Re: Most fan friendly players
I don't normally bother players for autographs but Shvedova was very friendly and engaging when I asked her for an autograph in Birmingham last year.
I like to watch how players respond to fan requests and I do find most players are pretty happy to sign an autograph or pose for a photo, especially in the smaller events a la Birmingham. I'd say Czink, Karatantcheva, Razzano, Kanepi, Kudryavtseva and Lucic (perhaps names you wouldn't really expect too) have also come off very well when I've seen them around the grounds.
Hlavackova, Strycova, Venus, Serena, Schiavone, Hradecka, Safarova, Cetkovska, Pliskova, Kasatkina, Putintseva, Ostapenko, Gasparyan
Sam Smith on Hlavackova
"I will now call her LP Hlavackova - low percentage Hlavackova. I hope she doesn't drive a car the way she drives her groundstrokes!"