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Malva
Jun 9th, 2008, 03:07 AM
I invite all of you, supporters of Agnieszka, to tell us your personal stories how you became a tennis fan, whom did you support in the past, whom do you support now, and tell us any reasons why.

I will be delighted to hear how you became a fan of Agnieszka, and what do you find in her to be most appealing to you.

In view of our experience with another thread, we need to agree to some basic rules of etiquette.

Rules of Etiquette

1. Absolutely no expletives in your postings. Posters disregarding this will be warned and their posts deleted.

2. If your post contains criticisms towards any players, then they must be versed in a polite language.

3. Personal attacks, even if you perceive them to be in defense, will not be tolerated.

Malva
Jun 9th, 2008, 03:26 AM
Here is what I was able to salvage from another thread (I left only those fragments that were relevant for the current thread).


Cocco



The thing is I came here being an Ana fan but I was warming to Aga for quite some time but didn't realize it until recently.

There are two main reasons why I like her. First, it's her game which I find to be extremely intelligent. You can see how she constructs the point in her head and that she's thinking few steps ahead in the process. I guess in a way she has to as she's not some big, strong gal who can overpower her opponent yet she manages to do just that in some way.

I loooove her dropshots. They are piece of art. She makes tennis look elegant..you cannot say that for many players. She is unique and a tough cookie. She plays the game as if it were a chess game.

The other thing I like about her is that she keeps a cool head and doesn't show any emotion. It just falls nicely into a whole "story about Aga".

I like her. I just do.

Ana is completely different type of player. We all know that but I enjoy her game just as much. I love her power and those feisty forhands of hers.

The bottom line, I appreciate them as they are. Don't want them to change cuz I see them as complete players and individuals no matter how different they are.

To me Ana and Aga combo makes perfect sense.


Justine Schneider



It is notable fact because we're not a big fanbase (But a great one though :) ), there are quite a few here who like Ana as well, but over all I think it doesn't have a certain reason, every fan has his own taste, the players he likes from his reasons and it's just came out this way.

I personally love Aga's game, the talent, the veraity, the all around play, she can basiclly play from anywhere in the court, diffence, attack, has good volley.. Her game is very joyable to watch.

Plus I like her spirit n court, always looks calm, and never stops fighting, no matter whats the result and whose the opponent.

Love you Aga :hearts:


Sharapovarulz1



Simple words I love Aga's game, her sweet personnality and just who she is as a player and a person! :D

Pszczelny



that's like a poetry for me, it's a great pleasure to read such comments by you or others :)
from all Aga's things I love, the most important for me is the improvement she made since I saw her first time (Wimbledon 2005), this makes me sure she can be a champion in the future, maybe even near future :worship:


Dexter



My first love was actually Justine. She's the one thanks to who I discovered tennis and started to follow it with such passion. Everything changed when I saw a particular 16 yo in Zurich 2004. She became my #1 and main object of focus on WTA and it will never change. For next years my only actual faves were them... Ana & Justine. I got to know Aga during her breakthrough tournament in Warsaw 2006. Her match against Myskina, which I was watching in person remains the best tennis-match I've ever watched in person. :worship: But I have to admit I was cheering more for Aga, because she's Polish and even though I don't share the opinion that you're almost obliged to cheer for your fellow compatriot, I do support most of Poles. Aga always was my favourite player (even though I still see more potential in Ulka). Warsaw also was a place when I had the pleasure to talk to both Aga & Ana. To Aga just briefly, but she was extremely nice and tactful. Ana is adorable too, the nicest player I've met (without any bias believe it or not). People claiming she's a bitch, make me laugh out loud. She's just a fierce competitor who wants to win as much as it gets. The accusations of cheating make me laugh as well... People do not see she's the one to concede points in matches when there's a close call and she knows the call is incorrect, applauds opponent's good shots (as it was the case yesterday :rolleyes:), but people will see what they want to see. And be my guests guys. :wavey:

The games of Ana & Aga couldn't be more different comparing to each other. And whilst I prefer the big babe style of tennis, watching Aga is extremely refreshing and you appreciate it even more when you notice how few of them are able to play more with brain than power. Aga's body isn't as suited to this game as other's girls, but I feel she can do it the way Justine did. They both have/had to overcome some adversities, but I'm optimistic about Aga's future. What is great to see, is that each time I watch Aga I see new improvements. She's getting stronger, she's getting fitter and the future is bright for her. :)

