“I really admire Lionel Messi, even though I’m not a football fan. I recently had the chance to meet him in Barcelona, and for the first time in my life I was extremely nervous at the thought of speaking to someone. I stammered out a few words, nearly stuttering. It was almost embarrassing (laughing). “
The Slovak tennis player [pictured in red jacket], who beat world no 1 Victoria Azarenka at the French Open 2012, tells rolandgarros.com that Lionel Messi is the person she’d most like to meet again since the first time she was short for words.
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