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WTA players that are the nicest off court

My picks are Seles. Clijsters. Majoli. Rubin. Coetzer Perice. Navratilova. their are other wta players on the tour who i also consider nice off court. but not up to par with this group as of yet.
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how do we know the players off the court?

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Irma I was thinking the same thing.

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how do we know the players off the court?
Gosh, gee, well, UC... (oh, never mind)!
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I have seen AVS play many times in the United States.
Without exception, she was very generous with her
time and gracious with the fans.
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Well, Arantxa of course.

Maleeva was very nice when we met her @ 2001 US Open. She was giving her broken racquets and wristbands and everything away. It was like these 7 year old girls were rumagging through her bag for anything they could get...one even got to go in the locker room with her.

Dinara Safina and Iroda Tulyaganova were also very, very nice. They signed an autograph for anyone that wanted one, and waited for everyone to get them before the security guards rushed them off court.

Barbara Schett and Chanda Rubin thought that no one wanted their autographs and were walking off court after practice when we managed to get their attention. I don't think they hold themselves in very high regards.

Iva Majoli wasn't all that great, as someone stated above. She seemed quite angry that we actually recognized her, and wished that it never happened.

Francesca Schiavone, Venus Williams, and a few others pretended we didn't exist.

Virginia Ruano-Pascual wasn't very happy we recognized her either, or maybe it was because we didn't call her Vivi.....

Maja Matevzic was very pleased when someone asked her for her autograph, but I wasn't sure to pronounce here name Maya or Maha so I decided not to make myself seem like an ass.

Anna Pitolesi was enthralled once we told her about annasmashnova.com. That was exciting.

Surprisingly, Nathalie Tauziat wasn't all that mean. She was to a little boy, after he asked her for her autograph and then screams to me "WHAT'S HER NAME AGAIN!?", whenst she denied her signature. Dechy didn't think anyone wanted hers eithes.

Navratilova wasn't all that great. In 2000, she signed my brother's Big Tennis Ball and threw it over her shoulder with the Sharpie and stormed away.

Mauresmo was very nice, even after her practice session. That was really cool.

We got pictures with Testud, who was ADORABLE.

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Surprisingly, Nathalie Tauziat wasn't all that mean. She was to a little boy, after he asked her for her autograph and then screams to me "WHAT'S HER NAME AGAIN!?", whenst she denied her signature. Dechy didn't think anyone wanted hers eithes.
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Amy Frazier and Gala Leon are both very nice...

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Hands down, Arantxa. She signed me an autographe after she played a terrible match. She even smiled at the fans n said thank you to ppl who wished her good luck.
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They are people, just like us.. They could be in a good mood to do something for you, or they could be not.. When player loses the match and then goes signing autographs, it should really be appreciated, but if she doesn't, I have no problem understanding. Like Lena Dementieva is very, very nice, if she wins, but if she loses, she rushes off court immedately, which I understand..

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I agree... just because a player doesn't sign autographs, it doesn't mean she's an awful person. The main reason I wouldn't is because of safety, because you can't trust anyone nowadays.
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Isn't this about the 457th time WTAworld has had this thread?
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Isn't this about the 457th time WTAworld has had this thread?
I am not sure.. Could you provide links to those about 456 threads?

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NOONE up in here knows how nice a player is off court. And don't give me the "she signed my autograph, and was nice" bull. I have seen my faves play many times, and once got an autograph however I don't know what kind of person they are because I was only around them for a few minutes. If even that. So unless you are a relative of that player, then you don't know if they are nice or not. And a friend of a friend thing don't count either. LOL
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Who's met Jen cos I want to kow what to expect come Wimbly time?

Jen, is it cold out there or are you just pleased to see me?
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