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Dokicfan17
Jun 14th, 2003, 06:25 PM
Like do you guys know any and talk online etc........
I went to New Haven ( like every year and goin this year........)
I jogged with Aranxta Sanchez Vicario lol.......i was walking to a court and I see Aranxta go by I wanted an autograph but instead we jogged...it was sooooo fun :)

u all?

auntie janie
Jun 14th, 2003, 06:53 PM
No, but I am friends with a major tennis writer, so I get some cool inside scoops. :D

VenuSerenAnna
Jun 14th, 2003, 06:57 PM
I correspond with one player occasionally.

auntie janie
Jun 14th, 2003, 06:58 PM
Oh VenuSernaAnna! Do tell! ;)

VenuSerenAnna
Jun 14th, 2003, 06:59 PM
I'll tell over PM. :)

SJW
Jun 14th, 2003, 07:01 PM
ive talked on msn with a professional who happens to be in my signature

she was quite charming actually

VenuSerenAnna
Jun 14th, 2003, 07:02 PM
ive talked on msn with a professional who happens to be in my signature

she was quite charming actually
SJW, I have sigs turned off... who is it? :p

SJW
Jun 14th, 2003, 07:04 PM
it seems you will have to turn it back on then :p

u pm me with urs...and i might tell u mine ;)

Jordan.
Jun 14th, 2003, 07:05 PM
:wavey:

It's soooo obvious.

kournikovafan13
Jun 14th, 2003, 07:16 PM
lol, lubidani is cousins with Diana Ospina. :o I've talked to her online.

auntie janie
Jun 14th, 2003, 07:18 PM
The poster TammysBigSis is, welll, Tammy Tanasugarn's big sis. :)

I've got my sigs turned off as well. I guess I will remain in the dark about SJW. :(

SJW
Jun 14th, 2003, 07:23 PM
shes Russian shes blonde thats all im saying :p

VenuSerenAnna
Jun 14th, 2003, 07:25 PM
shes Russian shes blonde thats all im saying :p
If it's the 1st one, then I know you're lying. :p

Infiniti2001
Jun 14th, 2003, 07:38 PM
Yep, and I'm also friends with the Easter bunny, the tooth fairy and bigfoot :p

Elleke
Jun 14th, 2003, 07:45 PM
lol

SJW
Jun 14th, 2003, 07:47 PM
If it's the 1st one, then I know you're lying. :p

im not lying

i repeat what i said

i have spoken to a charming blonde Russian well known tennis player on MSN b4

VenuSerenAnna
Jun 14th, 2003, 08:03 PM
im not lying

i repeat what i said

i have spoken to a charming blonde Russian well known tennis player on MSN b4
I was inferring to the 1st Russian blonde in your sig. You know, the really big one.

SJW
Jun 14th, 2003, 08:05 PM
Bovina is blonde and Russian

VenuSerenAnna
Jun 14th, 2003, 08:08 PM
Bovina is blonde and Russian
Indeed, she is.

Dirty Sanchez
Jun 14th, 2003, 08:16 PM
I'm gonna use my detective skills and nail it down to.............. Elena Dementieva!!!

Am I right?????

VenuSerenAnna
Jun 14th, 2003, 08:19 PM
I doubt it because Elena is quite rude to her fans. :)

SJW
Jun 14th, 2003, 08:21 PM
i will not be sucked into this game of process by elimination...

Jordan.
Jun 14th, 2003, 08:22 PM
Weirdos.

Barrie_Dude
Jun 14th, 2003, 10:43 PM
my bro in law sits on the board of the ITF and knows most of the current crop of pros

jenny161185
Jun 14th, 2003, 10:45 PM
Bovina dementieva kournikova and safina are blonde and RUSSIAN!!!!!!!

TatiAnnahølic
Jun 14th, 2003, 10:48 PM
i will not be sucked into this game of process by elimination...

