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ZeroSOFInfinity
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:39 AM
Has any player in the WTA so managed to "convert" you in becoming a fan, or make you follow her every move?

Stamp Paid
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:44 AM
Not following her every move, but I really like Sorana Cirstea. And those feisty ass Chinese girls, Meng Yuan and Jie Zheng. I love them. I love Alize's heart and spirit as well.

Josh.
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:46 AM
Jie for overious reasons, but other then that Azarenka has slightly won me over. Wont but added her to the signature anytime soon however.

mckyle.
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:48 AM
Players that win stuff. Because I only pull for winners.

Boreas
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:51 AM
Stephanie Vogt, she is injured right now, though:sad:

Dave.
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:51 AM
Domi Cibulkova and Monica Niculescu probably the most, and Azarenka on a lower scale.

Malva
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:51 AM
Agnieszka Radwańska. Because of her beautiful, intelligent game, variety of shots, great tactics, fabulous drop shots, dignified behavior on the court, and... not relying on power.

Following her every step?

No. I like ladies' tennis. I am not a groupie of any player.

Mynarco
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:52 AM
Zheng, Azarenka and A. Radwanska

eck
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:53 AM
DinDin.

Ksenia.
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:55 AM
Dellaqua, Robson

A Magicman
Jul 9th, 2008, 08:58 AM
Safina.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:04 AM
DinDin.

Dinara Safina you mean? :wavey:

Becool
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:18 AM
I'm enjoying Radwanska's game

Droolv
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:20 AM
Radwanska, Wozniacki, Robson ;)

pancake
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:27 AM
Cornet.

svetaisthebest
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:31 AM
Wozniaki :)

eck
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:33 AM
Dinara Safina you mean? :wavey:

Yes. :)

lavigne41
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:47 AM
Cibulkova :D

skanky~skanketta
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:54 AM
Radwanska, Azarenka and Cibulkova.

Safina to a lesser extent, I always disliked her because of her attitude on court, but seeing her fight through those matches during the clay season truly impressed me.

I've always been a fan of Jankovic, but now even more so.

Ivanovic, I'm liking her lesser and lesser. something about her attitude on court irks me.

babuska6
Jul 9th, 2008, 10:00 AM
I started to be a fan of Dinara Safina..she played amazing tennis in berlin therefore she is my fave :)

Lyndle_BE
Jul 9th, 2008, 10:00 AM
Radwanska and Azarenka

Elwin.
Jul 9th, 2008, 10:02 AM
Kleybanova
Wickmayer
Serena

Effy
Jul 9th, 2008, 10:03 AM
Zheng :hug: lovely game and a nice girl

Richie's
Jul 9th, 2008, 10:55 AM
Rybarikova & Tabakova

Jimmyconnors
Jul 9th, 2008, 11:21 AM
Cibulkova

Shvedbarilescu
Jul 9th, 2008, 11:31 AM
Of the young players I have been very much won over by Corinna Dentoni. Also looking forward to seeing Polona Hercog develop.

The only established player who I warmed to this year was Dinara Safina. Her fight and high quality tennis plus her sweet interviews definately made an impression.

Pretty much everyone else I've been a fan of this year I was also a fan of at the end of 2007 as well.

Mikey.
Jul 9th, 2008, 11:37 AM
Casey Dellacqua :hug:
Yanina Wickmayer :)
Caroline Wozniacki :hearts:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 9th, 2008, 11:45 AM
Aga, Agi, Caroline, Domi, Zheng....

Kai
Jul 9th, 2008, 11:48 AM
Tammy, Palma Kiraly :D

mituna
Jul 9th, 2008, 12:04 PM
Daniela Hantuchova, Daniela Hantuchova I don't know I love her.:eek:

Caz
Jul 9th, 2008, 12:45 PM
I became a fan of Alla Kudryavtseva at Eastbourne this year, which, apparently was a great time to become a fan, considering the Wimbledon she went on to have!! I will also be keeping on eye on our new British hope, Laura Robson's results. Too early yet to say if I will become a fan though. Also Casey Dellacqua and Nadia Petrova and, after many years of trying, I have finally been converted, by my Lisa Raymond fan friends, into a Lisa fan too. :D

vadin124
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Sugiyama and Azarenka

