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Anybody knows about players real nickname??

not nicknames that people in this board made up

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Justine Henin = Juju (she's been called Juju since the junior tournaments in Belgium. she doesn't really like it that her fans call her juju, because it's a bit a personal thing, but i'm sure she doesn't hate it either )
Kim Clijsters = no nickname
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Tathiana Perebynis=Teddy
Jannette Husarova=Jenney or Janey (or something like this, I just heard it from Garbin)

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Steffi is called Stef but I find that`s for people who know her personal and I don`t so I rather stay with Steffi(wich if of course is a nickname too because till she was 12 or 13 nobody called her Steffi and she was just Stefanie)

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Well, many spanish players use their nicknames to play...

Maria Luisa Serna = Magüi
Concepción Martínez = Conchita
María del Águila León = Gala
Ana Isabel Medina = Anabel

Others I can think of:

Virginia Ruano = Vivi (her dad cheers her on using this name, so I am guessing everybody pretty much calls her that!)
Patricia Tarabini = Pato
Maria Emilia Salerni = Pitu


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And Pam Shriver is called Double Bagel hey Bea??

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post #7 of 46 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2002, 07:12 AM
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I think Tamarine Tanasugarns is pretty obvious and one of the most famous nicknames in tennis. I don't even think i have to write it just look at my signature

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Rennae Stubbs is called by everybody Stubbsy
Lisa Raymond = Lis (called by Rennae)
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Iroda Tulyaganova - Iri (TBE told me that the nickname is her real)
Henrieta Nagyova - Henya (according to her official website)
Jelena Dokic - Jeca (by friends and family)

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post #10 of 46 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2002, 11:27 AM
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Actually Tamarine's nickname is Tam. I was sitting next to her sister and heard her saying that a few times.

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I think Martina's real nickname is Martinka.

But I don't see whats wrong with fans on a message board shortening and making up new ones for their faves.
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Eleni Daniilidou is "Lena" or "Elenaki".

Paola Suarez is "Poly"...I was sitting a few seats away from Paola's coach at the Australian Open and she often called her that.
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Actually Tamarine's nickname is Tam. I was sitting next to her sister and heard her saying that a few times.
Tammy is her most common nick name teen_ace, yeah of course Tam, but you know that even commentators refer to her as Tammy

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Wink Anybody knows about players real nicknames?

Martina H. named after the great Martina Navratilova always signs her autographs with "Marti"....just an individual preference I' m sure and gives a nickname for her own identity...but I think in Czech she was called Martinka!!

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