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Ana as Zi's favorite player

with all due respect to Ana - she is a talented youngster who I think will eventually win a GS - I think it is a little weird for someone Zi's age (22) to have someone Ana's age as their favorite player

I mean, when Zi grew up watching tennis, Ana was still in her crib ... Ana hasn't won a GS title (yet) ... if Zi is looking for someone who plays like Ana to be her fave player, Zi's favorite player should be Mary

Q. Hi, Yan, how big a deal is this for you to knock off Ana Ivanovic, the defending champion?
ZI YAN: She's one of top player in the world. Is my favorite player , also. And I think today I'm very lucky. So many balls is on the line. I just try my best today.

Q. How did it feel to actually defeat your favorite player?
ZI YAN: Very good (laughing).

Q. Have you ever had a performance like today before?
ZI YAN: What?

Q. Have you ever had a performance like today before? Have you ever played this well and beaten?
ZI YAN: No. Today I am very relaxed to play, so every shot is very good. Every shot is hit very relaxed, so the ball is going maybe a little bit fast.

Q. Why are you so relaxed?
ZI YAN: Because she is the top player. So, I don't think I can win. So I just going to the court and enjoy the match (smiling).

Q. You didn't get nervous at the end, did you?
ZI YAN: A little bit.

Q. Yeah?
ZI YAN: Yeah. Because I'm thinking oh, I'm going to win (laughing).

Q. How big a deal will be made of this back in China, in your home country? What will the reaction be in China to your victory?
ZI YAN: I don't understand.

Q. In China, how will people react? Happy in China?
ZI YAN: Yeah, I think they'll be very happy (smiling).

Q. And your ranking is fairly high, right? Your ranking?
ZI YAN: It's low (laughing).

Q. Why is it low?
ZI YAN: Because last year I play not so good in singles. And I'm very concentrate to the doubles because. And the next year Olympic, I think I will play doubles. So last year I, with my partner, win two Grand Slam in doubles.
So maybe little bit difficult to play singles. Because my ranking always low. Some big tournament I cannot play singles.
But this year I'm very lucky. So many tournament I get in, then I play well, so get ranking back.

Q. And Jie Zheng and Na Li are both injured now, not playing now?
ZI YAN: Yeah, they are injured now, rest.

Q. Will they be back soon?
ZI YAN: Yeah, I think they'll be back soon.

Q. Does it give you a chance maybe?
ZI YAN: No, no, now my ranking is back, so I think I can follow them to play so many tournaments.

Q. Is this the biggest victory of your career?
ZI YAN: Yeah, it is.

Q. Can you describe what went through your mind when you beat your favorite player? What you thought?
ZI YAN: I don't know how to say the ‑‑ I don't know how to say it for English.

Q. It's hard, I know?
ZI YAN: Yeah, sorry (smiling).

Q. Thanks for trying.
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Obviously lesbian then...

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Yan Zi is poor at English, as we can see from her interview. Her English was even poorer back in the year 2006 when she took two GS doubles titles home.
So don't you think that Yan Zi might mean that Ana is ONE OF HER FAVORITE PLAYERS? And whether she really likes Ana or not, it's just a humble way for a normal Chinese to say something like that.
Seles will be her better fav..
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Well, at least you can be glad she didn't say someone from your blacklist was her favourite player




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just can't imagine it
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Zi: "Peer is my fave!"
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Ana as Zi's favorite player

with all due respect to Ana - she is a talented youngster who I think will eventually win a GS - I think it is a little weird for someone Zi's age (22) to have someone Ana's age as their favorite player

when Martina Hingis was ruling the courts at 16, being younger than pretty much everyone, i feel like it shouldn't be too silly to watch, learn, enjoy & worship.

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Zi: "Peer is my fave!"
NO
that would never happen because Peer has no fans except her diehard fans from her country

Ana is a very charasmatic player who plays agressive, same style as Zi
Peer plays like human backboard ... Zi would not worship someone that plays totally different and boring style

on the other hand, I can believe if Zheng says her fave player is Peer
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Ana as Zi's favorite player

with all due respect to Ana - she is a talented youngster who I think will eventually win a GS - I think it is a little weird for someone Zi's age (22) to have someone Ana's age as their favorite player

I mean, when Zi grew up watching tennis, Ana was still in her crib ... Ana hasn't won a GS title (yet) ... if Zi is looking for someone who plays like Ana to be her fave player, Zi's favorite player should be Mary

Q. Hi, Yan, how big a deal is this for you to knock off Ana Ivanovic, the defending champion?
ZI YAN: She's one of top player in the world. Is my favorite player , also. And I think today I'm very lucky. So many balls is on the line. I just try my best today.

Q. How did it feel to actually defeat your favorite player?
ZI YAN: Very good (laughing).

Q. Have you ever had a performance like today before?
ZI YAN: What?

Q. Have you ever had a performance like today before? Have you ever played this well and beaten?
ZI YAN: No. Today I am very relaxed to play, so every shot is very good. Every shot is hit very relaxed, so the ball is going maybe a little bit fast.

Q. Why are you so relaxed?
ZI YAN: Because she is the top player. So, I don't think I can win. So I just going to the court and enjoy the match (smiling).

Q. You didn't get nervous at the end, did you?
ZI YAN: A little bit.

Q. Yeah?
ZI YAN: Yeah. Because I'm thinking oh, I'm going to win (laughing).

Q. How big a deal will be made of this back in China, in your home country? What will the reaction be in China to your victory?
ZI YAN: I don't understand.

Q. In China, how will people react? Happy in China?
ZI YAN: Yeah, I think they'll be very happy (smiling).

Q. And your ranking is fairly high, right? Your ranking?
ZI YAN: It's low (laughing).

Q. Why is it low?
ZI YAN: Because last year I play not so good in singles. And I'm very concentrate to the doubles because. And the next year Olympic, I think I will play doubles. So last year I, with my partner, win two Grand Slam in doubles.
So maybe little bit difficult to play singles. Because my ranking always low. Some big tournament I cannot play singles.
But this year I'm very lucky. So many tournament I get in, then I play well, so get ranking back.

Q. And Jie Zheng and Na Li are both injured now, not playing now?
ZI YAN: Yeah, they are injured now, rest.

Q. Will they be back soon?
ZI YAN: Yeah, I think they'll be back soon.

Q. Does it give you a chance maybe?
ZI YAN: No, no, now my ranking is back, so I think I can follow them to play so many tournaments.

Q. Is this the biggest victory of your career?
ZI YAN: Yeah, it is.

Q. Can you describe what went through your mind when you beat your favorite player? What you thought?
ZI YAN: I don't know how to say the ‑‑ I don't know how to say it for English.

Q. It's hard, I know?
ZI YAN: Yeah, sorry (smiling).

Q. Thanks for trying.

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