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Maria and also a bit Aranxta :drool:

Alicia Rocks
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Savchuk and Uhlirova

Karolina_Sprem
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Sorana Cristea ... :P

Uranium
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Cibulkova, Martinez Sanchez, and Laura Robson

lympyisthebest
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:00 PM
Romana Tabakova

Escape
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:05 PM
Cibulkova, Makarova, Szavay and Robson

*Jool*
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:46 PM
I ve always more or less followed the Spanih players' results , but with her coming back to her best form ever , I have to admit I've been following Mariajo a lot more since RG (and to a lesser extent Carla ) - being there watching them live helped too ;)

RobsonFan
Jul 9th, 2008, 05:11 PM
Laura:bounce::worship::hearts:

And Zheng.

Optima
Jul 9th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Cornet and Radwanska.

Derek.
Jul 9th, 2008, 06:35 PM
Urszula Radwanska
Laura Robson

vadin124
Jul 9th, 2008, 06:49 PM
Romana Tabakova

why?

*hingis_forever*
Jul 9th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Agnes Szavay

Broken Racquet
Jul 9th, 2008, 07:00 PM
I am very reserved when it comes to favoring a player that is still active, but I observe with lots of interest the new generation of players like Wozniacki, Cornet, Radwanska, Szavay, Azarenka and Cibulkova. I think these girls are very talented, ambitious, hard working and have spirit of a fighter. I think they will be future top 10 and it makes me wonder how they will reshape the WTA.
I am also happy for players like Safina, Tamarine or Zheng, who at later age got their second chance. I also started liking Petrova, for her personality and involvement in the charity.
Yet, I am still waiting for the arrival of a charismatic top player, who could be comparable to Steffi Graff or at least to Justine Henin. My perfect hero would have to be not only the consistent winner with a smart game, but also would need to have a great personality and ethic.

Vaidisova Ruled
Jul 9th, 2008, 07:05 PM
Nobody:shrug:

Rhémila
Jul 9th, 2008, 07:06 PM
In my case Iveta Benesova. I saw her in ITF Torhout (April) and I like her attidude on the court. I love headcases. :p
I saw her again after all the matches of that day (she didn't had transport and had to drive with somebody of the organisation) and I asked her for a photo. She was very kind :).
And that's the reason I became a fan of her. ;)

stellen
Jul 9th, 2008, 07:10 PM
Laura Robson.

Dodoboy.
Jul 9th, 2008, 07:13 PM
Caroline Wozniacki :woohoo::woohoo::hearts:

frenchie
Jul 9th, 2008, 07:28 PM
Definitely Radwanska!

I started to like her last year after she beat Sharapova at the USO

I just love her game and attitude

Sander.
Jul 9th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Pennetta- Ivanovic.

cellophane
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:08 PM
Anne Keothavong
Laura Robson

cocco80
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Radwanska.

Slutati
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Hantuchova :)

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Radwanska ... exciting tennis

hankqq
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:29 PM
Thus far, I haven't acquired any new faves, but there have been some players who've grown on me.

I enjoyed Safina surprising everyone during the clay season.

I was also impressed with Cornet's rapid rise to the top 20, and her little feud with Chaka is fun too. Can't wait til they play again-hopefully in an important match. :lol:

Cibulkova was interesting to watch on the clay too. Let's see what she can do on hardcourts.

Marcelo.
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:58 PM
Flavia Pennetta and Alona Bondarenko :)

FrenchY52
Jul 9th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Lisicki :hearts:

justine schnyder
Jul 9th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Kvitova

Alenyaa
Jul 9th, 2008, 10:06 PM
That would have to be Wozniacki, definitely. Already heard of her back in 2007, but after the AO this year it was a done deal.

Other new likes of me since the start of this year are Edina Gallovits and Sara Errani.

Cheers!

cellophane
Aug 4th, 2008, 05:55 AM
Azarenka, since her semi with Dinara, although I've seen her before of course.

