Good question Almie, and make sure you post more in here too!!
Well there are a number of reasons why I support Anna. It all started for me with the way she battled through Wimbledon in 97, it was fantastic to see someone going through the tournament, beating some very good players along the way, and I remember watching some of her matches on the tv, I loved the fighting spirit she showed. I'll admit her looks helped at that time, I mean I was only 13 then, and looks can definitely influence you at that age
, but even now although I still think she's great looking, that has nothing to do with it, I mean Anna could play with a paper bag over her head, and I'd still support her (yeah I know playing with a paper bag over your head isn't the ideal thing when you play tennis, but you know what I mean!). She has been giving such a tough time from the press, and from so many people, but she is able to cope with that, and I really really admire her for that, because not many people could cope as well as she's done.
Her game is why I support her most of all, she has the sort of game, that sometimes you feel like shouting what the hell are doing, some of her shot selection, some of the matches she loses. But she's the sort of player that always has you on the edge of your seat, because you never know how she's going to play, she can be unpredictable, which is good in a way, but also can be very frustrating!!. There are just so many things to like about Anna and in the last week I'm more hopeful about Anna's game than I've been for a good long while, with getting Harold in as coach, planning to play smaller tournaments, these are good decisions, and hopefully we'll see Anna getting the rewards she deserves.
Also I guess I could probably say that supporting Anna is a part of my life, the same like when I'm supporting my football team Hearts, but with Anna, if possible, I try and be on the internet when she's playing a match, because I always have to know how she's doing in a match. I could really go on for hours, why I support Anna, but all of the above things definitely!