Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: aka TennisPower
Has anybody here switched fave over the past 6 years, and why?
Let me start. Seles used to be my fave. During her hiatus, I essentially lost passion for women's tennis. When I resumed watching, I saw a dominating youngster, Hingis, dismissing everybody including my fave, Seles. Then I also noticed another lanky and young girl, Venus, who wouldn't hesitate to plunge to the concrete to chase a ball in US open 97 semis against Spirlea; that got my attention. Then Venus slowly grew on me: her sheer determination despite facing more skilful players and other adversities was awesome.
My journey with her culminated this year in February when she became #1. That was ecstasy. But I would cry of exultation if Seles could garner another GS before she retires.
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"Playing aggressive tennis ... that's always the way to go, if you ask me." - Venus Williams, May/2002
"Some shots I will hit hard but not every ball. I'm not just using my power." - Serena Williams, Oct/2002