I'm sorry Sarah but you were talking to me on msn, not with the real Anna Kournikova LOL! :p

SJW
Jun 14th, 2003, 10:53 PM
that was before i started talking to you :rolleyes:

ok guys so it wasnt Kournikova....

that leaves Petrova, Bovina, Safina, Likhovtseva, Sharapova and Dementieva...

thisisannoying
Jun 14th, 2003, 10:56 PM
SerenaJWilliams: Why dont you just SAY it already?! :rolleyes:

SJW
Jun 14th, 2003, 10:59 PM
whatever......

it was Safina

*JR*
Jun 14th, 2003, 11:22 PM
Actually (no names, no "process of elimination"), I spoke @ some length with a European player who when healthy is typically in the 20's who's the only one I can say was as interesting as the many coaches, etc. I've talked to in detail. (I'm not referring to the brief "medical quick fix pre-AO" talk with the Placid Parisian, who was on someone else's phone in the office @ Hobart when I was just going to leave the info on an Ozzie, er, Wizard). No, not THAT Wizard, Nat attended her wedding! :p

Becool
Jun 14th, 2003, 11:39 PM
You did? WOW

I also spoke with Venus Williams :)

ys
Jun 14th, 2003, 11:58 PM
I doubt it because Elena is quite rude to her fans. :)

Bovina? Don't know, never talked to her.. But Dementieva is very nice, after she has won a match, that is.. But if she loses, she just wants to get lost quickly..

tennischick
Jun 15th, 2003, 12:16 AM
i know a couple of bottomfeeders on the ATP tour but i don't know any WTA players. ;)

VenuSerenAnna
Jun 15th, 2003, 12:36 AM
Bovina? Don't know, never talked to her.. But Dementieva is very nice, after she has won a match, that is.. But if she loses, she just wants to get lost quickly..
I've heard a few times that Dementieva is rude to her fans after practice, and losing after matches.

As for Bovina, she is very nice... she loves to talk. She's very friendly. However, she does have a short temper, stay away from her when she's like that.

Frank_Rulez
Jun 15th, 2003, 02:30 AM
Su-Wei Hsieh............
last time she actually came out
to play with some of her supporters.....
5 of them that is.......:p
i couldnt go.......but one of the people
actually knew her really personally,

SM
Jun 15th, 2003, 02:39 AM
i spoke to Vera Zvonareva years ago on the old chat rooms at the sanexwta site when she was a junior. she had some injury at the time and was recuperating..

other than that not really..i know a few of the junior girls like evies sister dani and a few other aussies but i wouldnt label any of them as a 'friend'..nice girls tho ;) spoke to some a fair bit and they gave me a good insight in to what its like for them

Iroda_Fan
Jun 15th, 2003, 02:53 AM
Dementieva is very nice at least to me, and i have seen her five times and i'll see her soon!!!!

Unlike Bovina that girl is not friendly, she refused to give out autographs to her fans, i didn't wanted one, but her fans did all she said "I have a match", I was just glad Lindsay took care of her and took her out, that tournament was at Indian Wells.

SpikeyAidanm
Jun 15th, 2003, 02:58 AM
I served Alicia Molik lunch a few months ago :)

fried_beans
Jun 15th, 2003, 03:04 AM
That bitch Safina blocked me ;) DAMNIT! :p

VenuSerenAnna
Jun 15th, 2003, 03:07 AM
Dementieva is very nice at least to me, and i have seen her five times and i'll see her soon!!!!

Unlike Bovina that girl is not friendly, she refused to give out autographs to her fans, i didn't wanted one, but her fans did all she said "I have a match", I was just glad Lindsay took care of her and took her out, that tournament was at Indian Wells.
Bovina is very intense when she plays. If this was right before the match it doesn't surprise me.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jun 15th, 2003, 03:19 AM
I am friends with a German player Madita Suer (ranked about 700 but used to be 450).

She used to coach me but moved away, but we still keep in contact! :)

seldom83
Jun 15th, 2003, 03:31 AM
you guys really don't know anyone... well i went to a tennis academy the last 2 years, so i know a bunch of juniors that are in the 400s 500s and 600s, but they will all be good..