I have to say Aga is nowhere near close to Ana's status to me. I don't think I will ever have the same passion for Aga as I have for Ana. Following Ana's career from being outside of top100 to the top of the rankings makes me feel almost like a proud father. Justine was the 2nd person I was able to call myself a fan of, but it was more in appreciative way. I didn't have the same passion either, but she's been always my hero and it will stay this way. The day she retired will remain the darkest day of tennis since I started to follow it more than 5 years ago. Apart from Ana & Justine, I like/d many player, but wasn't fave of them. Like I said I cheered Aga from the beginning more because she's my compatriot. With Justine's departure I feel like Aga is taking her place.


And Dexter again.



My attention to Ana is indeed personal, at least it became such when I met her in Warsaw. I weren't there in Zurich, I just watched it on TV. In fact, tennis wasn't my favourite sport's discipline by then. I only followed Justine's result, which included checking the scores once, maybe twice per week and watching matches when it was possible (not that often). I remember Zurich 2004 like it was yesterday, I wasn't planning to watch tennis that day. I turned TV randomly and there was Ana playing Tatiana, the match which was absolutely remarkable with Ana winning 76 in the 3rd after overcoming 1-5 deficit and saving a MP. It was just a moment when you know, that what happened was something special. I couldn't help, but getting more and more devoted to following her career.

It was a great experience to watch her live when she attended J&S Cup in 2006. I've been to all her matches (singles & doubles) and it was great to be recognized by her after each of her games. She really does appreciate support of her fans and I know it not only from my personal experience.

I'm a passionate person, so when I feel affection to something I'm getting fully involved. There's no problem in balancing my passions and studying (where I'm more than fine at).

As for the last question it is indeed personal, so let's just say I've got personal connections in the city where current Grand Slam is underway. :angel: But by the way, don't be deceived by the country-flags over here... in many cases they have next to nothing to do with poster's descent.


André Conrad



I guess to be not left out I have to say something why I am here on this board. I am a little different than Dexter. There is a part of me that cheers for Agnieszka purely for being my compatriot, perhaps that is a first generation emigrant syndrome. Luckily she is all what all of you mentioned. She has the potential in my opinion to be number one player despite of not having the “big hit”; I guess she is one of the players that can prove superiority of the brain over muscles. For the rest of the players, I like them all; I love tennis. I have only slight problem with players that are too arrogant, but this doesn’t stop me from enjoying great tennis if they can produce it.


Kolan



aga has been my favourite tennis player for about a year now - before then it was tati and justine for me. at the moment for me the three players which i like most behind aga are ana, tati and chaky. a lot of people on the forum maybe like aga but dislike chaky - its just personal preference.

.....oh yeah and to answer the question, ana and aga both do rock for me :yeah:


Papru



I have been following Agas career since Wimbledon 2005. What I like about her game the most is that shes is thinking on court and not only ball bashing. She knows how to make slice or a dropshot, she makes other players feel stupid on court. Apart of that, she always stays cool on the court, has never outbursts of unneccessary emotions and is a very nice girl off court :)

As far as JJ is concerned, I just love her :) I love her fighting spirit because she never ever gives up; she doesnt need to scream Ajde or Come on all the time, she doesnt need to act like a princess on the court because she has it all in her heart and she doesnt feel the need to demostrate it to others. On the top of that, she is not a stupid ball basher either, but she knows how to produce a winner if neccessary :D And hell I'd forget.. I love her smile, she is always smiling no matter if shes winning or losing... :) just an optimistic fighter.
bc JJ is a really classy and gentle person, always warm for everybody off court, theres no problem to talk to her or just joke with her for example about her silly colour of nails :p


Feel free to add new details, new comments, new insights.

papru
Jun 9th, 2008, 08:44 AM
not many quotes from a 5-paged thread :p

SOA_MC
Jun 9th, 2008, 10:18 AM
Malva maybe you should delete the other thread

Dexter
Jun 9th, 2008, 10:23 AM
Malva maybe you should delete the other threadI closed it.

justine schnyder
Jun 9th, 2008, 11:22 AM
Well, in my quoted post there's not info about this whole thread's subject, so here it is: :)

