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Something Completely Different...

FROM THE WTA SITE

Press conferences are excellent for finding out how a player felt they did in their match, their form and what they think of their next opponent - but what about all of those completely unrelated questions? Here is the first of many random questions posed to several of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour's brightest stars.

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Part I

Who is your favorite men's player?

Caroline Wozniacki: "I have quite a few, but if I started naming names I'd be worried there'd be rumors I'm dating them!"

Patty Schnyder: "Roger. He makes it look so easy. He comes up with it on the big points. He finds a way to beat almost everybody. He's so impressive."

Elena Dementieva: "Roger Federer. He's the best ever. I like everything about him. The way he plays, the way he behaves on and off the court... he's perfect. He's the greatest player I have ever seen."

Vera Zvonareva: "You can't overlook Roger. He's definitely one of my favorites. I also enjoy watching Davydenko play."

Ana Ivanovic:
"Roger Federer. I admire him very much, not only for his achievements, but for how he conducts himself on and off the court. I also like Nadal, and of course Novak because we have been friends for many years."

Sabine Lisicki:
"I'd go with Roger. I also like how Djokovic broke through two years ago, I enjoyed watching him. He changed the game, played differently... he is fun, too."

Nadia Petrova:
"Roger Federer. Every tennis player dreams to play like him. He's such a great champion. And he also has the good looks!"

Vania King: "When I was younger, I loved to watch Sampras."

Cara Black: "Rafael Nadal."

Dominika Cibulkova: "It was Andre Agassi when I was younger, but now it's Nadal. The way he plays... he plays so well, but he's such a fighter."

Katarina Srebotnik:
"Rafael Nadal. He's a hard worker who improved his game tremendously and I admire him for that. In my opinion he is also a very down to earth and polite guy. He also impressed me in a positive way in many of his interviews, especially with his attitude, approach and simplicity."

Aleksandra Wozniak: "I'd have to say Tommy Haas. He has been playing so well for such a long time now."

Liezel Huber: "Andy Murray."

Bethanie Mattek-Sands: "I like Andy Murray's game. I'd probably say he's my favorite. Fabrice Santoro used to be my favorite."

Michaella Krajicek: "My favorite player since I was younger has always been Andy Roddick - for his talent, looks and attitude!"

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Part II

Do you play video games?


Ana Ivanovic: "I never did until I was introduced to Guitar Hero, and I love it."

Vania King: "YES. I love video games. I play mostly RPGs, MMORPGs and action/adventure games."

Aleksandra Wozniak: "When I was little, my sister Dorota and I would play Nintendo for hours. Now I just travel around the world with a PSP!"

Bethanie Mattek-Sands: "I get games. I'm the biggest Sudoku/Solitaire person ever. If I have an extra five minutes I'll be playing."

Katarina Srebotnik: "No, not at all. When I was younger I used to love them and I have to say I was pretty good because I couldn't stand the words GAME OVER on the screen! I played the games over and over again until I would go all the way or at least reach a very high score."

Dominika Cibulkova: "I do - I play tennis video games! I'm not very good at them though, everyone is always beating me..."

Caroline Wozniacki: "I do, with my brother. Race car games, singing star... it's a lot of fun!"

Cara Black: "I don't play video games."

Liezel Huber:
"NO!"

Vera Zvonareva: "Not really. I used to play Super Mario and Tetris on Gameboy. I would play Tetris for such a long time..."

Michaella Krajicek: "No, not at all. The only game I used to play was Super Mario on Gameboy."

Elena Dementieva: "I don't play video games. My brother is a big fan of them though. I could never understand his passion for them!"

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Part III

What do you think of Kim Clijsters' comeback?

Patty Schnyder: "I think it's great. Her career before was way too short. She's a champion. She has a great character. It's cool to have her back."

Ana Ivanovic: "I have always gotten on very well with Kim. She's a great player and I hope to have the opportunity to compete against her again."

Nadia Petrova: "It's great for tennis. A lot of people missed her and her game. She was always such a positive person and did so many good things for the Tour. It's great to see her back after having a kid. She's enjoying it too."

