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Linguae^
Apr 2nd, 2011, 12:54 PM
I think this could be a nice thread.
We've seen so many both interesting and awkward trophies throughout the history of WTA.
So, my question would be:
1. What's your favourite/least favourite Grand Slam trophy?
and
2. What's your favourite/least favourite WTA Tour trophy?

I must say I'm gutted by the IW trophy. It's so awful and disproportional. And heavy. :rolleyes:
I like the Aussie Open trophy. It's somehow majestic. :D
I also remember that awkward Luxembourg trophy from last year, and I've loved soooo much the dolphin IW trophy. :inlove:
PS. You can also post a picture of the trophies, if you want to. ;)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2191/2355162277_d21bac4d3a.jpg
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01426/maria-sharapova_1426119c.jpg

L'Enfant Sauvage
Apr 2nd, 2011, 01:02 PM
http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2005/07/03/sp_wimbledon_venustrophy.jpg
By far, out of the grand slams.

klever58
Apr 2nd, 2011, 01:03 PM
The Venus Rosewater Dish is the best... and also OLD IW trpohy.. this years Paris was the ugliest.. :p

A-Bond
Apr 2nd, 2011, 01:11 PM
The Venus Rosewater Dish is the best... and also OLD IW trpohy.. this years Paris was the ugliest.. :p

Well it's still much better than the thing Dementieva got in Paris 2010:

http://newballs.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/petra-kvitova-paris-trophy-2011.jpg
http://newballs.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/elena-dementieva-paris-trophy.jpg

I personally love:
http://www.odt.co.nz/files/story/2010/01/yanina_wickmayer_belgium_holds_the_trophy_after_he _1233757346.jpeg
That's a great trophy :)

http://bahamadereks.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/33-szavay.jpg
Like this one too, very unique :D

http://www.sportsencounter.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Azarenka-1.jpg
Also love the Kremlin Cup trophy

And I dislike:
http://www.tennistournaments4u.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/kuznetsova-out-streaks-radwanska.jpg
And all the others boring US Tournament Glass Trophies (Stanford, Charleston, New Haven, Memphis)

http://chadanielle.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/bgl-luxembourg-open-102410-vinci-t.jpg
And this is one of the worst I've ever seen :o

Svetlana)))
Apr 2nd, 2011, 01:22 PM
Didn't we have a thread like this before? I hate the Birmingham gravy dish the most.

Root
Apr 2nd, 2011, 01:33 PM
http://chadanielle.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/bgl-luxembourg-open-102410-vinci-t.jpg
And this is one of the worst I've ever seen :o

:hysteric: What tournament was this one?

Ryan
Apr 2nd, 2011, 01:36 PM
I also remember that awkward Quebec City trophy from last year, and I've loved soooo much the dolphin IW trophy. :inlove:




Did you not learn your animals in school? It's clearly a WHALE. ;)

Linguae^
Apr 2nd, 2011, 01:42 PM
Did you not learn your animals in school? It's clearly a WHALE. ;)
I've always called it a dolphin trophy. I know it's a whale, but habits are a sick thing. :D

L'Enfant Sauvage
Apr 2nd, 2011, 01:43 PM
http://chadanielle.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/bgl-luxembourg-open-102410-vinci-t.jpg
And this is one of the worst I've ever seen :o

That is fucking... beyond hideous, possibly evil. And she's kissing it :eek::tape: I would turn it down upon winning, or just not play the tournament.

Mary Cherry.
Apr 2nd, 2011, 01:59 PM
Copenhagen trophy is awful - it looks like a casserole dish or something.

darrinbaker00
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:09 PM
The players don't care about the trophies. They only care about the check clearing the bank.

young_gunner913
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:11 PM
The players don't care about the trophies. They only care about the check clearing the bank.

It's great that the players have elected you to speak for them...

Libertango
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:13 PM
The Oz Open and Wimbledon trophies are the best. By far.

Reptilia
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:17 PM
RG trophy for the slams, and Tokyo plate thing for non GS

Uranium
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:21 PM
Grand Slam trophies:
1. Australian Open
2. Wimbledon
3. Roland Garros
4. US Open

Best of the Other events
1. Dubai
2. Auckland
3. Miami (Up until last year)
4. Rome
5. Canada

Worst:
1. Madrid - A plate? I mean you are a huge event and the best you can come up with is a boring plate trophy?:o
2. 's-Hertogenbosch
3. Luxembourg
4. Quebec City
5. Cincinnati - What the fuck is that?

spiceboy
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:32 PM
Worst:
1. Madrid - A plate? I mean you are a huge event and the best you can come up with is a boring plate trophy?:o


I know :lol:

The weirdest thing is that Madrid used to award the hugest trophy ever when it was a Tier III tournament. They just don't give a freaking damn :haha:

http://www.clubvillademadrid.com/openspain/2003/galeria_400/finalchanda2.jpg

FORZA SARITA
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:35 PM
the luxembourg one is made by disabled people so stop making fun of it :o

brickhousesupporter
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:35 PM
The players don't care about the trophies. They only care about the check clearing the bank.

It's great that the players have elected you to speak for them...
Turnabout is fair play.

A-Bond
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:40 PM
Rosmalen made an "interesting" change in terms of the trophy after the title sponsor changed:

Ordina Open:
http://marypierce.w.interia.pl/y.jpg
Well not great but it's ok :)

Unicef Open (BTW great partnership):
http://brf.be/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/henintitel.jpg
Well it's definitely unique...

L'Enfant Sauvage
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:45 PM
the luxembourg one is made by disabled people so stop making fun of it :o

I had no idea :o

claypova
Apr 2nd, 2011, 04:25 PM
my favourite will ALWAYS be the whale trophy! :tears:

Strasbourg, and Copenhagen are pretty bad :tape:

Adidas Dude
Apr 2nd, 2011, 04:59 PM
The penis-shaped trophies are the best, especially when the players kiss them!

Actually, they're meant to represent a bouncing tennis ball. Can't remember which tournaments had them, but can recall them being kissed by Vera Zvonareva (Prague 2007?), Elena Dementieva (Paris 2009?) and Alona Bondarenko (Luxembourg 2006?).

Betten
Apr 2nd, 2011, 05:15 PM
My favourite trophy at a major is the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup. It is truly grand.

http://www.womenstennisblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/maria-sharapova-holding-aussie-open-trophy.jpg

At the non-slam tournaments I would have to go for the diamond racket (Antwerp):

http://www.demorgen.be/static/FOTO/pe/13/11/0/media_l_241275.jpg

Libertango
Apr 2nd, 2011, 06:26 PM
That Madrid photo/trophy is hilarious. I love Chanda's face.

darrinbaker00
Apr 2nd, 2011, 06:41 PM
It's great that the players have elected you to speak for them...

Unanimously, I might add. ;)

Uranium
May 12th, 2011, 02:17 PM
I'd rather Madrid go back to the plates rather than that hideous trophy they have now.

Young 8
May 12th, 2011, 02:21 PM
http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/51/golf_trophy.jpg

GrafMariaPetraK
May 12th, 2011, 02:22 PM
http://chadanielle.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/bgl-luxembourg-open-102410-vinci-t.jpg

What the fuck:tape:

backhandsmash
May 12th, 2011, 04:39 PM
http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/51/golf_trophy.jpg

How did this miss the "captions" thread. :lol:

Or maybe it didn't, and I missed it?