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VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:23 PM
I went to the Acura yesterday.

The first player I saw there was the beautiful K-lina Sprem. I talked to her a bit and she was very nice (but I didn't ask for her autograph because I don't have her picture yet).

The second player I saw was Sharapova. She practiced from 5 to 6pm. Yuri let me in and sit on the courtside to watch Masha practice. I talked to Yuri and learned from him that Venus got injured - really sorry to hear that and get well the soonest!!

The third player I saw was Paola Suarez because she practiced with Masha.

I got to talk to Masha quite a lot after the practice then I left because Masha was going to the gym.

I didn't go to the Acura today because Masha only had practice at 10am and I couldn't get there that early - I stay in Carlsbad.

Atrixo
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:38 PM
OMG! You are such a lucky girl, I'm so envious of you right now! :worship:

Sprem and Sharapova? That is so cool! MaSharapovaFan, if you could fill us in about some of your conversations with those players --- nothing personal or private mind you, just some comments about their game, or what they think of the upcoming tournament. If you could, we'd be very grateful. Thanks! :bounce:

Just a personal question though. I was wondering if Karolina and Maria are actually even MORE beautiful in person? I'm still so envious you actually got to speak them in person. :)

wongqks
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:40 PM
how is Maria's form?

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:44 PM
how is Maria's form?
I think she's in a form - Yuri said Masha has been practicing at the La Costa for a week already.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:46 PM
...I was wondering if Karolina... [is] actually even MORE beautiful in person?...
Yes, she is very beautiful in person.

wongqks
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:46 PM
I think she's in a form - Yuri said Masha has been practicing at the La Costa for a week already.


That's great to hear :)

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:49 PM
...I'm so envious of you right now!...
Please don't be envious because I've known Masha personally for 6 months already, and I came all the way to San Diego to congratulate her in person on winning the Wimbledon.

LiliaLee-Frazier
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:50 PM
I went to the Acura yesterday.

The first player I saw there was the beautiful K-lina Sprem. I talked to her a bit and she was very nice (but I didn't ask for her autograph because I don't have her picture yet).

The second player I saw was Sharapova. She practiced from 5 to 6pm. Yuri let me in and sit on the courtside to watch Masha practice. I talked to Yuri and learned from him that Venus got injured - really sorry to hear that and get well the soonest!!

The third player I saw was Paola Suarez because she practiced with Masha.

I got to talk to Masha quite a lot after the practice then I left because Masha was going to the gym.

I didn't go to the Acura today because Masha only had practice at 10am and I couldn't get there that early - I stay in Carlsbad.

:worship: :worship: :worship: GLAD YOU MET YOUR GIRLS! :kiss:

LindsayRocks89
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:50 PM
i hope u enjoy your time there, and good luck to Maria this week :bounce:

Atrixo
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:51 PM
Please don't be envious because I've known Masha personally for 6 months already, and I came all the way to San Diego to congratulate her in person on winning the Wimbledon.

Well, if you could just pass along, that she has many fans and supporters on this message board, who are wishing her all the best of luck this week! Go Masha! :yeah:

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:52 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: GLAD YOU MET YOUR GIRLS! :kiss:
K-lina is not my girl.

lizchris
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:52 PM
Any report as to whether Venus will play?

I am expecting her to since I don't think the injury was that serious.

Frank
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:53 PM
Wish Masha luck from me!

LiliaLee-Frazier
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:54 PM
K-lina is not my girl.
Well then you GIRL then :wavey:

bandabou
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:55 PM
Wow..looks like fun.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:57 PM
...if you could fill us in about some of your conversations with those players --- just some comments about their game, or what they think of the upcoming tournament...
I didn't see K-lina play - when I got there she was going to leave the courts area. I didn't asked her about the tournament next week.

I asked her whether she knew what time Masha practice. Whethere they were selling magazine with her pictures so that I could get her autograph. Then I wished her good luck next week. And she was walking alone.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 25th, 2004, 11:00 PM
Any report as to whether Venus will play?

I am expecting her to since I don't think the injury was that serious.
That is what I want to ask all of you too. I didn't go to the La Costa, so I don't know.

I do really want to see Venus and her mother again. And Serena (for the first time).

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 25th, 2004, 11:01 PM
Wish you a beautiful stay there, Tin ! :)
:wavey:
Welcome back from your holidays!

lizchris
Jul 25th, 2004, 11:04 PM
That is what I want to ask all of you too. I didn't go to the La Costa, so I don't know.

I do really want to see Venus and her mother again. And Serena (for the first time).
According to articles I read, she will be examined in LA tomorrow by another doctor and then make the decision as to whether she will play in San Diego. My guess is that the examination will be made early tomorrow morning since if Venus has to play tomorrow night, she can make it there by the afternoon. Considering the way she has been playing, I don't think she will need to practice for the first round match.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 25th, 2004, 11:10 PM
Thank you!

I have to go now.

Lucy
Jul 25th, 2004, 11:15 PM
I went to the Acura yesterday.