I started playing tennis few years ago, at the beggining it was just for fun, one hour 2 times per week, I started becuase a friend mine asked me to join her.
But as the time went by, I fell in love with that sport, started playing more, and ofcourse, started to follow the pro tennis.
The player who made me love it, was, just like in Dexter's case, Henin. She played the first match I saw, and I fell in love with her and her game.
After a while I started to "discover" many of other players, but ofcourse just for some of them, I really cheer.
So the 2nd player I started to cheer for was Patty, I know she's kind of controvertional player with her attuitude, consistensy, husband..But I don't know, I really like her game and she also seems like a down to earth person, no glamour, and it made it easy for me to feel for her.
After that, in 2006, I started to really like Jelena as well, I liked her lovely BH, atletisism, and the way she shared her emotions with the crowd oncourt.
The next player I "discovered" was Aga ofcourse I knew about her before I started to like her, but I didn't see her play, just knew who she was. The 1st match of her that I remmember was against Kuznetsova in Stuttgart, she lost in 3 tough sets, but yet, I was really really impressed with her, it was a great match. Since that match, I became a fan. I was really impressed with her game, the way she fought through that match, and also had mini comeback at the end (from 0-5 to 3:6.. But Kuzzy played a great match).
And the things I like about her are: The on court personality, so clam, no matter the result, the opponent, if I came in the middle of a match of her, I could never guess the result..Her off court personality also seems nice, her interviews can be really funny sometimes ;) and she's honest in them. And the most improtant: I like her game so much! So smart, talented, unexpected, has a great verity of shots..

So, this is it.. Sorry if you got bored ;)

papru
Jun 9th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Neta :kiss:

Malva
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:34 PM
Nobody got bored!

I read your story, Justine Schnyder, with pleasure. So many details!

Malva
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Neta :kiss:

???

SOA_MC
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:41 PM
???

Neta is Justine Schnyder real name I see Papru is trying to suck up to everybody

justine schnyder
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Thanks for your comments Malva and Papru :)

justine schnyder
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:43 PM
???

That's my name :)

Malva
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Thanks. Can I call you Neta from now on?

justine schnyder
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:51 PM
Thanks. Can I call you Neta from now on?

Yes, sure :)

papru
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:01 PM
Neta is Justine Schnyder real name I see Papru is trying to suck up to everybody

yeah, whatever...

justine schnyder
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:08 PM
Neta is Justine Schnyder real name I see Papru is trying to suck up to everybody

No, I actually friend of him, and I guess it's easier name to type all the time than my nick name here, so I don't care if those who knows me here will call me Neta, althoguh I'm not sure about GM, becuase there are plenty of posters there... :)

Pszczelny
Jun 9th, 2008, 04:25 PM
I closed it.

good, I thought it was some mod whore

btw thanks to your avatar I know now who won RG :lol:
congrats to you ;)

it's also an optimistic sign for all Aga fans :)

papru
Jun 9th, 2008, 05:24 PM
whats that optimistic sign?

Pszczelny
Jun 9th, 2008, 05:53 PM
whats that optimistic sign?

the end of tennis giants era, now everyone can win a GS having good run :D

papru
Jun 9th, 2008, 06:52 PM
I see your view..and share it!

AndreConrad
Jun 9th, 2008, 11:07 PM
I followed many tennis players over the course of my life. The first one that I barely remember was Wojciech Fibak; I did not understand tennis at that time but remember my dad watching some matches on TV with me next to him. Much later I really loved Steffi Graff, she was the first real tennis start that I watched live during US Open. Funny enough I became Agnieszka's fan also after watching her live during last US Open against Maria (I followed her progress much earlier). The video clip below along with the music represent the atmosphere on the court as I remember it:
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I will never forget that match. Since I live between New York and New Haven I hope to see her in both places this year.

SOA_MC
Jun 9th, 2008, 11:14 PM
Is this your video Andre?

AndreConrad
Jun 9th, 2008, 11:18 PM
No it is not, I came across of this video at some point and liked it because it really reminded me of the match. I wish I had the patience, time and talent to edit video so nicely :)

Malva
Jun 10th, 2008, 06:10 AM
Much later I really loved Steffi Graff, she was the first real tennis star that I watched live during US Open.


I couldn't make myself into supporting Graff after that abominable stabbing of Monika Seleš by one of Graff's fans. I lost any sympathy afterwards to Steffi. In my eyes, her subsequent successes were always tarnished by that event.

Funny enough I became Agnieszka's fan also after watching her live during last US Open against Maria (I followed her progress much earlier).

