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How did these players' nicknames come about?

I'm sort of new to this forum but I've been seeing various nicknames for different players being used quite often in GM, can anyone explain how each nick was derived?

Serena - Sarin
Sharapova - Martha
Radwanska - Agatha/Hagatha
Venus - Vinas
Jankovic - Empress
Ivanovic - VIP/Anita?
Clijsters - Madusah (Medusa?)
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I believe the Clijsters/Medusa thing came from Oracene Price's twitter when she referred to Kim as a Medusa.
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I believe the Clijsters/Medusa thing came from Oracene Price's twitter when she referred to Kim as a Medusa.
I believe VIP was from that crazy/annoying Anci Stan going on about how former GS champs should be respected with 'VIP' instead of 'Wild Card'.

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VIP (Very Important Person)came from a time when Ivanovic drop down to the low 50s in the rankings and needed WCs from premiers to get in directly. And of course TF hated her for it

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I'm sort of new to this forum but I've been seeing various nicknames for different players being used quite often in GM, can anyone explain how each nick was derived?

Serena - Sarin
Sharapova - Martha
Radwanska - Agatha/Hagatha
Venus - Vinas
Jankovic - Empress
Ivanovic - VIP/Anita?
Clijsters - Madusah (Medusa?)
We started calling Jankovi Empress I believe because of how good she used to be in Rome.

Sharapova-Martha I never really understood

Sarin would be to Serena the same as Vinas is to Venus I guess; just a way of saying the name.

I'll take this opportunity to ask why people call Clijsters Saint Sin? I LOVE IT and always laugh so hard when someone calls her that
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can someone explain who gave Aga the nickname Vulture

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can someone explain who gave Aga the nickname Vulture
Because of Serena, who has vultured her way to 5 undeserved Miami titles

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We started calling Jankovi Empress I believe because of how good she used to be in Rome.

Sharapova-Martha I never really understood

Sarin would be to Serena the same as Vinas is to Venus I guess; just a way of saying the name.

I'll take this opportunity to ask why people call Clijsters Saint Sin? I LOVE IT and always laugh so hard when someone calls her that
1 > And 'cause she is the Empress and all others are pure peasants
2 > I don't get Martha either
3 > Sarin is a deadly chemical weapon
4 > Saint Sin?
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I always use Masha instead of Martha
Agatha is self explanatory (though I find Vulture more appropriate this year)
Venus - because people can't spell her damn name right
and sarin...i always think of Marat
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I always thought it was saint kim after she donated her prize money in brisbane???

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where did Fransexa & Sextlana come from? pls~
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I always wondered if the "Sarin" one is meant to be friendly, given that it's a deadly chemical weapon
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can someone explain who gave Aga the nickname Vulture
from twitter #queenvulture
not sure who started it though

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Re: How did these players' nicknames come about?

Corswandt, (who else? ) coined the vulture nickname for Aga. No doubt he is quite proud of it too.

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where did Fransexa & Sextlana come from? pls~
From the fact that they are "sexy"
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