aura of daniela
Jul 28th, 2002, 08:46 AM
A really nice picture of Daniela was shown to me by some of the great guys at Daniela's Yahoo Group.
It's from a Slovakian magazine called "Moment" and is accompanied with a nice interview. (Go to Daniela's Yahoo Group to see the translation;) )
Well, enough of me talking, I cant really explain the picture so click the attachment and see it yourself.
But it really typifies Daniela as a person, a bit of a free spirit really..........but only a slovak magazine can capture that.
ESPN Magazine can kiss my butt.........hehehe.
Aug 4th, 2002, 01:38 AM
AURA, where can I see the translation?
I can't find it anywhere:confused:.
Aug 4th, 2002, 01:42 AM
LOL @ Simon :) :drool: :kiss: I love that pic :)
P.S. Simon, ive never seen the translation on the group....... could you either find and tell me the msg # or fwd it to my email? thanks
Aug 4th, 2002, 01:51 AM
If you e-mail it to LEMON, please could you e-mail it to me aswell, because I can't find it either.
OR.............you could just post it on here:).
Aug 4th, 2002, 02:02 AM
Here, I found the first part.
Alright, here goes the translation, word for word (as much as
COUNTESS IN TENNIS SHOES
The World's Twelfth Player Daniela Hantuchova: The Top Priority is
Family and Tennis
She has always been regarded as the most gifted Slovak tennis talent
since the era of Miloslav Mecir. Her first great successful wins
date back to her junior career and she debuted on the women's circuit
at the age of 15. Since 1999 she's been a member of the Team
Slovakia Fed Cup, with which she defeated France last Sunday, earning
a spot in the final four of the largest women's team competition in
the world. During this year's Wimbledon, the 181cm tall and 56 kg
weighting Slovak was named the tennis' most attractive tennis player,
topping Anna Kournikova. Daniela wants to be liked, but mainly she
wants to be winning.
-How did you perceive the euphoria around you in Wimbledon?
"I tried not to think about it and concentrate on tennis. That's
most important to me and I tried to emphasize that at each press
conference. I'm taking the interest from media and fans as part of a
professional sport, and I understand it."
-Weren't you surprised by the detailed information the British media
were able to obtain?
"Some of them were shocking to me, for example that my legs are 110
cm long. I don't know of anybody measuring them…"
-The British press wrote all kinds of stuff about you in Wimbledon,
but they forgot to mention your piano play. Weren't they interested
in interviews about your musical education?
"Somehow it didn't come up, I don't bring it up myself."
-What did you like to play most?
"Anything. It has always helped me as part of my mental relaxation."
-Do you have any favorite music genre?
"Everything contemporary. I like listening to everything that's
-Do you remember what you played at your graduation concert?
My note: I should probably explain this a bit. They're talking
about a concert which usually takes place at the end of the 8-year
Elementary School Of Arts, which Daniela attended while studying at
her elementary and/or high school. Basically music lessons…
-Do you remember when you played piano the last time?
"I play it whenever I have time, but there are less and less
opportunities for that."
-Do you think you could make your presence felt in other sports
besides tennis, for example with your height in basketball?
"Certainly, since my childhood I always liked sports. My parents led
me to sports, but tennis was always on top."
-Which sport would it be?
"I liked skiing. Whenever I have time-which I have very little
nowadays-I like to ski very much. Besides it I like swimming,
skating, whenever there's an opportunity I also play basketball."
-Tennis is a family sport, after all it's known that you got your
basics from your granny, your first coach, a league's former player.
Did that influence your choice of sports?
"The entire family plays tennis, so I also wanted to devote myself to
it, nobody had to ever convince me. To me it's the greatest sport."
-Who was your idol in your early years, who inspired you to follow a
successful tennis career?
"Steffi Graf was the star, but at the time when I started playing it
was Miloslav Mecir who won the Olympics in Seoul, and that was very
motivating to me. I always had top players in my mind who were
achieving greatest triumphs."
-Do you like the current tennis rules?
"I wouldn't change anything about them."
-Would you like to implement a time-out, for example, an opportunity
for coach's advice, like it's customary in some other sports?
"Definitely not. I think that the greatness of players lays just in
the fact of how they can cope themselves with difficult situations.
The player is on the court all by himself, and he has to decide
what's best for him to play the critical points."
-You're entering the absolute elite of women's tennis at times of
Williams sisters' reign over the sport. Do you perceive that
negatively as many players, including you, are playing in their
"The opposite, I'm glad I'm getting successful in tennis which is at
its top level. I think my timing of entering is right."
-What in your opinion is the secret of Williams' sisters' success?
Is it in power, talent, hard work?
"Probably in their power. But they're beatable, however, you need to
find an effective weapon against them, and I believe sooner rather
than later I'll be winning over them."
-Are you willing to undertake such muscle building training program
at the expense of sacrificing the natural beauty of a woman?
"To that extent certainly not, the training program should certainly
not benefit at the expense of a woman's beauty."
GOD, I LOVE HER!
-Do you have any favorite meals?
"Everything prepared by my mom."
-Does she have the opportunity to cook while she's with you on the
"Rarely, the last time we stayed in Wimbledon we had that
opportunity. Otherwise we have to rely on restaurants. But whenever
I'm home, I get to enjoy her cooking a lot."
-You're tall and slim. Do you watch the shape you're in or are you
not afraid of indulging on sweets?
"I like them like everybody else, but at the same time I can do
without them. As far as drinks are concerned, my favorite is tropic
-You wore a white outfit in Wimbledon, because the tradition requires
so. At the Fed Cup tie you ran out in a dark-blue combination, in
Melbourne, you sparked the attention with that brave, black dress.
Do you have a favorite color?
"I like blue, like the sky."
-Which tournament is your favorite?
"All Grand Slams without exception--Australian Open, Roland Garros,
Wimbledon, US Open."
Aug 4th, 2002, 02:16 AM
Thanks for sharing Simon and lemon-ice! I hope to see Dani lifting another trophy soon.