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VeeJJ
Jun 19th, 2011, 12:29 AM
What country would players play for if we went off of their ethnicity not solely where they have citizenship... last name, parents nationalities/ethicity, etc. i.e. yes, I'm american, but I'm majority Italian, since many of my family comes from there.

Get it?

So what countries would the players represent if we went by this? Thought it'd be interesting to see how much it would change, if at all.

Wozniacki would be polish
I heard somewhere on here that "Stosur" is a Polish last name, she would be Polish...

Continue the list...

Shonami Slam
Jun 19th, 2011, 12:36 AM
nationality, history and ethnicity have certain affect over a players abbilities.
however, having a backhand (stosur) is more important.
i'm very happy you feel italian, i love the country myself - it still has nothing to do with tennis.

Henpova
Jun 19th, 2011, 12:51 AM
So....your asking what countries do players last names come from...That would of been better way of asking the question...

Tripp
Jun 19th, 2011, 01:07 AM
Well, none of them would be from North, Centre or South America, that's for sure.

killerqueen
Jun 19th, 2011, 01:09 AM
Well obviously there are the Russian defectors like Shvedova, Galina V, Rodionova etc, but I don't think surnames matter that much. My surname originates in China, but I have absolutely no Chinese ancestry, it's just a name. :p

Sean.
Jun 19th, 2011, 01:11 AM
Keothavong - Laos
Wozniacki - Poland
Petkovic - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gajdošová - Slovakia
Dokic - Serbia

Sam L
Jun 19th, 2011, 01:37 AM
Monica Seles - Hungary

If she was born before WWI, she would've represented Austria-Hungary.

Dani12
Jun 19th, 2011, 01:51 AM
It is kind of different to ask for a players ethnicity rather than last name, Stosur may have have a Polish last name on her fathers side, but her mother may be Sanchez for all we know.

anyway going by last name...
Molik - Polish
Dellacqua - Italian
Peers - English
Rogowska - Polish
Ferguson - Irish/Scotish
Moore - Scotish/English
Letcher - English
Patterson - Scotish
Adamczak - Polish
Mirkovic - Serbian
Wlodarczak - Polish
Bobusic - Serbia
Wejnert - Polish
Filipou - Greek

...and I couldn't be bothered doing the rest.

croat123
Jun 19th, 2011, 02:23 AM
everyone puts dokic with serbia, but she is actually half croat and was born in the croatian part of yugoslavia :p

Julian.
Jun 19th, 2011, 02:41 AM
Maria Kirilenko & Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova - Ukraine

claypova
Jun 19th, 2011, 02:55 AM
Sharapova, Belarus?

KournikovaFan91
Jun 19th, 2011, 03:04 AM
McEnroe - Ireland
Connors - Ireland
Shaughnessy - Ireland
McHale - Ireland
O'Brien - Ireland

Thats just 4 off the top of my head :)

Remix13
Jun 19th, 2011, 07:23 AM
Rezaď - Iran

Sabinator.
Jun 19th, 2011, 07:30 AM
Falconi - Italy :p

austennisfan
Jun 19th, 2011, 07:46 AM
so the only australian player would be evonne goolagong

Elisse
Jun 19th, 2011, 07:49 AM
Amanmuradova - Turkmenistan

Italian power
Jun 19th, 2011, 07:53 AM
Capra - Italy :rolleyes:

ivanban
Jun 19th, 2011, 08:16 AM
Isn't Goerges hungarian last name?
Mattek sounds Polish :scratch:
Dulko is Hungarian?
Marino is Italian?

Sabinator.
Jun 19th, 2011, 08:26 AM
Paszek - Poland ;)

Wert.
Jun 19th, 2011, 08:44 AM
Chakvetadze-Georgia

SpanishSuenos
Jun 19th, 2011, 08:53 AM
Lisicki-Poland
Wozniak-poland
Hingis-Slovakia
Bacsinszky-for me it sounds like a Polish

Dani12
Jun 19th, 2011, 08:55 AM
so the only australian player would be evonne goolagong

Pretty much :lol: There are a couple of other indigenous-australian's, but they are not good.

Banditoo
Jun 19th, 2011, 08:58 AM
Sesil Karatantcheva - Bulgaria

Vaxey
Jun 19th, 2011, 09:03 AM
Bacsinszky - Hungary
Cohen - Israel
Garcia - Spain
Tsay - Vietnam
van Nguyen - Vietnam
Min - China
Gasparyan - Armenia
Dolonts - Ukraine
Lepchenko - Ukraine
El Tabakh - Egypt
Pavlovic - Serbia
Perrin - France
Auroux - France
Grymalska - Poland
Mueller - Germany
Fitzpatrick - Germany

cowmoonski
Jun 19th, 2011, 09:05 AM
Serena Williams-England

GrandMartha
Jun 19th, 2011, 09:07 AM
Stosur sounds nothing like a Polish surname :shrug:

Libertango
Jun 19th, 2011, 09:10 AM
Baltacha - Ukraine

Meelis
Jun 19th, 2011, 09:26 AM
Falconi - Italy :p

Irina is from Ecuador.

Cinek
Jun 19th, 2011, 09:44 AM
POLAND

1. Karolina Woźniacka
2. Aleksandra Woźniak
3. Sabina Lisicka
4. Gisela Dulko
5. Samanta Stosur
6. Gabriela Dąbrowski
7. Andżelika Kerber
8. Tatjana Małek
9. Oliwia Rogowska
10. Karolina Nowak
11. Karolina Włodarczak
12. Monika Wejnert
13. Monika Adamczak
14. Alicia Molik

:wavey:

Remix13
Jun 19th, 2011, 10:09 AM
Well Poland would rule the WTA :lol:

Vaxey
Jun 19th, 2011, 10:13 AM
but Dulko and Stosur aren't Polish names ;)
American juniors:
Poland - Monica Turewicz, Desirae Krawczyk,
Russia - Elizaveta Nemchinov, Christina Makarova, Alexandra Morozova, Katya Vasilyev
Korea - Juna Lee
Taipei - Olivia Hsu, Connie Hsu
Puerto Rico - Deborah Suarez
Cameroon - Anne-Liz Jeukeng

Wert.
Jun 19th, 2011, 10:16 AM
Oudin is from France , right?

Soliloque
Jun 19th, 2011, 10:23 AM
Oudin is from France , right?

Yeah, Oudin is from France.

Barrois sounds definitely French too.

Sabinator.
Jun 19th, 2011, 10:26 AM
Irina is from Ecuador.

I know, but when I saw this name first time, I was 100% sure she's from Italy :lol:

Le Tenisse
Jun 19th, 2011, 02:53 PM
Well, none of them would be from North, Centre or South America, that's for sure.

I see you changed your avatar from Robson to Bosio. You seem to like grasscourters.

Curcubeu
Jun 19th, 2011, 03:00 PM
Gallovits - Hungarian

In fact she belongs indeed to the Hungarian minority in Romania

Le Tenisse
Jun 19th, 2011, 03:02 PM
Well almost all argies come from italian (Di Biasi,Furlanetto, Salerni,Sabatini,Tarabini,Pella) and spanish (Suarez, Clarisa Fernandez, Molinero, Cravero,Ormaechea, Bosio) decent. There are also some french i think (Auroux, Jozami, Caron). On the other hand, i recently found out that Italy´s Camila Giorgi dad is argie.

LoLex
Jun 19th, 2011, 03:06 PM
Stosur sounds nothing like a Polish surname :shrug:

Her grandfather, Jan Stosur was a Pole. Died this year.

CuteKoala
Jun 19th, 2011, 03:24 PM
@ ivanban: As far as I know, Görges is a common German family name. ;)

@ cowmoonski: Strictly speaking, Williams is a typical slave name. A few centuries ago, Black people were not seen as human beings. The American slaves had no identity and just belonged to their masters. For instance, a slave named Williams usually belonged to a man whose Christian name was William. :secret:

@ Sphrontanascier: Kristina's family name may sound French, but that's not really unusual. Her family is from Urexweiler, a small village in the Saarland. The Saarland, one of Germany's component states, used to belong to France several times. Therefore, quite a few people who live there are doomed with a family name that sounds French. :lol:
By the way, I'm from the Saarland, too, but my family name does not sound French. :p

JustPetko
Jun 19th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Malek - Poland
Chakvetadze - Georgia
Pitkowski - Poland

vozas
Jun 19th, 2011, 03:34 PM
I'm not sure I understand what you're asking, but I've always thought Maria would eventually turn American. She couldn't be any more American and her tennis and attitude on court are SO not eastern european.

Varelia
Jun 19th, 2011, 03:46 PM
Both parents of Richard (only Dutch Grand Slam victory) and Michaella Krajicek (most successful WTA player of last ten years) were Czech.
Petr Krajicek first wanted to emigrate to Sweden, but stayed in the Netherlands.

Tweety Snape
Jun 19th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Wickmayer - Austria

disco_rage
Jun 19th, 2011, 04:00 PM
Tanasugarn was born in Los Angeles, CA so technically she coulda have played for USA.

TeamUla
Jun 19th, 2011, 04:01 PM
Magda Linette - France (grand grand grand x23 French grandfather)
Anastasia Grymalska - Ukraine ;) (born in Kiev)
Nastassja Burnett - Poland (Polish mother)

Soliloque
Jun 19th, 2011, 04:08 PM
@ Sphrontanascier: Kristina's family name may sound French, but that's not really unusual. Her family is from Urexweiler, a small village in the Saarland. The Saarland, one of Germany's component states, used to belong to France several times. Therefore, quite a few people who live there are doomed with a family name that sounds French. :lol:
By the way, I'm from the Saarland, too, but my family name does not sound French. :p

I didn't knew she was from Saarland. That explains her name. I know that a lot of Germans in Saarland have French names, I live just 15 kms away from Saarbrucken. I'm on the French side but my family name definitely sounds German.

Libertango
Jun 19th, 2011, 04:08 PM
Mathilde Johansson - Sweden??
Tati Golovin - Russia? Ukraine?

Sabinator.
Jun 19th, 2011, 04:15 PM
Tati Golovin - Russia? Ukraine?

Russia.

cowmoonski
Jun 19th, 2011, 05:24 PM
@ ivanban: As far as I know, Görges is a common German family name. ;)

@ cowmoonski: Strictly speaking, Williams is a typical slave name. A few centuries ago, Black people were not seen as human beings. The American slaves had no identity and just belonged to their masters. For instance, a slave named Williams usually belonged to a man whose Christian name was William. :secret:

@ Sphrontanascier: Kristina's family name may sound French, but that's not really unusual. Her family is from Urexweiler, a small village in the Saarland. The Saarland, one of Germany's component states, used to belong to France several times. Therefore, quite a few people who live there are doomed with a family name that sounds French. :lol:
By the way, I'm from the Saarland, too, but my family name does not sound French. :p

I know this. I was kidding ;) .

quote unquote
Jun 19th, 2011, 05:28 PM
i think she should only be able to play for either:Country you born in or live in for 5 years or more

Zin
Jun 19th, 2011, 05:31 PM
I just checked all the french girls who have a ranking and many of them have a foreign-sounding name, reflecting well the wide variety of French people family names.

Spain: Garcia, Sanchez
Italy: Razzano/Beltrame/Cattaneo/Cascino (and I know that Bartoli is from Corsica but i believe her name is quite common in Italy)
Iran : Rezaď
Sweden : Johansson
Serbia : Mladenovic, Pavlovic, Radovanovic
Russia : Golovin, Fedossova
Vietnam/Cambodia : Lim, Vongsouthi, Ka
Cameroon(?) : Mfoumouangana
Netherlands : Suvrijn

Unidentified: Chala, Seateun

Families of people with Spanish and Italian names have generally been in France for several generations, whereas families of people with Serbian or Russian names generally came in the 80's or 90's. And of course there are girls who have dual nationalities, like Johansson or Suvrijn. And Sema sisters are half french too.

GrandMartha
Jun 19th, 2011, 05:50 PM
Vietnam/Cambodia : Lim, Vongsouthi, Ka


None of the names you mentioned is vietnamese :spit: dunno about cambodian ones though.
and for your information Vietnam and Cambodia are two different countries :facepalm:

GrandMartha
Jun 19th, 2011, 05:54 PM
Her grandfather, Jan Stosur was a Pole. Died this year.

thanks. Didn't know that. but as far as I know Stosur isn't the most common surname w Polsce :p

DeliriousPotato
Jun 19th, 2011, 06:05 PM
Melanie Oudin - France

Zin
Jun 19th, 2011, 06:54 PM
None of the names you mentioned is vietnamese :spit: dunno about cambodian ones though.
and for your information Vietnam and Cambodia are two different countries :facepalm:

Thanks, I'm not stupid :rolleyes: And Lim's father is vietnamese, so Lim is definitely a vietnamese name. Vongsouthi sounds cambodian (maybe laotian like Keothavong?) and i have no idea for Ka but it could be cambodian too.

Willam
Jun 19th, 2011, 07:09 PM
Melanie Oudin - France


Spain or some south american country:
Caroline Garcia (FRA)
Olivia Sanchez (FRA)
Rebecca Marino (CAN)
Irina Camelia Begu (ROM)
Ana Clara Duarte (BRA)

Curcubeu
Jun 19th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Irina Camelia Begu (ROM)


What? :spit:

Begu is 100% Romanian like nearly every typical Romanian last name ends with an "u" :lol: ;)

GrandMartha
Jun 19th, 2011, 08:34 PM
Thanks, I'm not stupid :rolleyes: And Lim's father is vietnamese, so Lim is definitely a vietnamese name. Vongsouthi sounds cambodian (maybe laotian like Keothavong?) and i have no idea for Ka but it could be cambodian too.
:facepalm: Lim is NOT a vietnamese last name. I can confirm this. :oh:

Marlene
Jun 19th, 2011, 10:00 PM
It is kind of different to ask for a players ethnicity rather than last name, Stosur may have have a Polish last name on her fathers side, but her mother may be Sanchez for all we know.

Good point!

thegreendestiny
Jun 19th, 2011, 11:10 PM
Chakvetadze - Georgia/Ukraine(mother)
Pierce-America
Hingis - Czechoslovakia
Azarenka sounds Ukrainian
Rezai - Persia