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Libertango
Jul 4th, 2009, 10:54 PM
For me:

Dulko; Loved her strategy against Masha, and yes, she's hot. :hearts:

Dementieva; I've been on and off with her almost her whole career; but I think I'm finally a fan; loved her attack against Serena, and some of her play was :eek: Her serve has come on leaps and bounds - I always have so much respect for a player who continues to work no their game throughout their whole career, instead of just standing still/being lazy etc. Even after all this time she wants to be the best she can be and improve. Love it.

Sabine Lisicki; VERY attractive game - beautiful serve, lovely groundies (particularly FH) and actually looks like she enjoys tennis. Good for the game if she can continue this form.

Elena Vesnina; well she didn't do very well against Lena D. but her game is pretty...pretty!

Sorana Cirstea; I liked what I saw in RG against JJ, and I liked what I saw against Vika.

Vika Azarenka; something about her is really growing on me. Only a matter of time before she's a slam champ IMO. I like that she has a bit of fire in her, but I liked her friendliness with Serena too.

Melanie Oudin; simply because she has a bit pluck.

Anyone you've added to your sig maybe; or maybe struck off?! :tape:

RenaSlam.
Jul 4th, 2009, 10:56 PM
Oudin and Cirstea even more.

To be continued
Jul 4th, 2009, 10:57 PM
Nobody...if anything it's put me off WTA even more....

CloudAtlas
Jul 4th, 2009, 10:59 PM
Nobody...if anything it's put me off WTA even more....



Same. Although I did become more of a fan of Lisicki and Cirstea, and went off Azarenka completely.

Libertango
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:00 PM
^Oh dear. Any specific reason?

DefyingGravity
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:02 PM
I became a fan of Lisicki big time. I knew she could play, but just the almost carefree quality of her enjoying tennis was refreshing. She's almost like Clijsters in that sense. I even added her to my Facebook, lol.

Temperenka
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:04 PM
I had already had Sabine and Mel in my signature, but became much bigger fans of them.

I went from respecting to Dinara, to laughing at her patheticness. Thus, she got the signature cut.

...and, sadly, Serena is growing on me. :lol:

Diesel
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Nobody...if anything it's put me off WTA even more....

Hopefully that won't last long. You just started posting on this board too :sad:

Anyway, Azarenka for me.

CloudAtlas
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:06 PM
^Oh dear. Any specific reason?



Well after that near assault on the linesman and her outrageous behaviour throughout her match with Petrova which involved a two finger salute at the chair umpire and swear words directed at her + the linesman amongst other things and her still not getting any warnings it's hard to continue supporting her. She's nearly 20 years old , not a hormonal teenager that she had to behave that way , and it wasn't the first time either. After her tantrum in Rome I "forgave" her as players get annoyed like that all the time but her behaviour in that match against Petrova was indefensible.

joão.
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:06 PM
For me:

Dulko; Loved her strategy against Masha, and yes, she's hot. :hearts:


http://api.ning.com/files/CyICbk4yrFcZ3eZwwKHxISf55CfcXEHOLozjGaTY2omc87VLsV FxwdbplIvt06KZosszRsdxneOSvj86R9-EeXJreg6DjppT/bitch_please.jpg

Temperenka
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:13 PM
Well after that near assault on the linesman and her outrageous behaviour throughout her match with Petrova which involved a two finger salute at the chair umpire and swear words directed at her + the linesman amongst other things and her still not getting any warnings it's hard to continue supporting her. She's nearly 20 years old , not a hormonal teenager that she had to behave that way , and it wasn't the first time either. After her tantrum in Rome I "forgave" her as players get annoyed like that all the time but her behaviour in that match against Petrova was indefensible.

I love this girl. :rocker: :devil:

To be continued
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:14 PM
Hopefully that won't last long. You just started posting on this board too :sad:

Anyway, Azarenka for me.

It's been a gradual process...there was a time a wouldn't have missed a ball being served...now...couldn't care less, seriously

HRHoliviasmith
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:15 PM
Azarenka - Not a full-fledged fan yet but she has grown on me tremendously.

Oudin - Already a fan and she made that much prouder.

Dementieva - Consider this my official resignation from the Anyone but Dementedieva Club. :bolt:

To be continued
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:17 PM
Same. Although I did become more of a fan of Lisicki and Cirstea, and went off Azarenka completely.

