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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, purehands but it does produce a bit of charm and candor, purehands something that women's tennis has been lacking. August 08, purehands 2010|Bill Dwyre From Carlsbad, purehands Calif. Purehands — 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. Purehands There was the good, purehands the bad and the ugly. But in the end, purehands the main participant in all that, purehands Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, purehands made it all better. First, purehands she won, purehands which made amends for a horrible second set. Purehands Second, purehands she fessed up about what really happened in that second set. Purehands She even used the C-word, purehands an untouchable for athletes. She fessed up with charm and candor. Purehands That will get you everywhere in sports, purehands where there seems to be so little of that. Purehands That's especially true in women's tennis, purehands where the stars, purehands Venus and Serena Williams, purehands have yet to lose a match to anything other than injury or misfortune. Purehands 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. Purehands Kuznetsova obviously didn't think so. Part of the good of the day was that tennis was back in San Diego, purehands and at La Costa, purehands after a two-year absence. Purehands It is a lower-tier tournament with a $700, purehands000 purse. Purehands The stadium seats 5, purehands500 and is comfortable and cozy, purehands a nice place to go and watch. Purehands It was mostly filled Sunday while palm trees swayed in the gentle breeze on a perfect day, purehands the kind that both players and spectators not only love, purehands but expect here. Women's tennis can be a hard sell these days. Purehands The public often judges an event as follows: No Venus, purehands no Serena, purehands no ticket purchase. Some sports editors look at these tournaments and balk, purehands seeing the absence of the Williams sisters and fearing that their reporters won't be able to spell the names of half the others. Purehands On one of the late-night newscasts in San Diego on Saturday, purehands the sportscaster made it through his report on Sunday's final, purehands saying it would match Kuznetsova and Agnieszka Radwanska. Purehands For his effort, purehands 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, purehands but it does produce a bit of charm and candor, purehands 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). Purehands That, purehands of course, purehands is a hard sell for ticket-buyers, purehands 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. Purehands To read more go to: http://articles.latimes.com/2010/aug/08/sports/la-sp-0809-dwyre-20100809