Re: When did you start watching Maria's matches?
I became a fan at Charleston 2003. At that time my fave was Mary Pierce. She was struggling with a lot of injuries and looked like retirement was close. I was looking for a player to replace her when she retired. I saw a pick of Maria in the Charleston photo gallery and though she fits my quoto....tall, blonde, pretty. I did some research and thought I'm going to see where this girl goes. I followed her pretty closely after that. I became a dedicated fan and new she was the one after her first round match at Wimbledon. It was the first time I saw her play and I just loved her game. I was hooked.