Azarenka...saw her at this years FO and she was going dolally when playing Saurez-Navarro...at times she reminded me of a young Mary Pierce in her antics...she's a bit chavish...could be down to the people behind her

fnuf7
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:49 PM
Lisicki made me a fan so I'll actually follow her career see what she can do in the future, hopefully she'll work on a few things & win a slam one day. Also Dementieva, I was never anti-her but I was never really a fan either, she was just a "meh" to me really but her match against Serena really got me to appreciate her game & I was incredibly impressed by her serving that day. Great match all round that one.

Noctis
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:52 PM
Sad to say Dementieva :sad:
I Left the Everyone but dementieva hate club after the semi of wimbledon.
(i am the only member with olivia oh well :shrug:

Azarenka Growing on me,not a sore loser.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:30 AM
missed most of it :( so cant really say. an even bigger fan of serena perhaps? and my love for sveta will never die no matter how many disappointing losses she has :p RG champ ftw!

Lulu.
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:35 AM
Dulko. I've always had a like/dislike thing with her, but it's official now. :)

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:40 AM
boo for all the dulko love, she needs to be more aggressive, yes her tactics were perfect against a crappy masha but generally shes too passive, she wont achieve much playing as she does despite a pretty solid game*

*watch her get top 10 by the end of the yr now ;)

svetaisthebest
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:45 AM
missed most of it :( so cant really say. an even bigger fan of serena perhaps? and my love for sveta will never die no matter how many disappointing losses she has :p RG champ ftw!

:worship:

and also Oudin made me a fan-everything from her game and on court attitude to her off court interviews:yeah:

Libertango
Jul 5th, 2009, 01:10 AM
boo for all the dulko love, she needs to be more aggressive, yes her tactics were perfect against a crappy masha but generally shes too passive, she wont achieve much playing as she does despite a pretty solid game*

*watch her get top 10 by the end of the yr now ;)

I'd love this to be true :drool: though I kinda agree with the first bit; I can't get over how loopy her FH is.

LudwigDvorak
Jul 5th, 2009, 04:09 AM
Hmmm. Elena Dementieva, that's about it.

ivan_swiss
Jul 5th, 2009, 04:10 AM
Dulko and Dementieva

delicatecutter
Jul 5th, 2009, 04:14 AM
Huge fan of Serena since she started on the Tour (I had a T-shirt custom-made of her), but this event makes me love her like I haven't since 03. :inlove:

HRHoliviasmith
Jul 5th, 2009, 04:23 AM
Huge fan of Serena since she started on the Tour (I had a T-shirt custom-made of her), but this event makes me love her like I haven't since 03. :inlove:


:awww: how romantic

jubliant11
Jul 5th, 2009, 04:23 AM
Dementieva made me have a lot more respect for her.

Edinboro
Jul 5th, 2009, 04:32 AM
Not much different then before. Still love Dementieva and Dulko. Pennetta and Anna C. are pissing me off. I hate Azarenka more than ever, and I was happy to see Daniela and Elena V. with a great showing.

Svetlana)))
Jul 5th, 2009, 04:57 AM
I was pretty amazed at Oudin against Jankovic, rebounding from that first set even though she had like 3 SPs.

BUT AM STILL A DIEHARD KUZZY FAN.

p.s without grass, kuzzy's W/L would be above 80%

LudwigDvorak
Jul 5th, 2009, 05:02 AM
Dementieva made me have a lot more respect for her.

I thought you liked Wallmentieva, or something.

jubliant11
Jul 5th, 2009, 05:08 AM
I do, but I didn't fully believe she could outright win a slam until this match.

Before I thought if she would win one it would be one of those planets align draws where a lot of upsets happened early to top players.

Now, I think she can win with more or less who is in front of her with THAT form.

This is so random though, but I think if Dementieva and Azarenka meet during US Series or USO it will be one of the matches of the year. They really match up well.

Anabelcroft
Jul 5th, 2009, 05:13 AM
Dementieva,for sure...always full of surprises...wakes up from the "dead" when you least expect it!

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jul 5th, 2009, 06:13 AM
Lisicki

I like Germany

Golovinjured.
Jul 5th, 2009, 06:19 AM
Dementieva
Dulko
Serena's press conferences
Roddick's resurgence (and I didn't even like him before)
Hewitt's resurgence
Fred Stolle

miffedmax
Jul 5th, 2009, 06:33 AM
Azarenka - Not a full-fledged fan yet but she has grown on me tremendously.

