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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2004, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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A Tribute to retired players here..... who do you miss, what do you remember.

Jana Navotna, Arantxa, Nathalie Tuaziat, Gabriela, Anke, Amanda, the maleevas, Chris Evert, Monica, Steffi, Sabine, Domanique, Zina, Lori, Nathasa, Irina,
k Date, virginia wade, austin, martina hingis, etc. who do you miss?
what is your favorite memory of them, this is the tribute thread? remember them, honor them, love them
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2004, 10:12 PM
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novotna - her beautiful slice and volleying
gabriela- her gracefulness on court
anke- her unique grunting
steffi- EVERYTHING!!
dominique- her ability to fight to the end
natasha- her antics on court
irina- her steffi like style
kimiko- her flat groundstrokes and her lovely smile
hingis- her cockiness used to entertain me
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Kimiko Date-Great fighter and great person
Naoko Sawamatsu-Fun to watch and a great personality
Yayuk Basuki-Flashy, talented and a great personality. She was always fun to watch!!!

Go Ai, Venus, Na, Tamarine!
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I always enjoyed watching Irina Spirlea. A very talented player who never quite made the jump, but lovely shots.
Sabatini was just beautiful to watch when she was at her peak. And the excitement of her second serve was fun too!!
Steffi - I REALLY wish there had been many many more Graf/Seles GS finals. They were always so fabulous. Graf on top form was just dazzling.
Chrissie - a real lady, but such an amazing competitor. I remember being really upset when she quit.
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Julie Halard of course.

I miss her great smile, her wild but wonderful forehand, the huge highs and lows of her matches, the alternately glorious/awful tennis, her gorgeous accent, her goofy but somehow entirely cool walk...its never been the same without her!

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I Miss Martina Hingis

My Forever Fav: Jelena Dokic

Serena Williams, Ana Ivanovic

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post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2004, 10:53 PM
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They're a lot I miss:

Jeyaseelan, I loved her , view a few matches of her, she was so cute !
Kruger, beautiful player, agreeable to watch
Huber & Date
MJ Fernandez, so nice!
Mc Neil , I've only seen 3 games of her vs Conchita at Wimbly94 but I liked her a lot
Garrison, for never have seen her play!
Zvereva, for her exhuberance



Serena- Garcia- Hercog- KDK- Daniilidou- Puig- Muguruza...

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Anke Huber - i miss all the pain and fun and joy she gave to me

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Spirlea- the Venus shoulder bump thing @ the USO.... Oh yeh the match was great too!
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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2004, 11:57 PM
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Iva but it was time to go

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2004, 12:00 AM
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I miss loads of players. Steffi for her grace and her forehand. She always looked so elegant when she played and was always gracious in victory and defeat.
Martina Hingis for her cockiness and perma-grin whether she was winning or losing, and her intelligence on court.
Jana for her gorgeous serve-volley game and the roller coaster rides that were her matches. I loved watching her play but could never relax until it was over.
Arantxa for her guts and fighting spirit.
Natasha, just for being Natasha.

RIP Bally - You will be sorely missed
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Irina Spirlea and Natasha Z for making things interesting. Glad people remember Spirlea. After they both left I kinda lost interest in tennis and now hopefully I'll find a new favorite.
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steffi- her forehand, grace and overall class
sidot- she had one of the most beautiful games ive ever seen

pat rafter- nicest bloke ever to play tennis
the woodies- i no ones still going, but its just not the same

Go the Aussies

Sophie Ferguson ~ Casey Dellacqua ~ Samantha Stosur ~ Jessica Moore ~ Christina Wheeler ~ Monique Adamczak ~
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Anke Huber And Mirjana Lucic!!!

And Anna Kournikova!
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post #15 of 30 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2004, 03:06 AM
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please come back anna! even if you lose, just play!
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Anna Kournikova!

Q. Now you are the No. 1 of your family, in this moment. DINARA SAFINA: Yeah (smiling).Q. Yes, it's true. Are you happy? DINARA SAFINA:
Yeah, very (smiling). No, I mean, you cannot compare me and my brother. I am No. 1, but when he will put
gasoline in himself, he will be again No. 1. But I have to enjoy my time at least when I am now No. 1 (smiling).
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