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|Mar 9th, 2006 08:08 PM|
Originally Posted by ivan88
I judge them on class, poise and the x factor which is why none of my favorites are Americans except Ashley.
|Mar 9th, 2006 06:00 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.
love you mary
|Mar 9th, 2006 05:32 PM|
|jochem||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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|Mar 9th, 2006 03:22 PM|
|honeyke||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!|
|Mar 9th, 2006 01:10 PM|
|Fantastic||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.|
|Mar 9th, 2006 11:40 AM|
Originally Posted by meyerpl
|Mar 9th, 2006 10:17 AM|
|Lindsayfan32||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.|
|Mar 9th, 2006 09:56 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
|Mar 9th, 2006 08:12 AM|
|Melly Flew Us||
Originally Posted by junlee_vee
i was referring to
Originally Posted by junlee_vee
|Mar 9th, 2006 05:14 AM|
Originally Posted by Simplicity
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.
|Mar 9th, 2006 03:55 AM|
|one_beat||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!|
|Mar 8th, 2006 11:20 PM|
^^^Learn how to use the site...quote the right person next.
And sorry if I jumped the gun simplicity...that seems like a really legitimate reason.
|Mar 8th, 2006 10:38 PM|
|Melly Flew Us||
Originally Posted by jskindeep
Originally Posted by junlee_vee
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.
|Mar 8th, 2006 10:34 PM|
|morningglory||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...|
|Mar 8th, 2006 10:20 PM|
I also started watching the W sisters because they are black, diffrent...
And I am a white dude from mex city.
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