Oudin - Already a fan and she made that much prouder.

Dementieva - Consider this my official resignation from the Anyone but Dementedieva Club. :bolt:

This is a BOMBSHELL!

Next thing, Olivia will join in my campaign to have Elena grow back her bangs!:p :lol:

Yes, Azarenka continues to grow on me, and Oudin was a revelation. It will be fun to see if she can keep this up.

InsideOut.
Jul 5th, 2009, 11:27 AM
I grew to like Sabine much more. She is so raw at the moment, and it's gonna be fun to watch how her game evolves. :p She's such a carefree girl on court too. :hearts: LenaD is back on my faves' list; I was rooting for Serena through the semi until the third set when I realized I really really wanted Lena to win this, and she didn't. :hysteric: Laura crept up into my top 3 faves with her inspired set and a half against Dani. I'm starting to like Aga a lot more after watching her beautiful grasscourt game (destroyed by Venus, yes, but still) and I hope she can make more Wimby runs in the future. :yeah:

I hate Azarenka than I did before now, if that was possible. Her immaturity is appalling. That horrible incident vs. the linesman and the umpire, coupled with her racket-bashing, screaming demeanour on court is so off-putting and frankly disturbing. I have gone from disliking her to despising and hating her.

volta
Jul 5th, 2009, 11:33 AM
nobody but Wozniacki is starting to lose me as a fan , let's see how it goes during the HC season

wally1
Jul 5th, 2009, 11:38 AM
Used to like Lisicki, but become a much bigger fan of hers now. Particularly liked the way she fought back against Chakvetadze.

Vesnina and Oudin have also grown on me. With Oudin, it's good to see a young player with a nice slice backhand.

Miss Amor
Jul 5th, 2009, 11:48 AM
Lisicki and Ana (I liked them before too) but they are in my top 5 favourites now :sobbing:

Libertango
Jul 5th, 2009, 11:57 AM
nobody but Wozniacki is starting to lose me as a fan , let's see how it goes during the HC season

Why?! :sad:

InsideOut.
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:02 PM
Lisicki and Ana (I liked them before too) but they are in my top 5 favourites now :sobbing:

:woohoo:

Aaric
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Sabine Lisicki :hearts:
And Lena too

Marionated
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Lucie Hradecka (sp) The woman who lost to Ivanovic in the first round.

Andreas
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Shuai Peng. She is the most fantastic player ever :sad:

InsideOut.
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Lucie Hradecka (sp) The woman who lost to Ivanovic in the first round.

Me too. I forgot to put her in my post. She was fantastic. :eek:

volta
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:27 PM
Why?! :sad:
i've been getting bored while watching her :o i guess it's because she refuses to be a bit more aggressive with her shots (i know that she can because i've seen it) which pisses me off at times, don't know just weird :lol:

ce
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:28 PM
stubbs

Nikkiri
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:29 PM
Dulko

diane10
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Sabine Lisicki,I had seen her play in Eastbourne,not so well but she still had fun - therefore to see her perform so brilliantly at Wimbledon was great:yeah: I enjoy her personality,she is so refreshing on court,she laughs at her mistakes,and thoroughly enjoys being out there:bounce: She fights so hard,for every point.

Her game is evolving,she has some fantastic weapons,her serve and forehand in particular. She has the potential to become a really good all-court player,she has shown she is not afraid of the forecourt. I'm a big fan of hers now and will follow her with great interest:rocker2:

Привет
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:32 PM
I already liked her before the tournament, but really respect the way Lisicki fought past some really quality players.

She didn't make me a fan, but I do respect the way Dementieva played in her semi and the attitude she had afterwards. Would love to see her take the US Open.

pollison
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Lisicki-She is so sweet with sucha killer game!

LOVE HER

Edy.
Jul 5th, 2009, 01:13 PM
Serena- Her interviews are just hillarious :lol: :D

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 5th, 2009, 01:19 PM
ummm lisicki..a bit more mental strength to go with that game and she'll be fine :yeah:

but i try to limit myself with faves....the heart ache at times can be cruel (SVETA AND ANA :sobbing: )

Fantasy Hero
Jul 5th, 2009, 01:27 PM
*Cirstea, even more....i fell in love during her match against Caro at the FO and this Wimbledon showed she's hot, talented and strong minded!
*probably Oudin, because i enjoyed her match against JJ - honestly i support all the JJ's opponents, but i enjoyed her game, but i think i need to watch her playing many other times before adding her to my list of faves!
*Hantuchova, i was in love with her some years ago, but then her game starts sucking so i quite forgot her, now she's on the way back and that's really good!
*Robson...i will watch her for the future!

