With Shinobu's win over Myskina, she takes over Ai as Japan's top player. Congrats to her!
Yes, I love this girl. It's been nice seeing her come through the rankings for the past few years. I started really cheering for Shinobu when both she and Ai upset Amanda Coetzer and Sandrine Testud respectively in the second round to reach the Quarters in Tokoyo, 2001. The look of pure joy on her face after that win was priceless! I fell in love with her at that moment, and have been a fan since!
Well done Shinobu! Continued luck to you and Ai! :)
go shinobu! i saw her a few years ago, i have her autograph somewhere!
Apr 8th, 2005, 08:46 PM
I always like her more and more :D
Apr 8th, 2005, 09:21 PM
I met her in Auckland this year and fell in love with her! She's not that confident with her English, but what she does say, makes alot of sense. I really hopes she comes back to Auckland next year, because she was a crowd fav. Great stuff Shinobu!
Apr 8th, 2005, 09:26 PM
Shino :yeah:..Ive loved her since Memphis 02..She always had a smile on..
Apr 8th, 2005, 09:31 PM
Well done Shinobu!!!!!
Good luck against Nadia - you can do it!!!!
I hope you win some singles titles this year - I'm sure you will!!!!!
Apr 8th, 2005, 09:45 PM
Good job Shinobu! :aparty: :bdaycake: :hatoff: :bowdown: :bounce: :eek: :worship:
Apr 8th, 2005, 11:07 PM
go shinobu... saw her at this year's US open against smashnova, and her game really impressed me live... long before that i have been a fan of her and ai, so whoever holds the japan #1, i am proud
but more proud the shinobu has it ;)
Apr 8th, 2005, 11:19 PM
I've met Shinobu a couple of times, and I love her so much!! I first saw her live when she beat Dani at Wimbledon in 2003!! :worship: Fantastic match, she was a real crowd favourite and SOOO happy to win that match!! She's had a great year and I'm so happy to see her as Japanese no.1!!! She deserves it, and I hope she can beat nadia (its 1 set all!) GO Shinobu!! :kiss:
Apr 8th, 2005, 11:23 PM
I'm so happy for her :)
Apr 8th, 2005, 11:26 PM
I dont know when I started liking her but its been for about 2 years now... Im very happy for her! Keep up the good playing!!! :bounce:
Farina Elia Fan
Apr 8th, 2005, 11:28 PM
Well done Shinobu! :) :) :)
Apr 9th, 2005, 12:27 AM
way to go shinobu... overtaking ai in the rankings!! i never knew how many people liked shinobu, but it seems like she's a nice person
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Apr 9th, 2005, 12:45 AM
Everybody Loves Shinobu!
Another milestone in her career, becoming Japanese #1. Well done!
Apr 9th, 2005, 01:11 AM
Could not have happened to a cooler person. Congrats!
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Apr 9th, 2005, 05:35 AM
:woohoo: Shinobu is my favourite #1 Japanese player and she deserved it! :D
Apr 9th, 2005, 07:19 AM
She is so friendly and great to watch! How can anyone not like her? :D