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With Sharapova, the image is not nearly so invincible. It wobbles. Sharapova brings the plane of sports almost as close to the plane of pure culture as Beckham does — she has the same gift for taking our fantasies about the sexuality of famous athletes and nudging them toward something else, something glamorous or witty, so that we can indulge them without being too overt about it.
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