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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 2002, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Player with funny or odd backround ?

Celine Beigbeder - secretary turned pro at age of 25 (?)

Anna Pistolesi - former Russian now with Italian name

Daja Bedanova - Trained and lived in Finland for several years at her early teenage
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Pistolesi was in the Israeli Army

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I was going to say that ASV!

Also, Nathalie Tauziat was born in Africa and Sabine Appelmans started playing left-handed (even though she is right-handed) when they separated the left-handers from the right at a tennis camp and she wanted to stay with her friend who was left-handed!
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Clarisa Fernandez: Started playing tennis at 14.

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yeah, the Sabine Appelmans thing is funny...

I wonder, would she have had better results if she had played right-handed?
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She was the best swimmer in her town, until one day she came back to find all her cloths stolen. With only her wet svimmingsuit left she decided , no more swimming I wanna be ....................
a gymnast, and that she was, until she grow too big for the liking of her coach who wantet her to eat less , no more gymnastics she said I wanna be a ................pianoplayer. and she was, but on the way to and from the pianolessons she had to pass a tennis court, and tennis looked fun. And a tennis player she became.

Last year she reached the final in the Asian Championships, and the quarter final in the girls tournament of Wimbledon.
Ivanna Isroilova am I talking about
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Nice one, Salima

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Nadia petrova is russian but trained in Egypt,Poland and in Florida.

Angeles Montolio didn't pay tennis until she was 13 I think.

Tzipora Obziler wsn't able to play in the last year because she had to de her military duty.

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I wonder if someone can tell more about Dally R. Been from Africa and now in top 100, without playing in many WTA tour tourneys.
Where does she live? She also have a sister not yet as good and be in top 100.

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I think Dally was a good junior and she started playing professionally but she had some money problems and had to stop for a while. I think she lives in Antananrivo(sp.)

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Dally has a sister named Natacha.

Dally's highest singles rank was 86 for a week in 1996

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Ai Sugiyama is the part owner of a company named Belly Button which controls a tennis academy, a cafe, and a flower shop in Chigasaki circa 1998

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Tauziat was born in Bangui, in the Central African Republic and lived there until age 8. Her father sold bathroom fixtures.

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The williams sisters: From ghetto to dominating the tour.
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