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Tenisci
Jun 5th, 2005, 05:36 PM
For Turkish players,

Lyupthia Velieva and Huliya Velieva, Dessislava Topalova(she is probably) are playing for Bulgaria,

Ilge Alpay is playing for The United Kingdom


what are more?

jj74
Jun 5th, 2005, 06:12 PM
Laura Vallverdu is from Venezuela but she plays for Spain

Alvarillo
Jun 5th, 2005, 06:28 PM
Sveta should play for Spain! ;)

©@ģeLess
Jun 5th, 2005, 06:29 PM
sorry but Velieva and Topalova are pure bulgarian surnames!

goldenlox
Jun 5th, 2005, 07:50 PM
Sveta should play for Spain! ;)Emilio Sanchez said this -


Svetlana (as we call her Sveta) arrived at the Academy Sanchez-Casal in Barcelona in when she was about 15 years old. Her mother was an Olympic cycling champion and her father a cycling coach who was doing preseason training in a city nearby, approximately about 100 km away. But Svetlana wanted to do something different: To be a tennis player.

First time I met her I said: "She was so shy she would not look at you, she had no confidence in herself, but every time she hit the ball the noise was different, never saw anything like it in all my career, maybe similar to Roddick, remember Arantxa when was little, incredible talent but this strokes was never seen". We had a staff meeting and decided that we will help her, at that time we just started the Academy and didnít have many of this kind of players.

Two years later, at age 16, she was already the number 1 junior in the world. I tried to convince the Spanish Tennis Federation to offer her to become a Spanish citizen, but they didnít believe the potential that I saw in her. The Federation's president at that time said: ".. She's a mediocre player that never will be in the top 20. We have people offering players like this to us every month...". Today after Arantxa and Conchita have retired, Spain is in deep trouble for female players.

AlwaysGraf
Jun 5th, 2005, 07:53 PM
God, I guess they're regretting their decision now :)

Pdm1987
Jun 5th, 2005, 07:55 PM
Ilge Alpay is a typical british name ;)

Alvarillo
Jun 5th, 2005, 09:46 PM
Emilio Sanchez said this -


Svetlana (as we call her Sveta) arrived at the Academy Sanchez-Casal in Barcelona in when she was about 15 years old. Her mother was an Olympic cycling champion and her father a cycling coach who was doing preseason training in a city nearby, approximately about 100 km away. But Svetlana wanted to do something different: To be a tennis player.

First time I met her I said: "She was so shy she would not look at you, she had no confidence in herself, but every time she hit the ball the noise was different, never saw anything like it in all my career, maybe similar to Roddick, remember Arantxa when was little, incredible talent but this strokes was never seen". We had a staff meeting and decided that we will help her, at that time we just started the Academy and didnít have many of this kind of players.

Two years later, at age 16, she was already the number 1 junior in the world. I tried to convince the Spanish Tennis Federation to offer her to become a Spanish citizen, but they didnít believe the potential that I saw in her. The Federation's president at that time said: ".. She's a mediocre player that never will be in the top 20. We have people offering players like this to us every month...". Today after Arantxa and Conchita have retired, Spain is in deep trouble for female players.

yes i know the story .... :sad:

Natasha250688
Jun 5th, 2005, 09:53 PM
Monica :(

TatiAnnahÝlic
Jun 5th, 2005, 09:55 PM
Tati, Hingis,Mary, Navratilova...

selesfan1
Jun 5th, 2005, 10:04 PM
Anne Mall, Shikha Uberoi

Pengwin
Jun 5th, 2005, 10:06 PM
Monica and Martina are US Citizens so yes they do play for their home country.

Otherwise all non-Native-American tennis players from USA should be counted as Europeans.

Natasha250688
Jun 5th, 2005, 10:11 PM
Monica and Martina are US Citizens so yes they do play for their home country.

Otherwise all non-Native-American tennis players from USA should be counted as Europeans.

I thought home countries meant countries which they are born in

Pengwin
Jun 5th, 2005, 10:13 PM
I thought home countries meant countries which they are born in

Oh OK then. I assumed it meant country of Nationality.

AlwaysGraf
Jun 5th, 2005, 10:23 PM
Yeah Nav and Seles, products of Europe :)

Davenselesport
Jun 6th, 2005, 01:18 AM
Dokic, right?

shes played for Aust, Yugo, and Serbia

SilK
Jun 6th, 2005, 01:26 AM
Vaidisova was born in Germany, plays for Czech Republic... :D

rhz
Jun 6th, 2005, 01:54 AM
Tanasugarn was born in Los Angeles, she plays for Thailand!

rhz
Jun 6th, 2005, 01:57 AM
Mary Pierce, was born in Canada, raised in USA, represents France

PointBlank
Jun 6th, 2005, 02:04 AM
Monica and Martina are US Citizens so yes they do play for their home country.

Otherwise all non-Native-American tennis players from USA should be counted as Europeans.

Tu is Asian. Not all Americans are Europeans idiot.

SilK
Jun 6th, 2005, 02:20 AM
Kristina Brandi?

One of the Uberoi Sisters?

the jamierbelyea
Jun 6th, 2005, 04:31 AM
Anne Mall, Shikha Uberoi

Shikha was born in India , so it's a sort of different situation for her. Although she was raised in the US.

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 6th, 2005, 06:04 AM
Emilio Sanchez said this -


Svetlana (as we call her Sveta) arrived at the Academy Sanchez-Casal in Barcelona in when she was about 15 years old. Her mother was an Olympic cycling champion and her father a cycling coach who was doing preseason training in a city nearby, approximately about 100 km away. But Svetlana wanted to do something different: To be a tennis player.

First time I met her I said: "She was so shy she would not look at you, she had no confidence in herself, but every time she hit the ball the noise was different, never saw anything like it in all my career, maybe similar to Roddick, remember Arantxa when was little, incredible talent but this strokes was never seen". We had a staff meeting and decided that we will help her, at that time we just started the Academy and didnít have many of this kind of players.

Two years later, at age 16, she was already the number 1 junior in the world. I tried to convince the Spanish Tennis Federation to offer her to become a Spanish citizen, but they didnít believe the potential that I saw in her. The Federation's president at that time said: ".. She's a mediocre player that never will be in the top 20. We have people offering players like this to us every month...". Today after Arantxa and Conchita have retired, Spain is in deep trouble for female players.


i didnt know. how interesting. :)

azmad_88
Jun 6th, 2005, 07:33 AM
something like what happened to Malaysia too

last time Vijay Singh asked for a citizenship to be a Malaysian because he married a Malaysian
they didnt give him
look at who vijay singh is !!

SpikeyAidanm
Jun 6th, 2005, 07:40 AM
Rtael, jrm (in Fed Cup) & peanuts

SilK
Jun 6th, 2005, 10:49 AM
Rtael, jrm (in Fed Cup) & peanuts

well, if you put it that way... you have to mention me too :p :rolleyes:

Tenisci
Jun 6th, 2005, 01:26 PM
sorry but Velieva and Topalova are pure bulgarian surnames!

they are Turkish surnames. They are coming from Veli and Topal. Velieva sisters' names are also Turkish. we use them. But Dessislava's mother may be Bulgarian.

Tenisci
Jun 6th, 2005, 01:26 PM
Ilge Alpay is a typical british name ;)


Ilge Alpay is Turkish, pure :)