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ivan88
Mar 7th, 2006, 11:16 PM
I became Martina's fan, because I like her game style. Also she is good-looking. And you?

Hingis+Krajicek
Mar 7th, 2006, 11:19 PM
I first saw this feature on matina at the aussie open, in 1997 i think. They showed her rollerblading through Melbourne and had an interview with her. I hadn't seen her play before but thats when she became my favourite.

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 7th, 2006, 11:22 PM
i first started watching serena in 1998 i think as an eighth grader and she just INSTANTLY struck a cord with me. she's so inspiring to me in so many ways and i know there is great things for her to come in the future, whether people choose to believe it or not.

Derek.
Mar 7th, 2006, 11:25 PM
I became a fan of Daniela watching her play at the 2003 US Open. There was just something about her so I kept following her and I turned in to a die-hard fan. :p

PLP
Mar 8th, 2006, 12:14 AM
I became a Martina fan during that infamous RG final against Graf...Going into it I was hugely supporting Graf, who I had loved for so many years and was very excited when she started to turn things around but then Steffi ignored the Mark which was on the backend of the line and instead of Hingis being up 15-love she was down love-30 :fiery: I started to feel disgusted with everyone BUT Martina...and things went downhill from there. Then when she had to be escorted back on the court by her mom and she was so fragile and shattered it just broke my heart...I vowed then and there to support Martina no matter what...I was also glad when Daveport beat Steffi at Wimbledon that year...Karma much?

Strangelove
Mar 8th, 2006, 12:20 AM
I'm a fan of Misa because she's Dutch....well, half-Dutch anyway...
She plays for Holland and that's what's counts right?

Anyway, we haven't exactly been spoiled with top 100 players over here...
so...

SvetaPleaseWin.
Mar 8th, 2006, 12:27 AM
i first started liking kuznetsova after wimbledon 2003-i didnt see her play any singles matches even though she reached the quarters, but when she was playing doubles with navratilova sveta just couldnt do anything right, and for some reason that made me love her.
then i saw her play well and i was blown away-especially by her forehand :worship:

i've always liked serena for her attitude on court and off, i love the way she says shes the best (which she is) and yet she's still very respectful of other players-she's an absolute legend.

RJWCapriati
Mar 8th, 2006, 01:17 AM
I became a fan of Tennis and Jennifer Capriati @ the 2001 French Open Final.

I only got to see the final set, but it was the first tennis I ever watched. Since then I'm an addict and play 5-6 times a week!

Why i'm a fan of Jennifer is because she fought so hard in the 3rd set. She didn't play her best but she never gave up!! :)

alex14
Mar 8th, 2006, 02:37 AM
i started following tennis in 1999, and i fell in love with martina when she won the oz open that yr, and to find out the she won it 3 yrs in a row since she was 16!! i was amazed at how much she achieved so young...

Solitaire
Mar 8th, 2006, 03:25 AM
I like my favs because of their games, attitude on and off the court. Being cute doesn't hurt either. ;)

meyerpl
Mar 8th, 2006, 03:36 AM
I'd been an on and off tennis fan and recreational player since I was a kid, the days of Rod Laver & John Newcomb. I led a pretty normal, balanced life. I established myself in a stable career, made life-long friends and started a family with the love of my life.

Then I saw Anastasia Myskina and looked into her eyes. Now, I have no will of my own. I am but a drone serving a higher power. My life is guided by an unseen hand. I will drink the Kool-Aid. I must drink the Kool-Aid.

anlavalle
Mar 8th, 2006, 03:39 AM
I became a fan of Amelie when i saw her playing against Serena in Wimby 04, that match almost break my heart because Amelie lost but I like her game so much

Volcana
Mar 8th, 2006, 03:42 AM
I followed her before that, but I guess the 1997 Sports Illustrated 'Gatecrasher' cover cemented Venus Williams to my heart.

moonlightguard
Mar 8th, 2006, 05:19 AM
I think Justine's game pretty much sum's up why I'm a fan :D.

I first started watching tennis since Wimbledon of 2003. Back then, I only watched some matches from time to time, mainly of the Grand Slam types. Justine's matches always intrigued me. I love her attitude on court. Quiet, yet always calculating. I love that she's dedicated and such a fierce fighter. Of course, she's got an all-round great game and a killer backhand.

Since I started watching tennis so late, I never became a fan of Martina Hingis, although I am starting to really like her as well.

1star
Mar 8th, 2006, 05:43 AM
i'm a fan of several players as listed on my signature ;)

Among all Russians, Kuzy is my fava because i like her style and that she played with Na Li in Beijing Oct.2004, and said she felt like playing with a top5! Nice to hear that!

It was not long after Na back to WTA tournment after two years of absence. I became Li Na's fan since then, bcs of her great talent and the big pity of the stupid retirement:o(she went to University)!! Now i'm happy she's back :cool:

junlee_vee
Mar 8th, 2006, 05:48 AM
I was a fan of Venus before 2000, but after watching her win Wimbledon for her first time in 2000, I was instantly hooked! I can't really put my finger on it, but I love her style! She is such a power house, yet quiet and stoic...and now more than ever, she has an all around game....SHE JUST NEEDS TO PLAY MORE!!!!! :)

swissmisshingis
Mar 8th, 2006, 05:50 AM
Even before i watch tennis, but im not really a fan of it, but when I saw Hingis playing against Benesova in Aussie i became a tennis fan. I just love watching Martina with all the smile on her face makes me like tennis more.

Brett.
Mar 8th, 2006, 06:23 AM
Sophie Ferguson for the following reasons

- she's an Aussie
- she got a real killer versatile backhand
- most powerful topspin hitter
- love the way she serves
- I really love her own style of games!!
- she is very young and mature between matches!

She became my favourite player when i watched her in Sydney by taking a set off from Magdalena Maleeva! Also won a grand slam match against Nuria Llagocsteria Vives and then in second round - she pushed Nadia Petrova to three sets after taking a first one!
She was too strong against Nadia in the first (also very powerful)

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 8th, 2006, 06:29 AM
Because of her sweetness and her respect towards others...she is PURE CLASS. The way she conducts herself on and off the court is unlike any other top athlete. You can't measure Amys self being with an endorsment or a clothing contract. She knows who she is without all that. She is within herself and that is to be respected and admired.

Thank you, Thank you :bounce:

Vincent
Mar 8th, 2006, 06:35 AM
Just becuase she is Martina Hingis. :D

TommyM
Mar 8th, 2006, 06:38 AM
Martina Hingis because she is a genius tactical player and she shows that you can play tennis almost like chess. She outplays those hard hitter with brain... I like that. :)

louisa2k2
Mar 8th, 2006, 06:47 AM
Just becuase she is Martina Hingis. :D

This says it perfectly :D

miss_molik
Mar 8th, 2006, 06:54 AM
I watched lishy play at ao05. i turned on the tv and i saw this girl play and i liked her then i realised she was australian. This was like the 3rd round. and by the quarters i was obsessed!! her match against lindsay - i was like jumping up and down. I never knew she existed before that.

Martian Stacey
Mar 8th, 2006, 06:59 AM
I was a fan of Martina instantly from the first time i saw her play, which was at the Sydney International in 2000 (one of the early rounds, i don't remember her opponent). At the beginning of the match her bio came up on the screen, and i was amazed at how much she had achieved and she was only 19! I watched her all through the summer up until the Australian Open final, when she lost to Lindsay :( Her matches, her interviews, i just thought she was such an amazing player, and over 6 years later i'm still a huge fan :D

Zauber
Mar 8th, 2006, 08:03 AM
kim Clijsters
when she was 16 I thought she would be the next great player.
I like a game made up of movement as well as power.
outstanding offence and defence.
she has a great personality. almost tooooo nice.

Justin Henin
all around game like kim
But plays better than her body should allow her.
very special accomplishments

Maria Sharapova
new kid on the block.
I wish she had not grown so much somewhat hampering her mobility.
an immigrant like me.

Nicole Vaidisova
Thought when I saw her play three years ago that she could be the next great.
However I will have to settle for a top player sometimes.

Zauber
Mar 8th, 2006, 08:08 AM
oh yes
Martina Hingis one of the true greats.
She plays tennis the way it should be played from an ideal point of point.
A ten for style.
However all that really counts in a game is winning fairly.
She did that at the Youngest age ever. period

hwanmig
Mar 8th, 2006, 08:37 AM
I became a fan of Elena when I saw her play Capriati in 4th round US Open 2003. It was not because of her play but because she had the most incredible body I had ever seen.

pancake
Mar 8th, 2006, 08:51 AM
Ayumi Morita, Martina Hingis and Anna Chakvetadze
Because they are all smart girls IMO.

Cashif
Mar 8th, 2006, 09:46 AM
Martina was just a kiddo when she reached the QF(?) in the AO in 1996.. I was fascinated cos she reached the QF at 15 yrs when most of the players are still in the juniors. I started following her matches and since ve become a huge fan.

I joined this forum only cos of Martina's comeback so i could follow her matches since it is not Live in India..MARTINA IS GREAT:worship:

Andy.
Mar 8th, 2006, 09:50 AM
I loved Masha because of her hard hitting power game i just love seeing her just blast the ball, I love her beauty, her fashion sense on and off the court, her girlie voice and giggle and her fighting spirit on the court, she is just an amazing girl. I first became i fan @ the AO 2003 when i saw her play live in person as a little youngster and became a huge fan by Wimbledon 2003. I also like that she has off court interests so even when she is not playing tennis she still features in Magazines or in the news.

Dementinator
Mar 8th, 2006, 10:40 AM
I became a fan of ELena because she is not a hyped up commercial product ,she does not have a nasty bone in her body ,she speaks her mind ,she is not arrogant and doesnt behave like a jumped up Prima donna ,I love her game style ,because she struggles on serve she has to PLAY points and no one moves like she does ,its poetry in motion. She combines mega power with superb athletcism and will not give up under any circumstances ,shes basically a lovely girl and the WTA needs a few moer like her ,she has a great character too ,those cute squeals!!!

Plus and this is a biggie ,shes simply THE most gorgeous girl i have ever seen with amazing legs and a fantastic body ,not that its important of course !!!

adam_ads_n
Mar 8th, 2006, 10:58 AM
Marta...cause she is the first succesful tennis player in about 6 years in Poland! And she is just gorgeous!

DragonFlame
Mar 8th, 2006, 11:37 AM
I became a fan of ELena because she is not a hyped up commercial product ,she does not have a nasty bone in her body ,she speaks her mind ,she is not arrogant and doesnt behave like a jumped up Prima donna ,I love her game style ,because she struggles on serve she has to PLAY points and no one moves like she does ,its poetry in motion. She combines mega power with superb athletcism and will not give up under any circumstances ,shes basically a lovely girl and the WTA needs a few moer like her ,she has a great character too ,those cute squeals!!!

Plus and this is a biggie ,shes simply THE most gorgeous girl i have ever seen with amazing legs and a fantastic body ,not that its important of course !!!

exactly why i like her so much too :eek: :hearts:

Jenny.C.Fan
Mar 8th, 2006, 11:42 AM
Jen-Because i loved her fighting spirit and the way she never gives up.
Amelie-Because her game is a joy to watch and because she is an extremely classy and genuine person.
Patty-Because when her game is on its amazing to watch.
Sveta-Because she's such a nice person
Alicia-same as above, after the sveta doping story came out before the ozzy open last year i saw an amazing interview with alicia where she said that she'd gone into a store in the morning bought all the papers there and thrown them away, the way she stuck up for sveta was honourable and she is a truly class act.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Mar 8th, 2006, 11:53 AM
Kim Clijsters
she is an amazing human being and has a fantastic game i started liking her when she played Serena at 99 US Open (she should have won) i just knew she would be an elite player.

Dementirilenko
Mar 8th, 2006, 11:56 AM
I became Elena's and Makiri's Fan because of their game style and because of their personalities.....and both are looking incredibly beautiful!

Maryamator
Mar 8th, 2006, 12:47 PM
i watched sesil at roland garros i liked her game.. her attitude and everything i decided i should follow her gamae and now! im like on of her biggest fans!

SloKid
Mar 8th, 2006, 12:50 PM
Kata - Slovenian and a wonderful person
Lena, Kookie, Bepa, Nadia etc. - Let's just say I'm addicted to drama :lol:

Simplicity
Mar 8th, 2006, 12:56 PM
I became a true fan of Venus' in 2004 :o I watched her play against Conchita Mrtinez. I felt so sorry for her because those awful commentators were bashin her constantly claiming that she hasn't won a title in like 15 months :help: I just loved how she played... Power, her jumps, her awkward shots.. :hearts: :shrug:


I became a fan of Serena's at the Wimbledon. Her fight was just so unreal, and when that anorexic girl beat her at Wimbledon, I was so disheartened :sad: But anyways.. I still havn't gotten over that :o


I became a fan of Myskina's when I saw her pound Masha in the floor. I became and even bigger fan when she lost to Serena after being up a set and a double brea :lol: :eek: What I was most impressed by, was the fact that she was able to be so nice to Serena after losing such a heart-breaking match :hug: :kiss:



I became a fan of Petrova's :shrug: Well, I wouldn't classify myself as a true fan, but outside of the Williams and Myskina, she is my utlimate fave :hearts: :hug:

Simplicity
Mar 8th, 2006, 12:59 PM
^^ Oh yea.. and because they're black! :D Whether or not you want to admit it, racism still exists in the states, and I have to support my gals. I nearly beat a bitch down in school when she said they used steroids :fiery: But I didnt! If there is one thing I have learned from my girls, it is that violence doesn't pay off. So I told her "Don't hate, you fat b*tch!"

Dexter
Mar 8th, 2006, 01:10 PM
Justine made me love tennis in 2003 :hearts:... then after her problems with health in 2004 I slightly lost my interest until I've noticed by a surprise Ana in Zurich :speakles:
Since then I'm hooked :)

Barlos
Mar 8th, 2006, 01:14 PM
Martina :hearts: :worship: :inlove:

Even since the very first time I saw her at Wimbledon '96 in the doubles final with Helena Sukova! I loved the way that she played, looked and how happy & funny she was :)

So happy to see her back :bounce: :worship: :bounce:

aussy89
Mar 8th, 2006, 04:08 PM
I first noticed sam at her challenger days but didnt take no notice of her

but since her gold coast championships at the begining of 05 i backed her all the way i tryed to stay up when ever she was playing to get the live results off the net as i dont have fox, but when i do get to watch her i just love how shes got this awsome serve and volley aggresive type of play and can run down nearly every shot

and when shes of the courts she is such a nice person she isnt the type of player to have no care in her fans like some players, she takes the time out to go online and chat to her fans, and be happy to sign things or have photos taken, shes just such a lovely character, and a good fit looker to =)

skindeep
Mar 8th, 2006, 04:10 PM
Martina - love everything about her. she speaks her mind, is smart, classy tennis

maria - love her attitude and her power game, her looks help too :drool:

juju - love her classy game

skindeep
Mar 8th, 2006, 04:12 PM
^^ Oh yea.. and because they're black! :D


i feel sad for you :sad:

Wiggly
Mar 8th, 2006, 04:18 PM
Iveta: because she's first player I ever got an autograph :tape: :lol:
Daniela: :confused:

junlee_vee
Mar 8th, 2006, 05:27 PM
^^ Oh yea.. and because they're black! :D Whether or not you want to admit it, racism still exists in the states, and I have to support my gals. I nearly beat a bitch down in school when she said they used steroids :fiery: But I didnt! If there is one thing I have learned from my girls, it is that violence doesn't pay off. So I told her "Don't hate, you fat b*tch!"

Of course their is still racism, but that is a real shitty and dumbass reason to like a player...sorry it's the truth. :o

jenny161185
Mar 8th, 2006, 05:53 PM
I became a fan of martina when watching the wimbledon and USOpen matches in 2000 I was only getting into tennis and even though she lost these matches I just thought she was amazing.

even though Jennifer beat marty in the next two aussie finals i became a die hard fan of hers in 01 - to be honest i hadnt known anything about her background but when I saw a programme about her I just felt inspired and she has such determination and ana amazing fighting spirit and great personality - alos love seeing justine winning the french open especially after hearing how her mother had brought her to RG and that she said she d win it one day!

Helen Lawson
Mar 8th, 2006, 05:56 PM
I fell in love with Little Masha the minute I saw her in person and saw her play. When she tried repeatedly to bean Jim Courier, I locked it for me that she would be my "new lady" after Steffi Graf retired. Sadly, I don't think Little Masha will have a Graf-like career.

TeaMMashA
Mar 8th, 2006, 06:12 PM
Masha got me at Roland Garros 2004!! :worship: id always liked her before but never to the extent after RG then straight after she won wimbledon so you can imagine how much my desire to be her fan built up around then!

sapir1434
Mar 8th, 2006, 06:18 PM
Amelie - I just enjoy so much to watch her playing, her shots are amazing and her game style is beautiful to watch, and especially her backhand. and of cours because of her personality... A classic and wonderful women she is :worship:

Viktymise
Mar 8th, 2006, 08:33 PM
i became a fan of vee after wimbledon 01 she was just so amazing and loveable. if im honest i first liked lena d because of her second name i dnt know wat it was it was just really likeable but then i started to like her for her great fight and tenacity

redrubylips
Mar 8th, 2006, 08:35 PM
I didn"t read anyone comment,when other"s ,spoken on their likes.1 person spoken of liking one for hollond,etc etc.If Simlipcity feel that way,that her business.I like the Williams Sisters,because they will always be the underdog!I alway fight for the underdog?It said "why you become a fan?.That her reason?Not your or my"s!

miffedmax
Mar 8th, 2006, 08:57 PM
I became a fan of Lena D. because she is irresitable.

Those of you who aren't Lena D. fans will eventually succumb to the inevitable. Denial only makes you look foolish.

The blonde side is strong in all of you. Give in. There is no escape.

Apoorv
Mar 8th, 2006, 09:04 PM
When Steffi retired in 1999. i lost my interest in tennis. i was looking for a player who could wake up that interest back in me. then one day it happened. I first became a fan of elena dementieva in 2000. i saw her play davenport in IW( on tv only!). i may write a thousand reasons. she looked so innocent and yet determined to win. even when she lost she looked calm and composed. so on.

But the truth is that 'love requires no reasons to happen'. for me, it was love in first sight. she has groomed to be a very good player. its just an icing on cake.

Simplicity
Mar 8th, 2006, 09:23 PM
Of course their is still racism, but that is a real shitty and dumbass reason to like a player...sorry it's the truth. :o
I should have made my self more clear. sorry I was at school and in a rush. In my opinion, what Venus and Serena has done for tennis is far beyond what words can even begin to express. Being black, and facing sooo many obstacles throughout their lives, and still being able to make it- and make it so big, is beyond unblievable. These gals hgave opened gates for several people of colored skin, and I happen to be one of those people (colored :worship: ). :rolleyes: They have opened gates for me, I can't wait to become pro! :hearts:

SelesFan70
Mar 8th, 2006, 09:25 PM
When Monica beat Chris Evert in 1989 on clay in the Houston finals, I knew she was something special and have been a fan ever since. :worship:

pav
Mar 8th, 2006, 11:19 PM
I think we were relaxing after shearing
or was it a rainy day?
I was watching some girls play tennis on TV
when someone set the CD to play
one of the players was a good young Russian
but she was acting up and being a pain
at the same time I heard willy Nelson's voice
singing Blue Eyes crying in the Rain
after that I became a fan of Bepa
I know this may sound silly
it must have been the tears rolling down that face
and the hypnotic sound of old Willy :confused:

jmd
Mar 8th, 2006, 11:20 PM
I also started watching the W sisters because they are black, diffrent...
And I am a white dude from mex city.

morningglory
Mar 8th, 2006, 11:34 PM
Maria... the Davenport match at Wimby 04 won me over... :) I dunno there was something between a beautiful face, blonde hair, green grass, comeback victory, screams and the mist of the rain that won my heart...

Melly Flew Us
Mar 8th, 2006, 11:38 PM
Of course their is still racism, but that is a real shitty and dumbass reason to like a player...sorry it's the truth. :o

i feel sad for you

with responses like these i say Simplicity has an all too valid reason.

anyway i first liked my top two favourites coz of berlin 2001 - two great backhands on display whilst watching my first tournament. could almost say that was as good as it got.

junlee_vee
Mar 9th, 2006, 12:20 AM
^^^Learn how to use the site...quote the right person next. :o

And sorry if I jumped the gun simplicity...that seems like a really legitimate reason. :wavey:

one_beat
Mar 9th, 2006, 04:55 AM
I was an Alicia Molik fan (I still am, but you know) when I saw her playing in Sydney in 05. When she stopped playing Sam Stosur came to the fore of Aussie tennis and I was hooked! She's such and aggressive player and she always tries her absolute hardest. Sam's got guts. Plus what Aussy said before - she's damn good looking!

meyerpl
Mar 9th, 2006, 06:14 AM
In my opinion, what Venus and Serena has done for tennis is far beyond what words can even begin to express. Being black, and facing sooo many obstacles throughout their lives, and still being able to make it- and make it so big, is beyond unblievable. These gals hgave opened gates for several people of colored skin, and I happen to be one of those people (colored :worship: ). :rolleyes: They have opened gates for me, I can't wait to become pro! :hearts:
Your reasons aren't "shitty" or "dumbass" and I'm disgusted that someone would be so rude to you. There's no excuse for that.
It's natural that in a sport dominated by white players, the Williams sisters would appeal to a young, black person. It's a matter of affinity, of identifying with someone with whom you feel something in common.
I guess I don't know that much about the Williams sisters rise to fame in pro tennis. Did they really face obstacles in the tennis world? I know they ran into racism; rude behavior on the part of some players and fans, but actual obstacles such as those faced by earlier black players? I know what players like Oscar Johnson and Althea Gibson (there was a hell of a woman!) faced in the '40's and '50's. I admire those people tremendously for their courage and tenacity. You want to talk about obsticales...wow! I guess I consider those players, along with the great Arthur Ashe, to be the ones who opened the doors.
Regardless, good luck with your aspirations to become a pro player! I hope you make a ton of money and lot's of friends.

Melly Flew Us
Mar 9th, 2006, 09:12 AM
^^^Learn how to use the site...quote the right person next. :o

And sorry if I jumped the gun simplicity...that seems like a really legitimate reason. :wavey:

oh. so sorry. misquoted you being 'nice' to a disturbing troll.
i was referring to

Of course their is still racism, but that is a real shitty and dumbass reason to like a player...sorry it's the truth.

natacha1
Mar 9th, 2006, 10:56 AM
The first match ever that I saw was final rg 2001 between Kim and Jennifer. Why, because I was at a studenthome then and all the other wanted to see Kim, I live in Limburg so verry close to where Kim lives.

Then I became a fan of Kim. Then a week after I watched the final between Justine and kim at Rosmalen. There I also started to love that other belgian girl. Then I became a fan of both.

But I dont know where, but it all turned. I did not like Kim that mutch anymore and Justine, well, she became in my heart 4ever.

I think because a lot of people here hate Justine I started to love her even more. Sometimes it is hard to be a Justinefan here in Limburg but I try to stay focus just on Justine. And yes, sometimes I have actualy fights about Justine and Kim. It makes me sick OOh, Kim is so mutch bether, ooh, Justine is a real bitch, ooh, you are not really a Limburger, ........ If Justine loses people on my work laugh with me whole week. Our even take a picture of Justine looking sade and put this in my locker. But you know what, how more they do it, how more i realise how much I love Justine :)

You know I dont hate Kim, really I dont, but sometimes I just wish that she loses just so I can laugh back :)

Lindsayfan32
Mar 9th, 2006, 11:17 AM
I became a fan of Jennifer's becasue I loved her never say die fighting sprit and then Jennifer went and took time off for three years and had no one to watch so I was watching the tennis during the aussie summer of 94 and saw Lindsay playing in the Brisbane final against Labat and I never thought I would find a player who plays the same way Jennifer does. I've been hooked on Lindsay ever since and another reason I admire her is for her grace in victory and defeat doesn't have a bad word to say about anybody. I hope Jennifer can come back from her shoulder injury and get back to her 2001 - 2002 form too.

Simplicity
Mar 9th, 2006, 12:40 PM
Your reasons aren't "shitty" or "dumbass" and I'm disgusted that someone would be so rude to you. There's no excuse for that.
It's natural that in a sport dominated by white players, the Williams sisters would appeal to a young, black person. It's a matter of affinity, of identifying with someone with whom you feel something in common.
I guess I don't know that much about the Williams sisters rise to fame in pro tennis. Did they really face obstacles in the tennis world? I know they ran into racism; rude behavior on the part of some players and fans, but actual obstacles such as those faced by earlier black players? I know what players like Oscar Johnson and Althea Gibson (there was a hell of a woman!) faced in the '40's and '50's. I admire those people tremendously for their courage and tenacity. You want to talk about obsticales...wow! I guess I consider those players, along with the great Arthur Ashe, to be the ones who opened the doors.
Regardless, good luck with your aspirations to become a pro player! I hope you make a ton of money and lot's of friends.

Thank you darling! It's great to see people can see in a different view. There are always to sides, and you demonstrate that you, unlike some people on this board, can look from another person's perspective.Thank you very muxh :hearts: :hearts: This is like one of the nicest things a eprson has said to me :sad:

Fantastic
Mar 9th, 2006, 02:10 PM
This is the honest-to-God reason why I became a fan of Martina Hingis. At first, she was just another player to me who was new and was rousing interest. I decided to get her autograph at a tournament. But Martina snubbed me! (What!? How dare she do that!?) I now know first-hand that reverse psychology does indeed work because I was then forever determined to get her autograph. The second time, I actually got the chance to meet her in person and she was much nicer and more talkative. Persistance paid off in the end and I was forever hooked on Martina Hingis. She treated me mean and kept me keen, the evil bitch. ;)

honeyke
Mar 9th, 2006, 04:22 PM
iīm kim fan since 2001. i loved the way how she played against jennifer at RG and also before this final kim bet some eliteplayers.i will never forget this final match - a tough one,really emotional and sooo exiting.after this,i follwed kim more and more intensively and at every tournament that she played i realized new things to admire.itīs not just kimīs powerful game,her great movement,her brilliant comeback and her emotions on court,itīs her whole personality i admire! kim is unique!

jochem
Mar 9th, 2006, 06:32 PM
I've been a fan of Kim Clijsters for some time now... I believe I first noticed her at Roland Garros 2001 against Capriati in the famous final... because we Dutchies haven't really been spoiled with top players I thought well Kim speak Flemisch/Dutch... :P She was the clear underdog in the match and I loved the way she fought and knew she would be very good. After that match I kind of lost interest in tennis a bit in 2001 and 2002 because of the dominance of Serena (winning 3/4 GS), I want competition :P. In 2003 though tennis changed in a big way as a sport, and I watched women's tennis more and more. After 2002 dominance from Serena, 2003 was the year when Kim and Justine made their official rise to the top with especially Justine challenging Serena for the GS titles, most notably the RG 2003 (Enough said) SF. It is partly thanks to Serena for this as she really raised the bar in 2002/2003. US Open 2003 was the offical end of Serena's reign and saw a first all-Belgian final with Justine coming out on top, too bad for Kim. Justine showed signs she would be the new WTA queen in early 2004, replacing Serena but both her and Kim got seriously injured and 2004 was one of the worst tennis years with, besides Australian Open success for the Belgians, Serena, Venus, Kim and Justine playing poor during the big Russian Revolution. I was upset both Belgians but especially Kim got so seriously injured as I was hoping for some real Williams-Belgian rivelry. It sure was a great year for Russia's tennis but at that point not for the fans with some poor finals. How great was the fact that 2005 was one of the best years ever for WTA and fans seeing all their favorites Kim, Justine, Serena and Venus back challenging each other (Williams-Belgian rivelry had finally started to take shape) along with other tough competitors such as Lindsay, Amelie, rennaisance of Mary P and the Russian army led by Maria. It was in 2005 that I became more and more a fan of Kim after her spirited fight back after 2004 misery and her win at US Open 2005 was soo beautiful to watch and so deserved, great for all fans around the world but especially me. Keep on going Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

saby
Mar 9th, 2006, 07:00 PM
Why it's very simple...when I lost my dad, i didn't talk didn't smile for about six months and one day I turned on the tv, it was RG, the commentators talked about a young and talented french player they said her name is Mary Pierce (they said it with an american accent) i told to myself this is not a french name and i started to watch her play (a miracle because at this time I hated tennis) it was the semi against Steffy...and well for the first time in so long i smiled and started to live again....12 years later I'm still a huge Mary's fan because she simply gave me another life.

:kiss: :kiss: :kiss: love you mary :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

sunset
Mar 9th, 2006, 09:08 PM
I became Martina's fan, because I like her game style. Also she is good-looking. And you?


I judge them on class, poise and the x factor which is why none of my favorites are Americans except Ashley.