I will never forget that match. Since I live between New York and New Haven I hope to see her in both places this year.

As I said before, that match was defining for me as well, except that I barely knew before that match who Agnieszka was. I realized that Agnieszka was the one much later, when media were talking about her again in connection with her eliminating of Kuznetsova and then Petrova, and her reaching the Quarterfinal of the Australian Open. Then I began seriously following tournaments she was playing.

Since I have been a tennis fan for much longer than most of you, I had plenty of time to get sick and tired of power players and hard hitters in women's tennis. I was frankly finding men's tennis a lot more attractive. Some of Agassi vs. Sampras matches I watched, are bound to remain among the most memorable tennis moments of my life. In comparison, I do not care to remember any of Capriati or Davenport matches, and I saw them aplenty. A few of Dementieva's matches I still remember, like Roland Garros 2004 Final, stick in my memory more due to an incredible number of unenforced errors than to the quality of playing. I nearly lost my interest in women's tennis around the time of Kim Clijsters' departure.

It was Agnieszka's sudden appearance, her entering the elite, that rekindled my interest in women's tennis. For me her unique game, her intelligence and fighting spirit, her current and future successes, are more important than any expectation or hope that she ever wins a Grand Slam, or becomes #1. Now, at long last, I have again somebody to cheer in women's tennis.

kolan
Jun 10th, 2008, 07:28 AM
id like to add to mine also now that we have a proper thread for these stories :yeah:

i have always been into tennis, whether atp or wta, but my interest is a lot stronger now than it was when i was younger. If a tennis match is on the tv i will watch this no matter what else is on at that time. i grew up as a fan of steffi graf, i used to love watching her play, especially at wimbledon as i am british. in the last 4-5 years i have become more and more into tennis and now try to play and watch as much tennis as i can. i can remember over the past few years really noticing that justine and tati were the two ladies players whom i liked watching both and i would have loved them to be no 1 and no 2 in the world. justineand steffi won many slams and got both to no 1 for long periods of time and i was really happy that they did so well in thier careers. tatiana has been unfortunate with injuries but i think that she could also have won grand slams. The new era of players that i really like to watch is mostly aga and chaky. I followed both of these players last year and they both had a very good late hard court season. I think that both aga and anna can win a slam in their career. As i said before, i think, i like players that show emotion and care so much for tennis. I would like to see tati back soon so that all my faves can be playing well in the top 20 of the world and then every tournament is even more exciting for me to watch.

The reason on why i dont really post too much in here is because i am a fan of many players and that i wouldnt have time to post in all forums. I would have to spend all day on tennisforum :lol: I always read the aga forum though as she is my favourite player and it really is nice to read all of your opinions as fellow fans and this is something we all share in common. I always try to post cheery messages for aga in all areas of the board.

justine schnyder
Jun 10th, 2008, 08:00 AM
Nice stories Malva and Kolan :)

Malva- Why you started to dislike Graf after Seles's stabing? I know it was her fan, but it wasn't her fault, or even when she played against her...

papru
Jun 10th, 2008, 08:21 AM
bump!thx for sharing your opinions once again Malva and kolan :)

kolan, I thought you were Polish because of this "Ona jest numerem jeden" :lol: ;)

papru
Jun 10th, 2008, 08:25 AM
Andre! this vid is just so amazing !!! I wish I could have watched this match live :sad: or at least on tv :sobbing: that was her day definitely!!!

Malva
Jun 10th, 2008, 09:53 AM
Nice stories Malva and Kolan :)

Malva- Why you started to dislike Graf after Seles's stabing? I know it was her fan, but it wasn't her fault, or even when she played against her...

I remember the circumstances well. The stabbing came when Steffi Graf's star was already beginning to become overshadowed the rising star of Monika seleš.

Theirs was the principal rivalry of the time in women's tennis. Monika was the only player who could dethrone Graf at the time, and she was achieving just that. Nobody doubted before the stabbing occurred that Seleš was a nearly supernatural phenomenon. The stabbing came when Graf was already losing ground to Seleš.

Believe it or not, when upon hearing the shocking news of the stabbing, my first reaction was: she (i.e., Graf is now helpless against her chief rival, so one of the Graf fans stabs her).

If I were in place of Steffi Graf at the time, I would do everything in my power to show how painful it was to me as well. I would give the trophies I won to Monika, etc.