VenuSerenAnna
Jun 15th, 2003, 03:45 AM
you guys really don't know anyone... well i went to a tennis academy the last 2 years, so i know a bunch of juniors that are in the 400s 500s and 600s, but they will all be good..
I really do know a player on tour fairly well, but don't believe me if you want. :)

Fantastic
Jun 15th, 2003, 03:09 PM
I am friends with a pro player, but it's hard for me to think of her like that. She's not a star or anything. She's a "struggling" player, although we try not to think about her career in those terms. She's my friend. And she really wants to make it. She's gone through so much crap in her life and playing tennis is like re-birth for her. It's the coolest thing about her life and she is happy just to be able to be competing professionally. We are good friends. When she's in town (which is usually only for about 4 months out of the year max) we shoot the shit, chat, see one another, go out and stuff. She trains everyday so it's hard to find time but we always do. She's strictly an ITF circuit player at the moment and has only recently been able to go directly into 25K qualifying draws based on her ranking (which is around the 1000's). She has only qualified for one main draw in her two years on tour so far, but we all wish her the best of luck. She's currently playing the 25K quallies in Lenzerheide in Switzerland. I'm not sure how she did in that. After that, she goes to England to play some 10K's over there. And she's also got tickets to Wimbledon where she will most likely catch up with her other pro-tennis-playing mates. It's so exciting!

I would reveal her name but I don't want to use her name behind her back without her consent. I want to respect her privacy. I'm a friend that way.

Experimentee
Jun 15th, 2003, 04:10 PM
Dementieva is very nice at least to me, and i have seen her five times and i'll see her soon!!!!

Unlike Bovina that girl is not friendly, she refused to give out autographs to her fans, i didn't wanted one, but her fans did all she said "I have a match", I was just glad Lindsay took care of her and took her out, that tournament was at Indian Wells.

Most players dont like to give out autographs before a match. Bovina was very nice after her match when i saw her, she was signing autographs for everyone and generally talking and being friendly.

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jun 15th, 2003, 04:24 PM
LOL!! This thread is hilarious!!
Well, I am friends with no players. :sad: But I manage the men's tennis team at my uni (we have a pretty good team--went to the NCAAs, the coach used to be on the ATP Tour), so through them, I am really good friends with a lot of the female players. And our school is 2nd most international school in the country after Harvard, so every girl on the team is from another country. They are all Russian and Eastern European and stuff. So they all played junior tennis and were on the European circuit as kids and they all know all the top players and used to party with them and stuff.

And one of our players, Katerina, she said this funny thing, she told me she was Slovakian. And I was like, oh, cool, I LOVE Daniela Hantuchova. And she was like, "Yeah, she's cool. We were friends, but obviously, she went a lot farther than me." Aaaaww

ASV
Jun 15th, 2003, 04:33 PM
uh, I've talked to Brie Rippner a couple of tims online, but she doesn't like talking about tennis. She was really nice and she is really cool.

I tried messaging Nargiza Tulyaganova a few times, but she never answered. Dunno if it was because of the language barrier or because she doesn't like talking, but whatever.

I've gotten several autographs...small talk though with Mauresmo, Smashnova, Neffa de los Rios, etc.

anabel
Jun 15th, 2003, 04:45 PM
I have talked with Marta & Maria Antonia on line

Ainhoa Goņi & Arancha Parra were very friendly to talk to in person.
Cristina & Vivi too...
Blahotova is cool too, i was sitted with her for 1 hour and looks kind and nice.
Liggan was funny, i tried talking to her in english, and after she let me ashame myself, she told me " yo hablo espaņol" ( I speak spanish) pfff lol

And my best memorie so far, my lunch with Nina Duebbers :D

Anna K was nothing talkative lol but of course Conchita Martinez was, and i took a very strange pic with her lol

VenuSerenAnna
Jun 15th, 2003, 04:50 PM
uh, I've talked to Brie Rippner a couple of tims online, but she doesn't like talking about tennis. She was really nice and she is really cool.

I tried messaging Nargiza Tulyaganova a few times, but she never answered. Dunno if it was because of the language barrier or because she doesn't like talking, but whatever.

I've gotten several autographs...small talk though with Mauresmo, Smashnova, Neffa de los Rios, etc.
Generally all players don't like to talk about tennis... whenever I write to *insert player* she rarely says a thing about it.

Mr. Man
Jun 15th, 2003, 05:20 PM
sjw, You lie. :p

That bitch Safina blocked me DAMNIT!
lmao. I don't mean to brag but I blocked Justine..:p

E. Blackadder
Jun 15th, 2003, 05:23 PM
I now have (nearly) daily e-mail contact with Els Callens ;)

Beat that :p

Mr. Man
Jun 15th, 2003, 05:25 PM
whoa Rhythm!

I once cybered with Sharapova. :p

E. Blackadder
Jun 15th, 2003, 05:26 PM
I once cybered with Sharapova. :p

:drool:

SJW
Jun 15th, 2003, 05:26 PM
whatever Mr Man :angel::p

Fried_beans and i did actually talk with her together b4....

Mr. Man
Jun 15th, 2003, 06:18 PM
::smacks sjw for her location being to long:: :p

SJW
Jun 15th, 2003, 06:21 PM
it might be about to get longer :p

Brαm
Jun 15th, 2003, 08:03 PM
Not really friends, but I do talk to a certain player on MSN ;)

JCAP
Jun 15th, 2003, 08:53 PM
Do tell us!

WhatTheDeuce
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:12 AM
i played a set against marie-eve pelletier once...

Sonf@
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:13 AM
score? ;)

Mr. Man
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:19 AM
ahh so now we are playing tennis. rofl

I showed Gisela Dulko what an ace looks like. mauahha :p

Hawk
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:20 AM
Wow cool stuff :D

No fair SJW by the time I got to the thread you'd changed your sig..no more player names..just posters :p

You should put me in your sig..I could be a lone Kimmie fan in a sea of Williams fans :p ;)

Jordan.
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:30 AM
Vera Zvonareva, Meghann Shaughnessy, Melinda Czink, & Vanessa Webb.

SJW
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:32 AM
Wow cool stuff :D

No fair SJW by the time I got to the thread you'd changed your sig..no more player names..just posters :p

You should put me in your sig..I could be a lone Kimmie fan in a sea of Williams fans :p ;)

:p

hey i like Kimmy too :angel:

i shoulda done one for her for the FO final...then maybe she woulda won :rolleyes:

next tourney shes in that a sisters not in (post Wimby)....im there ;)

selesfan1
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:36 AM
I usedto correspond wit a couple of players by e-mail an internet. One has retired but had a decent career and did really well at a couple of Grand Slams. Another was a british player. I also shared a table with Dally Randriantefy, I just wish I had known more French at the time so I could've communicated better with her. I have had a couple of serious conversations with an Australian
female pro ranked in the 1000's. Also a couple of times at airports I have been surrounded by pros but was to stupid and thought they were pl on tennis vacations. Cecil Mammit was next to me at Bagage Claim and Alejandro Fernandez from Mexico made a phone call when I was sitting a few seats away from him. However. those of you that are at least aquainted are very fortunate, I think I don't have an aquaintance because I drool over anyone that is a professional. I think players think I must be psycho.

Hawk
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:39 AM
:p

hey i like Kimmy too :angel:

i shoulda done one for her for the FO final...then maybe she woulda won :rolleyes:

next tourney shes in that a sisters not in (post Wimby)....im there ;)

Yeah I know you like Kimmie..you've visited our lovely lounge before :angel:

Next tourney with no sisters you're there..I'm gonna hold you to it! :p

SJW
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:47 AM
sure thing :p

shhhhhhhhh about the lounge thing....i dont even visit the sisters' :rolleyes::angel:;)

switz
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:54 AM
not wta but i know todd reid really well. my girlfriend is an olympic medalist.

switz
Jun 16th, 2003, 02:00 AM
not wta but i know todd reid really well. my girlfriend is an olympic medalist.

not in tennis though. also my dad is pat rafter's financial planner and i have met him a few times

go hingis
Jun 16th, 2003, 02:13 AM
not wta but i know todd reid really well. my girlfriend is an olympic medalist.
You should be proud, can I guess Diving Medal.

