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Who made you a fan this Wimbledon?

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Dulko; Loved her strategy against Masha, and yes, she's hot.

Dementieva; I've been on and off with her almost her whole career; but I think I'm finally a fan; loved her attack against Serena, and some of her play was Her serve has come on leaps and bounds - I always have so much respect for a player who continues to work no their game throughout their whole career, instead of just standing still/being lazy etc. Even after all this time she wants to be the best she can be and improve. Love it.

Sabine Lisicki; VERY attractive game - beautiful serve, lovely groundies (particularly FH) and actually looks like she enjoys tennis. Good for the game if she can continue this form.

Elena Vesnina; well she didn't do very well against Lena D. but her game is pretty...pretty!

Sorana Cirstea; I liked what I saw in RG against JJ, and I liked what I saw against Vika.

Vika Azarenka; something about her is really growing on me. Only a matter of time before she's a slam champ IMO. I like that she has a bit of fire in her, but I liked her friendliness with Serena too.

Melanie Oudin; simply because she has a bit pluck.

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Re: Who made you a fan this Wimbledon?

Oudin and Cirstea even more.
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Re: Who made you a fan this Wimbledon?

Nobody...if anything it's put me off WTA even more....
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Same. Although I did become more of a fan of Lisicki and Cirstea, and went off Azarenka completely.
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^Oh dear. Any specific reason?

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I became a fan of Lisicki big time. I knew she could play, but just the almost carefree quality of her enjoying tennis was refreshing. She's almost like Clijsters in that sense. I even added her to my Facebook, lol.

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I had already had Sabine and Mel in my signature, but became much bigger fans of them.

I went from respecting to Dinara, to laughing at her patheticness. Thus, she got the signature cut.

...and, sadly, Serena is growing on me.
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Hopefully that won't last long. You just started posting on this board too

Anyway, Azarenka for me.

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Well after that near assault on the linesman and her outrageous behaviour throughout her match with Petrova which involved a two finger salute at the chair umpire and swear words directed at her + the linesman amongst other things and her still not getting any warnings it's hard to continue supporting her. She's nearly 20 years old , not a hormonal teenager that she had to behave that way , and it wasn't the first time either. After her tantrum in Rome I "forgave" her as players get annoyed like that all the time but her behaviour in that match against Petrova was indefensible.
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Dulko; Loved her strategy against Masha, and yes, she's hot.
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Well after that near assault on the linesman and her outrageous behaviour throughout her match with Petrova which involved a two finger salute at the chair umpire and swear words directed at her + the linesman amongst other things and her still not getting any warnings it's hard to continue supporting her. She's nearly 20 years old , not a hormonal teenager that she had to behave that way , and it wasn't the first time either. After her tantrum in Rome I "forgave" her as players get annoyed like that all the time but her behaviour in that match against Petrova was indefensible.
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Hopefully that won't last long. You just started posting on this board too

Anyway, Azarenka for me.
It's been a gradual process...there was a time a wouldn't have missed a ball being served...now...couldn't care less, seriously
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Azarenka - Not a full-fledged fan yet but she has grown on me tremendously.

Oudin - Already a fan and she made that much prouder.

Dementieva - Consider this my official resignation from the Anyone but Dementedieva Club.

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Same. Although I did become more of a fan of Lisicki and Cirstea, and went off Azarenka completely.
Azarenka...saw her at this years FO and she was going dolally when playing Saurez-Navarro...at times she reminded me of a young Mary Pierce in her antics...she's a bit chavish...could be down to the people behind her
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Re: Who made you a fan this Wimbledon?

Lisicki made me a fan so I'll actually follow her career see what she can do in the future, hopefully she'll work on a few things & win a slam one day. Also Dementieva, I was never anti-her but I was never really a fan either, she was just a "meh" to me really but her match against Serena really got me to appreciate her game & I was incredibly impressed by her serving that day. Great match all round that one.

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