Schiavone was rather rude when some Italian fans asked her for an autograph at the Olympics. I mean, I know she'd just played a match but Pennetta obliged and it would have been nice to show some gratitude as they've probably traveled from Italy to see them.
In fact I got her reaction on camera.
Haha! What a picture! I met her a couple of years ago. To me, she hasn't looked/acted like the person she used to be this year. Grumpier. So I can understand this scene at the Olympics
Other players who were quite nice: Rus, Stephens, Stosur
I also observed Novak is very friendly with the fans. He takes all the time to make sure no fan is left out. And he does it with smile and patience.
I agree about Isner too.
I never had a chance to approach Roger or Vika, though. I am wondering how their interaction with the fans looks like.
Schiavone, Clijsters and Petko Even though I like her, Robson wasn't too nice when I met her at the Aus Open this year. She won her 3rd qualifying round and there was a bunch of people waiting next to the court, but she seemed really rushed and a bit annoyed. Maybe an off-day.
Schiavone is very up and down in my experience.
All the players I've ever approached for an autograph or picture (there aren't that many) have been nice, except for Henin. But Flavia's the nicest hands down. Not just obliging, but making conversation and all. Just don't approach her after a loss.
Oh, and Esther Vergeer is great too. Very kind.
What would you say if we could make