The first player I saw there was the beautiful K-lina Sprem. I talked to her a bit and she was very nice (but I didn't ask for her autograph because I don't have her picture yet).

The second player I saw was Sharapova. She practiced from 5 to 6pm. Yuri let me in and sit on the courtside to watch Masha practice. I talked to Yuri and learned from him that Venus got injured - really sorry to hear that and get well the soonest!!

The third player I saw was Paola Suarez because she practiced with Masha.

I got to talk to Masha quite a lot after the practice then I left because Masha was going to the gym.

I didn't go to the Acura today because Masha only had practice at 10am and I couldn't get there that early - I stay in Carlsbad.
you're so lucky

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 26th, 2004, 08:26 PM
Well then you GIRL then
But I've just talked to Your GIRL!

She's sooo friendly!

I told her that you're her very big fan.

I talked to her after she finished practicing.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 26th, 2004, 08:29 PM
Saw Mary and Momo practiced together.

Also saw K-lina and Lisa practiced together (I talked to K-lina again).

Also saw Dani practicing but don't remember with whom.

AjdeNate!
Jul 26th, 2004, 08:49 PM
K-Lina :hearts:

Anna F'd Enrique
Jul 26th, 2004, 08:50 PM
I met Myskina and took a picture with Suarez (one of my top 3 favs)! Paola is sooo nice.

Sprem seems so giddy all the time from what i saw of her. Svetlana scared me. I saw Richard Williams yesterday around 7 PM (he was driving a golf cart)

Anna F'd Enrique
Jul 26th, 2004, 08:52 PM
Sharapova was practicing with Paola too so i saw Shara also.

!<blocparty>!
Jul 26th, 2004, 08:54 PM
Sounds like you had a GREAT day :bounce:

deckham
Jul 26th, 2004, 08:57 PM
I met Myskina and took a picture with Suarez (one of my top 3 favs)! Paola is sooo nice.

Sprem seems so giddy all the time from what i saw of her. Svetlana scared me. I saw Richard Williams yesterday around 7 PM (he was driving a golf cart)
you met myskina... now i am jealous.... :lick:

did you speak with her??

jacobruiz
Jul 26th, 2004, 09:15 PM
But I've just talked to Your GIRL!

She's sooo friendly!

I told her that you're her very big fan.

I talked to her after she finished practicing.
So what about Maria? Come on, was she nice, friendly, stuck-up, etc...?:confused: ;)

Edward.
Jul 26th, 2004, 09:16 PM
Glad to see you had a great time MSF! :yeah:

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 26th, 2004, 09:25 PM
Just saw and talked to Dani. She was walking around alone and nobody's following her.

She's nice too.

lizchris
Jul 26th, 2004, 09:27 PM
Any news on Venus?

shnit.
Jul 26th, 2004, 09:27 PM
Just saw and talked to Dani. She was walking around alone and nobody following her.

She's nice too.
:bounce: :bounce:

how was she??she kinda acted shyly right?:p

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 26th, 2004, 09:29 PM
Venus is OK.

Dani isn't shy.

shnit.
Jul 26th, 2004, 09:31 PM
Venus is OK.

Dani isn't shy.
i wish i had talked to her last week :sobbing::sobbing:

thanks for the info:D

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Jul 26th, 2004, 09:31 PM
You guys should be talkin to Dani more often because she is the biggest star there lol!

lizchris
Jul 26th, 2004, 09:51 PM
Venus is OK.

Dani isn't shy.
Does that mean she is definitely going to play?

If so, this is great news!

Maggie&MomoFan
Jul 26th, 2004, 09:58 PM
Saw Mary and Momo practiced together.

Also saw K-lina and Lisa practiced together (I talked to K-lina again).

Also saw Dani practicing but don't remember with whom.

Hows Amelie and Marys form?? :bounce: :)

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:04 PM
Hows Amelie and Marys form??
I didn't watch them practicing. But I think they are in fine form.

Anna F'd Enrique
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:06 PM
i saw Mary's match and i dont think she could beat Venus. Her movement isnt very good. She ends up hitting a lot of short balls because of her movement.

Anna F'd Enrique
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:07 PM
On the other hand, Paola Suarex is very good. Her groundstrokes are very sound.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:07 PM
Does that mean she is definitely going to play?
Right now they say she's gonna play.

Kacey
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:07 PM
Just saw and talked to Dani. She was walking around alone and nobody's following her.

She's nice too.

omg. omg. awesome :)

what'd she say? what'd you say?

lizchris
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:10 PM
Right now they say she's gonna play.
Thank you.

If you find out anything different, could you please let us Venus fans know?

BTW, is she already in San Diego?

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:17 PM
Thank you.

If you find out anything different, could you please let us Venus fans know?

BTW, is she already in San Diego?
OK. And I'm a Venus fan myself.

I haven't seen her yet.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:21 PM
what'd she say? what'd you say?
I told her she has many fans on this board and they like her very much.

I told her I saw her practice. Then I said she has played well lately, and she said "yes". She also told me when she's gonna play.

lizchris
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:30 PM
OK. And I'm a Venus fan myself.