Michaella Krajicek: "I think it's great for women's tennis. It was an honor for me to be the first player to play her in singles in her comeback, at an exhibition at the Ordina Open this year."

Marion Bartoli: "I had spoken with her former coach at the Australian Open. He told me she missed the competition and wanted to come back. It's great. Obviously she had achieved so much before she retired, and now she has already done big things again. It's great for the women's game to see her back. She'll be back in the Top 10 again very soon."

Liezel Huber: "I'm so happy. I love her and she's great for the game."

Vera Zvonareva: "It's great! She's one of the crowd's favorites all around the world. She brings a lot to women's tennis."

Cara Black: "It's great for tennis. We're really looking forward to having her back on the road with us. She's such a lovely girl and her little girl is so cute."

Sabine Lisicki: "I always liked watching her play. It's always fun to watch her. It's great for the game she's back now."

Bethanie Mattek-Sands: "Awesome. She was really well-liked on Tour. She went out on top, and it'll be interesting to see if she can get back to No.1."

Aleksandra Wozniak: "I think she wants to challenge herself to get back to the top and still has the hunger to play professional tennis."

Dominika Cibulkova: "I was kind of surprised because it must be hard to come back after having a baby, but she looks really fit and motivated. When I first started playing on the Tour she had just left. I met her once or twice but didn't really know her that well... it'll be nice to get to know her now."

Caroline Wozniacki: "I was a bit surprised when I first heard, but I knew if she felt she could do it, she would. And she has done amazing since coming back. I'm really happy she's back. She's a great player with a great personality."

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Oh Cara and Liezel, I hate your answers.


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Caroline Wozniacki: "I have quite a few, but if I started naming names I'd be worried there'd be rumors I'm dating them!"
Probably because you are, Caroline.

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Nadia Petrova: "Roger Federer. Every tennis player dreams to play like him. He's such a great champion. And he also has the good looks!"
He's taken, Nads.

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Cara Black: "Rafael Nadal."
You sure you don't wanna elaborate, Cara? No..? Okay then...

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Aleksandra Wozniak: "I'd have to say Tommy Haas. He has been playing so well for such a long time now."
Aleks gets points for thinking more than 3 seconds about her answer and avoiding the "Ummmmm, daaaaaa, Federer/Nadal" answer.

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Liezel Huber: "Andy Murray."
No wonder no one gives a shit about doubles. Feel free to be fan friendly any one of these days, Cara and Liezel.

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Bethanie Mattek-Sands: "I like Andy Murray's game. I'd probably say he's my favorite. Fabrice Santoro used to be my favorite."
Typical of Beth to have a unique player like Fabrice as a favourite.

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Michaella Krajicek: "My favorite player since I was younger has always been Andy Roddick - for his talent, looks and attitude!"
Wouldn't have picked that one.
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Roger, Roger, Roger, Roger...

Disappointed with this thread. :rollees:
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Roger, Roger, Roger, Roger...

Disappointed with this thread. :rollees:
Not my fault they don't give interesting answers for the most part.
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Roger, Roger, Roger, Roger...

Disappointed with this thread. :rollees:
Who would not want to play tennis like Roger Federer?

*Venus*Serena*Kuznetsova*Schiavone*Taylor*Bartoli* *A.Bondarenko*Zheng*Duval*Safarova*Kirilenko*

*Federer*Nadal*Djokovic*Tsonga*Murray*Monfils*Gulb is*Young*Wawrinka*Mirnyi*

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They're all Federer/Nadal fangirls. Easy.
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They should like the guy who's lost to Roger 19 times more.

Serena Williams: I'm going for team Sharapova 'coz she's hot
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oudin is a great player she already beat maria i expect to do the same now
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Part II

Do you play video games?

Ana Ivanovic: "I never did until I was introduced to Guitar Hero, and I love it."

Vania King: "YES. I love video games. I play mostly RPGs, MMORPGs and action/adventure games."

Aleksandra Wozniak: "When I was little, my sister Dorota and I would play Nintendo for hours. Now I just travel around the world with a PSP!"

Bethanie Mattek-Sands: "I get games. I'm the biggest Sudoku/Solitaire person ever. If I have an extra five minutes I'll be playing."

