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Volcana
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:57 PM
Back in the day, that was the nickname for Christine Marie Evert.

Didn't show emotion, didn't let you in, couldn't tell if she was winning or losing. (Her preturnatural ability to shatter the sexual relationships around her may or may not be elated.)

Shockingly, Venus Williams didn't inherit this nickname. Ice = White, Heat = Black may have had something to do with that. Venus being the elder, so Serena was always the 'princess' is no doubt equally influential.

Maria Sharpova is certainly the ice princess OFF the court, (and off-camera) by all accounts. But on the court, her emotions are pretty easy to read, if she's losing.

Who of the current under-25 crop gives you that Chirs Evert/Venus Williams 'I keep it all inside' quality? AND, has the multi-GS winning skill and talent?

Who's the next 'Ice Princess'?

Sam L
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:00 PM
I don't know but Helen Wills was the original Ice Princess, she was Little Miss Poker Face.

InsideOut.
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Agnieszka Radwanska. But on-court only.

gmokb
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Well we know its not Serena, she lets you know what she is feeling. I don't think Vee is either, she is not as expressive as Serena but sometimes when she is losing she lets you in.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Anna "Ice Pink Princess" Chakvetadze :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

veryborednow
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Slight OT: For me at least, the reason Venus doesn't get called an Ice Princess is because her lack of emotion feels like a by-product of her seeming away with the fairies during ( but more importantly, after) a match rather than a cold, aloofness like you get with Maria. Venus comes across as much more gentle than other players and warmer - its a different quality of emotional distance than with what I associate Ice Princess/Queens to be.

Adal
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:14 PM
On-court: Marion Bartoli

RFSTB
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:28 PM
Venus and Sharapova are both very calm on court.

Pink Princess
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:33 PM
Anna "Ice Pink Princess" Chakvetadze :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

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Becool
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:38 PM
i think Radwanska is the ice princess

miffedmax
Jun 20th, 2009, 01:02 PM
I think Venus and Elena both have an "Ice Princess" mode when they're at they're best. True Ice Princesses, though, don't have meltdowns, and I think that any fan of either of these two has to admit they are far too prone go into self-destruct mode and battle nerves (Lena moreso than Vee, but both have had their problems).

To me, an Ice Princess it's not just the demeanor, it's the cold, cool nerves. I'd say actually Masha comes the closest because the other youngsters are too choke-prone and inconsistent.

Remember, part of Chris's stone cold rep comes from that insane, over .900 lifetime winning percentage that gets her invited to the GOAT party. That's not ice cold, that's Lord Kelvin cold.

Vaidisova Ruled
Jun 20th, 2009, 01:07 PM
Agnieszka Radwanska. But on-court only.
She is not ice but nonchalant

Volcana
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Remember, part of Chris's stone cold rep comes from that insane, over .900 lifetime winning percentage that gets her invited to the GOAT party. That's not ice cold, that's Lord Kelvin cold.LOL. It is true that when you're winning, it easier to remain impassive, and Evert didn't lose much.

A Magicman
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:22 PM
Back in the day, that was the nickname for Christine Marie Evert.

Didn't show emotion, didn't let you in, couldn't tell if she was winning or losing. (Her preturnatural ability to shatter the sexual relationships around her may or may not be elated.)

Shockingly, Venus Williams didn't inherit this nickname. Ice = White, Heat = Black may have had something to do with that. Venus being the elder, so Serena was always the 'princess' is no doubt equally influential.

Maria Sharpova is certainly the ice princess OFF the court, (and off-camera) by all accounts. But on the court, her emotions are pretty easy to read, if she's losing.

Who of the current under-25 crop gives you that Chirs Evert/Venus Williams 'I keep it all inside' quality? AND, has the multi-GS winning skill and talent?

Who's the next 'Ice Princess'?


Venus Williams almost started crying on court @ the French 2008 against Miss Paneta. This is hardly keeping it inside.

Singleniacki
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:36 PM
Ice cold = Virginie Razzano

Wiggly
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:37 PM
Iveta. :angel:

VishaalMaria
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:40 PM
Venus Williams almost started crying on court @ the French 2008 against Miss Paneta. This is hardly keeping it inside.


No she did not. :rolleyes:

Put Venus Williams back on your hate list. :mad:

new-york
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Venus Williams almost started crying on court @ the French 2008 against Miss Paneta. This is hardly keeping it inside.

i must have missed her match against the mysterious Miss Paneta.