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Arantxa's Chat Transcript

Koliam You're a great champion ! For how long do you plan to carry on playing tennis ?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO As long as I feel good and I keep enjoying the game, I'll continue playing.

Kaz Hi aranxa what s your favorite country to play in?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO In my home town and I also enjoy Canada and Australia.

JAN26 how do you think about the power, do you feel that you are in the same channel?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO The game has changed. It's much more power driven than before, but it's good.

tavito can you make any comparison between your game in the past and now?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO I'm still the same person and I have much more experience now. I still am playing as good as before.

Christine How has it been playing with Daniella? It seems like you both work well together.

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO It is nice and we make a good team.

Kaz Hi Aranxa how does it feel to play doubles with Martina Navratilova?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO It was great to play with her . I really enjoyed it.

JAN26 Hi Arantxa, you and Monica are a few players that play with the last generetion and the new generation, what do you think is the difference?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Well, we still are at the top and it's good to be playing against the new generation. It's always a good experience

bcoene Is it stil possible to improve certain parts of your game?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Yes, of course. Noone is perfect. Everybody has always room to improve.

Kaz Hi Aranxa what s your best memory as a tennis professional?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO I have many, but the first Roland Garros was probably the most memorable and when I became number 1

Christine The picture of you and Monica from Hopman Cup is awesome. You must feel pretty close after all these years on the tour together.

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Yes, we are very good friends and it's nice that both of us are continuing doing so well.

ZcorpionTennis Hi! You are a terrific player. You play another sport?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Not really. I follow soccer and golf.

Melanie What activities do you do to train and stay in shape?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Practising physically and running.

Kaz Hi Aranxa you signed me your autographe even after you lost a match, how could you be so sweet n nice?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Thanks Kaz. I'm just a normal person.
Marat23 What was the more painful to loose, Wimbledon 95 or RG 96 ?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Wimbledon '95

Delphine Hi Arantxa which male player is you favourite and would you like to play against for ones?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO I like Andre Agassi. Maybe one day we'll play ...

Bartek Hello Arantxa I`m from poland and i would to know are you going to play in Poland this year? There will be the Idea Prokom Open in July

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Maybe. I am still deciding my final schedule.

Christine Do you have a favorite city/tournament you play?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO I love the tournament in Canada.

Countess Do your dogs still travel with you to every tournament?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Yes. My dog is on my lap at the moment.

Smarty Aranxta, Chandra Rubin is a player you have struggled against in the past yet her ranking has never been that high - why do you find it difficult to play her?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Because she is a very powerful player and it's not easy to play her.

Kaz Hi Arantxa you often shout something like Bamos during a match. what doest it mean?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Come on! By the way, "bamos" is with a "v" (vamos).

wobber1012 Arantxa, which major final was the toughest for you to win, emotinally and physically?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Probably the French Open, Roland Garros '89 and '98.

iban how long will you still play tennis?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO As long as I feel good.

Countess Do you keep in touch with Steffi Graf at all? And how did you feel when she left the sport

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Yes, I still contact her. It was too bad that she stopped playing, but I'm very happy for her that she is a very happy mother.

Bartek What do you think about your partner Daniela Hantchova?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO She's a very good player and one of the up-and-coming players.

Harleyman HI, who do u think is the most difficult player to play against ever?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO All the players are difficult. But probably Venus Williams at the moment.

guenael dear arantxa, will you play roland garros mixed doubles ? and if yes with who?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Yes, I'll play with Jared Palmer.

solson What tennis player to you disslike to play and why?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO I don't mind playing with any of them.

Smarty Hi aranxta! Other than yourself of course, who would you like to see win in Paris this year?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO If it's not me (ha ha), Seles.

Jakub Hi Arantxa, can you tell us about your best movie or book ??

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO I especially like action movies and the book "Number 8".

Countess what is the best memory of a match that you have played against steffi graf?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO The first French Open in 1989 because I beat her when she was number 1 (she was unbeatable at that moment)

Harleyman HI, how long do u spend time on practicing and training everyday?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Between 4 and 5 hours

Jakub What do you think about new generation in women tennis ??

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO It is good. It's good to see new players coming up.

bcoene You are playing already many years. What part of the game has most evolved in all these years?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO My serve and my aggressive game coming to the net.

Esteban Hi Arantxa! I'm a big fan and I hope that Roland Garros will be an "Operacion Triunfo" for you! How do you feel about your fans ? Do you realize how important you are for them?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Thanks Esteban for the great suppport. Hopefully, I will have a good "Operaciůn Triunfo" there. It is great to spend the time with all my fans and with you at this moment. They are also very important to me.

Countess Do you have any plans to get into television presenting after retirement, like so many other ex players before you?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO No. I will be involved in tennis but I don't think I'll do commentating.

CDK Hi Arantxa how many languages do you speak?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Six: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Catalan

iban who was for you the best number 1 in History?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Steffi Graf.

sabatinifan hi arantxa, who has been a toughr opponent for you, Monica or Steffi?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Both are extremely tough.

bcoene According to you, who has the best backhand in women's tennis?


sabatinifan Arantxa, yesterday Monica said she would love to play doubles with you in the future!!! Would you like to play with her?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Yes, I would love to.

Harleyman Hi, Is it difficult to play against your friend like Conchita on the tour?

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO No. It is normal. We have to play each other many times. You just take it as another match.

bcoene This year you are planning to play in Brussels, is it special for you because you won your first


Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Yes, it's going to be very special because that's where I won my first WTA title there. So I'm looking forward to it.

Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO Thanks everyone for your support and I look forward to keep giving you great games and play to enjoy. Muchas gracias a todos y un beso muy fuerte.

Well Arantxa is quite frank and honest about her feelings, and her and Monica really do share a special relationship! So she wants Monica to win the French!! That is a really nice gesture!! Hope she cracks back from RG onwards, we need players like her!!

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"still at the top"

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What a great person she is, and she even wants Monica to win RG if not her, awww brilliant.

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Yes I thought about that too, "still (both) at the top" should belong to Monica mostly right now. But she has chances to show us that she is still at the top. The first one is in Paris. Vamos Arantxa!

BTW: this chat really fits to Arantxa. First she still went there after a bad loss (she was the champion in Madrid last year) and then she is really open and nice. Vamos Arantxa and good luck for your next tournaments (esp. in Paris)

Monica announced her official retirement on February 14, 2008. What a sad day! I'm proud to be a Selestial and I admire Monica for her fighting spirit and her character.
The tennis world has lost one of the greatest players of all time! Have a wonderful post-tennis life!

Arantxa, you will always be in my heart. Thanks for all the great matches you gave us and for just being a wonderful person on and off court.
All the best for your future!
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