I don't recall anything of the sort. Graf just continued to play, calmly gathering all the trophies, literally reaping the profits of her principal rival being eliminated in this brutal way.

Seleš never was able to recover from that stabbing. Neither physically, nor mentally.

Years after I still consider Graf's behavior to be inexcusable, not to say vile.

justine schnyder
Jun 10th, 2008, 09:56 AM
Yeah that was a very das story, just when Seles was on the rise.
I don't criticize Graf for that, but I can understand you. (You were a fan off Seles as well, right?)

Dexter
Jun 10th, 2008, 10:15 AM
Thanks for posting this clip Andre! :worship: I haven't see it before. It's really emotional, moreso as the theme from Requiem for a Dream is one of my favourite piece of music.
I have this match downloaded and from time to time I rewatch it. Every time when I see Aga striding to the net after the match, it makes me laugh out loud. Priceless!

Malva
Jun 10th, 2008, 10:18 AM
id like to add to mine also now that we have a proper thread for these stories :yeah:

i have always been into tennis, whether atp or wta, but my interest is a lot stronger now than it was when i was younger. If a tennis match is on the tv i will watch this no matter what else is on at that time. i grew up as a fan of steffi graf, i used to love watching her play, especially at wimbledon as i am british. in the last 4-5 years i have become more and more into tennis and now try to play and watch as much tennis as i can. i can remember over the past few years really noticing that justine and tati were the two ladies players whom i liked watching both and i would have loved them to be no 1 and no 2 in the world. justineand steffi won many slams and got both to no 1 for long periods of time and i was really happy that they did so well in thier careers. tatiana has been unfortunate with injuries but i think that she could also have won grand slams. The new era of players that i really like to watch is mostly aga and chaky. I followed both of these players last year and they both had a very good late hard court season. I think that both aga and anna can win a slam in their career. As i said before, i think, i like players that show emotion and care so much for tennis. I would like to see tati back soon so that all my faves can be playing well in the top 20 of the world and then every tournament is even more exciting for me to watch.


Thank you for sharing your story, Kolan! You are saying you like players showing emotions on the court. Agnieszka is one of relatively few today who can stay cool even under adverse circumstances. So you mut like her for something else...

Take, for example, the U.S. Open video posted by André. Look at Agnieszka at 6:4 1:6 0:2 after losing 8 consecutive games to Sharapova who seemed to be unstoppable. Afterwards, I couldn't marvel enough at the strength of Agnieszka's character: not only was she able to get back into play with some emphatic winners, but actually turned the tables on the unsuspecting Sharapova, won the next 6 games and the whole match!

Hats off to Maria Sharapova for giving Agnieszka credit for that in her post match press conference: this showed Sharapova in a very positive light, as a magnanimous champion. While I personally was convinced I was witnessing birth of a new quality in women's tennis. This was, as I said before, the beginning of my infatuation with the girl.

Malva
Jun 10th, 2008, 10:28 AM
Yeah that was a very das story, just when Seles was on the rise.
I don't criticize Graf for that, but I can understand you. (You were a fan off Seles as well, right?)

For me, Neta, all of that was happening as nearly in front of my eyes. I am not sure I could say I was Monika's fan before the stabbing occurred. No. Hardly so. Rather I was very excited by the rivalry between Steffi and Monika.

Only rarely one observes such periods of domination by just two players. This was very reminiscent of the equally scintillating rivalry between Björn Borg and Jimmy Connors, but that was much earlier.

My sympathy to Seleš, and coldness towards Graf developed after the stabbing. Monika was and remains for me a truly tragic figure of women's tennis.

kolan
Jun 10th, 2008, 08:46 PM
bump!thx for sharing your opinions once again Malva and kolan :)

kolan, I thought you were Polish because of this "Ona jest numerem jeden" :lol: ;)

:lol: no, i'm british. i do speak a bit of polish because i have a few polish friends. dexter told to me this phrase because i originally had it as "ona jest cyfra jeden" which isnt right grammatically :lol:

kolan
Jun 10th, 2008, 08:51 PM
Thank you for sharing your story, Kolan! You are saying you like players showing emotions on the court. Agnieszka is one of relatively few today who can stay cool even under adverse circumstances. So you mut like her for something else...

