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greatgijsje
Sep 5th, 2010, 02:15 PM
A very interesting article about the greatest challenge of Gigi's life.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/30/sports/tennis/30motherhood.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/30/sports/tennis/30motherhood.html)

Seleção82
Sep 15th, 2010, 06:00 PM
Any experienced parents here? Gigi needs some advice:

http://babygoespro.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/school-woes/

Gallofa
Sep 17th, 2010, 03:18 PM
From what I've read, I am a bit afraid of Fernández now. She sounds like a very intense person.

nat75
Sep 17th, 2010, 04:01 PM
Very interesting read. Thanks. :yeah:

greatgijsje
Sep 17th, 2010, 09:42 PM
From what I've read, I am a bit afraid of Fernández now. She sounds like a very intense person.
I think you're right. Let's support her, after all those years of great tennis with charm and humor, of course together with Natasja. Are there parents on this forum who can help her with her 17 months old kids, screaming out loud?

Elisse
Sep 17th, 2010, 10:45 PM
Gigi was my first ever favourite player and was the one that really got me hooked on following the Tour!!

Loved her on court, her tennis and humour...didn't always like her off court, used to find her a bit intimidating in person :help:

I still find it interesting to read about her, but there are many things that annoy me about her now, she always has to brag excessively (yep about her past achievements but even about the IQ of the sperm donor used) and everything with her seems like a business opportunity....even her children. Getting them involved in sport at such a young age...yes I know she's a retired pro-sports woman...but please, these are babies and they should be having fun, learning and playing....not be moulded into wannabe pro-athletes at this age.

Another thing I find annoying...she says how long she wanted to have children, how many years she went through IVF treatment....so why put them in daycare at 17 months old? If they are screaming and upset at daycare, it shows they are not ready for it...maybe Gigi should take some time out to have 'fun' and enjoy being with her children whilst they are still young...forget the pro-sport obsession, forget the buisness plan (she has enough money) forget the daycare and just enjoy being the children that she had wanted for so long :)


btw - Sorry if I sound impatient with her, but I don't think it's right to be so intense about sport which such young babies :o

Calvin M.
Sep 18th, 2010, 11:39 AM
I always thought Fernandez was easygoing and playful but this article doesn't suggest that at all. But then again I'm not a woman in my mid-40's who desperately wants a kid. haha Geeddes sounds like the balance that Gigi needs in her life. Best of luck to their family.

Seleção82
Oct 15th, 2010, 08:01 PM
It seems that the drop off problems are solved:

http://twitter.com/gigifernandez/status/27032134618

http://twitter.com/gigifernandez/status/27437826527

Finally some good news. Pity that she does not say why there are no drop off dramas any more. It would be interesting to know if she changed something to improve the situation or if the kids just got used to it now as time went by, that they just needed their time to adapt. Hopefully they really adapted in a healthy way now, and not simply resigned because their protests didn't have any effect.

Seleção82
Oct 15th, 2010, 08:12 PM
It almost looks like as if Gigi gave up on her blog, no new posts since more than a month now. :awww:

http://babygoespro.wordpress.com/

I'm not a huge fan of her, but the blog always was an interesting read (although it obviously also is meant to be promotion for her company, of course ;) ).

And I find it strange that there are almost no comments from readers. It's a great opportunity to get in touch with a tennis legend, but people don't seem to be interested. :confused:

Seleção82
Oct 31st, 2010, 09:30 AM
Does she still collect pigs?

If so, then maybe there is a sensational opportunity to give her collection an exceptional boost. ;)

There was an offer on Ebay.de a week ago. The auction didn't get any bids, so I guess that the piggies are still available for sale and they will be listed again. A whole collection of 3000 different pieces (:lol:) including proper furnishings for storage:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=360311009712&si=8YINbKm3BgYypjNNIH2sYv8kIp0%253D&viewitem=

Seleção82
Nov 3rd, 2010, 09:21 PM
Another interesting article about Gigi's new life as a mother. It's in Spanish, but the Google translation into English is pretty acceptable:

http://www.elnuevodia.com/nohaynadaequivocadoconmivida-808825.html

And don't miss the video and the photos. Gorgeous kids she has. :)


http://www.rec-end.com/images/2010/10/29/1026833_3.jpg


http://www.rec-end.com/images/2010/10/29/1026833_2.jpg

Seleção82
Nov 11th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Are there no checks on amazon.com of what is being offered there??