Lacrish
Jul 5th, 2009, 04:01 PM
Maybe Dulko after watching her game against Maria

Vyacheslavovna
Jul 5th, 2009, 07:46 PM
It has to be Serena. I thought Serena was out of shape and clumsy and I didn't like the fact that she made the rest of the tour look silly by winning big tournaments in spite of it. Hadn't played a truly great match since Sharapova in the Australian open final. She would stumble through the early rounds, then find her first serve and hold her nerve whilst the other pretenders lost theirs.

She's a champion, I have the utmost respect for her. Was serving last in third set of the semi and came through. Then beat the favourite sister Venus. I can't dislike her, there's a reason she has 10, sorry, 11 grand slams.

Took a step back in her victory press conference mind. I've always enjoyed her titles though.

Aside from the champ; Dulko and Lisicki - for gambling reasons.

Federer tried to kill me today. Boris Becker said it best on the BBC during the 2nd set tie break, "oh my god".

To be continued
Jul 5th, 2009, 07:49 PM
It has to be Serena. I thought Serena was out of shape and clumsy and I didn't like the fact that she made the rest of the tour look silly by winning big tournaments in spite of it. Hadn't played a truly great match since Sharapova in the Australian open final. She would stumble through the early rounds, then find her first serve and hold her nerve whilst the other pretenders lost theirs.

She's a champion, I have the utmost respect for her. Was serving last in third set of the semi and came through. Then beat the favourite sister Venus. I can't dislike her, there's a reason she has 10, sorry, 11 grand slams.

Took a step back in her victory press conference mind. I've always enjoyed her titles though.

Aside from the champ; Dulko and Lisicki - for gambling reasons.

Federer tried to kill me today. Boris Becker said it best on the BBC during the 2nd set tie break, "oh my god".
Gambling, you also took the 'evens' on offer before the start of the tournament?

DeliriousPotato
Jul 5th, 2009, 10:30 PM
I became a fan of Lisicki the Kitty too.

sharapovarulz1
Jul 5th, 2009, 10:47 PM
Sam Stosur and Rennae Stubbs in the doubles really got in to watching them play and they have alot of fun out there!

Melanie Oudin was great watching her, like her game and also she is genuinly sweet and just a bubble of excitment :D

Andy Murray for the obvious reason I am a Brit and we love our Andy, he will make the final one day!

Lleyton Hewitt had a fab run didnt realise how much I missed him but was a great Wimbledon for him and it did certainly roll back the years.

Amelie Mauresmos run was one of the main highlights for me as it was just heart warming to see her genuinly enjoying herself out on the court again and seeing her play the way she did gave me goosebumps and great flashbacks of 2006 :D

And lastly Laura Robson allthough she didnt win her first pro match she played a very solid game and I cant wait for her and her game to mature in the coming years, its so exciting to have such a promising British girl like Laura :D

Fingon
Jul 5th, 2009, 11:38 PM
It has to be Serena. I thought Serena was out of shape and clumsy and I didn't like the fact that she made the rest of the tour look silly by winning big tournaments in spite of it. Hadn't played a truly great match since Sharapova in the Australian open final. She would stumble through the early rounds, then find her first serve and hold her nerve whilst the other pretenders lost theirs.

She's a champion, I have the utmost respect for her. Was serving last in third set of the semi and came through. Then beat the favourite sister Venus. I can't dislike her, there's a reason she has 10, sorry, 11 grand slams.

Took a step back in her victory press conference mind. I've always enjoyed her titles though.

Aside from the champ; Dulko and Lisicki - for gambling reasons.

Federer tried to kill me today. Boris Becker said it best on the BBC during the 2nd set tie break, "oh my god".

I agree about Serena, I am not a fan of her and never will be but you really have to respect her as a player.

I didn't think I would say that years ago, but Andy Roddick, I really didn't want anybody to lose in the men's final and Roddick played amazingly well, and put his heart on it until the last shot. He used to really annoy me but I started to change about him when I heard how he could make fun of himself and this performance has me really cheering for him to win the US Open.

