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This last few years, after the retirement of JHD, my interest in tennis has waned sooooo much. But credit to the lovely Ai Sugiyama, I re-discovered some of that old fire cheering her on against Sharapova today.

I think a look at Sugiyama's career, a world class singles player, all-time great doubles player, model pro, best doubles partner my fave ever had....all this and hontoni kawaii desu yo!
Ai Sugiyama, top lass.

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Jhd??????
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This last few years, after the retirement of JHD, my interest in tennis has waned sooooo much. But credit to the lovely Ai Sugiyama, I re-discovered some of that old fire cheering her on against Sharapova today.

I think a look at Sugiyama's career, a world class singles player, all-time great doubles player, model pro, best doubles partner my fave ever had....all this and hontoni kawaii desu yo!
Ai Sugiyama, top lass.
Ai: I've always liked her.
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I have always loved SUGI I saw her live in person against Monica Seles back at the US OPEN I also remember her great matches against Amy Frazier Win or lose , she is always a class act... just like Amy .
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Ai is great. One of the few players who looks like she actually enjoys playing tennis for a living.

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Ai still playing solid tennis I watched her match againts Maria
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Ai and JHD made a great doubles team! LOVED THEM.
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I have always loved SUGI I saw her live in person against Monica Seles back at the US OPEN I also remember her great matches against Amy Frazier Win or lose , she is always a class act... just like Amy .
So ture. i watched her match against Peng in China Open, no complain,no excuse regardless of the biased crowd cheering for Peng


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I was so impressed with Ai's play against Maria. She played a fantastic match. I love how she always looks so happy on court. It truly is fun for her. She's a great champion.

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Yeah Ai is great

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Re: In Praise of...Sugiyama

I think the Sharapova match score doesnt reflect how well Sugiyama played, she was rather unlucky, and I thought the whole rain thing at the end was unfortunate.

She is a bundle of energy, fascinating to watch, and the singles is poorer without her.

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I love Sugi!

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