View Full Version : Guess who I ran into today.....

Aug 12th, 2008, 12:12 AM
Chanda Rubin! I recently moved to Louisiana from California (2 weeks ago...ugh don't ask why lol) and I was in Lafayette today having lunch with my friend at a place called Southside Bakery. We're finishing eating and Chanda Rubin walks in!! I was so starstruck...he didn't even know who she was but for me it was my first celebrity encounter so I was excited. I talked to her briefly because I didn't wanna seem pushy and she was very nice and soft spoken. I told her I was a fan of hers and that I thought she did a great job commentating at Indian Wells and Miami and she said thanks. I asked her if she was gonna come back and play and she said no that she's just staying busy and keeping a low profile. She is still very fit, her body is on point and she's much prettier in person. Well just thought I'd share this with people that would appreciate it...I called some friends to tell them and they all asked who she was? lol

Aug 12th, 2008, 12:13 AM
Who is Chanda Rubin :shrug:

Aug 12th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Well that is interesting. I like Chanda.

Aug 12th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Chanda :bowdown: Very cool!

Aug 12th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Who is Chanda Rubin :shrug:


Aug 12th, 2008, 12:16 AM
:sad: she's not coming back!

Aug 12th, 2008, 12:19 AM
Who is Chanda Rubin :shrug:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanda_Rubinsad to hear she's not coming back. although not at all surprised. too many injuries and she's a very bright girl so she'll have a lot to look forward to post tennis.

I think it's time to leave this board for good. i somehow feel dirty just coming here to support Patty :lol:

Aug 12th, 2008, 12:23 AM
Aw Chanda is cool, she signed for me at the Sony Ericsson a few years ago.

Aug 12th, 2008, 12:28 AM
That's nice to hear, Chanda always seemed like a very well put-together person and very respectful. As switz said, she will have many opportunities to do other things with her life.

In The Zone
Aug 12th, 2008, 12:40 AM
Chanda is an amazing person and it really translates in and out of tennis. Good luck with everything Chanda! :D So happy for you to have met her. I am sure it was a memorable experience.

Aug 12th, 2008, 12:43 AM
:cool: I always liked Rubin. She had a nice all-court game and a great personality. Unfortunately for her, every time she started peaking, her knee injury flared up. All the starts and stops really ruined her career, but at least she got to #6 in the world.

Aug 12th, 2008, 12:53 AM
She seems soooooooo nice. The sad thing is that she had a injury plagued career. But also she was close to becoming the first african american woman to win a slam in the open era.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Aug 12th, 2008, 01:31 AM
Chanda!!! I will never forget that match at RG down 5/0 40/0 to Novotna and coming back :eek:

Plus her epic matches in Australia....

Aug 12th, 2008, 01:33 AM
Why isn't she coming back? She played so well last year at the USO against Vaidisova.
I miss you Chanda:bigcry:

Aug 12th, 2008, 01:34 AM
Awww Chanda :sad: I miss her...
Good to hear she's well though :)

This reminds me, a while back I saw Barbara Schett in my hometown :lol: She was walking into a shopping centre to get some groceries, and I was like 'hey she looks familiar, oh that's Barbara Schett :lol:...Noosa is quite popular with the tennis players, not only does Barbara Schett live there with her husband, Josh Eagle, but so does Pat Rafter, Evonne Cawley and Thomas Muster did for a bit.

Aug 12th, 2008, 03:45 AM
I miss Chanda. What a wonderful tennis player. I wish I would run into her!

Aug 12th, 2008, 03:50 AM
Chanda is amazing. She gives back more to her community than anyone!

Aug 12th, 2008, 04:17 AM
I liked Chanda, she had great volleys, her title runs in 2002 were awesome, I miss her a lot