Yes, she is my favourite tennis player.
She is my favourite because I love her game, I consider her one of the most talented tennis players ever and I love finesse.
Her game is specially nice to watch, specially the backhand and I also admire her determination to overcome adversity.
Said that. I don't know Justine Henin, I have never talked to her and probably never will, I don't know her friends or relatives, or her boyfriend and I don't know the story of her life except what was said in the press.
I presume she is a nice person, I presume she is shy, but I just don't know it.
And I know she isn't perfect. She has the best backhand and is probably the most talented player right now along with Martina, but she isn't the best player, I believe she can be in the future, but not now.
She looks fine to me, but being my favourite doesn't make her prettier than Anna or Babsi, she just isn't and all my bias toward her won't change that simple fact
She doesn't have a better forehand than Lindsay just because she is my favourite, she doesn't (her backhand is better though
She isn't the smartest person alive, in fact I have no clue how smart she is, but I won't assume she will learn 20 languages just because she plays tennis well, or that she would excel in maths as much as she does in tennis.
Well, the reason for this is that I find the many people truly believe their favourite are perfect, they can do no wrong, and they are the best in every aspect of life.
For Jennifer's fans she is the nicest player, for Monica's fans Monica is, for Venus fans she speaks 5 languages fluently, for Lindsay's fans Lindsay's personality is just perfect.
No harm on that if you like to live in denial but, that often leads to fights, if I don't say Serena has a best butt on earth, Serena fans want my head, if I don't say Anna is the pretiest, Anna fans will hate me (I hope you understand I am generalizing in purpose just to make a point).
I think it would be good if we learn to appreciate our favourites for what they are and stop idealizing them so much.