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McAuley
Feb 8th, 2006, 12:06 PM
Things You Didn't (or may not have) Know(n) About The World's Top Players:

MARTINA HINGIS

Martina plans to pursue a career in showjumping after finishing with tennis. Favourite food is sushi, while her athletic idol is Italian downhill skier Alberto Tomba.

JENNIFER CAPRIATI

Once wore black fingernail polish and black lipstick, Capriati now prefers pearl necklaces, silver bracelets and diamond rings in a symbolic touch signposting her amazing recovery. The Shining and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest are her favourite movies.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT

An avid Atlanta Braves fan, Davenport owns two rottweilers. A product of Murrieta Valley High after transferring from Chadwick High in California, Davenport is one of the few players to have graduated from high school.

VENUS WILLIAMS

Life goal is to avoid further speeding violations. Likes listening to Jackson Five, Green Day, Toadies, Hole, Our Lady Peace and Rancid. An aspiring intellectual, Williams says her favourite television show is the Disney Channel. Her mantra is that "someone is always watching or listening." Wants to speak five languages.

KIM CLIJSTERS

Clijsters first began playing tennis at the age of five as nothing more than a hobby. Clijsters had the advantage of coming from a moneyed background. Has spent time in Adelaide this season on breaks with her boyfriend Lleyton Hewitt.

AMELIE MAURESMO

Loves go-karting and downhill skiing. Reads Stefan Zweig's books. Mauresmo hopes to open a sports cafe after her tennis career ends. A Jon Bon Jovi fan. The Frenchwoman did not follow a strictly exclusive diet as she soared to level of unprecedented fitness - she regularly eats hamburgers and pizza. Has a cat called Nelson. Notorious for mixing powerful cocktails.

SERENA WILLIAMS

Claims to be allergic to peanuts and "crazy people." Williams is enrolled at the Art Institute of Florida. Her favourite author is Maya Angelou, while the place you are most likely to find the youngest of the five Williams sisters is in front of the mirror in the house she shares with Venus. Says her most memorable experience was receiving an A in geometry.

JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE

Invited to Belgium's Royal palace after reaching the French Open semi-final. Detests some of the agents who dog her on tour, and likes to visit Montreal where her godfather lives.

MONICA SELES

Did not understand the rules of tennis when she won her first tournament her first tournament at age 9. Seles was so dominant on her arrival at Nick Bolletieri's Tennis Academy that Jim Courier reputedly did not want to play her again. Seles rewards herself with clothing shopping sprees after winning matches.

NATHALIE TAUZIAT

A cousin of French soccer captain Didier Deschamps, Tauziat was born in Bangui in Central Africa. Tauziat set up a tennis academy in Capbreton seven years ago.

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY

The amiable American could not believe the behaviour of the Swedish and Dutch supporters during the Australian Open in January when she thought the Europeans were under the mistaken belief they were at the soccer. Recently returned to Melbourne en route to Tokyo for a tournament. Favourite food is lasagna, likes water skiing and snow skiing.

JELENA DOKIC

Favourite movies are Notting Hill and Titanic. Believes her father Damir is the best coach for her, and loves visiting Paris and Rome.

AMANDA COETZER

Coetzer lists My Traitor's Heart and Gifts of Unknown Things among her most cherished publications.

MAGDALENA MALEEVA

Politically active, Maleeva took part in the movement against communism in Bulgaria. Likes listening to Moby, Transglobal Underground and Fiona Apple.

ELENA DEMENTIEVA

Regards Melbourne as "paradise on earth, with the nicest people." Elena is also an accomplished chess player and is adept at snow skiing. Fluent in English, and French as well as her native Russian.

SILVIA FARINA ELIA

Drawn constantly to the beach between tournaments, Silvia has strongly Italian leanings, preferring pasta and pizza as her choice of cuisine.

SANDRINE TESTUD

Born in Rome, Testud was a regular on the South Australian satellite circuit before cracking the big-time. Entranced by the beaches of Australia, New Caledonia and California, Sandrine is expert at a number of water sports including windsurfing and swimming.

BARBARA SCHETT

Hailing from a banking background, both her parents are involved in the industry. Barbara's favourite movie is Schindler's List.

ARANTXA SANCHEZ-VICARIO

Heavily involved with children's cancer charities and the pursuit of studies into language.

ANNA KOURNIKOVA

Kournikova's websites were accessed more than any other athlete in the world. One of the most heavily endorsed athletes in the world. Spends her time between Moscow and Florida.

ANKE HUBER

Can often be found at an REM concert. Also enjoys Hootie and the Blowfish. Once a fixture on Andrei Medvedev's arm, Huber is currently seeing Australian professional, Josh Eagle. Computer literate, Huber is another Australian devotee, citing Melbourne and Sydney as her favourite destinations.

HENRIETA NAGYOVA

Her parents are both engineers who now also prefer the tennis circuit than life in Nove Zamky in Slovakia. Loves watching Bruce Willis and Richard Gere movies. And more surprisingly, National Hockey League matches in the US.

