View Full Version : a cute photo: Monica and Aranxta hugging each other

Jan 5th, 2002, 05:29 PM
OMG! I just saw this too cute picture at Yahoo of my 2 favorite players Monica Seles and Aranxta, hugging after the doubles match:

<img src=http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020105/capt.1010224987australia_hopman_cup_per120.jpg>

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Jan 5th, 2002, 05:31 PM
I just posted that pic in your other thread! :D

Williams Rulez
Jan 5th, 2002, 05:32 PM
What a cool picture!!

Jan 5th, 2002, 05:34 PM
great pic !

Jan 5th, 2002, 05:36 PM
Oooh, love that pic!

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Jan 5th, 2002, 05:36 PM
Is Jan Mike a sore looser or what?? :rolleyes: Aw, Monica and Arantxa!! :)

Jan 5th, 2002, 05:38 PM
My my... Gambill looks really stern and grim-faced... probably he still hasn't got over that close match with Tommy... but Monica & Arantxa really looks great... esp. Monica even after losing the doubles, she can still look so happy for her opponent.

All the way Monica for the OZ Open!

Jan 5th, 2002, 05:49 PM
heeheehee...very cute photo...

great competitors :)

Jan 5th, 2002, 06:08 PM
Did you see how Monica saved two matchpoints on her serve at 6-4 5-2? My God, did she whack the ball or what? :eek:

Jan 5th, 2002, 06:20 PM
that's so sweet! :D

Jan-Mike... c'mon man... we know you're not well endowed but you don't have to be pissed about it ALL THE TIME.

Jan 5th, 2002, 06:27 PM
What a lovely pic. Thanks for posting it:)

Jan 5th, 2002, 06:28 PM
he should be mad, since it was his fault they lost!!

Anyway, it is a cute photo. :)

Jan 5th, 2002, 06:31 PM
Pictures dont always tell the whole story he looks happier here:


He must have been upset though the whole championship rested on him and he probably feels like he let himself and Monica down.

Jan 5th, 2002, 06:38 PM
Josh, did you saw the mtach on TV? How was Monica playing in her single match and in the mixed doubles? What exactly happened at match point 5-2 in the 2nd set? Please tell me all the details :)

Jan 5th, 2002, 07:14 PM
Wonderful picture! Such class acts! Monica showing sportsmanship even though her team didn't win and Arantxa hugging Monica even after being defeated by her for the 20th time. LOL! They are great friends on the tour and I still remember when Monica came back in 1995 and Arantxa was the only one to come up and talk to her. GOOD LUCK ARANTXA AND MONICA IN AUSTRALIA!! :)

Jan 5th, 2002, 07:21 PM
OMG wow what a nice photo!
My 2 favs hugging! :D

I'm Gunna nick it ;) hehe.

Goodluck Monica in Aussie Open!
and Vamos Arantxa!



Monica is looking Great! Wow..... she really has slimmed compared to last year at this time :eek:! :D:D

Jan 5th, 2002, 07:23 PM
TLM, I just saw a couple of points of the final matches.
Monica and Arantxa had several great rallies in the second set. Monica kept moving Arantxa from left to right but she brought almost everything back.

In the doubles match Monica saved a matchpoint at 2-5 15-40 on her serve. She serve to JM and he hit a good return to her backhand but Monica just whacked it away short crosscourt. That was an amzaing shot :eek:.

Jan 5th, 2002, 08:13 PM
I wonder how they got the Monica-Arantxa photo from that angle? Most of the photographers were on the court in front of the players.

It's a cute photo though. One of the photographers asked Arantxa and Monica to do a candid pose together, and they just grabbed for each other almost instinctively. The picture is the final result.

Btw, Jan-Mike always looks like that after he loses. He especially takes team events very seriously. So losing his singles match after two match points must have been a killer. At last years ceremony, he didn't manage to crack a smile even once, even when everyone else was having a great, old laugh about something. And last year, the US weren't even in a winning position. I thought it was because he didn't like Martina or something. I mean, he had a falling out with her at the 1999 US Open. But it appears that he has "loosened up" somewhat for this years' ceremony, if you can call it that. It looks as though he knows he's going to get a clip across the ear from his dad for losing, because after he smiled for that photo, he went straight back to pulling the long, serious expression.

Jan 5th, 2002, 08:23 PM
Can someone edit that picture and get Jan-Michael out of it? I want to make that one of my avatar pics, but I refuse to have Jan-Michael in it!

If someone could do it and then post it, it would be GREATLY appreciated.

Jan 5th, 2002, 08:42 PM
thx Josh for your details! Allthough I think Monica was serving against Tommy Robredo and not to her partner jan-Michael :). Anyway, thanks again for your kind reply :)

Jan 5th, 2002, 09:04 PM
here you go.

Jan 5th, 2002, 09:33 PM
aww that is a cute pic :)

Jan 5th, 2002, 09:38 PM
That's a fantastic photo! Thanks for sharing.

Jan 5th, 2002, 10:25 PM
I would have posted the picture edited ASV but someone did it before me ;)

I've nicked it too :P

i love the pic!

Jan 5th, 2002, 10:34 PM


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Jan 5th, 2002, 10:51 PM
Hehe, maybe Gambill was jealous coz he wanted tommy to hug him :rolleyes:

Jan 5th, 2002, 10:57 PM
LOL too true!

Jan 5th, 2002, 11:26 PM
What a nice pic! Most players, after one loses and one wins, can barely stand to look at each other let alone hug each other! It shows what class acts Monica and ASV are. :D

Jan 6th, 2002, 12:18 AM
wonderful picture :)

Jan 6th, 2002, 02:12 AM
A lovely picture. 2 ladies who deserve a lot of respect. It's great to see how much they still enjoy tennis after all these years.

Jan 6th, 2002, 08:18 PM
Aw! That's a lovely picture!

Well, if you ignore JMG...

Jan 6th, 2002, 11:36 PM
It's a lovely picture, proof indeed that great rivals can be friends as well :)

Jan 7th, 2002, 06:14 AM
Way to go girls! True...competitors but friends! Great pic...and Monica looks pretty good, too!

Jan 7th, 2002, 06:28 AM
lovely photo, I am happy that Monica looks happy even her team lost :)