Pasta-Na
Aug 4th, 2008, 06:20 AM
zheng jie :bounce:

LudwigDvorak
Aug 4th, 2008, 06:25 AM
Azarenka, Sun, Radwanska, Domachowska, all by virtue of seeing them play live.

Optima
Aug 4th, 2008, 06:30 AM
Cornet, although I liked her quite a lot last year.

fufuqifuqishahah
Aug 4th, 2008, 06:33 AM
Onion girl! :D

Vincey!
Aug 4th, 2008, 06:35 AM
I have to say Safina :eek: and Lisicki ;)

In The Zone
Aug 4th, 2008, 06:42 AM
Azarenka. :inlove:
Nadia since she wears Eleven. :)


Dementieva lost me as a fan.

Vincey!
Aug 4th, 2008, 06:44 AM
Azarenka. :inlove:
Nadia since she wears Eleven. :)


Dementieva lost me as a fan.

IN Montreal she wore Babolat :p

Serenita
Aug 4th, 2008, 06:50 AM
Brito!!

Karolina_Sprem
Aug 4th, 2008, 07:52 AM
Kvitova and Karatantcheva...

#1Davenport
Aug 4th, 2008, 08:00 AM
Safina for sure. I love her! :hearts:

Amalgamate
Aug 4th, 2008, 08:24 AM
:hearts:Azarenka & Safina:hearts:

nazgul82
Aug 4th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Cibulkova for sure !!!

RND
Aug 4th, 2008, 10:56 AM
Radwanska.I didn't quite like her before this year.I thought she was another boring retriever.As seeing more and more of her,I'm not really becoming a fan,but I do like her very much.

Same with Domachowska,not as intense as she failed to maintain her level of play,though. :tape:

Renalicious
Aug 4th, 2008, 11:02 AM
Jelena Jankovic and Dinara Safina.

Huntress55
Aug 4th, 2008, 11:16 AM
Casey became one of my faves.

And I became a fan of Caroline Wozniacki :D

Matthias13
Aug 4th, 2008, 11:26 AM
Safina really got my attention this year :)

Bероника
Aug 4th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Not really a fan,but I became interested in Cibulkova and Kleybanova and now follow their progression.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 4th, 2008, 07:27 PM
Definitely Dinara, also Casey Dellacqua.

Maryamator
Aug 4th, 2008, 07:34 PM
Laura Robson
Nicole Vaidisova

darkangel23
Aug 4th, 2008, 08:26 PM
Michelle Larcher de Brito, Sorana Cirstea and Alla Kudryavtseva

Steve-o
Aug 4th, 2008, 09:16 PM
Not a full blown fan yet but I'm liking Mattek and Lisicki.

Demska
Aug 4th, 2008, 09:22 PM
venus

frontier
Aug 4th, 2008, 09:27 PM
Cibulkova..she is so petite but can play with the best of them

thrust
Aug 4th, 2008, 09:30 PM
Dinara!

Destiny
Aug 4th, 2008, 09:33 PM
Domi

Steff_forever
Aug 4th, 2008, 09:36 PM
Ai Sugiyama

I count her out every year but she comes back with a bang onto the hardcourt season and always proves me wrong...

keep going !

Fretchap
Aug 4th, 2008, 09:40 PM
De Brito and Niculescu :)

Christinawww
Aug 4th, 2008, 09:56 PM
players I wasn't fan of in 2007, but now: Azarenka. I saw her in Berlin and she was just so nice and sweet.
And during 2008 I've become more proud of having followed Cibulkova and Wozniacki for a long time.

Matt.
Aug 4th, 2008, 10:06 PM
I've been really impressed with how Safina has turned around her (mental) game. I'm also liking the game of Wozniak; at least what I saw in Stanford.

However, 2008 has mainly increased my pride in being a fan of Aga Radwanska. Her improvements have been remarkable and I really hope she keeps up the good work.

Serenidad.
Aug 4th, 2008, 10:07 PM
No one.

Snooze Fest.

Destiny
Aug 4th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Carolina Wozniacki :inlove: Every since she played with Venus at an exibition in Hong Kong

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 4th, 2008, 10:52 PM
Victoria Azarenka, Casey Dellacqua, and Elena Vesnina

heart
Aug 4th, 2008, 11:44 PM
almost all the youngsters..domi, aga, alize, caro, vika
dinara and jie too

some are just on and off..maria, serena, ana, venus...

starin
Aug 5th, 2008, 12:07 AM
Michelle Larcher de Brito.

