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RobM88
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:09 PM
I was looking through the Wimbledon site and clicking player profiles. They are using lots of "action" photos "courtesy of the FFT" (not the WTA Tour site photos) for some reason. This would be fine, but some of the pictures are almost amusingly bad, and certainly aren't doing anything "courteous" for the players! Seriously is this the best they could do?
Some of the "veterans" like Tamarine and Rossana have tons of GREAT action pictures out there. For action shots I am not expecting glamour shots, but then for some players they do use the WTA pictures. (Biggest differences - Rybarikova, Tanasugarn & Groenefeld). Anyway check them out... especially the first one.

Lourdes Dominguez Lino http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/players/overview/wta040300.html
Rossana De Los Rios http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/players/overview/wta040148.html
Agnes Szavay http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/players/overview/wta311872.html
Vania King http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/players/overview/wta311550.html
Tathiana Garbin http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/players/overview/wta030348.html
Julie Coin http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/players/overview/wta030548.html
Yanina Wickmayer http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/players/overview/wta312536.html
Karolina Sprem http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/players/overview/wta190881.html
Magdalena Rybarikova http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/players/overview/wta312580.html
Anna-Lena Groenefeld http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/players/overview/wta310318.html
Tamarine Tanasugarn
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/players/overview/wta200137.html

Still others have no picture, even though they have ones on the WTA site (Julia Goerges, Sabine Lisicki, Patricia Mayr).

aguy9797
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:14 PM
you are right, picture of Louders is.....:help:

earthcrystal
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:29 PM
BWAH! Funny thread. I've often marveled at how lazy the WTA site is about updating their pics (or in some cases, bothering to take/find one at all). Tournaments often rely on those. That said, Wimby appears to be dreadful without their "help".

:p

gentenaire
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:36 PM
Oh my, you're absolutely right. That's pretty awful.

Sean.
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:41 PM
:haha: @ Coin's

young_gunner913
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:04 AM
Lourdes never looks good in a picture. What else is new?

Serenita
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:13 AM
http://www.wimbledon.org/images/players/wta040300.jpg
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
:haha:

Wiggly
Jun 20th, 2009, 01:21 AM
LDL and Rybarikova are the winners. Hands down. :tape:

KournikovaFan91
Jun 20th, 2009, 01:24 AM
OMG Vania King looks like a lunatic :tape:

Rybarikova looks dreadful and she has such a nice WTA pic.


Who is this 80 year old man??? :o
http://www.wimbledon.org/images/players/wta311338.jpg

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 20th, 2009, 01:27 AM
:lol: Someone needs to take the time to pick out better profile pics for the Wimby site :help::p

RobM88
Jun 20th, 2009, 04:38 AM
OMG Vania King looks like a lunatic :tape:
Rybarikova looks dreadful and she has such a nice WTA pic.
Who is this 80 year old man??? :o
http://www.wimbledon.org/images/players/wta311338.jpg
I didn't include Suarez Navarro because the WTA site picture wasn't THAT different - it was somewhat nicer, sure. I haven't seen her play before...

Sally Todd
Jun 20th, 2009, 05:00 AM
I didn't include Suarez Navarro because the WTA site picture wasn't THAT different - it was somewhat nicer, sure. I haven't seen her play before...

:tape::help::spit:

Some of these photos are hilarious!

It's the fact that they are cropped that makes them so outrageous.

The page and format is begging for a studio portrait and instead we have these horror film (victim and attacker) shots.

Lourdes looks like her eyes are going to pop out of her head.

Agnes looks like she's getting an electric shock.

Garbin looks like she's about to :spit:

Rybarikova looks challenged.

But far and away my favorites are King, who is imitating the :scared: smilie...and ALG: :rolls:

Sally Todd
Jun 20th, 2009, 10:23 AM
Check out the links on the OP. Comedy gold!

New_balls_please
Jun 20th, 2009, 11:04 AM
Agreed :yeah:


Arantxa Parra Santonja is damn hot and look at her picture :help: :tape:
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/players/overview/wta160451.html :spit:


She is much prettier than the picture shows :rolleyes:

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/players/wta160451.jpg

Fantasy Hero
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:11 PM
some pics are really hilarious :lol:
ALG as usual, never seen a "normal" Pics where she is playing :rolleyes:

FORZA SARITA
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:18 PM
LDL :inlove::inlove:
poor Tax :lol:

Valanga
Jun 20th, 2009, 01:46 PM
LDL, Magda, ALG :worship: :haha:

Keegan
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:19 PM
Szavay's could be a MySpace display picture? That might be what she thinks when she hits the ball. "Display picture smile, display picture smile!"

Dandy_Warhol
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:34 PM
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e219/spotless_rougedirector/random%20stuffs/morganfreeman-what.gif

those are really bad choices for profile pics :haha:

RobM88
Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:24 PM
I should maybe change this to "CURSE of the Unfortunate Profile Pics!"
Every one of the ones I mentioned lost today - subliminally I am wondering if these pictures had something to do with it. Their opponents may have looked at them and realized they could overcome. It's really surprising though since Tanasugarn, Rybarikova, and Wickmayer had been playing so well recently.

I guess we will have to see how those mentioned in the top half of the draw do tomorrow!