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fufuqifuqishahah
Dec 4th, 2006, 03:07 AM
Ok, I guess this is more for people who actually play some form of tennis... I don't play in tournaments or anything so mine is boring. :p But of course, you can always make stuff up and just have fun!

PORTRAIT
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/fjaoaoaoao/133201.jpg

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Residence: Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of Birth: May 11, 1986
Birthplace: Torrance, California, USA
Height: 5' 6 3/4'' (1.70 m)
Weight: 130 lbs. (59 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) (i used to have a two-handed forehand as well...)
Status/Tourneys you play (Pro, etc.): None
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Racquet: Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.1
Clothing: Whatever I feel like. Usually shirt and shorts :p
Shoes: New Balance (don't know the model)
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Ranking/Match/Title History (Optional -- For those who actually have ranking, etc.)
Win-Loss:
# of Titles:
Prize Money:
Career-High Singles Ranking:
Career-High Doubles Ranking:
Current Singles Ranking:
Current Doubles Ranking:

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (Optional)

SINGLES
Winner (0): N/A
Finalist (0): N/A

DOUBLES
Winner (0): N/A
Finalist (0): N/A

ADDITIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

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Information About Your Tennis Life - Mini-Questionnaire
Favorite Shot: Drop Shot
Tennis Idols: Rafael Nadal, Venus Williams, Serena Williams
First Coach: Father
Current Coach: None
Best Moment in Tennis Career: Beating my roomate's boyfriend 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Worst Moment in Tennis Career: Losing a set 0-6 to my friend. :o // being humiliated by Asia Muhammad in doubles :o
(i need more experiences lol)
Why/how did you start playing tennis?: I liked it and wanted to play it ever since I was little.
How do you prepare for matches?: Try focusing on my opponent, but most importantly, just make sure I relax and have fun playing my tennis and not think about the fact that I am playing a tennis MATCH
How do you celebrate your wins?: By smiling. :)

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RATE YOUR ABILITIES (OPTIONAL)
1st Serve: 6/10
2nd Serve: 1/10
Return of Service: 4/10
Forehand: 8/10 :hearts:
Backhand: 6/10
Movement: 6/10
Shot Consistency: 3/10
Mental Tenacity / Strength: 3/10
Fitness: 7/10
Overall Power: 6/10
Overall Shot Selection / Placement / Variety: 4/10
(i rated all my abilities high haha)
Who do you play most like on WTAtour: A slower Dementieva
Describe Your Playing Style (Optional): I like to stick to the baseline and come in when appropriate. I enjoy smacking the hell out of the ball, so my strokes are somewhat flat. I enjoy frustrating opponents and staying in points as long as possible, even though I may not necessarily have the best game for that playing style... therefore, I like throwing in my favorite shot - drop shot... whenever I feel like it. however, I am scared to come to the net. I am not a bad mover, I just don't anticipate the ball very well.
My backhand is ok, but my forehand is my real weapon. I don't always feel comfortable hitting with my backhand because it feels somewhat awkward, but I have improved it a lot with just shadow hitting with just my left hand/arm.

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ADDITIONAL COMMENTS (Optional)
I Love TENNIS Woo!!! I need to get out and play more often though.


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Benchwarmer1
Dec 4th, 2006, 03:32 AM
Residence: Milpitas, California, USA
Date of Birth: September 12, 1991
Birthplace: San Jose, California, USA
Height: 5' 8''
Weight: 138 lbs.
Plays: Right-handed (one hander)
Status/Tourneys you play (Pro, etc.): None
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Racquet: Head Liquidmetal Instinct
Clothing: Normally a shirt and shorts too
Shoes: Prince (i forgot the model too)
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Information About Your Tennis Life - Mini-Questionnaire
Favorite Shot: 1HBH
Tennis Idols: Richard Gasquet, Tomas Berdych, Lleyton Hewitt, my uncle
First Coach: My Uncle
Current Coach: N/A
Best Moment in Tennis Career: Getting a better BH yesterday:bounce:
Worst Moment in Tennis Career: getting bageled
(i need to start playing more)
Why/how did you start playing tennis?: It's funny, my parents forced me to and now i love the sport
How do you prepare for matches?: MUSIC
How do you celebrate your wins?: Well "c'mon" like Lleyton Hewitt