¤CharlDa¤
Aug 5th, 2008, 12:17 AM
Pascek, Wozniacki especially.

¤CharlDa¤
Aug 5th, 2008, 12:20 AM
I forgot Lisicki too.

karimcartoon
Aug 5th, 2008, 12:28 AM
DOMINIKA CIBULKOVA. :p:hearts::p:hearts:

She is so attractive (literally). Everything. I can just say WOW.

starin
Aug 5th, 2008, 12:38 AM
also,
Alize Cornet and Caroline Wozniacki.

I really think Larcher de Brito will be something big and I think that Alize Cornet will be a real force on clay. both just really need to focus on their serves.

P_Fer
Aug 5th, 2008, 05:34 AM
Domi Cibulkova, Jie Zheng and Vika Azarenka

Ciarán
Sep 3rd, 2008, 02:19 PM
Safina

Petkorazzi
Sep 3rd, 2008, 02:21 PM
Jie Zheng, Li Na, Sofia Arvidsson, Tamarine Tanasugarn.

Richie's
Sep 3rd, 2008, 02:55 PM
Cibulkova(more), Safina, Rybarikova, Dellaqua, Wozniacki, De Brito, Dementieva and Arvidsson

Dinayer
Sep 3rd, 2008, 03:04 PM
Robson, Wozniacki.

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 3rd, 2008, 03:15 PM
radwanska, cibulkova and kirilenko. safina now that she's living up to her potential (i've been rooting for her for a while though) butI hear that she's not so nice to her fans/autograph seekers which is kind of disapointing. also mattek but i like her personality more than her game.

Marionated
Sep 3rd, 2008, 03:20 PM
Zheng and also Lisicki and Kleybanova (the two sometimes overlooked younger players)

bubble
Sep 3rd, 2008, 05:26 PM
Zheng Jie... Her run at Wimbledon was impressive!
( Dementieva & Safina are all along my favs so this year has been a good period for a fan like me !)

vik
Sep 3rd, 2008, 05:37 PM
caroline and kaia kanepi

Highlandman
Sep 3rd, 2008, 05:42 PM
Alisa Kleybanova, but she is of course not my favourite player.

lilimi
Sep 3rd, 2008, 05:47 PM
i love so many players. i'd say this year i liked more caro wozniacki because as she climbs the ranking i saw more of her matches. asia muhammad looks interesting to me. i hope i'll see more of her matches.

this year has been great to me, i especially had my dreamy RG final :)

Marcelo.
Sep 3rd, 2008, 06:00 PM
Marta Domachowska and Sofia Arvidsson :)

$uricate
Sep 3rd, 2008, 06:15 PM
All of the Romanian girls.

frontier
Sep 3rd, 2008, 06:34 PM
Zheng and Aga..especially Zheng

shirley
Sep 3rd, 2008, 06:38 PM
I've been following Jelena and Dinara more this season. Mainly because Lindsay and Amelie won't be playing forever and I need to pick some new players to root for and do well.

MaBaker
Sep 3rd, 2008, 06:43 PM
Sorana Cirstea and I'm kinda starting to like Sharapova :o

frenchie
Sep 3rd, 2008, 06:47 PM
definitely Radwanska

also Wozniacki

Karolina_Sprem
Sep 3rd, 2008, 06:48 PM
Sorana Cirseta and Petra Kvitova...
Also have more sympathy for Sharapova :D

kiwifan
Sep 3rd, 2008, 07:26 PM
You have to like the way Safina has improved. :cool:

Ryan
Sep 3rd, 2008, 08:12 PM
I've become a big fan of some of the younger players coming up on tour.

Radwanska, Wozniacki, Cornet, Cibulkova, Cirstea. :worship:

Tatianadove
Sep 3rd, 2008, 08:20 PM
Safina moved from 6 to 2 place at my Top10 list of fav players! And also I've became a fan of Caro Wozniacki! :)