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linds seles
Apr 13th, 2008, 04:50 AM
Which palyers give the best handshakes/kisses at the net, win or lose.

I reckon, in no particular order, Venus, Mary, Lindsay, Kim and ASV.

Bruno71
Apr 13th, 2008, 09:21 AM
I disagree on Lindsay.

blackcrave
Apr 13th, 2008, 09:25 AM
ana ivanovic and i kinda observed if the players are playing with the same country player they kiss on the cheek..

Gunter
Apr 13th, 2008, 09:36 AM
Kim :hearts:
Venus

Legend1
Apr 13th, 2008, 10:50 AM
Amelie ...

Melly Flew Us
Apr 13th, 2008, 12:04 PM
i also disagree on lindsay. she has been very rude to jankovic at the end of their last two matches.

InsideOut.
Apr 13th, 2008, 12:39 PM
Venus. Remember the pic with Kuznetsova? :lol:

Talking about handshakes, the most classic handshake would be Hantuchova's at AO SF. Ice-cold. :lol: It was actually funny.

mankind
Apr 13th, 2008, 12:48 PM
Hantuchova deserved to be angry.
But I still jumped out of my seat with joy when Ana won.

Uranium
Apr 13th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Venus, she always smiles after losing and takes her losses well
Mary:hearts:, sometimes is the nicest

IanRadi
Apr 13th, 2008, 12:58 PM
Mary, definitely! :hearts:

Harvs
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:02 PM
kim and mary... miles above the rest

JAMESYBABY!
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:04 PM
kim, mary and amelie,,,they are so kind:yeah:

Wayn77
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:15 PM
Myskina ... :tape: :boxing:

ohh, the nicest.

Amelie and JJ.

Brandon85
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:22 PM
justine is always friendly when she losses, or wins for that matter. sharapova is is usually friendly, but i think she has a hard time getting people to be friendly to her at the net.

Brandon85
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:23 PM
oh and what about hingis? she is a nice handshaker as well win or lose.

sammy01
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:26 PM
patty! sometimes she even gets her husband on court to congratulate opponents, like luxembourg last year lol.

seriously mary was always very gracious at the end, as is venus williams.

Il Primo!
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:27 PM
Amélie? Did you actually all her handshakes with rena? Rude as hell especially in london and YEC in 04. Serena even was like "damn!ok, whatever" in L.A
The nicest at net are kim, justine and the sisters.

roxi
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:29 PM
oh and what about hingis? she is a nice handshaker as well win or lose.

Martina!!!:lol::lol::lol: I always remember her after losing FO in 1999!!!:wavey::wavey::wavey: She's so classy:kiss::kiss::kiss:

roxi
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:29 PM
patty! sometimes she even gets her husband on court to congratulate opponents, like linz last year lol.

seriously mary was always very gracious at the end, as is venus williams.

Patty is so cool!!!!!:drool::drool::drool::lol::lol::lol:

Keaka
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:31 PM
Venus. Remember the pic with Kuznetsova? :lol:

Talking about handshakes, the most classic handshake would be Hantuchova's at AO SF. Ice-cold. :lol: It was actually funny.

:haha:

thrust
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Surprisingly perhaps, but Serena and Justine are usually very friendly after a match with their opponents at the net. Much more so than during the match-lol!! On the mens side, Djokovic is always very friendly at the net, post match.

Matthias13
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:48 PM
Kim was the nicest no doubt: win or lose, kisses for all. Even after she lost her 3rd Grand Slam final to Justine, she gave her 3 kisses. And when she didn't kiss it usually was because her opponent didn't want to, for instance Venus and Serena. With all due respect I don't think they are that friendly ... Venus always stands miles away from her opponent and just reaches that long arm. She also has this tick to get to the umpire first, like it's a competition :confused: This is just my feeling of course, I'm not saying they are rude either. In general I like it when players kiss at the net, it's a sign of friendship and respect for the opponent.

InsideOut.
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:53 PM
patty! sometimes she even gets her husband on court to congratulate opponents, like linz last year lol.

seriously mary was always very gracious at the end, as is venus williams.

She sure didn't do that to Conchita. :haha:

Silvio Dante
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:56 PM
Gabriela was...and Mary when she found her inner karma

Vamos.
Apr 13th, 2008, 02:21 PM
Not just Hantuchova Aussie SF. Everytime she goes to the net she has a face like a smacked ass. :tape:

I don't understand why, though? You would think she had absolutely got used to losing now. :shrug:

I think she is one of those people who rates her game sooooo much better than it actually is. I bet she actually believes she belongs in the top 20 :lol::rolls:

Oh God Dani:hug:...

_______

Nicest are definitely Amelie, Venus and Kim. And Serena is pretty good these days.

