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signing autographs after a match

It's interesting how players act after a match.

By my experience, in practice sessions they normally do sign autographs.

After a match, the winner normally signs all autographs the fans want, in Toronto, most players did with one exception: Vera Zvonareva after her match against Barbara Schett refused to sign any.

Some players don't sign after a loss, which is understandable, that I saw: Kim Clijsters, Amanda Coetzer.

but I think it's very nice from some players that sign autographs after they lost: Barbara Schett, Mary Pierce and Jelena Dokic (yes, you read it right, Jelena signed a lot of autographs after she lost to Vera).
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Kim signed an auto after she lost....i remember cos i was like "only kim would do that"

my experiences....

the Williams after practice do their best to sign all
Justine did the same BEFORE practice
Jennifer promised me after practice but then i had to go
Jelena is really nice...you ask her and she'll sign
same with Daniela
Alyona: you have to catch her at the right time or she has to like you but shes real cool when shes in a good mood

and the lower ranked players in general are more down to earth so appreciate their fans (Alicia Molik was so nice to me, and Nadia Petrova signed for everyone who asked when she was dripping with sweat after a match)
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Well when the whole crowd is booing Vera's close calls and shit, I wouldn't sign autographs either.
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Kim signed an auto after she lost....i remember cos i was like "only kim would do that"
not in Toronto
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Well when the whole crowd is booing Vera's close calls and shit, I wouldn't sign autographs either.

they never booed her.
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They did.
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They did.
I was there
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not in Toronto
yes she did because me and my friends started having a discussion about sportsmanship because of it
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Some players are pretty focused, and win or lose they just want to get off. Vera is very shy BTW.

But I remember at BMH Shino just wanted to get off court after beating Bovina, and as the week went on she became more friendly.

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yes she did because me and my friends started having a discussion about sportsmanship because of it

maybe she did at the court, but I was outside the court, where people line-up precisely for that and although some kids asked her she just walked straight to the exit.
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Some players are pretty focused, and win or lose they just want to get off. Vera is very shy BTW.

But I remember at BMH Shino just wanted to get off court after beating Bovina, and as the week went on she became more friendly.

actually, I don't know what's in their heads at that moment, they might be not feeling too well because of the heat and just want to get to the locker room, and as I said I absolutely understand when they don't do it after a loss.

I wanted more to emphasize how some players sign after a loss, it's more to praise Babsi, Jelena and Mary.
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I also like players who take their time to sign. Like Monica, Anna and babsi. They try to sign everyone who wants one before the press packers drive them off.

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I also like players who take their time to sign. Like Monica, Anna and babsi. They try to sign everyone who wants one before the press packers drive them off.
Monica is indeed very nice to her fans, I saw her in 1999 in Toronto after she lost the final to Martina Hingis and she stayed outside the court for a long time signing autographs.

Babsi will sign as many as people want.

I don't know about Anna, I only saw her in Montreal last year and didn't look for her when she finished because half of the population of the world was waiting for her autograph.
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maybe she did at the court, but I was outside the court, where people line-up precisely for that and although some kids asked her she just walked straight to the exit.
yes it was at the side of the court
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yes it was at the side of the court

where there are TV cameras
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