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RATE YOUR ABILITIES (OPTIONAL)
1st Serve: 7/10 (when it's on)
2nd Serve: 0.5/10
Return of Service: 3/10
Forehand: 8/10
Backhand: 7.5/10
Movement: 5/10
Shot Consistency: 5/10
Mental Tenacity / Strength: 1/10
Fitness: 5/10
Overall Power: 6/10
Overall Shot Selection / Placement / Variety: 6/10
Who do you play most like on WTAtour: Kirilenko (with a one hander)
Describe Your Playing Style (Optional): I like to try and paint the lines when i'm serving. I actually like hitting a cleaner BH than a FH. I obviously need a 2nd serve. I'm an "in your face" if i win a point kind of mentality, other than that i am safin/gaudio minus the broken racquets, i get on my own case a lot.

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Lefty.
Dec 4th, 2006, 03:49 AM
PORTRAIT
:)

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Residence: Fremont, CA, USA
Date of Birth: 10/25/1992
Birthplace: San Jose, CA, USA
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Plays: Left Handed(one handed backhand)
Status/Tourneys you play: Open USTA
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Racquet: Wilson nCode nSix-Two
Clothing: Umm...Nike, Adidas, Fila, Reebok
Shoes: Wilson ProStaff Intrigue 800
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[B]Ranking/Match/Title History Umm, I haven't really checked this in recent memory, so I won't bother pasting them in. :o
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Information About Your Tennis Life - Mini-Questionnaire
Favorite Shot: Forehand slice return
Tennis Idols: Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Maria Sharapova, Justine Henin-Hardenne
First Coach: Um, this Mexican dude
Current Coach: This lady at the tennis place I go to
Best Moment in Tennis Career: Beating one of my friends who I have never beaten before 8-7(10 point tiebreaker 10-8)
Worst Moment in Tennis Career: Losing 6-1 6-7 8-10 after having a match point
Why/how did you start playing tennis?: When I was around 4 or 5
How do you prepare for matches?: Talking to my friends and laughing at our crappy shots in our team warmup.
How do you celebrate your wins?: By being stoic until I get home and then jump up and down and be happy. :)
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RATE YOUR ABILITIES
1st Serve: 8/10
2nd Serve: 3/10(I usually go for too much on it)
Return of Service: 9/10
Forehand: 8/10
Backhand: 7/10(solid, but sometimes my footwork gets off)
Movement: 9/10
Shot Consistency: 5/10(it's been A LOT better lately, but I still get impatient in rallies)
Mental Tenacity / Strength: 6/10(a lot better than a few months ago, but I need to remember to not think about lost point too much)
Fitness: 6/10(could be a lot better though)
Overall Power: 4/10(i'm not powerful at all, but it doesn't worry me too much)
Overall Shot Selection / Placement / Variety: 9/10
Who do you play most like on WTAtour: A less aggressive JHH
Describe Your Playing Style: I prefer to be defensive and wait for errors, but i've been working at being able to get up to net to finish points. My general net game is pretty good, but it's the transitioning that isn't very good. I can basically hit all types of shots, but i'm still learning how to use them at the right moments.

kittyking
Dec 5th, 2006, 12:49 AM
Residence: Christchurch, New Zealand
Date of Birth: November 11, 1989
Birthplace: Lincoln, New Zealand
Height: 1.81m
Weight: 67kg
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand, switches between two-handed and one-handed forehand)
Status/Tourneys you play (Pro, etc.): None
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Racquet: Varies
Clothing: Puma
Shoes: Adidas
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Ranking/Match/Title History (Optional -- For those who actually have ranking, etc.)
Win-Loss:
# of Titles:
Prize Money:
Career-High Singles Ranking:
Career-High Doubles Ranking:
Current Singles Ranking:
Current Doubles Ranking:

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (Optional)

SINGLES
Winner (0): N/A
Finalist (0): N/A

DOUBLES
Winner (0): N/A
Finalist (0): N/A

ADDITIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

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Information About Your Tennis Life - Mini-Questionnaire
Favorite Shot: Lob
Tennis Idols: Martina Hingis, Marina Erakovic, Sacha Jones, Ellen Barry
First Coach: Cant remember his name (Amberley club guy)
Current Coach: Dave, Television
Best Moment in Tennis Career: Beating an ITF Junior ranked player 6-2 6-3, Being Captain of the winning Canterbury Interschool Tennis Team
Worst Moment in Tennis Career: Doing a row of 13 straight double faults
Why/how did you start playing tennis?: Watching Television
How do you prepare for matches?: Practise the winning speech
How do you celebrate your wins?: Punching fist in air