Worst: Hantuchova, she just needs to get a grip of her whole personality and game. Change everything, I would suggest. Linds can be quite sour too. Henin is :o and even Sveta/Maria can be a little bit cold. Most players can be cold, I guess. But some are just ridiculous. :o...and also have no right, as they lose all the time anyway.

Craigy
Apr 13th, 2008, 02:23 PM
Tatiana Golovin.

Vamos.
Apr 13th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Amélie? Did you actually all her handshakes with rena? Rude as hell especially in london and YEC in 04. Serena even was like "damn!ok, whatever" in L.A
The nicest at net are kim, justine and the sisters.

You are just one of THE most ridiculous hypocrites. :yawn:

You say justine. And yet moan about Amelie.

Here is something for you, tool, how about you re-watch the Wimbledon 2006 Final handshake?!

Why don't you look at what Justine is doing? Worst handshake ever after somebody won a Grand Slam; those are normally very warm.

So stop viewing the world with blinkers and focusing on whatever you want. :rolleyes:

Adal
Apr 13th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Tatiana Golovin.
:ras:

Vacant
Apr 13th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Kim and Venus.

¤CharlDa¤
Apr 13th, 2008, 02:27 PM
Venus has been very very classy in her wins and defeats at the net in the past few years.

Emina.
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:03 PM
imo Amelie, Kim, Mary :)

vadin124
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:10 PM
probably Schnyder

Svetlana.
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:19 PM
Kim :inlove:

The Daviator
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:35 PM
I actually say Serena, I can't forget how nice she was to Craybas when she lost to her at Wimbledon :lol: She was like 'Congratulations!' and had a big smile :lol: Now if she can be happy after a loss to Craybas at Wimbledon well then :lol:

Linds is usually very nice aswell.

Renalicious
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:40 PM
Serena is always smiling, she's always very nice at net.

DA FOREHAND
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:41 PM
wHO CARES

wtatennisballer
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:42 PM
Amelie ...

:devil:

Slutiana
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:51 PM
Tatiana Golovin.
It pisses me off when Tati is nice. I mean the fact that she waited to shake Rolle's hand after she was roaring so loud it made Serena look (and sound) like an ant, is something i'll never forget. :o

The Dawntreader
Apr 13th, 2008, 04:02 PM
I actually say Serena, I can't forget how nice she was to Craybas when she lost to her at Wimbledon :lol: She was like 'Congratulations!' and had a big smile :lol: Now if she can be happy after a loss to Craybas at Wimbledon well then :lol:

Linds is usually very nice aswell.

I was thinking that too, even though she went through several tissues in the press conference later on:lol:

Lindsay's nice at net, always smiles even after disater matches:lol:

Venus is soooo classy nowadays:kiss: Far cry from 97/98/99:lol::o

peikko
Apr 13th, 2008, 04:02 PM
Kim and Mary by far.
Most of the times Lindsay, Patty and Serena too.

Derek.
Apr 13th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Not just Hantuchova Aussie SF. Everytime she goes to the net she has a face like a smacked ass. :tape:

I don't understand why, though? You would think she had absolutely got used to losing now. :shrug:

I think she is one of those people who rates her game sooooo much better than it actually is. I bet she actually believes she belongs in the top 20 :lol::rolls:

Oh God Dani:hug:...

_______

Nicest are definitely Amelie, Venus and Kim. And Serena is pretty good these days.

Worst: Hantuchova, she just needs to get a grip of her whole personality and game. Change everything, I would suggest. Linds can be quite sour too. Henin is :o and even Sveta/Maria can be a little bit cold. Most players can be cold, I guess. But some are just ridiculous. :o...and also have no right, as they lose all the time anyway.


You are so pathetic. :o

Do you cry yourself to sleep everynight, trying to convince yourself that Daniela is not a good player?
You sure do spend a lot of your time trash-talking someone who will never see what you have to say.
So basically, you're talking to yourself.

janko
Apr 13th, 2008, 04:24 PM
Amélie? Did you actually all her handshakes with rena? Rude as hell especially in london and YEC in 04. Serena even was like "damn!ok, whatever" in L.A
The nicest at net are kim, justine and the sisters.


Actually, do you remember the first time Amélie beat Serena in Rome?

Mauresmo was so happy that she wanted to kiss her opponent on the cheek but Serena just gave her a quick handshake and escaped as if Amélie had eaten garlic all day:lol:

But when Serena took her revenge in the FO and Wimbledon she was all sweet and sugar for the French...;)

selesbooz
Apr 13th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Venus, she always smiles after losing and takes her losses well
Mary:hearts:, sometimes is the nicest

Your a lie. This just goes to show that your really don't know her. Let her lose, her bottom lip is draging that court:rolleyes:

Melly Flew Us
Apr 13th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Your a lie. This just goes to show that your really don't know her. Let her lose, her bottom lip is draging that court:rolleyes:
which player are you talking about loser?

