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Sammo
Oct 30th, 2011, 08:40 PM
Yeah it's not very common but it happens. For me it's definately Mary Pierce :hearts:

u?

Novichok
Oct 30th, 2011, 08:43 PM
Henin after her 2nd retirement. I watch YT highlights of her matches although not any of her wins against Serena. :bigcry:

Sammo
Oct 30th, 2011, 08:56 PM
hello? Someone?

Mynarco
Oct 30th, 2011, 08:56 PM
lenochka

Brad[le]y.
Oct 30th, 2011, 08:57 PM
Mary Pierce hasn't retired :oh:

FlaviaFan
Oct 30th, 2011, 08:58 PM
I've started watching tennis just a few years ago but I was really impressed by some highlights I saw of Mary Pierce.. was she really that good? :eek:

Alejandrawrrr
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Fallen in love? none. But there are players that I disliked when they were playing, that I can look back on now and admire, like the aforementioned Justine. Also Hingis, Capriati kinda though a part of me will always loathe her. A big part.

cowsonice
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:02 PM
Hingis and Dementieva. :bigclap:

Hingis for her genius play. Dementieva for her athleticism.

Shvedbarilescu
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:17 PM
I can't imagine this happening to me in tennis. For me to become a fan of a tennis player they have to be active. If I am a fan of them while they are active I will of course still like them when they retire but I just can't see myself starting to like a player after they retire.

This does happen to me a lot however in music, I have over the years become a fan of many artists and bands after they stopped recording (or even after they died) over the years I've been listening to music. Many many many.

égalité
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:22 PM
Hingis after her first retirement.

Laura_VeeFan
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:23 PM
Seles. I watch YT highlights of her early 90s matches frequently

nevetssllim
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Pierce and Seles but I don't think they count because I wasn't a tennis fan when they were active. I'm sure I would have supported them if I was into tennis when they were playing.

miffedmax
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:29 PM
lenochka

Hingis and Dementieva. :bigclap:

Hingis for her genius play. Dementieva for her athleticism.

Dammit, why didn't I think of that? All the stress, heartbreak and tears I could have avoided...it was the damn bangs.

Cherry.
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:30 PM
Probably Vaidisova. :sobbing:

King Halep
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:44 PM
Yeah it's not very common but it happens. For me it's definately Mary Pierce :hearts:

u?


did she become a librarian after tennis?

King Halep
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:45 PM
I can't imagine this happening to me in tennis. For me to become a fan of a tennis player they have to be active. If I am a fan of them while they are active I will of course still like them when they retire but I just can't see myself starting to like a player after they retire.

This does happen to me a lot however in music, I have over the years become a fan of many artists and bands after they stopped recording (or even after they died) over the years I've been listening to music. Many many many.

it was started by Sammo :facepalm:

A-Bond
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:47 PM
Well I started to watch Women's Tennis at the 2005 Kremlin Cup and I fell in love with Mary Pierce so I enjoyed her for the short rest of her career. I still like her a lot. But really AFTER they retired there is only one player who comes into my mind, Julia Vakulenko. I just like that strange Golovin/Goerges technique and she had it as well :hearts:

King Halep
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:47 PM
on mens side Gilbert and Courier have been surprisingly good commentators and ofc McEnroe

Trih
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:55 PM
Maybe it's not really IT, but before her retirement I didn't like Clijsters at all. When she came back I somehow started liking Kim, I don't know why I changed my mind honestly, specially at USOpen 2009 I loved her :hearts:

LuvSerena?MeToo
Nov 1st, 2011, 09:46 PM
Maria

Galang
Nov 1st, 2011, 10:04 PM
The only player I've 'fallen in love with' ever is Maria.

However, I absolutely LOVE watching Hingis highlights on Youtube, as I was too young to remember her first career. I also absolutely loathed Safina when she was at the top. However now I feel so sorry for her and really do miss her. (I'm aware she hasn't officialy "retired" yet though.)

Sammo
Nov 1st, 2011, 10:20 PM
it was started by Sammo :facepalm:

WTF :confused: so? :confused:

LuvSerena?MeToo
Nov 1st, 2011, 10:22 PM
Lizzie Bradbury

Stonerpova
Nov 1st, 2011, 10:44 PM
Fallen in love is too strong a term, but I have more respect and admitation for Dementieva now. Same with Mykina, Mauresmo, and Pierce.

mauresmofan
Nov 1st, 2011, 10:51 PM
Chris Evert - she was truely something, mentally maybe the strongest player to ever wield a racket and she never showed frustration or joy for that matter and wow could she rally and rally until her opponent dropped dead and good god the acuracy! the only weak part in her game was the serve, had she a decent serve she probably would have won more Slams because given her historic rivalry with Martina it was a few points that swung matches.

LuvSerena?MeToo
Nov 1st, 2011, 10:55 PM
Flavia

ranfurly
Nov 1st, 2011, 11:02 PM
Flavia

I get the impression your've been around here before, you're too animated for a new poster.

just saying.

LuvSerena?MeToo
Nov 1st, 2011, 11:13 PM
I get the impression your've been around here before, you're too animated for a new poster.

just saying.

No thats fine.:)

I do talk a lot, even when im on my own

The 2nd Law
Nov 1st, 2011, 11:16 PM
Myskina - based purely on the way people on here talk about her :lol: I've been watching tennis since like 2005 but I had NEVER heard of Myskina until I started following it full on and joined TF :lol:

Linguae^
Nov 1st, 2011, 11:56 PM
Serena after her foot injury in 2010, Kim in her second career (I didn't follow tennis much before 2007).