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RATE YOUR ABILITIES (OPTIONAL)
1st Serve: 7/10
2nd Serve: -10/10
Return of Service: 9/10
Forehand: 9/10
Backhand: 9.5/10
Movement: 7/10
Shot Consistency: 10/10
Mental Tenacity / Strength: 10/10
Fitness: 9/10
Overall Power: 3/10
Overall Shot Selection / Placement / Variety: 10/10
Who do you play most like on WTAtour: Myskina/Hingis
Describe Your Playing Style (Optional): I play each point differently, varying alot between sets. Im not very strong, however I can place alot of slice onto both my forehand and backhand. My favourite shot probably has to be the lob because I havent hit one out in my last 5 matches, although I also like to both approach the net myself (and volley) or drag my opponent up there (drop shot). Missed out on a place in the New Zealand Under 18 camp unfortunately but dont completely count out the chances of playing in a qualifying tournament later on this year (if my ipin gets accepted).

go hingis
Dec 5th, 2006, 01:11 AM
lol, I enjoyed the read but it did make me feel old.

Brooklyn90
Dec 5th, 2006, 01:19 AM
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Residence: Kansas
Date of Birth: April 10th 1990
Birthplace: Kansas
Height: 5' 9
Weight: 135 lbs.
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status/Tourneys you play (Pro, etc.): UStA and Highschool
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Racquet: Wilson Ncode 6
Clothing: Whatever
Shoes: Nike
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Ranking/Match/Title History
Win-Loss:7-3
# of Titles: 2
Prize Money: 0
Career-High Singles Ranking: 847
Career-High Doubles Ranking:0
Current Singles Ranking: 942
Current Doubles Ranking: 0

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (Optional)

SINGLES
Winner (0): Jr. Novice:Pratt High School Tournament
Finalist (0): N/A

DOUBLES
Winner (0): N/A
Finalist (0): N/A

ADDITIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

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Information About Your Tennis Life - Mini-Questionnaire
Favorite Shot: Forehand
Tennis Idols: Serena Williams Richard Gasquet
First Coach: Dad
Current Coach: None
Best Moment in Tennis Career: Winning the Pratt Tournamnet
Worst Moment in Tennis Career: Losing 6-0 in a set.
Why/how did you start playing tennis?: My dad wanted me to take up a sport.
How do you prepare for matches?: Listen to my ipod to relax and stay focused and hydrated.
How do you celebrate your wins? :crazy:

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RATE YOUR ABILITIES (OPTIONAL)
1st Serve: 6/10
2nd Serve: 6/10
Return of Service: 10/10
Forehand: 10/10
Backhand: 7/10
Movement: 7/10
Shot Consistency: 6/10
Mental Tenacity / Strength: 5/10
Fitness: 6/10
Overall Power: 10/10
Who do you play most like on WTAtour: Serena :lol:
Overall Shot Selection / Placement / Variety: 6/10
My forehand, return of serve, and speed are by far my best qualities. I can hit the ball hella hard with my forehand and many diffrent angles. I hit the hardest out of everyone on my highschool team. My backhand is ok, not alot of winners but not alot of errors. On my serve, well.......i have my good days then i have my bad days. ;)

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égalité
Dec 5th, 2006, 01:49 AM
PORTRAIT

:weirdo:

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Residence: New York, NY
Date of Birth: May 23, 1987
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 140 lb.
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Status/Tourneys you play (Pro, etc.): College (used to be Division III, now club)
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Racquet: Wilson Pro Staff 6.6 Titanium
Clothing: My school uniform
Shoes: Slazenger
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Information About Your Tennis Life - Mini-Questionnaire
Favorite Shot: Forehand
Tennis Idols: Marat Safin, Amelie Mauresmo, Martina Hingis
First Coach: Grandma
Current Coach: None
Best Moment in Tennis Career: Winning a doubles match against two of our rival school's top singles players after fighting off match points, 6-7 7-5 6-3!
Worst Moment in Tennis Career: Losing to my grandma :o
Why/how did you start playing tennis?: Watching my grandma!
How do you prepare for matches?: Relax
How do you celebrate your wins?: A Martina Hingis-esque sigh of relief.

