Originally Posted by sarza
hi i was just wondering if anyones met any players who were rude offcourt. i have met a few players most being fairly welcoming and even those who didnt really fancy a chat at least had the curtosy to at least smile all apart from chanda rubin now im sorry to any rubin fans who i may offend but she is the rudest peson i have ever met in my life, and unfortunatly i wasnt the only person to notice and comment on this.so i was just wondering if any other people have noticed this not just with chanda but any players?
Hmm interesting! I saw Chanda at Eastbourne, 2002 I think, doing an autograph signing session; she was smiling at everyone and seemed really nice. At Wimbledon a week or so later, I was with a friend and we saw Chanda practising on an outside court as she had a match later that day. After a few minutes she and Benny Sims finished, came off court, walked along right in front of us, and we decided to wish Chanda 'good luck' for her match later. Literally she was inches from us, Benny was the other side of her and no-one else was around.... and she completely ignored us
; we were a bit shocked!! We'd stood back so as not to get in her way, we weren't taking a photo or asking for her autograph, we just wanted to wish her good luck for her match.....
I know players don't have to speak to the public, but she just pretended we weren't there. Maybe we saw her on a 'bad day' too, (actually, it probably was, because she lost the match later that day..!
) Sad, 'cause I'd always liked her up until then....