CONCHITA MARTINEZ

A devotee of Indian cuisine, Martinez could often be found in London's Asian eateries demolishing Naan. Rides a Harley and a Honda Shadow 750. In her quieter moments, she hangs out with her cocker spaniels Tremi and Yuca. Frequently visits Bordeaux to restock her wine supplies.

ELENA LIKHOVTSEVA

Born in Alma-Ata in Kazhakstan and now lives in Moscow with her American husband Michael Baranov. Her favourite book is Master and Margarita. Likes John Travolta.

IRODA TULYAGANOVA

From the new tennis frontier of Tashkent in Uzbekistan, has forged a place in the Top 25 despite having no tennis heritage at all. Draws inspiration from Martina Hingis, Steffi Graf and Carlos Moya.

~Carsten~
Feb 8th, 2006, 12:12 PM
thx for all the details ;)

JELENA DOKIC
Believes her father Damir is the best coach for her.

But I don't believe this anymore! especially after that what happend at resp. after the AO with her father and what he said about her and the australian open.

SloKid
Feb 8th, 2006, 12:12 PM
ELENA DEMENTIEVA

Regards Melbourne as "paradise on earth, with the nicest people." Elena is also an accomplished chess player and is adept at snow skiing. Fluent in English, and French as well as her native Russian.
No shit...aren't all Russians fluent in Russian...no wait...isn't there that, what's her name? :tape: :lol: j/k

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Feb 8th, 2006, 12:14 PM
this must be well old. all of them are like from a few years ago.

AjdeNate!
Feb 8th, 2006, 12:17 PM
Capriati now prefers pearl necklaces

:speakles: :drool: Hmmmmmmm........... :hehehe:

bis2806
Feb 8th, 2006, 04:12 PM
I knew all of that info about Lindsay already :o

Fantastic
Feb 8th, 2006, 04:17 PM
:lol: *Imagining Conchita "demolishing" Naan*

No wonder she farts a lot. Indian food!

Mightymirza
Feb 8th, 2006, 04:25 PM
:lol: *Imagining Conchita "demolishing" Naan*

No wonder she farts a lot. Indian food!
whats relation??? :confused: :confused: :smash:

faboozadoo15
Feb 8th, 2006, 04:25 PM
:speakles: :drool: Hmmmmmmm........... :hehehe:
ahahahahahahahahahahaha! dale dabone knew that already!

smiler
Feb 8th, 2006, 04:27 PM
I didn't know Amelie has a cat called Nelson....., interesting choice of name for a frenchie?! :scratch:

marmite1
Feb 8th, 2006, 04:52 PM
Venus and Amelie :worship:

the bambi
Feb 8th, 2006, 04:58 PM
:lol: *Imagining Conchita "demolishing" Naan*

No wonder she farts a lot. Indian food!

naan is bread, fucktard. :smash:

Helen Lawson
Feb 8th, 2006, 05:03 PM
Lindsay went to Chadwick. :lol:

"Is this an institution of learning, or a teenaged brothel!?!"

"Chadwick has an impeccible reputation."

"My compliments to your school on its impeccible reputation. Christina, come on!"

Strangelove
Feb 8th, 2006, 05:09 PM
Seles rewards herself with clothing shopping sprees after winning matches
Poor Girl. She must be practically naked by now :devil:

smiler
Feb 8th, 2006, 05:13 PM
naan is bread, fucktard. :smash:

Well thank you for clearing that up bambi! What makes you think we didn't know that? Why is there need for such bad language? I think most people are fully aware that naan bread is bread. Did you misread fantastics post? There was only about 12 words! Indian food makes most people fart, yeah? What's not to understand?

the bambi
Feb 8th, 2006, 05:16 PM
Well thank you for clearing that up bambi! What makes you think we didn't know that? Why is there need for such bad language? I think most people are fully aware that naan bread is bread. Did you misread fantastics post? There was only about 12 words! Indian food makes most people fart, yeah? What's not to understand?

scarfing a lot of naan isn't gonna make you fart. it's the chick peas and the sauces. don't believe me? go eat naan and only naan and see if you can clear out a room. :rolleyes:

the bambi
Feb 8th, 2006, 05:18 PM
Poor Girl. She must be practically naked by now :devil:

:lol: :rolls: :haha:

man welcome to the board! :hatoff:

Maryamator
Feb 8th, 2006, 05:25 PM
whats relation??? :confused: :confused: :smash:
indian food makes u fart maybe:scratch:

Apoorv
Feb 8th, 2006, 05:35 PM
Glad to know Conchita likes indian food. Also interesting to know Likhovtseva was born in alma-ata now known as almaty. i visited the place last june. very interesting city. its very green. also i could see snow one day on tian shen mountain range. and went to a lake the very next day in blazing heat.

Dawn Marie
Feb 8th, 2006, 05:40 PM
This makes me only wish to see an updated version.

I am interested on Sania,Venus and Serena and Hingis as they aged. Vaidosova and Ana. Many other players.

Wannabeknowitall
Feb 8th, 2006, 06:26 PM
I knew all of that info about Lindsay already :o

I didnt.
I definately didnt know about Lindsay liking Atlanta Braves.

Now that I think of it why wouldnt Lindsay like them, their history the last 15 years is really similar to Lindsay.