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RATE YOUR ABILITIES (OPTIONAL)
1st Serve: 7/10
2nd Serve: 3/10 :unsure:
Return of Service: 8/10
Forehand: 7/10
Backhand: 5/10
Movement: 10/10
Shot Consistency: 5/10
Mental Tenacity / Strength: 6/10
Fitness: 6/10
Overall Power: 6/10
Overall Shot Selection / Placement / Variety: 7/10
Who do you play most like on WTAtour: Patty Schnyder :scared:
Describe Your Playing Style (Optional): I'm allergic to the net. I stay on the baseline and annoy my opponent by returning everything. I have a really good lob and keep the ball deep. I can hit my forehand pretty hard if I try, but I'd rather create angles and drive my opponent crazy. By backhand is my shakier side, so I usually just slice it. My first serve is decent- I don't hit it too hard but I don't just serve up meatballs. My second serve could use work. Oh, and I like throwing my racket.

!<blocparty>!
Dec 5th, 2006, 01:49 AM
PORTRAIT

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v697/bloc_party/IMG_1221-1-1.jpg

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Residence: Bumfucksville, Wakes, UK.
Date of Birth: March 18, 1988
Birthplace: See: Residence.
Height: 6ft1.
Weight: 9.5 stone.
Plays: Right-handed
Status/Tourneys you play (Pro, etc.): ATP.
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Racquet: Aero Pro Drive. Babolat.
Clothing: Nike.
Shoes: Roddick's ones. Babolat something.
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Ranking/Match/Title History (Optional -- For those who actually have ranking, etc.)
Win-Loss: 8520/0.
# of Titles: 98
Prize Money: $78,000,000.02.
Career-High Singles Ranking: 1.
Career-High Doubles Ranking: 1.
Current Singles Ranking: 1.
Current Doubles Ranking: 1.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (Optional)

SINGLES
Winner (0): 257.
Finalist (0): 257.

DOUBLES
Winner (0): 352.
Finalist (0): 351.

ADDITIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

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Information About Your Tennis Life - Mini-Questionnaire
Favorite Shot: Backhand Down The Line.
Tennis Idols: Chris Evert. Monica Seles. Bjorn Borg.
First Coach: Mike.
Current Coach: Rod Laver.
Best Moment in Tennis Career: None.
Worst Moment in Tennis Career: None.
Why/how did you start playing tennis?: Watched Wimbledon on TV as a kid, went to the courts one day.
How do you prepare for matches?: Stay as relaxed as possible, eat light snacks. Warm-up. Listen to music.
How do you celebrate your wins?: FIST PUMP, and a big ALLEZ/COME ON in my opponents face at the net.

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RATE YOUR ABILITIES (OPTIONAL)
1st Serve: 5/10
2nd Serve: 5/10
Return of Service: 8/10
Forehand: 8/10
Backhand: 8/10
Movement: 8/10
Shot Consistency: 8/10
Mental Tenacity / Strength: 9.5/10
Fitness: 8/10
Overall Power: 7/10
Overall Shot Selection / Placement / Variety: 7/10
Who do you play most like on WTAtour: MYSKINA.
Describe Your Playing Style (Optional): Good.
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ADDITIONAL COMMENTS (Optional)
I Love TENNIS!

!<blocparty>!
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:00 AM
PORTRAIT

:weirdo:



:haha:

:sad:

Mightymirza
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:05 AM
Residence: Brooklyn,NY, USA
Date of Birth: April, 1983
Birthplace: Mumbai,India
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 70 kg
Plays: Right-handed
Status/Tourneys you play (Pro, etc.): None
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Racquet: Wilson some Hammer I dont recall..
Clothing: Something
Shoes: Adidas something
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Ranking/Match/Title History (Optional -- For those who actually have ranking, etc.)
Win-Loss:
# of Titles:
Prize Money:
Career-High Singles Ranking:
Career-High Doubles Ranking:
Current Singles Ranking:
Current Doubles Ranking:

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (Optional)

