFOID3EPNFDJRKSG2TQ5IE Rex

       Grammar nazi! ang bobo mo para di mo makuha ang meaning.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VKXUKFOID3EPNFDJRKSG2TQ5IE Rex

       Oweyanongayon??? umasenso ba ang pinas sa galing nyo mag english? you should see the forest instead of staring on one tree.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KYMVKWHY5M2EIYIEQQQEPARPTQ dhan

        you are absolutely right, fella…puro tayo hinambog we are good at english…wala naman tayong nagawa kundi maging call agent lamang sa ating english…

      • Dog

        miyamoto musashi?

    • I_kabod


    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AFMPJUN2MD252PZUKVRYCTCKB4 Tadyak

       yabang lang yan… ano ba nagawa ng kayabangan mo sa english? at ano nagawa ng tao na inaalipusta mo sa english? puro ka yabang…

    • Dog

      hello teacher!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KXX7P2RGVXPCY3YEGMECORWDFY Sherwin

      Aling mirriam webster ikaw ba yan?

    • wawa2172

       No problem my English is as MS …but my tennis is not good as hers. Well, sa ganda ba naman ni MS who cares. I lover the woman…

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