Robert-KimClijst
Apr 13th, 2008, 05:34 PM
Kim Clijsters was always able to smile, and she'd take her hat off usually as well to show respect.

Venus can always have a big smile, which can be pretty hard after a loss, so that's good of Venus.

Optima
Apr 13th, 2008, 06:00 PM
JJ is usually very nice, as is Serena.

Venus is always very gracious and smiles like there's no tomorrow, whatever the result. When Jelena beat her at the French last year, JJ was patting her on the arm looking like she was about to say "Oh honey, it's okay" and Venus says "Oh yeah, I know, I'm so happy for you!" :lol:

Dexter
Apr 13th, 2008, 06:02 PM
Patty Schnyder rockz. :lol:

frenchie
Apr 13th, 2008, 06:26 PM
You can add Myskina there

she always had great handshakes especially with Lindsay, Kim and the russians

Matt01
Apr 13th, 2008, 06:42 PM
Venus has been very very classy in her wins and defeats at the net in the past few years.


In the last few years, yes she's gotten classy at the net.
But before? :tape: She was the epitome of arrogance and snootiness :rolleyes:

Jakeev
Apr 13th, 2008, 06:55 PM
I can't believe that some people used Lindsay as an example of somebody who isn't always nice at the net because of her last few matches with of all people Jelena Jankovic.

I like Jelena but she is hardly peaches and cream with all players.

Il Primo!
Apr 13th, 2008, 07:11 PM
Actually, do you remember the first time Amélie beat Serena in Rome?

Mauresmo was so happy that she wanted to kiss her opponent on the cheek but Serena just gave her a quick handshake and escaped as if Amélie had eaten garlic all day:lol:

But when Serena took her revenge in the FO and Wimbledon she was all sweet and sugar for the French...;)

Oh yeah, I remember about that one. OK Serena didn't kiss her, and rightly so IMO, but she didn't do it on purpose, I reckon she didn't expect Amé to kiss her and just gracefully smiled;) It's was everything but rude.
You are just one of THE most ridiculous hypocrites. :yawn:

You say justine. And yet moan about Amelie.

Here is something for you, tool, how about you re-watch the Wimbledon 2006 Final handshake?!

Why don't you look at what Justine is doing? Worst handshake ever after somebody won a Grand Slam; those are normally very warm.

So stop viewing the world with blinkers and focusing on whatever you want. :rolleyes:

Calm down already, I'm not your bitch.

And first of all, if A-MO didn't act like the Queen B. in the media and in Berlin when her ass got whooped by the belgian (do you remember that COLD handshake she gave:rolleyes:), I bet Justine would have at least kiss her in Wimbly. Plus since I stopped watching this joke of the match after that painful MP, I didn't see the handshake. Since when Amé's haters are supposed to follow her GS finals from A to Z ? :weirdo:

kwilliams
Apr 13th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Venus is all smiles at the net but apparently when she gets off court she sometimes cries which speaks volumes about her, that she tries to make the moment all the better for her opponent. She always seems happy for her opponent.

selesbooz
Apr 13th, 2008, 08:01 PM
You can add Myskina there

she always had great handshakes especially with Lindsay, Kim and the russians

Who:confused:

Vamos.
Apr 13th, 2008, 09:01 PM
You are so pathetic. :o

Do you cry yourself to sleep everynight, trying to convince yourself that Daniela is not a good player?
You sure do spend a lot of your time trash-talking someone who will never see what you have to say.
So basically, you're talking to yourself.

:rolls:

Ok, so just a couple of issue with this post then.

1. Why would I want to "convince" myself Daniela is not a good player? :lol:...At worst, I am delusional, because I am of the firm belief that Daniela epitomises mediocrity. I really do not need to convince myself anything; I am totally convinced, and have been for years now. That girl is just a walking, talking stick of mediocre. :shrug:...what you said is just silly. :lol:

2. No she won't see what I say. Nor do I wish her to. Nor will any of the top players see when we endlessly cheer our players on in all of these result threads especially. Yet people, not me mind you, do it anyway. So basically everyone is talking to themselves? Wow, you are a genius:worship:...just close the forum now, you just highlighted its pointlessness with one swift post of wit.

3. The funny thing is; each time I post about Daniela I get 4/5 good reps. A lot of people think it, they just don't say it. I say it. Get over it.

Vamos.
Apr 13th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Oh yeah, I remember about that one. OK Serena didn't kiss her, and rightly so IMO, but she didn't do it on purpose, I reckon she didn't expect Amé to kiss her and just gracefully smiled;) It's was everything but rude.


Calm down already, I'm not your bitch.

