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Kooka Booka
Mar 22nd, 2007, 10:01 PM
I really hope so. The sun is so damaging, and I just can't imagine how unhealthy their skin is from being out in the sun for 30+ hours a week!

Not all sunblock is as obvious as Amy Frazier's was, most of them rub in clear.. so you may not be able to tell if a player uses sunblock.

I really think Daniela should start using some. Her face always looks so blood red!

John.
Mar 22nd, 2007, 10:07 PM
I saw Maria using it during a match at the AO one year.

I remember Fabiola Zuluaga had it on during her AO SF and the roof was closed:lol:

Ballbasher
Mar 22nd, 2007, 10:09 PM
I'm sure Frazier used it miss her :lol:

cartmancop
Mar 23rd, 2007, 12:19 AM
Frazier for sure :lol: But she'll have the last laugh when the other girls who were careless have skin cancer removed from their face ;)

That is a good question though...definitely a great idea considering the time they spend in oppressive heat & sun exposure..

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Mar 23rd, 2007, 12:46 AM
All players in their right minds use sunblock and have for decades. Not only will they risk skin cancer by not doing so, but they'll have "leather" looking skin by the time they're 35 or 40 years old! Accck!

Martie
Mar 23rd, 2007, 01:31 AM
Amy wears enough for everyone! ;)

miffedmax
Mar 23rd, 2007, 02:19 AM
I'd think it would be a little tough to go out and play matches with a major case of sunburn, too.

~Eclipsed~
Mar 23rd, 2007, 03:01 AM
I saw Maria using it during a match at the AO one year.

I remember Fabiola Zuluaga had it on during her AO SF and the roof was closed:lol:

:haha: I remember that match. The commentators could not stop talking about it. It was very noticeable though.:o

To answer the question. I don't think a lot of the players use sunblock. You could tell by their pictures outside of the courts. A few months ago there were pictures of Lindsay Davenport close up and her skin looked horrible.:o

Meesh
Mar 23rd, 2007, 03:40 AM
I read an article last year about Amy Frazier and her sun screen. She buys it by the CASE! Durascreen is what she uses. Her skin looks healthier then some of the younger women on the tour. http://www.durascreen-usa.com/shop/detail.asp?itemid=03897

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 23rd, 2007, 04:18 AM
:angel:

tonybotz
Mar 23rd, 2007, 04:22 AM
hingis looks like she needs some spf 45, cuz she has crazy lines around her eyes and from that supernova forehead.

brent-o
Mar 23rd, 2007, 04:58 AM
Nick Bolleteri could have stood to use some in his life.

lindsayno1
Mar 23rd, 2007, 10:49 AM
they all have bad skin cos of the sun regardless of whether they use suncream or not. Davenport has horrendous pigmentation etc from the sun, but of course shes gonna use sun cream. Up close Sharapova's is v bad too!

DutchieGirl
Mar 23rd, 2007, 11:15 AM
yep, most players use sunscreen.

Experimentee
Mar 23rd, 2007, 12:36 PM
Of course they all would. If they didn't they would be bright red and obviously sunburnt from spending 1 hour in the sun at the AO! On average it takes about 15-20 mins to burn in the Australian sun in summer.

Fantastic
Mar 24th, 2007, 04:15 PM
I don't know if all the players use sunscreen or not (I think they would as the WTA keeps all players informed about being "sunsmart."), but as a side note, I just realized that you're not meant to rub in the sunscreen when you apply it to the skin as it breaks down the protective zinc that is found in the formula. You're supposed to evenly stroke the cream across the skin as a layer of white and let it be absorbed by your skin naturally. Sunscreen does fade into the skin over time. I'm also amazed how many players go to wipe off the sweat from their faces and take off the sunscreen in the process. Hardly any player ever re-applies. Silly sausages.

DutchieGirl
Mar 24th, 2007, 11:49 PM
I don't know if all the players use sunscreen or not (I think they would as the WTA keeps all players informed about being "sunsmart."), but as a side note, I just realized that you're not meant to rub in the sunscreen when you apply it to the skin as it breaks down the protective zinc that is found in the formula. You're supposed to evenly stroke the cream across the skin as a layer of white and let it be absorbed by your skin naturally. Sunscreen does fade into the skin over time. I'm also amazed how many players go to wipe off the sweat from their faces and take off the sunscreen in the process. Hardly any player ever re-applies. Silly sausages.

:lol: I always thought about that too - why they don't re-apply during a match.