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Question Players That You Became A Fan Of Or Lost Your Affection After AO 2013 ???

after this dramatic Grand Slam, I am sure we all gained new faves and not-so-faves so list those players you are supporting now that you didn't before and also the players that you won't be supporting in the future

I am a new fan of

Oracle Agnieszka Radwanska
Jamie Hampton
Luksika Kumkhum
Garbine MUGuruza
Yuxuan Zhang

On the other hand I won't be fan of

Viktoria Azarenka
Daria Gavrilova

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Re: Players That You Became A Fan Of Or Lost Your Affection After AO 2013

Sloane Stephens

Not her fault though, mostly the American media. If I see a few more interviews though and okay results I may like her again
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Oh I've become a huge fan of Jamie Hampton
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Re: Players That You Became A Fan Of Or Lost Your Affection After AO 2013 ???

Fan:

Hampton
Li

Not Supporting:

Kvitova

So what happens when a friend or partner holds a different opinion against your favorite?
- Agree to disagree, don't hold grudges for someone else

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Sloane Stephens

Not her fault though, mostly the American media. If I see a few more interviews though and okay results I may like her again
That's what Youtube is for.

It's a new art form showing people how little we care.
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Re: Players That You Became A Fan Of Or Lost Your Affection After AO 2013

I became a fan of Jamie Hampton, Madison Keys and of course Sloan Stephens. One of the great stories of this Major was that the USA finally has a good crop of young players.


Lets hope they can build on what they achieved at the AO open.


At first I had a negative reaction to Vika's antics. But with more time to reflect, I don't think its as bad as was initially reported. As a top player and premier athlete, its her job to compete and win. If people don't like the rule, change it. Don't blame players for knowing the rule book. What she did would have been legal even in an ethical sport like Golf. She broke no rules. Didn't cheat. Didn't lie.

The time-out injury break in women's tennis has been an issue for a long time. Maybe an incident like this will finally get officials to change it. Plus the controversy is great for the WTA!

I came away with no real negative reactions to any WTA player.
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Re: Players That You Became A Fan Of Or Lost Your Affection After AO 2013 ???

Didnt really become hater/fan of any player, just:


Appreciate more:

Li Na
Goerges
Hampton
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Became a fan of: No One

Gained (more) Respect for: Li Na, Radwanska, Sloane, Madison Keys, Jamie Hampton, Laura Robson

Lost Respect for: Azarenka, I was a big fan but now she is just another player to me.

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I used to be a fan of Victoria Azarenka when she just started her breakthrough year in 2009. It went downhill since then AO 2013 made it even worse

I like Li Na more now after watching the AO 2013 final


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Re: Players That You Became A Fan Of Or Lost Your Affection After AO 2013 ???

+ Sloane Stephens
- No one
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Re: Players That You Became A Fan Of Or Lost Your Affection After AO 2013 ???

+Jamie Hampton
-Vika
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I like Li Na more now after watching the AO 2013 final
Same here. That CCTV interview made me cry
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Re: Players That You Became A Fan Of Or Lost Your Affection After AO 2013 ???

Found new respect for Li after her run. I've never had anything against her really, but shed never been someone I ever rooted for. I wouldn't say she's suddenly a new fave of mine or anything, but I could definitely see her being someone I'd root for at events my favourites aren't playing or have been eliminated from.
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Re: Players That You Became A Fan Of Or Lost Your Affection After AO 2013 ???

Gained massive respect for Li Na (though I liked her anyway) and Jamie Hampton.

Became an even lesser fan of Azarenka.

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Re: Players That You Became A Fan Of Or Lost Your Affection After AO 2013 ???

Appreciate more:
Li Na
Vika, in some ways.

I cheer on scrubs.

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