I haven't seen her yet.
OK. Thanks for the update.

Again, if you hear anything different, please let us know.

I had the feeling that she pulled out of JP Morgan as a precaution knowing she had to play this week.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:48 PM
A fan's just talked to Richard W and he says Venus won't be playing.

Richard is watching Dani's match right now.

lizchris
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:50 PM
A fan's just talked to Richard W and he says Venus won't be playing.

Richard is watching Dani's match right now.
Oh, that's a shame.:sad:

I hope it isn't true.

beauty_is_pink
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:50 PM
I told her she has many fans on this board and they like her very much.

I told her I saw her practice. Then I said she has played well lately, and she said "yes". She also told me when she's gonna play.:eek: omg thank you!!! :D :D :worship:

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:50 PM
Just saw Petrova - she was nice.

(But I didn't talk to her much because I wasn't sure whether that was her or Zvonareva).

Atrixo
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:59 PM
Just saw Petrova - she was nice.

(But I didn't talk to her much because I wasn't sure whether that was her or Zvonareva).

That would have been a big, social boo-boo, if you had mistaken the two! :lol:

At the rate you're going, you might actually get to speak in person to every player there. Now there's a challenge! ;)

Have fun, and keep filling us in on your adventures at La Costa! :)

CooCooCachoo
Jul 27th, 2004, 07:32 AM
Hey :) It's great you had so much fun! Whenever I read reports such as these I want to see some live tennis myself.. :lol: Can't wait!

forever_rafter
Jul 27th, 2004, 12:41 PM
Did you see Eleni Daniilidou?

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 27th, 2004, 08:42 PM
Did you see Eleni Daniilidou?
I just saw her a bit around noon.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 27th, 2004, 08:44 PM
At the rate you're going, you might actually get to speak in person to every player there. Now there's a challenge!
Actually I only want to talk to a number of players.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 27th, 2004, 08:52 PM
This post is especially for K-lina fans.

I watched her play the whole match yesterday afternoon - she played well (but it was so hot here).

After the match while she was signing autographs for all the fans who had asked, I got to talk to her again - I just said something like: you played well, good luck, well done... again and again.

But she was appreciative to me for being there to cheer for her the whole match - she already remembered me because I'd talked to her twice before, and I took 2 rolls of films during and after her match.

I just want to say again that she is a really nice girl indeed.

forever_rafter
Jul 27th, 2004, 10:46 PM
And how is Eleni doing? Flashing this cute smile of hers at fans ? ;)

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 28th, 2004, 12:48 AM
Already got Momo's and Mary's autographs - they practiced together again this morning.

Saw Venus yesterday evening while she came to see Serena practiced. Also saw Rechard.

And just cheered for Serena - really glad she won it.

Taccasha1
Jul 28th, 2004, 12:52 AM
how did serena play

Taccasha1
Jul 28th, 2004, 12:53 AM
how did serena play

AjdeNate!
Jul 28th, 2004, 12:58 AM
This post is especially for K-lina fans.

I watched her play the whole match yesterday afternoon - she played well (but it was so hot here).

After the match while she was signing autographs for all the fans who had asked, I got to talk to her again - I just said something like: you played well, good luck, well done... again and again.

But she was appreciative to me for being there to cheer for her the whole match - she already remembered me because I'd talked to her twice before, and I took 2 rolls of films during and after her match.

I just want to say again that she is a really nice girl indeed.
:woohoo: Thanks for the update!!! :yeah:

Hant Hant
Jul 28th, 2004, 01:26 AM
yay hant

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 28th, 2004, 01:39 AM
how did serena play
I think she lost the 1st set because she had played some points carelessly.

I just went up to the hotel area to phone Sharapova's father and saw many TV cameramen and journalists interviewing Serena.

She dressed the same color and looked like Hollywood star. But they didn't allow other people to be close to that area.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 28th, 2004, 01:41 AM
Thanks for the update!!!
But there were not that many people watching K-lina's match.

But the nearby court was almost full with people watching Dementieva/Myskina's doubles match.

LindsayRocks89
Jul 28th, 2004, 01:50 AM
have u seen Lindsay at all??

Grachka
Jul 28th, 2004, 01:57 AM
Thanks MSF :)

Did you see Saori before she bowed out?

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 28th, 2004, 02:10 AM
have u seen Lindsay at all??
No, not yet.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 28th, 2004, 02:11 AM
Did you see Saori before she bowed out?
No.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:36 PM
have u seen Lindsay at all??
I saw Lindsay practiced this morning and I got her autograph after that, but she didn't seem to want to talk and she signed the autograph using her own pen.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Nov 28th, 2007, 03:38 AM
I think she lost the 1st set because she had played some points carelessly.

I just went up to the hotel area to phone Sharapova's father and saw many TV cameramen and journalists interviewing Serena.

She dressed the same color and looked like Hollywood star. But they didn't allow other people to be close to that area.
I bump this thread to show that there is tennis fan like myself who has good things to say about the Williams sisters after meeting them in person on Tour.