Im still relatively new here so Im not sure if a thread like this has existed before but I think it would be cool to see when Jelena gained your unshakable support in a big way.
I'll go first:
The scene was Wimbledon 2002.
I hadnt been interested in tennis for that long, apart from playing from when I was younger and watching bits and pieces but I became engrossed this year.
I remember it was only one of those cut-to things that shows you another court and it showed Jelena's second round against Peschke (then Hrdlickova). I remember thinking she was extremely hot initially (that dress
) then when I saw her play I loved her go-for-broke game, her backhand, her stoic on-court demeanour - she was still rock-solid mentally then, and of course shooo! I was in love! After that I followed her results through the Championships and then beyond, through the ups and the (mostly) downs - a lot of players tend to nosedive results-wise when I become they're fan.
Since then I have been an obsessive fan of Jelena, not quite stalkerish
, even through the long spells when she wasn't playing, even in 2007 when the occasional kidnapping story was all you got
and I always believed that her best days were still to come, and now this year I believe that they may.
What about everybody else?