The Braves are a team that always make it to the playoffs and always win their Division but once things get heated they crumble.

Also Venus, the Disney Channel is not a Television Show its a channel.
That is why its called The Disney Channel??? :confused:

Strangelove
Feb 8th, 2006, 06:27 PM
:lol: :rolls: :haha:

man welcome to the board! :hatoff:

Why thanks very much. Glad to be here. :yippee:

manu32
Feb 8th, 2006, 06:54 PM
mauresmo and stefan Zweig?????
it's a great surprise.......

Wannabeknowitall
Feb 8th, 2006, 07:06 PM
Mauresmo is notorious for mixing powerful cocktails.
hmmm...You dont think Mauresmo might have mixed a powerful cocktail for...

Naw. I cant believe I even could think that way.

MisterQ
Feb 8th, 2006, 07:18 PM
JENNIFER CAPRIATI

Once wore black fingernail polish and black lipstick, Capriati now prefers pearl necklaces, silver bracelets and diamond rings in a symbolic touch signposting her amazing recovery. The Shining and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest are her favourite movies.


Some of the younger posters might find this interesting/amusing: ;)

http://www.stevelamoureux.com/jennifer.htm


Thanks for the great list!

Justine Fan
Feb 8th, 2006, 07:25 PM
:speakles: :drool: Hmmmmmmm........... :hehehe:

Stop it!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Wannabeknowitall
Feb 8th, 2006, 07:26 PM
Some of the younger posters might find this interesting/amusing: ;)

http://www.stevelamoureux.com/jennifer.htm


Thanks for the great list!

:lol:
Funny. Jennifer sounds the same 15 years later.

manu32
Feb 8th, 2006, 07:37 PM
[QUOTE=Wannabeknowitall]:lol:
Funny. Jennifer sounds the same 15 years later.[/QUOTE

great jenny
miss you

smiler
Feb 8th, 2006, 09:46 PM
scarfing a lot of naan isn't gonna make you fart. it's the chick peas and the sauces. don't believe me? go eat naan and only naan and see if you can clear out a room. :rolleyes:

No wonder she farts a lot. Indian food!

It was never suggested that naan bread alone makes you fart. It strikes me you're the ****tard (as you so delicately put it).

Wsisters45
Feb 8th, 2006, 09:50 PM
I didnt.
I definately didnt know about Lindsay liking Atlanta Braves.

Now that I think of it why wouldnt Lindsay like them, their history the last 15 years is really similar to Lindsay.

The Braves are a team that always make it to the playoffs and always win their Division but once things get heated they crumble.
Also Venus, the Disney Channel is not a Television Show its a channel.
That is why its called The Disney Channel??? :confused:


:rolleyes: I think I remember Lindsay winning 3 slams and 51 title,dumbass. Stop calling yourself a Lindsay fan.

Nice facts on Venus and Lindsay.

Wsisters45
Feb 8th, 2006, 09:52 PM
JENNIFER CAPRIATI

Once wore black fingernail polish and black lipstick, Capriati now prefers pearl necklaces, silver bracelets and diamond rings in a symbolic touch signposting her amazing recovery. The Shining and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest are her favourite movies.


:haha: I'm sure she gets nice ones from her boyfriend :lol:

switz
Feb 8th, 2006, 10:14 PM
BARBARA SCHETT

Hailing from a banking background, both her parents are involved in the industry. Barbara's favourite movie is Schindler's List.



i find that surprising for an Austrian considering some recent reports a read. Babsu

DutchieGirl
Feb 9th, 2006, 12:14 AM
this must be well old. all of them are like from a few years ago.

exactly! ;)

Wannabeknowitall
Feb 9th, 2006, 01:14 AM
:rolleyes: I think I remember Lindsay winning 3 slams and 51 title,dumbass. Stop calling yourself a Lindsay fan.

Nice facts on Venus and Lindsay.

Winning three slams without too much pressure on her.
I criticize everyone even Lindsay.
I just dont criticize Lindsay as much. :)

anlavalle
Feb 9th, 2006, 01:23 AM
is this quit old?
amelie has a dog, it´s sophia.

Fantastic
Feb 9th, 2006, 03:31 PM
Thanks for setting him straight for me, smiler. :) :wavey:

jochem
Feb 9th, 2006, 04:20 PM
This article says KIm spent holiday with boyfriend Lleyton Hewitt... why bringing up old stories over and over again...

mn73
Feb 10th, 2006, 10:56 AM
Amelie is so unbelievably lazy. Me, I prefer uphill skiing. Builds the muscles! :lol:

ChrisCologne
Feb 10th, 2006, 10:57 AM
Mark, but you can post a pic then if you´re so sporty

Your old friend from Germany
xxx

Martian Stacey
Feb 10th, 2006, 11:44 PM
VENUS WILLIAMS

Life goal is to avoid further speeding violations.

:haha:

Though a lot of those seem to be pretty old, as others have said.

~ The Leopard ~
Feb 11th, 2006, 01:27 AM
Amelie is so unbelievably lazy. Me, I prefer uphill skiing. Builds the muscles! :lol:

Cute. :p