Wow thank u so much for sharing the experience. i got one big experience with her either. Really honestly i was her fan since i didn't know what kind of sport tennis is. I heard her name on TV which is not quite like native Thai, and it's so charismatic that i decided to have raquet to play the tennis.Looking back it's been around eleven years to now.I have played tennis since then.
A few years ago, when our country, Thailand, held an invitation match for the Tsunami victims with Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams, also along with Tamarine and Suchanun Viratprasert in double session. I received a ticket from a friend and was so glad to see them all. They were really professional incredible. After the double match, i ran from the seat to another stadium where she prepared to take a car to the airport. It was like a running crossing another side of world to make a record. I'd kill to meet her once before she would leave me for the rest of my life. And my exhaust disappeared when she walked out the gate and met me. I totally revealed how much she is important to my tennis and how much i admire her. Tammy, like an angel, took off her cap and signed her name on it and gave it to me. I could not do nothing, but burst into tears.
Til last November, I and my friends who are her fans were invited by her mother for a dinner. It was a great welcome and most worth-remembering crusine ever in my life. Everyone of us enjoyed the food, talking about our experience with her, joking, everything...it was such an honor for us. We spent kinda like before six pm to midnight and Tammy and her mother drove us home!!! We are just students and live in so very different areas of Bangkok city. We can not forget this.
Before leaving she asked us if we would like to hit a tennis with her. Who can say NO to Ms. living legendary tennis of ur country??? So we met again after fedcup. Again, she presented us a chance to play tennis with her. There were six of us, Mr. Jiro from Jirobkk.com, Tamarine and her friend. It went so unbelieveable that she gave us a clinic tennis...u know, i've been playing tennis for more than ten years, but i couldn't get the back right back to her, coz i was so nervous and she passed them so gentle in order that we could let them in play.
What's more? While some were talking and taking photos with her, i was playing in sets with the other guys. U know what? I was amazed when she's convinced herself by that i was resemble to her on courts. She told me that i looked really like her. I felt so Tamarine that day hehehe. She called me Tammy Two and cheering me from behind "Tammy Tammy" while i was in the games...sorry i lost two straight sets. It's bundle of feeling kinda like nervous and happy at the same time...really honestly i was kicking my feet as trying to set up for the balls
When being asked to give us a professional hit, she didn't hesitate abit, instead, she turned to me and picked me to do the tennis with her.I swear to god it was so hard to them back to her...loosing any kind of controls i tried to spread it back, but she was still with big SMILE
But after that, she gave me such a useful piece of advice that i still remember to play tennis until now.
What i'm trying to share here is my experience where i have Tamarine as my model and idol in my tennis. She's so nice, warm, generous, athletic, with hospitality and sense of humor. I'm so happy that she won the title and gained more support. I can't do tennis without her in my life. So i give it up to her, Tamarine Tanasugarn.