SINGLES
Winner (0): N/A
Finalist (0): N/A

DOUBLES
Winner (0): N/A
Finalist (0): N/A

ADDITIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

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Information About Your Tennis Life - Mini-Questionnaire
Favorite Shot: FH CC and BH CC
Tennis Idols:Steffi,Pete,Justine,Mirza,Fedex
First Coach: None
Current Coach: None
Best Moment in Tennis Career: Just played one Mixed dubs match(thats the only match I have played in my life) and won it 6 3 7 6(5) (after wasting 4 Mps in 2nd set TB :lol: )
Worst Moment in Tennis Career: Well just played some games and lost every single game I played to this jerk after having 0 40 on his serve on the 1st game..:lol: Man, this fellow is soo annoying and has a huggeee serve..
Why/how did you start playing tennis?: Coz of steffi and monica..
How do you prepare for matches?: Just played one match and dont rem what I did before tht
How do you celebrate your wins?: By shouting and doing some special dance and shouting "in your face!! Take that!!" (I wish this was true :lol: in reality the only match I have played I just rem I was too happy)

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RATE YOUR ABILITIES (OPTIONAL)
1st Serve: 3/10
2nd Serve: 0/10
Return of Service: 4/10
Forehand: 10/10 when I make it and 0/10 OW :p Average is 4/10 :o
Backhand: 100/10 when I hit a hard BHCC single handed 0/10 OW and 2/10 for slice overall 2/10 :o
Movement: 3/10
Shot Consistency: 0/10 :o
Mental Tenacity / Strength: 3/10
Fitness: 6/10
Overall Power: 9/10( welll I play on super fast wierd indoor courts and I can hit hard most of times...Esp FHCC and BHCC at times)
Overall Shot Selection / Placement / Variety: 2/10
Who do you play most like on WTAtour: Too much more erratic mirza with a Jerky single handed erratic JHH BH
Describe Your Playing Style (Optional): Smack that FH!! And try to smack the BH..Like to hit through the ball..Veryy flat FH and BH..hate too high bouncing balls as well as too low balls..Like to get to net but dont know what to do most of the times..Veryy erratic serve!! Dont have a 2nd serve :tape: Anyways I started really lateeee..(like 1 an dhalf yrs ago :o ) So cant ask for too much :lol:

komorli
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:18 AM
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Residence: Seattle Washington, USA
Date of Birth: Sept. 19, 1989
Birthplace: Vancouver, B.C, Canada
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status/Tourneys you play (Pro, etc.): USTA champs
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Racquet: Prince O3 Tour MP
Clothing: N/A
Shoes: Adidas Barricade 3
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Ranking/Match/Title History (Optional -- For those who actually have ranking, etc.)
Win-Loss: 9-6
# of Titles: 1 :o
Prize Money: N/A
Career-High Singles Ranking: 4 in 16's
Career-High Doubles Ranking: N/A
Current Singles Ranking: 47 in 18's (just moved to 18's though)
Current Doubles Ranking: N/A

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Information About Your Tennis Life - Mini-Questionnaire
Favorite Shot: Forehand
Tennis Idols: Justine Henin-Hardenne
First Coach: can't remember his name....:o
Current Coach: some psycho dude w/ no hair
Best Moment in Tennis Career: uh...winning my only title :lol:
Worst Moment in Tennis Career: Losing 6-1 6-1 to some pusher because of UE's
Why/how did you start playing tennis?: My mom was tired of me sitting around the house doing nothing, so she signed me up for lessons
How do you prepare for matches?: eat 1.5 hours before the match, listen to music, form a gameplan and goal in the match, have fun and be excited!
How do you celebrate your wins?: fist fights with my coach

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RATE YOUR ABILITIES (OPTIONAL)
1st Serve: 8/10
2nd Serve: 7/10
Return of Service: 8/10
Forehand: 9/10
Backhand: 8/10
Movement: 7/10
Shot Consistency: 7/10
Mental Tenacity / Strength: 7/10
Fitness: 5/10
Overall Power: 6/10
Overall Shot Selection / Placement / Variety: 9/10
Who do you play most like on WTAtour: a mix of hingis, sharapova (the serve), and henin
Describe Your Playing Style (Optional): I like to use my serve to set up for a forehand or a short ball, then come in and stick volleys away. If I get into a rally, I try to work the point until I get a short ball. It's really difficult for me to hit outright winner from the baseline. I'm usually at the net or in the mid-court if I hit a winner.