Disgusting and disturbing ... :( :( :(

http://twitter.com/gigifernandez/status/2670398055387137

Seleção82
Nov 25th, 2010, 06:54 PM
Gigi's twitter isn't just entertaining, it's also educating. Thanks to her and her daughter I learned today what challah is: :)

http://twitter.com/gigifernandez/status/7163343345287168

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challah

... and interesting also that the challah is similar to something I often like to eat, a kind of bread which is called Hefezopf here. I learned something new today, so it's not a wasted day. Thanks Gigi! ;) :)

Seleção82
Nov 26th, 2010, 04:33 AM
http://twitter.com/gigifernandez/status/7982105225072640

http://twitter.com/gigifernandez/status/7982586819248128

499 right now. But she is right, there were 500 followers some hours ago, I saw it too.

I'm not sure if it is an "effective" strategy to get 1000 followers to offer a free tennis lesson to follower #1000. People might wait for others so that they have a chance to get the gift *LOL*. :lol:

Seleção82
Dec 4th, 2010, 05:10 PM
Gigi had a wax replica of herself made for the Puerto Rican museum of sports:

http://twitter.com/gigifernandez/status/10312330755710976

http://twitter.com/gigifernandez/status/10314555062222849

http://twitter.com/gigifernandez/status/10314665619881986


It is really amazing what a complex and time-consuming procedure this is:


http://a.yfrog.com/img405/2617/88d0.jpg


http://a.yfrog.com/img262/3017/j170.jpg


http://a.yfrog.com/img130/5773/rme0.jpg


http://a.yfrog.com/img836/2897/77q01.jpg


More pics here: http://yfrog.com/froggy.php?username=gigifernandez

Seleção82
Dec 8th, 2010, 07:31 PM
I found a nice oldie on Youtube, a commercial from 1986: :)


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Seleção82
Dec 19th, 2010, 07:47 PM
"She looks away now ... that's the moment to grab the chance ...!" :lol:


http://a.yfrog.com/img610/3946/caty.jpg

greatgijsje
Dec 23rd, 2010, 03:07 PM
They are so cute!
MERRY XMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR to Gigi, Karson, Madison and Jane. And of course to all members and readers of the Blast from the Past forum.

Seleção82
Dec 24th, 2010, 09:05 PM
They are so cute!
MERRY XMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR to Gigi, Karson, Madison and Jane. And of course to all members and readers of the Blast from the Past forum.

Bedankt! :hatoff: Best wishes to you too! :)

http://www.postzegelblog.nl/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/kerstkaart-2009.jpg


... and of course also to Gigi, Karson, Madison, Jane, and all forum readers! :)

http://icanhascheezburger.wordpress.com/files/2007/12/funny-pictures-its-santa-cat.jpg

Seleção82
Jan 1st, 2011, 05:24 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody! :) :wavey:

Stay focused on your aims and wishes! Gigi showed us that everything can be possible if one really wants it. :)

... well, almost everything at least ... ;)

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/funny-pictures-red-bird-pope.jpg

PlayByPlay
Jan 10th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Her kids are beautiful.

Seleção82
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:59 PM
I DID IT!! I really did it. I just played Tip-A-Cow (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/151889). Frenetically pressing the right arrow and the left arrow. What has become of me?? Oh my ... :help: :o :lol:

Yet another example of those simple but highly addictive games ... ;) :)

http://twitter.com/gigifernandez/status/24202519391502336

Seleção82
Jan 18th, 2011, 05:04 PM
Gigi has a new website. :)


http://www.gigifernandez.com/


http://static.wix.com/media/a440614d6918c8b1a176e6e2b090ea8e.wix_mp_1024

Seleção82
Feb 7th, 2011, 05:28 PM
Gigi's website has some cute photos of her as a child. :)

http://www.gigifernandez.com/
(Click on "About Gigi")


http://static.wix.com/media/34f0b9f1d32248602f80dc10e9db0ccc.wix_mp_512


http://static.wix.com/media/ceb64f74110575db3d3f326312058b0c.wix_mp_512

Seleção82
Feb 7th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Is it just me or is the link to the photo missing here? Or what does she mean? :confused:

http://twitter.com/gigifernandez/status/33680668646969344

Seleção82
Feb 22nd, 2011, 05:01 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GIGI! :aparty:


http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/funny-pictures-cat-is-hanging-up-banner-for-your-birthday.jpg


http://www.funnyanimalsite.com/pictures/Happy_Birthday.jpg

Seleção82
Feb 22nd, 2011, 05:09 AM
http://ihasahotdog.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/funny-dog-pictures-be-cake.jpg?w=500&h=667