Take, for example, the U.S. Open video posted by André. Look at Agnieszka at 6:4 1:6 0:2 after losing 8 consecutive games to Sharapova who seemed to be unstoppable. Afterwards, I couldn't marvel enough at the strength of Agnieszka's character: not only was she able to get back into play with some emphatic winners, but actually turned the tables on the unsuspecting Sharapova, won the next 6 games and the whole match!

Hats off to Maria Sharapova for giving Agnieszka credit for that in her post match press conference: this showed Sharapova in a very positive light, as a magnanimous champion. While I personally was convinced I was witnessing birth of a new quality in women's tennis. This was, as I said before, the beginning of my infatuation with the girl.

i still think she does show a lot of emotions even if she keeps it bottled up during important periods in the match but i agree with you that this is not the only reason why i like agnieszka so much. for example at the end of that infamous sharapova match it was like she had won the us open and i just couldnt help but be happy for her even though i was rather biased as i was already a fan. she is also able to use every shot in her favour and can adapt her game around the opposition. she is the most clever player in the game today :yeah:

AndreConrad
Jun 10th, 2008, 09:05 PM
:lol: no, i'm british. i do speak a bit of polish because i have a few polish friends. dexter told to me this phrase because i originally had it as "ona jest cyfra jeden" which isnt right grammatically :lol:
Funny, Agnieszka is definitely not digit 1 :lol:... these are common mistakes one makes beginning a new foreign language

kolan
Jun 10th, 2008, 11:03 PM
Funny, Agnieszka is definitely not digit 1 :lol:... these are common mistakes one makes beginning a new foreign language

:o what can i say :haha:

papru
Jun 11th, 2008, 05:18 PM
:lol: dont worry kolan... Polish language is a taugh one :o

hydrofor
Jun 14th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Well, Aga is my digit two, but nevertheless I will write here.

My fascination with woman tennis started when I came to Warsaw Tournament. It were the first years of this tournament, the biggest star then was Barbara Paulus. The entrance was for free (!), except semifinals and final. It was relatively easy too peep the trainings, to talk to players, I could meet many of them face-to-face because the there was not so many guards.
The tournament grown bigger since that time. Players were protected and You couldn't watch the game for free. Now the tournament has been withdrawn from the callendar and i cry like this blue guy -> :sad:
The first player I admired and still admire was Marta Domachowska, because she is sexually attractive and can play well, hitting hard. Later on she had very poor period in her career, but she managed to overcome all the difficilties and come back, as a mature person, to high-level tennis.
I first met Aga when she defeated Myskina in Warsaw. So far in Warsaw tournaments all polish players were loosing,loosing,loosing. Nobody expected anything from them. And suddenly Aga won Myskina, who was world no. ? (single digit) then. It was a shock!
And now she gets stronger, yet no polish player (expect Domcia) can follow her, even her sister!
I admire her attitiude, intelligence, unique play - at first glance nothing special, but after some observation You realise how strong she is. Cheers!

papru
Jun 15th, 2008, 02:34 PM
digit :confused: :p

Juju4ever
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:01 PM
My ultimate favourite of all time is Justine Henin, and my story with Aga begins in the match between them in Eastbourne 2007.

That was the first time I saw her playing, and I simply loved her style of play. The drop-shots, the lobs, the volleys. I remember telling myself at the time "This girl has so much talent. Give her two years and she'll become a very good player."

The biggest match IMo was her upseting Sharapova in the U.S. Open. That win proved me she can put good performances under pressure, which is a sign to a future champion. Sure, she has all the shots in her arsenal, but to be able to use all her skill under that kind of pressure is amazing for such a young girl.

Since then I'm following her as much as I can,. After Justine retired, Aga became my favourite player.

AndreConrad
Jul 13th, 2008, 03:35 PM
My ultimate favourite of all time is Justine Henin, and my story with Aga begins in the match between them in Eastbourne 2007.

That was the first time I saw her playing, and I simply loved her style of play. The drop-shots, the lobs, the volleys. I remember telling myself at the time "This girl has so much talent. Give her two years and she'll become a very good player."

The biggest match IMo was her upseting Sharapova in the U.S. Open. That win proved me she can put good performances under pressure, which is a sign to a future champion. Sure, she has all the shots in her arsenal, but to be able to use all her skill under that kind of pressure is amazing for such a young girl.

Since then I'm following her as much as I can,. After Justine retired, Aga became my favourite player.

That is a very nice story Juju4ever... Agnieszka can be proud to be considered filling the gap that Justin has left. Use alll facets of this forum :wavey: