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QuietPlease
Apr 10th, 2011, 07:32 PM
...still looks astonishing! :inlove:

Miami Alumnae Reunion Gallery:
(http://www.wtatennis.com/gallery/20110410/miami-alumnae-reunion-gallery_2256674_2332986?imageNo=8#picture)
http://www.wtatennis.com/javaImages/e1/18/0,,12781~9574625,00.jpg

Gaby forever :hearts:

Mike_T
Apr 11th, 2011, 01:39 PM
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2290/012781957463600.jpg

Iroda! :hearts:

Nicolas
Apr 11th, 2011, 02:13 PM
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2290/012781957463600.jpg

Iroda! :hearts:

:drool:

grs
Apr 11th, 2011, 02:25 PM
Chris Evert! I was 8 than :rolleyes:

John.
Apr 11th, 2011, 02:30 PM
Gabi :hearts: How I love thee

Sammo
Apr 11th, 2011, 03:37 PM
Martina, of course :inlove: Then in 2007 I met Dani :drool:

TennisFan66
Apr 11th, 2011, 03:39 PM
Chris Evert ..

Aryman3
Apr 11th, 2011, 03:44 PM
It must have been Steffi Graf

Super Dave
Apr 11th, 2011, 04:25 PM
My first was Chrissie, then Monica.

miffedmax
Apr 11th, 2011, 04:35 PM
Darling Carling.

Vaxey
Apr 11th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Nastya Myskina :D

Steff_forever
Apr 11th, 2011, 04:44 PM
guess who ? ;)
since 1984, never lapsed...

Miracle Worker
Apr 11th, 2011, 04:45 PM
Not only first, but my only one true tennis love :hearts:

Elena Dementieva :inlove:

Talula
Apr 11th, 2011, 04:48 PM
It was Monica of course!

Sabinator.
Apr 11th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Agnieszka Radwanska :lol: Yes, that was my first tennis love. But then I've about 15 or 16 years old and I didn't know any other tennis players, so I cheered my compatriot ;)

Bonfire
Apr 11th, 2011, 05:05 PM
Capriati!
right at the beginning. I heard about her somehow (at school maybe) cuz of how good she was and how young she was and I rented that "Jennifer Capriati Tennis" game for Sega when I was a kid which by the way...was a pretty tight tennis video game for that time actually. "Love" had started. I started to check out some of my first matches on tv always hoping to see her, bought myself a racket and hit the courts and did not return that video game to the store for a very long time:lol:

C. W. Fields
Apr 11th, 2011, 06:00 PM
http://i.imgur.com/Ud8nt.jpg

Since the early 80s. Yes, I had a thing for muscles then, too!

Cherry.
Apr 11th, 2011, 06:00 PM
Martina Hingis.
If it was not for her I probably wouldn't even be interested in tennis.

Belmont Lad
Apr 11th, 2011, 06:09 PM
Steffi Graf :hearts: So lucky that people have been posting so many of her matches from early in her career on youtube of late.

miffedmax
Apr 11th, 2011, 06:12 PM
http://i.imgur.com/Ud8nt.jpg

Since the early 80s. Yes, I had a thing for muscles then, too!

Was and always will be a fan, but I can't say I ever was in "love" with Martina.

She and Ashe were the two stars who got me into the game as a fan, though.

miffedmax
Apr 11th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Not only first, but my only one true tennis love :hearts:

Elena Dementieva :inlove:

Elena's goddess-like perfection transcends tennis. She is the acme of feminine beauty, the very manifestation of adorableness, the pinnacle of sublimity.

And that's without the bangs.

Aravanecaravan
Apr 11th, 2011, 07:05 PM
...still looks astonishing! :inlove:

Miami Alumnae Reunion Gallery:
(http://www.wtatennis.com/gallery/20110410/miami-alumnae-reunion-gallery_2256674_2332986?imageNo=8#picture)
http://www.wtatennis.com/javaImages/e1/18/0,,12781~9574625,00.jpg

Gaby forever :hearts:



I had a dream that looked just like that once.



Kidding aside, I never thought she was 'all that' with the mullet, but she must have made a pact with the devil or something. Definitely the single greatest thing to ever come out of Argentina. She gets better looking every year.



First? Hm...possibly Tracy Austin. That was when I was young and stupid and had a thing for blondes. Then there was Andrea Jaeger and her pigtails, and Bettina Bunge...Gaby...then noboby for a very long time....Maria was OK...and then that Spring day in 2005 the first time I laid eyes on Aravane and got hit over the head with a brick....*that* was love.....

RR-87
Apr 11th, 2011, 07:15 PM
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2290/012781957463600.jpg

Iroda! :hearts:

My first tennis love stands right to Iroda on this pic :drool: Alina :hearts:

marvelcomics
Apr 11th, 2011, 07:16 PM
Martina Hingis.
If it was not for her I probably wouldn't even be interested in tennis.
this

:hearts: Hingis :hearts:

Hian
Apr 11th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Bentivoglio (world n. 78 at only 16), then a long pause... and then Flavia :)

Sabinator.
Apr 11th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Yuck.

I don't hide that now I feel really ashamed for this :tape:

JJ Expres
Apr 11th, 2011, 08:30 PM
dokic:worship:

ce
Apr 11th, 2011, 08:37 PM
Jelena Dokic

eDonkey
Apr 11th, 2011, 09:48 PM
Nadia:hearts:
watching her at the Berlin 2006 final:drool:

of course, she lost 1st round in RG, missed Wimbledon and half summer hardcourt ... and so on, and so far:help:

It's my curse.You can ask Patty or Tsveti about it.:sad:

Andy.
Apr 11th, 2011, 10:01 PM
QUEEN MARY

http://www.mary-pierce.org/Hong_Kong02/HK%20MD1070102102.jpeg

I first saw her play (in fact it was the first match I ever saw) at the 97 AO against Anke Huber.

QuietPlease
Apr 11th, 2011, 10:14 PM
I first saw her play (in fact it was the first match I ever saw) at the 97 AO against Anke Huber.

I don't remember that match. By early '97 I'd kinda lost interest in tennis. :shrug:

But I imagine I would have fallen for Anke instead :hearts:

Sund7101
Apr 11th, 2011, 10:29 PM
Capriati

hurricanejeanne
Apr 11th, 2011, 11:04 PM
Davenport :inlove:

saul1333
Apr 11th, 2011, 11:05 PM
Pierce :)

Milito22
Apr 11th, 2011, 11:05 PM
Navratilova 80s

Drake1980
Apr 11th, 2011, 11:44 PM
Monica!:hearts:

Mightymirza
Apr 12th, 2011, 12:24 AM
Elena D

Vartan
Apr 12th, 2011, 12:25 AM
Maria Sharapova.

ivanica
Apr 12th, 2011, 12:49 AM
Amelie Mauresmo

fufuqifuqishahah
Apr 12th, 2011, 01:03 AM
Ree & Vee & Elena

and then Janko

Six Feet Under
Apr 12th, 2011, 01:32 AM
Nathalie Dechy AO 2005 :oh:

Henpova
Apr 12th, 2011, 02:02 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0M_KdlZIAtk/Sh6bOyrlX-I/AAAAAAAAUfA/wmQiLecARLY/s400/28e43dd185355839d5d50cdf310aad53-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros.jpg

Justine!!! She was my first tennis love.....you can tell I am young!!!

Stevecw
Apr 12th, 2011, 02:17 AM
Hingis in late 90s

KoOlMaNsEaN
Apr 12th, 2011, 03:39 AM
http://www.sunmedia.ca/MartinaHingisGalleryImages/martina_22.jpg
I started liking Martina during the 1999 Canadian Open. The first full tournament I ever watched. :D

Then in 2000 I got on Jelena's bandwagon when I started to see her more.

DS.Fan.
Apr 12th, 2011, 03:53 AM
before following tennis,I liked Martina!but later,I really started to love tennis cos Dinara:) she is so special for me not just cos tennis.I'll support and love her always.I like Venus's tennis best!She is an amazing player and a nice woman!

Sp!ffy
Apr 12th, 2011, 08:55 AM
Im younger than all of you, so mine is Sharapova. :lol::awww:

Libertango
Apr 12th, 2011, 09:26 AM
Gabi looks better now than she did about 20 years ago :hearts:

Oh, and mine was Stefffffffiiiii!:worship:

Olórin
Apr 12th, 2011, 10:48 AM
Serena 10 years ago.

But since then I've come to be quite fond of some of the past greats such as Goolagong, Evert and Graf who are probably my favourite players after Serena and Venus.

thegreendestiny
Apr 12th, 2011, 11:17 AM
Hingis firstly but Dementieva will always be THAT player in my heart.

skanky~skanketta
Apr 12th, 2011, 11:19 AM
My first love was Andre Agassi. Then it was the Barcelona Bumblebee!

The Daviator
Apr 12th, 2011, 11:20 AM
The original VIP, Lindsay Davenport.

Ashi
Apr 12th, 2011, 01:04 PM
My first tennis love was Marat Safin. :hearts:
On the women's side, Henin followed by Dinara.

canadia
Apr 12th, 2011, 02:01 PM
I'm old so my first tennis love was Chrissie and I only got to see her once a year at the US Open b/c that was the only tennis ever broadcast on my black and white tv.

Then it was Steffie (in colour)
followed by Martina Hingis
and now Masha

Princess Fiona
Apr 12th, 2011, 04:22 PM
First tennis 'like' (WTA): Capriati
First tennis love (WTA): Huber

On ATP, my first tennis loves were Agassi and David Wheaton. *swoon* :)

aimee20
Apr 19th, 2011, 09:53 AM
http://www.mary-pierce.org/RG_1997/ggsecveg.jpg
her
since 1994, when she played out-of-this-world tennis at roland garros:hearts:

miffedmax
Apr 19th, 2011, 12:54 PM
I s'pose if I'm going to name yet another tall, blonde slamless wonder from a million years ago, (see my earlier post) I should have at least provided a picture.

http://sports.popcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/carling_bassett_tennis7.jpg

KleineBiere
Apr 19th, 2011, 01:36 PM
Myskina :cheer: :kiss:

Super Dave
Apr 19th, 2011, 01:55 PM
I s'pose if I'm going to name yet another tall, blonde slamless wonder from a million years ago, (see my earlier post) I should have at least provided a picture.

http://sports.popcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/carling_bassett_tennis7.jpg

I must've loved her, too...I remember going to Frankenmuth, Michigan (famous German town in MI known for their chicken dinners) as a child and, looking across the parking lot from the Bavarian Inn, you could see the Carling Brewery. I would always think of her when I saw the sign.

http://www.billyspostcards.com/media/ccp0/prodlg/12110/image201001210681.jpg

LoLex
Apr 19th, 2011, 02:04 PM
Anna Kournikova :P

Cajka
Apr 19th, 2011, 02:09 PM
Monica :inlove:

miffedmax
Apr 19th, 2011, 02:34 PM
I must've loved her, too...I remember going to Frankenmuth, Michigan (famous German town in MI known for their chicken dinners) as a child and, looking across the parking lot from the Bavarian Inn, you could see the Carling Brewery. I would always think of her when I saw the sign.

http://www.billyspostcards.com/media/ccp0/prodlg/12110/image201001210681.jpg

This, of course, gave birth to one of her most famous lines (she was named "Carling" after the brewing family).

Interviewer: "So what's it like being named after a beer?"

CB: "Well, it could have been worse. I could have been Pabst Bassett."

Super Dave
Apr 19th, 2011, 02:39 PM
This, of course, gave birth to one of her most famous lines (she was named "Carling" after the brewing family).

Interviewer: "So what's it like being named after a beer?"

CB: "Well, it could have been worse. I could have been Pabst Bassett."

Or Schlitz.

QuietPlease
Apr 19th, 2011, 03:03 PM
I s'pose if I'm going to name yet another tall, blonde slamless wonder from a million years ago, (see my earlier post) I should have at least provided a picture.

http://sports.popcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/carling_bassett_tennis7.jpg

I don't even remember this girl :awww:
My bad.

I see she was a former top 10, but retired aged 20 to become a mother :eek:
tried the mother comeback without much luck.

Stevecw
Apr 19th, 2011, 05:53 PM
Martina Hingis.
If it was not for her I probably wouldn't even be interested in tennis.


Same for me! :)

miffedmax
Apr 19th, 2011, 05:58 PM
I don't even remember this girl :awww:
My bad.

I see she was a former top 10, but retired aged 20 to become a mother :eek:
tried the mother comeback without much luck.

I think the early marriage may have had something to do with her father's death when she was still a teen, but that's the armchair psychologist in me talking. Sadly, she also struggled with bulimia. She has been very active in helping bring attention to the fact the pressures of competition can lead young athletes to have eating disorders.

On the bright side, she's still married to former doubles slam winner Robert Seguso last I heard and they have several kids, including some who are fairly decent juniors players.

AdeyC
Apr 19th, 2011, 06:16 PM
Torn between Sue Barker and Virginia Ruzice