Alex Ovechkin, right, with Maria Kirilenko at Wimbledon last spring. (Sang Tan/AP)

Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:

“It’s not that feeling anymore when you can do whatever you want. You have a girl with a tennis racket and she can hit you. It’s funny. It’s great feelings for me right now.”

Ovie’s girl-with-the-tennis racket. (Tracey nearmy/EPA)

Martin Amis: Memorably skewered by our critic. (Isabel Fonseca)

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