I know it's a women's forum but in the women's side, nobody really impressed me, including my favourite Ana Ivanovic.

RFSTB
Jul 5th, 2009, 11:50 PM
New found respect for Dementieva and Andy Roddick. Talk about die trying. :worship:

Even more respect for Serena. The ultimate competitor in either men's or women's tennis. :bowdown:

PC 007
Jul 6th, 2009, 12:27 AM
Lisicki for producing a great run to the quarter finals & beating some very good players along the way with her solid groundstrokes and serve. Love her attitude like when she laughs off a mistake she has made:hearts:

I'm a bigger fan of Dementieva because of her positive attitude & she's always improving her game which showed against serena.

Have gained huge respect for roddick who put in a valiant effort & played brilliantly against fed. gutted for him that he lost:sad: Hope he does win wimbledon one day :)

oleada
Jul 6th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Sabine Lisicki - I liked her a lot in Charleston, but it was nice to see that it wasn't a fluke and that she can fight with the big girls. I think she's got tremendous potential and I love love love her game :hearts:

Cirstea - still bitter (a bit) about the JJ loss, but I really enjoyed her game when she played Vika.

Uranium
Jul 6th, 2009, 01:30 AM
No one that I wasn't a fan of already.:shrug: Kind of Voegele.

Jarl_02
Jul 6th, 2009, 01:31 AM
Just Serena Williams.

I'm not a Serena fan...at least not yet, but now I like her even more

Lindsayfan32
Jul 6th, 2009, 07:06 AM
Melanie Oudin - Got to love the puck of this youngster. She might be small but what she lacks in fire power she sure makes for with mental strength and a never say die attitude.

Sabine Lisicki is another play that caught my attention she plays with no fear and hits the ball really hard. I'm starting to see how she beat Lindsay in fed cup last year.

Venus Williams - Has been around a long time and until recently I cheered for her opponent. Now I cheer for her because she learnt to be graceful in victory and defeat. While I'm not full converted yet I'm well on the way. The last 18 months or so her whole attitude has changed and for the better. With age has come maturity.

Ryan
Jul 6th, 2009, 04:16 PM
Even though the result wasn't the one I really wanted, I still liked this Wimbledon.

Definitely grew to like Sorana and her game a lot more, and Oudin seems like a really fiesty/solid player too. Was already big fans of Vika and Caro. Liking Radwanska even more and more - frustrating she doesn't have the game to go toe-to-toe with the big guns, but I love her feel around the court and her attitude.

Alex03Maccy
Jul 6th, 2009, 04:38 PM
i now like venus more than i did, and also lisicki and oudin.

cn ireland
Jul 6th, 2009, 07:55 PM
Cirstea & Lisicki

The Dawntreader
Jul 6th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Cirstea is still impressing me. I like the fact that she isn't rushing to over-achieve with her game. It's a long-term process that could prove VERY succesful. Her serve and forehand in the next five years could be a fearsome 1-2 combination.

Lisicki's interviews were mega-cute.

Linoller
Jul 6th, 2009, 08:37 PM
I already was a fan of Sabine but now I like her even more.:hearts:

njtennis17
Jul 6th, 2009, 08:37 PM
Rennae Stubbs for her blog, surely one of the best ones.

Vyacheslavovna
Jul 7th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Gambling, you also took the 'evens' on offer before the start of the tournament?

I came in at 1.73 during the Soderling match. I thought I would have an easy ride when Roddick beat Murray in the semi :rolleyes:

Cora
Jul 7th, 2009, 05:21 PM
Itīs strange but I was never fan of Serena. I have just never liked her, but after this Wimbledon, when I saw her playing against my favourite - Hantuchova I said: Wow, she is incredible, she is playing with lots of passion and after her interviews here in Wimbledon, I just realized that she is very funny and nice person. I really like her attitude on the court and off-court;)

yassiesj20
Jul 8th, 2009, 02:50 PM
Itīs strange but I was never fan of Serena. I have just never liked her, but after this Wimbledon, when I saw her playing against my favourite - Hantuchova I said: Wow, she is incredible, she is playing with lots of passion and after her interviews here in Wimbledon, I just realized that she is very funny and nice person. I really like her attitude on the court and off-court;)

Awww,that's probably the nicest post on here:hearts::hearts::hug: