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Rezai just wants to enjoy her game

  • Musthofid

    The Jakarta Post

Nusa Dua, Bali   /   Sun, November 8 2009   /  02:22 pm

Aravane Rezai is one of the few Muslim players on the women's tennis tour. With her commitment to the sport she loves, there are some things in the practice of her religion that she is putting off until a later day. "I'm a Muslim and I respect a lot of things. And I try to do what I have to do, and respect what I have to. But there are some things that I can't do now, like covering my head," Rezai, 22, said before her semifinal on Saturday at the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions. She added that she does not rule out the possibility of wearing the headscarf, ".later in my life, after my tennis career is over." Born in St. Etienne, France, to parents of Iranian descent, she holds dual French-Iranian citizenship. As a teenager she - played for her parents' homeland in the Islamic Solidarity Games in Tehran in 2005, winning two golds - at the expense of the Indonesia...