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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2004, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Suarez: "I'm not a naturally talented player"

"It was really hard to make it to where I am now. I had to work a lot because I'm not a naturally talented player. I owe this to hard work."

Interesting take on it. Suarez is playing some excellent stuff in this tournament and she deserves everything she gets. She absolutely deserves to be there because she has worked and improved every year of her career.

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Wow she's humble


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Very honest and nice to see all her hard work paying off - she deserves it!

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Interesting note.....She has not dropped a set in any of her singles matches at RG this year.... and only one set in doubles...
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I think she and Ai are the same type and always nice.

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post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2004, 10:28 PM
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wow, she is pretty humble. i liked the way she played today-- very smart.
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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2004, 10:38 PM
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hope you win Paola
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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2004, 11:43 PM
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Another thing I loved is that when asked who she wants to play in the SF, she actually chose someone! She told ESPN she would rather play Amelie because she beat her on Chatrier in 2002 and has a good memory of that. I guess she figured she could do it again. Amelie lost, of course, but it was still cool to see a player actually name who they'd rather play.

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You know...

I really want her to win this tournament.

Over Jen...

She is just... great. I love her and I've always admired her and thought she was such a sweet lady but she wasn't a fave of mine. Now, she's somehow weasled herself into my heart.

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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 2004, 12:12 AM
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I know what you mean rokkstar. I just didn't know much about her until I watched her play.

She seems to be genuinly nice and kind which you can't say for a lot of the petulant tennis players that are around. I am rooting for her in this tournament

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No, I've always liked her since I saw her at charleston 2002....She's very pretty.

I don't think her quote is humble but an honest assestment of her physical attributes. She doesn't think she's as physically gifted as some but that she works harder than most. That's probably a factual statement.
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aaaaaaaaaw how humble!!!
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post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 2004, 12:54 AM
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Go Paols Take the Title!
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Come on Paola Take the title!!!

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Vamos Paola!!!! Te queremos ver ganar!!!

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