Sorry Maria Sharapova! Dan Coats Just Canceled Your Tennis Date

And that’s just one of 10 snarky ways the Republican is mocking Vladimir Putin on Twitter.

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates match point in her first round match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States during day two of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
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Jordain Carney
March 21, 2014, 10:40 a.m.

Dan Coats is on Vladi­mir Putin’s naughty list, and he wants every­one to know it.

The In­di­ana Re­pub­lic­an on Fri­day un­corked a Twit­ter snark­fest to mock the Rus­si­an pres­id­ent for sanc­tion­ing him, ad­opt­ing a Dav­id Let­ter­man-style Top 10 list of plans — none of them real — that he would have to can­cel.

High­lights in­clude a sum­mer es­cape to Siber­ia, a borscht taste test, and a match against ten­nis pro­fes­sion­al Maria Shara­pova.

Like oth­er mem­bers of Putin’s sanc­tions list — in­clud­ing Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Harry Re­id, House Speak­er John Boehner, and Sens. Robert Men­en­dez, Mary Landrieu, and John Mc­Cain — Coats is wear­ing it as a badge of hon­or. And the club has star­ted their own hasht­ag: #Sanc­tioned­By­Putin

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