Katarina Srebotnik: "No, not at all. When I was younger I used to love them and I have to say I was pretty good because I couldn't stand the words GAME OVER on the screen! I played the games over and over again until I would go all the way or at least reach a very high score."

Dominika Cibulkova: "I do - I play tennis video games! I'm not very good at them though, everyone is always beating me..."

Caroline Wozniacki: "I do, with my brother. Race car games, singing star... it's a lot of fun!"

Cara Black: "I don't play video games."

Liezel Huber:
"NO!"

Vera Zvonareva: "Not really. I used to play Super Mario and Tetris on Gameboy. I would play Tetris for such a long time..."

Michaella Krajicek: "No, not at all. The only game I used to play was Super Mario on Gameboy."

Elena Dementieva: "I don't play video games. My brother is a big fan of them though. I could never understand his passion for them!"
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You sure you don't wanna elaborate, Cara? No..? Okay then...
I get the feeling I'm gonna be able to quote this post for each and every time they ask Cara Black to answer one of these questions.

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Yeah...... you're not doing your reputation any favours here Liezel.
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Vania King: "YES. I love video games. I play mostly RPGs, MMORPGs and action/adventure games."
Vania
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Part II

Do you play video games?

Ana Ivanovic: "I never did until I was introduced to Guitar Hero, and I love it."

Vania King: "YES. I love video games. I play mostly RPGs, MMORPGs and action/adventure games."

Aleksandra Wozniak: "When I was little, my sister Dorota and I would play Nintendo for hours. Now I just travel around the world with a PSP!"

Bethanie Mattek-Sands: "I get games. I'm the biggest Sudoku/Solitaire person ever. If I have an extra five minutes I'll be playing."

Katarina Srebotnik: "No, not at all. When I was younger I used to love them and I have to say I was pretty good because I couldn't stand the words GAME OVER on the screen! I played the games over and over again until I would go all the way or at least reach a very high score."

Dominika Cibulkova: "I do - I play tennis video games! I'm not very good at them though, everyone is always beating me..."

Caroline Wozniacki: "I do, with my brother. Race car games, singing star... it's a lot of fun!"

Cara Black: "I don't play video games."

Liezel Huber:
"NO!"

Vera Zvonareva: "Not really. I used to play Super Mario and Tetris on Gameboy. I would play Tetris for such a long time..."

Michaella Krajicek: "No, not at all. The only game I used to play was Super Mario on Gameboy."

Elena Dementieva: "I don't play video games. My brother is a big fan of them though. I could never understand his passion for them!"
That is an awesome question. I love knowing this about people.

Ana: Guitar hero=fail
Vania: You win ALL
Wozniak: I hope your talking about SNES! Me likey the answer.
Mattek Sands: Geek
Srebotnik: At least your child self was cool
Cibulkova: Your answer will do..
Caro: , though meh to your genre
Huber and Black: GTFO

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Serena Williams: I'm going for team Sharapova 'coz she's hot
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btw whos bolivia smith?
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Black and Huber They're such a disgrace. At least the lost the Masters-Final. Hopefully Mariajo / Nuria and other teams will kick their asses in 2010.

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Aleksandra Wozniak: "I'd have to say Tommy Haas. He has been playing so well for such a long time now."
10 brownie points for not going down Obvious Boulevard like most of the others, and 10 more for picking a player I really like.

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Bethanie Mattek-Sands: "I like Andy Murray's game. I'd probably say he's my favorite. Fabrice Santoro used to be my favorite."
Ditto.

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Vania King: "YES. I love video games. I play mostly RPGs, MMORPGs and action/adventure games."


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Caroline Wozniacki: "I do, with my brother. Race car games, singing star... it's a lot of fun!"
Well, not quite enough to make her a true geek, but it's a start.

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Cara Black: "I don't play video games."
Liezel Huber: "NO!"
Their answers make it look like they think playing video games is something people should be ashamed of.

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Their answers make it look like they think playing video games is something people should be ashamed of.
Showing any sign of enthusiasm must also be a big no-no for them.
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