Star tennis player Marat Safin recently met stunning top model Tatyana Korsakova, 22, at a party in the Bashnya nightclub, the weekly Express-Gazeta reported. Before the stunned eyes of clubgoers, world No. 6 Safin took Korsakova by the waist, led her out of the club, put her in his Jeep and drove off.
The incident put Moscow's gossip mills on high alert. "Has Korsakova been so swept away by Safin as to dump her current boyfriend - a loaded non-ferrous-metals tycoon?" the rumormongers wondered.
According to Express-Gazeta, that night Korsakova never came home to the apartment she shares with the metal trader, who understandably was none too pleased.
Korsakova has been in the modeling business for nearly three years, working for the Moscow-based President modeling agency with great success. She has starred in commercials for Max Factor cosmetics and Jaguar automobiles and has also worked with the Italian Fashion and Next modeling agencies. Korsakova regularly takes part in high-profile fashion shows.