if u look at my sig my faves are all generally power hitters (bar Marti). i like someone who has extreme power and can hit winners out of basically anything. movement also used to be a feature as i love people who can hussle but then i started to love Alex, Elena B, Monica, and Linzi.
but thats not all. if someone can show GREAT spirit and (relative ;)) talent during a match i scout them and check out their results for a while after. but i fell in love with Elena B and Alicia as soon as i saw them :hearts:
what about you lot?
Apr 14th, 2003, 08:37 PM
Based on the quality of the grunt. ;)
Apr 14th, 2003, 08:44 PM
looking at ur sig i knew that might have something to do with it ;)
Apr 14th, 2003, 08:49 PM
For Me, it's all of the above: Game, looks, Personality, and Nationality.:)
Apr 14th, 2003, 08:52 PM
I pick my favourites by who I like like the most. i usually apply all those listed at the top. See my signature.
Apr 14th, 2003, 08:53 PM
the game...if it catches my eye, i like it...there's something about my faves that i just love...
Apr 14th, 2003, 08:58 PM
I think this is a great question. I hope everyone answers honestly. My two favorites are Venus and Lindsay. I fell in love with Venus the first time I saw her play. Soon after, I started to play tennis and i started to tape her matches and copying parts of her game.and I guess the fact that i am black has something to do with it also. I like Lindsay because of Her strokes, i like her personality, and I try to copy her strokes as well. I find that on low balls taking Lindsays full swing on the back-hand works better than Venus's quick take back. But I use them both!!
Apr 14th, 2003, 09:12 PM
Well, for me it's not nationality,hell will freeze over before a Canuck wins any thing in tennis,so it would have to be their style of play.Faves:Sabatini,Mauresmo,Danilidou,Henin.Love those one handed backhands!
Apr 14th, 2003, 09:14 PM
attitude has a lot to do with it for me. If I think a player has a bad attitude, I generally don't root for her/him
My 1st fav is Venus. I fell in love with her game because she's the first player I watched--that I can remember. I've always said, had I seen Serena first, she'd be my #1...but I didn't :)
Obviously, I root for Canadians whenever they play...unless it's against Venus :p
Apr 14th, 2003, 09:16 PM
I don't know...
With Lleyton, I liked(like) the fighting-spirit and charisma...
Now I like the game-play, personality and of course his looks:hearts:
Other players, charisma and game-play...
Apr 14th, 2003, 09:17 PM
BTW i LOVE players with Attitude;)
the bitches of the tour is where its at 4 me :angel:
Apr 14th, 2003, 09:37 PM
Game-based and attitude.
I love Serena's emotion on court and Venus' determination even when she's down match points *cough* against Jen at Key Biscayne 2001 *cough*. :D
Apr 14th, 2003, 09:50 PM
For me, there's just something about the players that I like that attract me... I can definetly point out the qualities of my faves but I can't honestly that those are the reasons that I started liking them... I think for me they just have that je ne sais quoi that I love :D I started liking both Lleyton and Kim before I even knew they were a couple :o Granted I wasn't a big fan but the first time I say each of them play I thought hey, they're good even though Lleyton and Kim have totally different games :confused: So I really dunno... I'm glad I ended up with the faves that I did though ;) :D
Apr 14th, 2003, 09:59 PM
i admit when i first heard of Lleyton and Kim i was in love with both too!
Lleyton for his legs :lick: and Kim cos she just seemed a cool player to like
i never knew they were a couple either!
then my interest in Lleyton cool and i watched him all the time but just to see him lose.
and after all the hype at the back-end of last year Kim started to piss me off too.
now im back behind Lleyton again since his marathon match in the final of Shangai last year, and Kim cos shes such a cute person and impossible to hate. i didnt like her for all of a couple of weeks lol
GO "LLEYKI" )
Apr 14th, 2003, 10:03 PM
I pick my faves based on personality mainly...I have this feeling I get when I first meet someone...I know right away whether I will like them or not...soemtimes even before they open their mouth. It has never failed me...I take the same attitude towards my faves...
Apr 14th, 2003, 10:06 PM
well when it came to jen i guess i could kinda relate to what she went thru.plus she is a fantastic player.to be honest i only really found out who she was at the start of her comeback and i have followed her ever since.i think she is fantastic :bounce: :bounce: also,she is gorgeous and she seems to have a great personality so that is y i like her so much
Apr 14th, 2003, 10:13 PM
For me, it is combination of factors. Style of playing, personality and other stuff that I can't really put into words.
Apr 14th, 2003, 11:12 PM
For me, there's just something about the players that I like that attract me... I can definetly point out the qualities of my faves but I can't honestly that those are the reasons that I started liking them... I think for me they just have that je ne sais quoi that I love :D
This is pretty much exactly it for me..well said Angele ;)
I could never name a reason cause I honestly don't have one :confused: :D
Apr 14th, 2003, 11:17 PM
For me it's mainly nationality, but also personality. That's why Alicia is my fave...she's an Aussie who's really natural, easy going, and friendly. I picked Kim coz she's an adopted Aussie and she's just so sweet!
I love all the other Aussies,but some more than others. Like if Pratt was playing Stosur, I'd want Stosur to win...but it Stosur was playing Molik, I'd want Molik to win. I hope they all beat Kim, even though I love her too ;)
Apr 15th, 2003, 10:11 AM
My 1st time started to cheer for Justine is the same time at my 1st time to follow tennis, so i'm very young become a tennis fans. I started love Justine when I saw her picture at local newspaper :o