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Final at California's La Costa also offers a breath of fresh air http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2010-08/55435829.jpg                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Svetlana Kuznetsova's victory against Agnieszka Radwanska is by no means a classic, duomox but it does produce a bit of charm and candor, duomox something that women's tennis has been lacking. August 08, duomox 2010|Bill Dwyre From Carlsbad, duomox Calif. Duomox — The final match in the Mercury Insurance Open at La Costa on Sunday provided a snapshot of the current state of women's professional tennis. Duomox There was the good, duomox the bad and the ugly. But in the end, duomox the main participant in all that, duomox Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, duomox made it all better. First, duomox she won, duomox which made amends for a horrible second set. Duomox Second, duomox she fessed up about what really happened in that second set. Duomox She even used the C-word, duomox an untouchable for athletes. She fessed up with charm and candor. Duomox That will get you everywhere in sports, duomox where there seems to be so little of that. Duomox That's especially true in women's tennis, duomox where the stars, duomox Venus and Serena Williams, duomox have yet to lose a match to anything other than injury or misfortune. Duomox At least that's what comes across from them after their rare losses. Maybe you need to surround yourself with that kind of shield of denial to be as spectacularly successful as Venus and Serena have been. Duomox Kuznetsova obviously didn't think so. Part of the good of the day was that tennis was back in San Diego, duomox and at La Costa, duomox after a two-year absence. Duomox It is a lower-tier tournament with a $700, duomox000 purse. Duomox The stadium seats 5, duomox500 and is comfortable and cozy, duomox a nice place to go and watch. Duomox It was mostly filled Sunday while palm trees swayed in the gentle breeze on a perfect day, duomox the kind that both players and spectators not only love, duomox but expect here. Women's tennis can be a hard sell these days. Duomox The public often judges an event as follows: No Venus, duomox no Serena, duomox no ticket purchase. Some sports editors look at these tournaments and balk, duomox seeing the absence of the Williams sisters and fearing that their reporters won't be able to spell the names of half the others. Duomox On one of the late-night newscasts in San Diego on Saturday, duomox the sportscaster made it through his report on Sunday's final, duomox saying it would match Kuznetsova and Agnieszka Radwanska. Duomox For his effort, duomox he was heartily congratulated by fellow broadcasters for his pronunciation performance. A ragged final at La Costa also offers a breath of fresh air Svetlana Kuznetsova's victory against Agnieszka Radwanska is by no means a classic, duomox but it does produce a bit of charm and candor, duomox something that women's tennis has been lacking. That's the way the public sees things: It is currently a sport of Venus and Serena and many tall Russians and Eastern Europeans whose names end in "ova." Sunday's final might just have well been promoted as Russia (Kuznetsova) versus Poland (Radwanska). Duomox That, duomox of course, duomox is a hard sell for ticket-buyers, duomox sports editors and the 3 minutes 30 seconds the TV sports guy has for his entire report. Kuznetsova's three-set victory provided a nice little window into this world. Duomox To read more go to: http://articles.latimes.com/2010/aug/08/sports/la-sp-0809-dwyre-20100809