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View Poll Results: How do you pick your faves?
Because I like her game 21 36.84%
Because I like her personality 22 38.60%
Because she is beautiful 5 8.77%
Same nationality 1 1.75%
Same ethnicity 0 0%
Other (specify) 8 14.04%
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How do you pick your faves?

What is it that makes a player one of your favorites?

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I don't , they pick me

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Personality and their game
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Personality & Looks.
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Personality & Game
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Re: How do you pick your faves?

For me I guess it's about seeing something of you in that player.
I like Lindsay Davenport because even though she wasn't the best mover, she used other facets of her game to the best of her ability to get to number one in the world.

I like Patty Schynder because I think my forehand is as loopy as hers.
She gives her all when it comes to the WTA organization and IMO one of the friendliest on tour.

I love Serena's personality.
And I'm still working on that Serena-esque body.

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You don't pick, you fall in love.


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Passion and Reason

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Re: How do you pick your faves?

Game and personality - or a mix of game, personality and looks but generally the first two

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I follow my irrational side.
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There`s no simple answer to that. I guess all combined (except looks). I do root for all Slovenian players, but I admit that I would root for Dementjeva whenever she plays Slovenian one.
Some players have game that I like (A.Radwanska, Schnyder, Janković, Dementjeva, Hingis, Venus)- but I don`t root for all of them.
I like personality of some players (Dementjeva, Schnyder, Bartoli)
I`m fan of Russian language, music, novels, ... this means I would quite probably root for the Russian in almost any match.
I quite often root for underdogs. I like surprises (as long it`s not against one of my favorites, of course).

Well - my favorites are (except Slovenians who needn`t meet any conditions - it`s enough that we share nationality)
Dementjeva (like her game, her personality, her attitude, I start rooting for her when she was the most underestimated player on Tour, she was able to lose to anyone but also win to anyone. She got a bit of attention she deserves in the last few years - but she is still in shade of some other players)

Šarapova (actually I have no idea why I like her. Surely not because she`s pretty, because in my opinion Lena and many others are much prettier. I don`t like her game, I don`t like her personalitiy ... but I just have to admire her attitude and persistance in every match)

Schnyder (she`s pretty much controversial ... with her bad-mannered husband etc. ... but I find her very intelligent woman, and I like her game)

Zvonareva (I felt so sorry for her always when she used to cry on court ... I guess it`s my instinct to help and protect And lately I also like her game ...)

Peer (when I saw her match against Serena in AO few years ago I started rooting for her. I just admired her attitude and fighting spirit ...)

Enough for your research?
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Jelena Dementjeva
Marion Bartoli
Patty Schnyder


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Šarapova, Kerber, Kirilenko, Makarova, Robson, Pavljučenkova, Svitolina, Vekić, Putinceva, ...
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I don't , they pick me
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