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LH2HBH
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:31 PM
** Sigh. If you have three favorites, each of them having been #1 in the world, and none of them make it into the second week, is it time to pick new favorites?

Alejandrawrrr
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:37 PM
Well between your favorites, only one has won the AO. Venus' injury was unpreventable and Maria and Jelena are in varying levels of slump. I'd be more concerned if Vee crashes out early at Wimbledon again/US Open, and if Empress Jaja continues to suck for the rest of the year. Not sure what to tell you about Masha though :tape:

miffedmax
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:43 PM
Never. Insane, undying fanatical loyalty is the only way to go, even if they retire early or, worse, trim their bangs.

Shaun:::
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:43 PM
then pick all the 128 players to your favourite list;)

slamchamp
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:45 PM
Picking a fave doesnt come out of nothing..you just feel it ;)

NeoZod19
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:52 PM
in a week from today, I can see Li Na holding the trophy. Sure hope so!! ;)

Craig.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:59 PM
Picking a fave doesnt come out of nothing..you just feel it ;)

This.

LH2HBH
Jan 24th, 2011, 06:18 AM
Picking a fave doesnt come out of nothing..you just feel it ;)

Actually I agree with you! However, its moments like these that make me look at who is left in the draw. I think I'll start following Na Li for a couple of months and see if she grows on me even more.

I like the way she plays.

Sp!ffy
Jan 24th, 2011, 06:55 AM
I will always always always be a fan of Ma$ha.

But having side favorites, like Kvitova, is fun too. Why don't you try following a younger player?

Mary Cherry.
Jan 24th, 2011, 07:12 AM
** Sigh. If you have three favorites, each of them having been #1 in the world, and none of them make it into the second week, is it time to pick new favorites?

That'd be classed as glory hunting.

Sombrerero loco
Jan 24th, 2011, 08:00 AM
Picking a fave doesnt come out of nothing..you just feel it ;)

yeah :worship:

saint2
Jan 24th, 2011, 08:16 AM
Well, after Elena retired, I have five favourites, with no clear cut #1. All of them were done before week 2, just one of them made it to the 3rd round.

Regardless of that, I still enjoy 11'AO, and last big tournament I enjoyed that much were Olympics'08. Really great tournament so far.

VeeJJ
Jan 24th, 2011, 08:18 AM
Never. Insane, undying fanatical loyalty is the only way to go, even if they retire early or, worse, trim their bangs.

THIS

The 2nd Law
Jan 24th, 2011, 08:46 AM
I have one fave and others that I like. Sometimes those players will make my sig :p So lately, when Ana loses early (slam only but, unless it's a big tourney), I just switch focus to whoever is left in the draw that I like. The quarterfinal lineup for me is pretty awesome :)

leftyness
Jan 24th, 2011, 10:47 AM
Picking a fave doesnt come out of nothing..you just feel it ;)

I'll roll behind this too, sums up what I sort of thought just on seeing the thread title.:)


I will always always always be a fan of Ma$ha.

But having side favorites, like Kvitova, is fun too. Why don't you try following a younger player?

More sound advice. "Discovering" a player when they're early in their career, miles away from the top 100, and (hopefully) following their rise might be very rewarding.

Acanthus
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:23 AM
More sound advice. "Discovering" a player when they're early in their career, miles away from the top 100, and (hopefully) following their rise might be very rewarding.Maybe disillusioned fans of Maria Sharapova should start following...Sabina Sharipova :) She has an i instead of an a and shes from Uzbekistan, but she did just win her 2nd round girls singles match.

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=388064

Khelvors
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:35 AM
zheng jie will always be my favorite tennis player <3

edificio
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:44 AM
** Sigh. If you have three favorites, each of them having been #1 in the world, and none of them make it into the second week, is it time to pick new favorites?

No. Don't be a fairweather fan. :)

hurricanejeanne
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:50 AM
Win, lose or retirement, I'll always be a fan of my favorite players. To me there's no such thing as replacing a favorite, there is only finding new ones to love to add to list.

DeliriousPotato
Jan 25th, 2011, 02:50 AM
Kvitova has been gaining a lot of points on my list, not because she's doing well, but because she is a lefty like me and some groundstrokes and lefty-tactical decisions I go like "Oh my god, Petlicious, that's exactly what I would do."

hpme
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:26 AM
Francisca was not my favorite before 10 RG, but she is now. If you watch new games you will always have new favorites

Singleniacki
Jan 25th, 2011, 09:20 AM
Picking a fave doesnt come out of nothing..you just feel it ;)

This.