Oh, SORRY!! :o

Of course there is cake. Here you go! :D


http://www.armoureddivision.de/ilch/include/downs/Editor_files/image/Geburtstagsbilder/geburtstagstorte37.jpg

greatgijsje
Feb 23rd, 2011, 07:42 AM
A great and sweet birthday song!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4QI6BUQo4s&feature=autofb

Seleção82
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:31 PM
Funny article about Gigi's 30th birthday. Bad luck that she had to face Steffi on that day of all days, and this even in the first round. But she took it with a great sense of humor. :)

http://articles.latimes.com/1994-02-23/sports/sp-26018_1_gigi-fernandez


TENNIS / EVERT CUP : Graf Sweeps Past Gigi Fernandez
February 23, 1994 |JERRY CROWE | TIMES STAFF WRITER

INDIAN WELLS — Gigi Fernandez, celebrating her 30th birthday, blew out the candles on a birthday cake at a party Tuesday night.

Earlier in the day, top-ranked Steffi Graf blew out Fernandez, 6-1, 6-2, in the first round of the Evert Cup at Hyatt Grand Champions, completing her day's work on the stadium court in only 47 minutes.

"I hired a bodyguard to club her in the knee, but he didn't show up," Fernandez said at a postmatch news conference, where she wore a red T-shirt with the inscription: "Me? 30? I Demand a Recount."

Whether it was her advancing age or, more likely, Graf's brilliant play, Fernandez showed her frustration during the match more than once.

During a changeover after winning the seventh game of the second set, Fernandez remained in her seat and read a newspaper, to Graf's amusement, while Graf stood at the baseline, waiting to serve.

"She was reading the money section," Graf said, "so I was thinking, she's thinking about how she's going to use the prize money she's going to get for losing in the first round."

Confirmed Fernandez: "I was reading stock quotes."

Why?

"Just to get my mind off it, try to relax a little bit," said Fernandez, who earned $2,650. "I should have done it earlier. When you're down, 6-1, 5-2, you have to try to do something different."

Graf, who has lost only twice in her last 63 matches and has yet to drop a set in 13 matches this year, moved into today's second round against Tracy Austin, who 11 years ago defeated Graf in the German's first professional match, 6-4, 6-0, at Filderstadt, Germany.

Austin said Monday she had fond memories of the then 13-year-old Graf, saying she was impressed with Graf's ability and confidence.

"Is that so?" Graf said Tuesday, appearing to be suspicious. "She said something different afterward."

She wasn't gracious?

"She said something to the press that I wasn't liking at the time," Graf said. "She said there were hundreds of players like me in America."

Pausing, Graf smiled. "Probably not anymore."

Seleção82
Mar 2nd, 2011, 10:02 PM
Funny article about Gigi's 30th birthday. Bad luck that she had to face Steffi on that day of all days, and this even in the first round. But she took it with a great sense of humor. :)

http://articles.latimes.com/1994-02-23/sports/sp-26018_1_gigi-fernandez

(...)

HA!!! This was my post #777! :D

According to this ceremonial occasion I buy a round of beer and ... now idea what it is in that bowl. :shrug: :lol:

But you have to celebrate without me now, I'm very tired. Good night!


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qjaZCMASB54/TLaG5vAMkgI/AAAAAAAACgQ/vrJJ5-EbYYw/s1600/party+time+pig+invite.jpg


http://www.timtim.com/public/images/drawings/large/001772_NewYearsPartyPigs.gif

Seleção82
Mar 17th, 2011, 09:31 PM
Corbis Images has some nice pics from the Chris Evert-Raymond James Pro-Celeb Tennis Classic 2010, a charity event that took place in Delray Beach (Florida) in November 2010. :)


http://www.corbisimages.com/Search#p=1&q=%22Gigi+Fernandez%22&ac=1


http://www.corbisimages.com/images/42-26563938.jpg?size=67&uid=29289511-687e-4d72-9b17-7c2262bd1f98&uniqID=eb7191e6-0579-4392-a411-245ba97a8bc3


http://www.corbisimages.com/images/42-26563940.jpg?size=67&uid=2acf362e-0606-4261-8a11-2774c5c9b7f2&uniqID=91d31fdd-1b6c-49f3-91ce-7335d5da79a0