FaceyFacem
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:34 AM
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Residence: Ridgefield, CT, USA
Date of Birth: June 28, 1984
Birthplace: Norwalk, CT, USA
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195 lbs
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status/Tourneys you play (Pro, etc.): None
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Racquet: Head Flexpoint Radical
Clothing: My two white outfits are Nike, have adidas shorts too
Shoes: New Balance
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Ranking/Match/Title History (Optional -- For those who actually have ranking, etc.)
Win-Loss:
# of Titles:
Prize Money:
Career-High Singles Ranking:
Career-High Doubles Ranking:
Current Singles Ranking:
Current Doubles Ranking:

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (Optional)

SINGLES
Winner (0): N/A
Finalist (0): N/A

DOUBLES
Winner (0): N/A
Finalist (0): N/A

ADDITIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

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Information About Your Tennis Life - Mini-Questionnaire
Favorite Shot: Forehand
Tennis Idols: Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Michael Chang, Patrick Rafter, Kim Clijsters, Lleyton Hewitt, Martina Hingis
First Coach: Jan Bickford
Current Coach: None
Best Moment in Tennis Career: Winning a local Cape Cod Tournament when losing the 1st set 1-6 in 3 of the 4 matches, and winning semis and finals in the same day, both in 3 sets
Worst Moment in Tennis Career: Losing the deciding 5th match in the Massachusetts Regional High School Tournament in doubles (although my partner double faulted 3 times in a service game late in the 3rd set)
(i need more experiences lol)
Why/how did you start playing tennis?: I don't even remember, but i was a scrawny kid, couldn't play a lot of other sports
How do you prepare for matches?: Nothing special, my prep comes by being aware during warm up, but i count on figuring out my opponent as i go, meaning i can bounce back from bad 1st sets easily
How do you celebrate your wins?: Big smiles, depending how important it was sometimes a patented lleyton fist pump and "come on"

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RATE YOUR ABILITIES (OPTIONAL) Based on other people at my level of NPR 4.5, i'm confident!
1st Serve: 6/10
2nd Serve: 7/10 (really kick it now)
Return of Service: 9/10 (rarely hit winners, but rarely miss)
Forehand: 9/10 :hearts:
Backhand: 7/10
Movement: 8/10
Shot Consistency: 5/10
Mental Tenacity / Strength: 9/10
Fitness: 5/10
Overall Power: 9/10
Overall Shot Selection / Placement / Variety: 9/10
(i rated all my abilities high haha)
Who do you play most like on WTAtour: A less consistent Sharapova? although an opponent last year told me i reminded him of grosjean
Describe Your Playing Style (Optional):
I've recently added more knee bend to my serve, and am trying to mimick sharapova/federer on serve, and my 2nd has gotten much stronger, but most people can handle it, it's more to get the point started, i'm a tall mover (don't bend great), but i'm pretty quick and i'm extremely tenacious... i want to win so badly i push and grind it from the baseline... i try and hit either really deep with spin or nice short angles, but when i get a short ball i really rip it (at people, if i have a chance in doubles) really flat, but i love to pass people with short angles and a whole lot of spin, i defintely would say my game is most suited to clay, i love to return serve, rarely miss the return and can usually get to neutral or onto the offensive after my return... some of my recent matches have featured me winning 6-4, where i've held just twice (7 breaks between the two of us)

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ADDITIONAL COMMENTS (Optional)
if coaches had given me more encouragement in my youth to train harder, i honestly think i could've played Division 1 college tennis, but definitely not the pros

Rexman
Dec 5th, 2006, 03:00 AM
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Residence: Denver, Colorado
Date of Birth: October 10, 1988
Birthplace: Bloomington, Illinois
Height: 5'10
Weight: 160 lbs.
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status/Tourneys you play (Pro, etc.): High School, Club tournaments
Racquet: Head Liquid Metal
Clothing: Underarmor shorts and a black & blue RLX shirt.
Shoes: Nike
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Ranking/Match/Title History (Optional -- For those who actually have ranking, etc.)
Win-Loss:
# of Titles:
Prize Money:
Career-High Singles Ranking:
Career-High Doubles Ranking:
Current Singles Ranking:
Current Doubles Ranking:

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (Optional)

SINGLES
Winner (0): N/A
Finalist (0): N/A

DOUBLES
Winner (0): N/A
Finalist (0): N/A

ADDITIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

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Information About Your Tennis Life - Mini-Questionnaire
Favorite Shot: Crosscourt forehand, backhand down the line
Tennis Idols: Anastasia Myskina, Lleyton Hewitt, Richard Gasquet
First Coach: Chris Stevens
Current Coach: Frank Adams
Best Moment in Tennis Career: Beating a rival 6-0 6-0 who I'd previously had to save match points againt (and who in that match had done lots of gamesmenship and even changed the score)
Worst Moment in Tennis Career: Playing a match with a bad rotator cuff, getting skunked 0-6 0-6 and double-faulting match point. It took a long time for me to find my confidence after that.
Why/how did you start playing tennis?: My mother did, so it was natural for me.
How do you prepare for matches?: Try listening to music to pump me up. Not eating for at least 2-3 hours before the match.
How do you celebrate your wins?: Big sigh of relief

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RATE YOUR ABILITIES (OPTIONAL)
1st Serve: 5/10
2nd Serve: 2/10
Return of Service: 8/10
Forehand: 8/10
Backhand: 8/10
Movement: 9/10
Shot Consistency: 8/10
Mental Tenacity / Strength: 7/10
Fitness: 6/10
Overall Power: 5/10
Overall Shot Selection / Placement / Variety: 8/10
(Obviously not on like a pro kind of scale)
Who do you play most like on WTAtour: A mix of Hingis and Dementieva
Describe Your Playing Style (Optional): My groundstrokes have tons of variety on them. You rarely see the same ball twice from me. I sometimes struggle because I have too many options. Anticipation and movements are my biggest assets, I find a way to stretch and reach that extra ball, especially on big points. I even had someone shout out "How did he get that?" in the middle of a point. My serve is not good. I used to have a good 1st serve, but as my second serve went down, I lost confidence in hitting it and now mostly just spin it in. It's slowly coming back though. I prefer to stick on the baseline, as I sometimes overhit my approach shots. My actual vollies are decent though. My overhead is shaky. I dropshot and lob often and well.
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*hingis_forever*
Dec 5th, 2006, 03:24 AM
Residence: Texas, USA
Date of Birth: July 1, 1989
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Height: 6' 0
Weight: 152
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status/Tourneys you play (Pro, etc.): High School, USTA Superchamps
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Racquet: Prince O3 White
Clothing: Adidas
Shoes: Adidas Barricade
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Ranking/Match/Title History (Optional -- For those who actually have ranking, etc.)
Win-Loss:
# of Titles: over 20
Prize Money:
Career-High Singles Ranking:
Career-High Doubles Ranking:
Current Singles Ranking:
Current Doubles Ranking:

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (Optional)

SINGLES
Winner (0): N/A
Finalist (0): N/A

DOUBLES
Winner (0): N/A
Finalist (0): N/A

ADDITIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

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Information About Your Tennis Life - Mini-Questionnaire
Favorite Shot: lob
Tennis Idols: Martina Hingis, Roger Federer, Marat Safin
First Coach: brother
Current Coach: too many to name
Best Moment in Tennis Career: Winning a champs tournament
Worst Moment in Tennis Career: Going on a 10 match losing streak :o

Why/how did you start playing tennis?: My brother played so I started.
How do you prepare for matches?: Just focus on my own game and not worry about my opponents because the match is usually in my hands.
How do you celebrate your wins?: By smiling at my parents and breathing a sigh of relief.

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RATE YOUR ABILITIES (OPTIONAL)
1st Serve: 9/10
2nd Serve: 7/10
Return of Service: 9/10
Forehand: 10/10
Backhand: 6/10
Movement: 10/10
Shot Consistency: 6/10
Mental Tenacity / Strength: 6/10
Fitness: 10/10
Overall Power: 9.5/10
Overall Shot Selection / Placement / Variety: 7/10
Who do you play most like on WTAtour: Nadia Petrova without mental issues
Describe Your Playing Style (Optional): Big server who uses it to set up my forehand and come to the net if needed. I either play really well or really bad but not in between.