And first of all, if A-MO didn't act like the Queen B. in the media and in Berlin when her ass got whooped by the belgian (do you remember that COLD handshake she gave:rolleyes:), I bet Justine would have at least kiss her in Wimbly. Plus since I stopped watching this joke of the match after that painful MP, I didn't see the handshake. Since when Amé's haters are supposed to follow her GS finals from A to Z ? :weirdo:

And that post just spells out immaturity.

"Since when Ame's hater are supposed to follow her GS finals from A to Z ?" wtf is that? That is just so bad. :hug:

So retarded. It makes me weep. :sad:

Serenidad.
Apr 13th, 2008, 10:03 PM
I actually say Serena, I can't forget how nice she was to Craybas when she lost to her at Wimbledon :lol: She was like 'Congratulations!' and had a big smile :lol: Now if she can be happy after a loss to Craybas at Wimbledon well then :lol:

Linds is usually very nice aswell.

She knew Venus was waiting in the next round. ;)

AJZ.
Apr 13th, 2008, 10:07 PM
Ai is the nicest I think. Even when she loses she's all giggles and smiles (except perhaps when she has choked a lead on a big player or something, but she's still a good hand shake then)

Venus & Kim too.

Serenidad.
Apr 13th, 2008, 10:09 PM
You are so pathetic. :o

Do you cry yourself to sleep everynight, trying to convince yourself that Daniela is not a good player?
You sure do spend a lot of your time trash-talking someone who will never see what you have to say.
So basically, you're talking to yourself.

She's a solid top 15 player. Her game is just average. She plays Venus, Serena, Davenport. Basically tries to do the same thing they do, but with a slower serve, weaker groundies, and less mental toughness (she may be mentally stronger than Davenport on some days :tape:). Essentially, you get the point. Tracy Austin, whom I generally hate, summed it up when she played Henin in Wimbledon 2006. She does a little of everything, but nothing spectacularly good enough to matter.

105 MPH serve. Lack of Variety on the second serve.
Solid Paced Groundies. Not going to blow anyone off the court consistently, but can hit winners if given a bit of an open court/target.
On/Off Dropshot.
On/Off Volley.
Mentally Fragile.
Movement is improving, but still a weakness.

She is like a wannabe power player that just doesn't cut it. :shrug:

Matt01
Apr 13th, 2008, 10:20 PM
105 MPH serve. Lack of Variety on the second serve.
Solid Paced Groundies. Not going to blow anyone off the court consistently, but can hit winners if given a bit of an open court/target.
On/Off Dropshot.
On/Off Volley.
Mentally Fragile.
Movement is improving, but still a weakness.

She is like a wannabe power player that just doesn't cut it. :shrug:


Good to very good volleys.
Good dropshots.
Good groundies. She's a clean hitter.
Good serve. Can hit a kick serve.
Movement isn't that great but improving, yes.
And I also give you the mental fragility.

She has won several Tier I titles, has reached a Slam semi-final and several quarterfinals.

She is definately a Top Player :p

terjw
Apr 13th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Kim by far - that Kimmie kiss was her trademark at the net. Just a few players she didn't manage to kiss who just stood too far back for Kimmie to embrace - like LenaD of all ppl :lol: and she had to make do with the handshake.

Which players nowadays kiss at the net?

terjw
Apr 13th, 2008, 10:55 PM
patty! sometimes she even gets her husband on court to congratulate opponents, like luxembourg last year lol.

:lol:;) I just had to chuckle about inviting her husband on the court to congratulate opponents. Just thinking back to that video clip of him really worked up and angry and kicking Dani's water bottle. :lol::lol:

davidmario
Apr 13th, 2008, 11:06 PM
Kveta is ALWAYS very nice at the net even if Rennae acted like a bitch...

Also Sandrine was soo gracious in defeat and most of the asian players because they were told to be as nice as they can:)

davidmario
Apr 13th, 2008, 11:13 PM
patty! sometimes she even gets her husband on court to congratulate opponents, like luxembourg last year lol.

:haha:
since that I realized that her husband is one of the biggest assholes out there:rolleyes:

PamShriver
Apr 13th, 2008, 11:21 PM
I ALWAYS tried to kiss my opponent at the end of a match, win or lose. I would often try to kiss them during the match too, or before or in the locker room or at a hotel or in a back alley...

Mike_T
Apr 13th, 2008, 11:40 PM
Amelie always seems very VERY friendly at the net, if you know what I mean (nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more...). I remember when she beat Iroda in Germany one time. Amelie had a twinkle in her eye and a spring in her step, as she approached the net, no doubt in anticipation of a bit of tonsil tennis action with the sexiest WTA babe ever. However, unusually for Iroda, she declined any kissing, just offering a quick hand shake, then walked to her chair. Amelie looked devastated, as you would be...

SV_Fan
Apr 13th, 2008, 11:58 PM
Amelie, Venus, ASV, Lindsay, Mary