Sunday, December 23, 2007
Russian tennis star Anna Chakvetadze tied up, robbed by thieves at home
Russian tennis star Anna Chakvetadze was tied up by masked robbers who broke into her home Tuesday and stole money and goods worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, her father said. Chakvetadze, ranked No. 6 and a U.S. Open semifinalist in 2007, was bound for 30 minutes in her home outside Moscow but not seriously hurt, NTV television reported. "Anna is holding up quite well," Russia tennis coach Shamil Tarpishchev told.