Seleção82
Apr 12th, 2011, 07:07 PM
Found another interesting video on Youtube. :)

Gigi talking at the Grand Opening of an optical store in Chestnut Hill, MA on February 11, 2011.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAMiWRdhBEU

(...) "About her life and what it takes to win 17 Grand Slam Titles and 2 Olympic Gold medals, begin a new company called Baby Goes Pro and start a family."



QAMiWRdhBEU


And here are some more photos (click on the pics to see them large):

http://www.eyespot.com/eyespot-grand-opening-weekend-success/


http://www.eyespot.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/IMG_1750-300x200.jpg

Seleção82
Apr 15th, 2011, 06:08 PM
Anyone for a private tennis lesson? :)

http://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/257116?preview=1

greatgijsje
Apr 15th, 2011, 10:24 PM
Thanks for all your research, it's amazing.
BTW, Gigi's kids are so cute, watch: http://www.youtube.com/user/gigifernandez1

Seleção82
Apr 15th, 2011, 11:14 PM
Thanks for all your research, it's amazing.
BTW, Gigi's kids are so cute, watch: http://www.youtube.com/user/gigifernandez1


The new Pelé! :yeah: :D


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Seleção82
Apr 16th, 2011, 05:59 PM
The greatest, coolest, smartest team ever will play in Wimbledon this year!! :bounce: :D

http://twitter.com/gigifernandez/status/59242719184289794

Seleção82
Apr 18th, 2011, 06:46 PM
The new Pelé! :yeah: :D


Q-CaBCfj4h8


Here is more proof. Like many other great soccer players Karson also likes to play tennis: :)


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But it's obvious that he plays tennis just for recreation and fun, while soccer is his true passion. This ultimate drive towards the goal as seen in the video ... just sensational. Even the coach is impressed: :yeah:


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__JGFMzoGY6I/TONAu0eB_kI/AAAAAAAAAPE/lkI60O2s1e0/s1600/tele%2Bsantana.jpg

Seleção82
Apr 27th, 2011, 06:19 PM
What does she mean?? I don't get it. :confused:

http://twitter.com/#!/gigifernandez/status/63040624542228480

Seleção82
Apr 29th, 2011, 06:38 PM
"No words to describe" ... YO, really amazing!! :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhaOYHu_v-U


KhaOYHu_v-U

Seleção82
Jun 11th, 2011, 09:45 PM
Gigi is right, it IS hilarious ... :lol: :D

http://twitter.com/#!/gigifernandez/status/78828369113915392


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWHuVp2YVH0


IWHuVp2YVH0

Seleção82
Jun 11th, 2011, 10:06 PM
... but I still think that he is more talented as a soccer player ... :p :p :D

Here is more proof. He has a great sense for the Samba rhythm ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tHKqzOkceY


2tHKqzOkceY


... which is absolutely necessary for great soccer players!!


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Seleção82
Jun 12th, 2011, 06:40 PM
WOW ... she hits two balls with one shot :worship: ... Tiger, you better watch out!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8cVkE87iuo


T8cVkE87iuo

Seleção82
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:45 PM
Two acting geniuses in action. Hollywood will call soon, I'm sure! :yeah: :yeah: ;)


9mNS6FXAyzI

Seleção82
Jun 20th, 2011, 09:25 PM
OJ .....

http://twitter.com/#!/gigifernandez/status/80449754689056769


Get well soon, Gigi! :)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3091/2625358745_ac62ae2e08.jpg

Seleção82
Jun 27th, 2011, 09:44 PM
The Ladies' Invitation Doubles Tournament at Wimbledon starts tomorrow:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/schedule/schedule16.html


GOOD LUCK, GIGI & NAT!

tomfra
Oct 5th, 2011, 05:13 AM
A very interesting article about the greatest challenge of Gigi's life. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/30/sports/tennis/30 motherhood.html
Very interesting article and yes female athletes risks deferring dream dream of parenthood (http://www.parentingclan.com/pros-cons-adopting-older-child.html) too long.....:):worship:

