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Experiences with a player?

The nicst players I've ever met are Lindsay, Kim, Martina, Monica and Mary. They were so warm and friendly.
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I've had bad experiences with Serena and Vaidisova.
Kim is very warm and friendly to fans, I agree, so is Mauresmo.
Justine was very nice as well, and Lucie Safarova,
Shahar Peer is lovely, although she was a bit upset because she lost but she still signed stuff.
Anna Chakvetadze lost too, but she was still ok.
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I've never met any players unfortunately. I've only ever been to one tennis tournament where I saw one match. Federer vs Gonzalez.
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I feel sorry for players at tournaments because they are constantly accosted by fans seeking pictures and autographs. It's embarrassing and uncomfortable for me to watch, so I intentionally cut players a wide path and leave them alone. They are forced to walk quickly and avoid eye contact with anybody when trying to get anywhere or they'd never get where they're going.
That said, Emilie Loit looked me right in the eye and gave me a warm smile after one of her matches. I smiled back and became an instant fan.

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One time, at band camp...

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Mary Pierce and Petrova were hot!

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I've had bad experiences with Serena and Vaidisova.
Kim is very warm and friendly to fans, I agree, so is Mauresmo.
Justine was very nice as well, and Lucie Safarova,
Shahar Peer is lovely, although she was a bit upset because she lost but she still signed stuff.
Anna Chakvetadze lost too, but she was still ok.
What was bad about your experiences with Serena and Vaidisova?
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I have to say, I'd feel like an idiot asking for an authograph or a picture. If I can chat with a player for a minute or two, ask a question - that's great, but I won't hassle a player just to sign something for me.
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I've been lucky enough to speak several times with Mary, and she is just so nice! After a few minutes, you're no longer talking about her, her career, how you like her.... she makes you talk about yourself, and is really interested in what you have to say. She is the nicest player I have ever met, and I don't say that because she is my fav, that's because this is actually the truth!

I've met the Italians too, and all of them are so nice! The funniest is Tax Garbin, the most charming is Flavia, Franci is nice but she does not like that much crowd, and Mara has to know you a bit better to feel more comfortable, but in the end, she is warm!

The French: I had bad experiences with Loit and Dechy, and witnessed not so nice moments with Mauresmo. But Tati and Cornet are nice girls. And I simply adore Aravane's simplicity!

The other girls I adored talking to: Cara and Liezel (so so nice!). They are adorable, asked my name, and each time I go and see them, they remember and we talk about nothing... really nice girls!

Other nice girls: Alicia Molik, Kaia Kanepi, Julia Vakulenko, Kveta Peschke...

Cara Black - Liezel Huber - Mary Pierce

Chanelle Scheepers - Abigail Spears - Vladka Uhlirova - Mervana Jugic-Salkic - Francesca Schiavone -Tsvetana Pironkova - Lisa Raymond - Sophie Lefèvre...
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I met Serena Williams at Ocean Grove in her bikini! She's very nice!
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The nicst players I've ever met are Lindsay, Kim, Martina, Monica and Mary. They were so warm and friendly.
Martina? You gotta be kiddin' She's nice when the cameras are on
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Martina? You gotta be kiddin' She's nice when the cameras are on
I agree, but maybe he talks about another Martina (Muller, Navratilova...)

Cara Black - Liezel Huber - Mary Pierce

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The French: I had bad experiences...
Did they blow smoke in your face and refuse to speak English?

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Re: Experiences with a player?

The nicest players I have met are:

Na Li: She was great she looked me in the eye and smile and then signed my ball and asked how I was!!!

Maria Kirilenko: Smiled and laughed while signing!!

Flavia Penneta: Also very nice even after her loss

Ana Ivanovic: She was absoulotuely lovely!! She was so cute and took photos had a conversation with me and signed my tennis ball!! And this was staright after her match!!

Sam Stosur: Sam was very nice and she asked me alot about myself and what i liked! She signed my tenis ball and she took a photo with me!!

Sophie Ferguson: Very nice and friendly!!

I have has bad experiences with Martina Hingis!

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