Chandafan13
Jun 16th, 2003, 02:14 AM
I wrote a letter to Chanda a couple months ago (this was the day of her SF match with Capriati at Miami) and within two weeks, she responded! Inside the return envelope I provided, I found a great color 8x10 of chanda signed "To (My name): Thanks for being such a great fan! Chanda Rubin" This just shows how much class Chanda has off the court, as well as on. She really appreciates her fans, and to reply that quickly and nicely proves it!

tennisvideos
Jun 16th, 2003, 02:16 AM
Most of you wouldn't know my friends as they were stars in the 60s and 70s:
Francoise Durr, Nancy Richey, Betty Stove, Judy Dalton, Chris O'Neil & Pam Whytcross. They are all pretty good friends and mainly keep in touch via email although I play tennis regularly with Chris O'Neil.

I have had extensive business dealings with many other legends from the past including Evonne Goolagong, Margaret Court, Billie-Jean King, Rosie Casals, Lesley Turner, Rod Laver, John Newcombe, Ken Rosewall and Tony Roche. Would you believe me if I told you that none of them had their own Wimbledon and US Open victories on video tape? So I organised their footage for them.

Have met and had photos taken with some of the other younger stars eg. Serena / Venus / Scud / Rafter but not friends with any of them.

Chandafan13
Jun 16th, 2003, 02:23 AM
What is Safina's screen name? Does anyone know any players email addresses/ screen names?

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jun 16th, 2003, 02:42 AM
I hit w/Cory Ann Avants @ the US Open a couple of years ago. We chatted for about 20 minutes after her first round qualy match. I went to watch her practice the next day and I asked for a picture w/her. She looked at me and said "You can get more than that, get out here," and she threw me her racquet :eek: We hit for about 10 minutes and her coach said "Alright, play a tiebreak." She didn't know if I was any good or not, so she pattycaked a first serve, and I hit a winner by her. I served a first serve and she hit an unforced error and then screamed "OH BS, THAT'S IT!" She beat me 7-3 after that. So nice though

Jordan.
Jun 16th, 2003, 02:44 AM
Awwwwe.

Frank_Rulez
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:19 AM
I hit w/Cory Ann Avants @ the US Open a couple of years ago. We chatted for about 20 minutes after her first round qualy match. I went to watch her practice the next day and I asked for a picture w/her. She looked at me and said "You can get more than that, get out here," and she threw me her racquet :eek: We hit for about 10 minutes and her coach said "Alright, play a tiebreak." She didn't know if I was any good or not, so she pattycaked a first serve, and I hit a winner by her. I served a first serve and she hit an unforced error and then screamed "OH BS, THAT'S IT!" She beat me 7-3 after that. So nice though
yeah.....show her what u got......:)
even though losing 7 out last 8 points....
it's still nice to say i took some points from the pro...

seldom83
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:07 AM
man this is getting too far this thread. all these losers who don't know anyone... then ppl are saying they 'chatted' or 'cybered' with certain players. now ppl are asking for their screen names, bragging that they've played with certain players... this is going too far. i went to a tennis academy the last two years, there were a ton of pros i hit with every day and played every day, and who are also my best friends, but i'm not gonna brag about this..

F-R-E-A-K
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:56 AM
I actually have spoken to several players in gerneral convo, and i have kept in contact with Evie Dominikovic regularly. But i have to say Elena Bovina is one of the nicest players ive had lunch with and spoke to! Also martina hingis was really nice as i was walking her back to her locker room after a 2hr 30min match with clijsters.

~ The Leopard ~
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:53 AM
i went to a tennis academy the last two years, there were a ton of pros i hit with every day and played every day, and who are also my best friends, but i'm not gonna brag about this..

Of course not. :rolleyes:

VenuSerenAnna
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:58 AM
I actually have spoken to several players in gerneral convo, and i have kept in contact with Evie Dominikovic regularly. But i have to say Elena Bovina is one of the nicest players ive had lunch with and spoke to! Also martina hingis was really nice as i was walking her back to her locker room after a 2hr 30min match with clijsters.
You post this... teasing me... then don't give me more details.

Death to you.

Suffer.

switz
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:22 AM
You should be proud, can I guess Diving Medal.

no swimming. not individual, in a relay

anton
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:27 PM
only in my dreams :sad:

tennis playa
Jun 16th, 2003, 11:27 PM
my cousin is someone ranked in the top 40 in men's tennis. oh yeah this is my first ever post.