Seleção82
Feb 8th, 2012, 05:57 PM
If someone sees some single socks ... they belong to Gigi!

http://twitter.com/#!/gigifernandez/status/167077326562131968

isa1077
Feb 9th, 2012, 03:13 PM
A very interesting article about the greatest challenge of Gigi's life. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/30/sports/tennis/30 motherhood.html
Very interesting article and yes female athletes risks deferring dream dream of parenthood (http://www.parentingclan.com/pros-cons-adopting-older-child.html) too long.....:):worship:

I really doubt that sports has something to do with Gigi troubles to have children. Lots of women all around the world have difficulties to become pregnant (ovulation troubles, no eggs etc), nature will always be the one who decides and even though it may sound crual, that's life. Maybe Gigi would have had troubles without being a pro tennis player... I know lots of sports women who have had babies without any problem and sometimes very late (at 40 years old) so I doubt about that version. There is not always an explanation about infertility, you can see women who can't become pregnant at 25 years old (being healthy and young) and and others who have a baby easily at 40 years old.

I'm happy for her she finally had kids but the idea of freezing eggs at 20 years old being a pro sports woman is a bit exaggerated ! How do you explain then that Kim Clijsters, Steffi Graf or Lindsay Davenport have had babies soon after they retired ? Didn't they play as much as Gigi ? Maybe she simply played too long, this can be a better explanation if you really want to find one.

:)

Seleção82
Feb 10th, 2012, 09:51 PM
I really doubt that sports has something to do with Gigi troubles to have children. Lots of women all around the world have difficulties to become pregnant (ovulation troubles, no eggs etc), nature will always be the one who decides and even though it may sound crual, that's life. Maybe Gigi would have had troubles without being a pro tennis player... I know lots of sports women who have had babies without any problem and sometimes very late (at 40 years old) so I doubt about that version. There is not always an explanation about infertility, you can see women who can't become pregnant at 25 years old (being healthy and young) and and others who have a baby easily at 40 years old.

I'm happy for her she finally had kids but the idea of freezing eggs at 20 years old being a pro sports woman is a bit exaggerated ! How do you explain then that Kim Clijsters, Steffi Graf or Lindsay Davenport have had babies soon after they retired ? Didn't they play as much as Gigi ? Maybe she simply played too long, this can be a better explanation if you really want to find one.

:)

I think that you are right.

I did a search for specialized literature on this topic, and the results suggest that the statement "female athleticism leads to female infertility" is a generalization that is not backed up by scientific evidence. However, some results suggest that the intensity and frequency of physical activity could be associated with a higher risk of female infertility. But the evidence isn't strong enough to safely say that female athleticism inevitably leads to infertility. As in many other diseases and dysfunctions, there are many possible causes and risk factors, and furthermore the clinical outcome highly depends on the individual person.

As a side note, there is a huge number of articles that can be found on female infertility in general (causes, risk factors, etc.), but not that many on the particular question of infertility in female professional athletes.

For those interested in the topic, here are two interesting articles which can be understood easily by everyone (without too many medical terms I mean :)):

Physical activity and fertility in women: the North-Trøndelag Health Study (Full article) (http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/24/12/3196.long)

Risk factors associated to female infertility (only the abstract) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19149400)

Seleção82
Feb 17th, 2012, 05:12 PM
Finally a new video of the kids on Youtube. :)

Karson seems to be a true multi-talent. Will be interesting to see what he later will decide to become, tennis champ, soccer legend, ... or popstar. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ele6cdv1VjQ&


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Seleção82
Feb 20th, 2012, 08:10 PM
Geeez ... poor Gigi!!

("3 years daily":help:) ... :lol: :lol:

http://twitter.com/#!/gigifernandez/status/171559173954342912

Seleção82
Apr 19th, 2012, 04:25 PM
Gigi has a new job:

http://twitter.com/#!/gigifernandez/status/190552810859921409

http://www.itsrelevant.com/content/10041/Fernandez_Brings_Talents_To_City?ref=bha76y


Watching the video on the itsrelevant.com site I thought to myself: "She looks somewhat strained" ... and meanwhile I know why: the ineffable phase of defiance: (:help:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzj_ocPOu5A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIqpPmVhDjY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc3G5A5iHqU

Seleção82
May 3rd, 2012, 08:28 PM
Madi models :)

http://twitter.com/#!/gigifernandez/status/197448773918658560