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TheBoiledEgg Oct 20th, 2003 07:09 PM

Abigail Spears !!!!!!
congrats and well done to Abi for winning her 1st $25k title on Sunday in Mackay, Queensland AUS
she took it when her doubles partner and friend Trudi Musgrave had to withdraw 2-5 down.

congrats Abi and here's to many more titles in singles as well as doubles.

Abi :hearts: :kiss: :worship: :drool: :angel: :woohoo: :)

TheBoiledEgg Oct 20th, 2003 07:12 PM

a rare but old Abi profile/interview from a couple or so years ago

Favorite food:
Grilled Chicken

Favorite book:
This Present Darkness

Favorite class:
"English II is my favorite because of the teacher. She makes you enjoy the class and want to learn."

Favoite hobby:
"Surfing, but never alone."

Favorite hangout:
"My room at school. That's where I relax and hangout with my roommate and suitemates."

Favorite TV show:
Law & Order

When did you decide to seriously focus on tennis?:
"When I was eight years old."

What other athlete or athletes do you admire?:
"Monica Seles because of her sportsmanlike qualities. She always uplifts her opponents even when she loses. I also admire Jenny Jordan (Former UCLA volleyball standout) because she is an unbelievable role model. For the less famous people who are just as famous in my eyes, I admire Tam Do, Chris Schaefer, and Pete & Tracy Stolpe. They are awesome athletes, hard workers and my best friends."

How do you prepare yourself before a match?:
"I just try and stay relaxed and confident in the work that I've done because I feel like I deserve to win."

What do you like better * singles or doubles?:
"I used to only like doubles, but now I'd have to say that I like them the same. I really enjoy doubles because of the excitement with the aggressiveness and action."

Why did you decide to attend UCLA?:
"First * the coaching staff. Second * the team. Third * location, location, location!

If you could be a world-class athlete in another sport, what would it be?:
"Probably volleyball or basketball. But I like soccer too."

What's your dream vacation?:
"About 4-5 weeks traveling throughout Europe then ending the trip in Tahiti for one week and Hawai`I for another week. Hanging out mainly at the beaches of course."

If you could have dinner with a famous person who would it be?:
"Billy Graham. I admire him very much."

What is the best lesson you have learned so far in college?:
"How precious life truly is."

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?:
"Ending a tennis career and possibly playing another sport. But ultimately, raising a family and keeping very busy with the rest of my dreams."

What is the best advice you have ever received?:
"That's tough because I've received so much good advice in my life. But probably, that you have to believe in yourself. If you do this, the possibilities are endless in sports as well as life."

Best movie you've seen lately?
Also, what's your favorite movie of all time?: "Lately, I'd have to say either the Sixth Sense or The Matrix. Of all time, I'd have to say Conspiracy Theory, I.Q., or Ever After. Probably Ever After because it's such a good story."

What do you like the most about tennis?:
"That's hard. I like the competition and the aggressiveness. But I also like traveling and meeting new people. I've been fortunate enough to see some incredible places and meet some incredible people."

What do you consider your most rewarding or memorable athletic experience?:
"My most memorable and rewarding experience is playing in the U.S. Open. Even though we lost both years in the first round, just participating in it was so inspiring. It had always been a dream of mine to play there. When I was actually there, I realized that my dream had come true."

auntie janie Oct 22nd, 2003 12:11 PM


a rare but old Abi profile/interview from a couple or so years ago

Thanks, Eggy! I never knew Abby had played college tennis! I assume she dropped out to focus on pro tennis?

The photo link did not work for me. :sad:

Gowza Oct 22nd, 2003 12:42 PM

kewl, thanks for making this thread eggy.

her first title and she did it in my home. i've only been following abi the last few months, i haven't even seen her play. would i be able to get a detailed analysis of her game if possible?

TheBoiledEgg Oct 22nd, 2003 01:42 PM

Janie...... try this

its from that Danish site :)

good luck Abi in Rockhampton ;)

TheBoiledEgg Oct 22nd, 2003 08:44 PM

Abigail won her 1st rd 6-4 4-6 7-5 over Casey Dellacqua :D :)

well done Abi :kiss:

good luck in rd2 vs Claudia Kardys
wanna see a new career high and entry into AUS qualies :)

go for it Abi !!!!!!!!!!

TheBoiledEgg Oct 22nd, 2003 08:48 PM

Abi's hits pretty good on both sides,
pretty decent power too.

only seen her in doubles.
she can be ALOT higher in ranks in singles if she works on it, still she's only 22.
she needs a little work out to be more fitter ;)
but she's still cute ;)

TheBoiledEgg Oct 24th, 2003 11:53 AM

Abi bt Kardys but lost to Grandin in QF :sad:

when all pts added, Abi should get a career high rank (hopefully) plus some more events to come.

go Abi, get closer to Top 200
you can do it :)

TheBoiledEgg Oct 29th, 2003 12:24 PM

Abi won her 1st rd in $25k Dalby over Martina Muller 75 64 :woohoo: :D
well done Abi ;)

next is top seed Evie Dominikovic
good luck tomorrow Abigail :hug:

TheBoiledEgg Oct 30th, 2003 10:59 AM

Abi into QF with a 64 64 win over Evie D :woohoo: :D :)

great stuff Abi :hug: :)
good luck vs Bryanne Stewart tomorrow now :)

Gowza Oct 31st, 2003 10:44 AM

wd abi!

TheBoiledEgg Oct 31st, 2003 02:11 PM

Abi into SF now with a 64 64 win over Stewart :D :yeah:

good luck Abi in SF vs Van Exel
go Abi :hug:

BK4ever Nov 1st, 2003 03:57 PM

I'm so happy that my girl Abi is finally starting to get her singles career going. I hope this inspires her to really start putting in a 100% effort. Hopefully she will get a coach during the off season and work on her second serve, BH and fitness...:)

TheBoiledEgg Nov 3rd, 2003 01:25 PM

hi BK good to have you back :)

Abi lost in semis in Dalby :sad:

stil she'll get into Aus Open on merit now :) she should end on about 220-225
things looking good for Abi :)

she's playing doubles in Pattaya this week with who else but Trudi ;)

Harju. Nov 5th, 2003 02:32 PM

Go Abi :hearts: :worship:

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