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Old Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:43 PM   #31
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I don't think Serena could be all that religious. She said "Oh My God", at The Australian Open, and it wasn't in a way of praying.
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The Williams sisters are devout Jehovah Witnesses. Serena even thanked "my God Jehovah" in her winners acceptance speech at the AO.
I would hardly call them devout.
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yeh i think the william's are jehovahs witness, as am i
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I would hardly call them devout.
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Sveta wears a cross so I doubt she's Atheist.
Linetskaya is Jewish.
I'm pretty sure that Justine is Catholic, even if non-practising. She got married in a Catholic Church But then again, she may have been excommunicated now
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I'm pretty sure that Justine is Catholic, even if non-practising. She got married in a Catholic Church But then again, she may have been excommunicated now
I didn't realize they performed same sex marriages.
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Re: What are the religious inclinations of the top wta players?

At least none of them are not as annoying as Michael Chang.
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Serena in her acceptance speech at AO this year thanked "Jehovah her God for the victory"!!

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Michael Chang

- He now studies at a Christian seminary-type university whose mission is to train people to evangelize.

- He signs autographs to everyone, "Jesus loves you".

- Chang spends his time running the Chang Family Foundation, a charity funded by the prize money he won during a 16-year career. A Christian outreach organization. Established in 1999, the foundation uses the acronym CHANG for its vision: "Christ Honored And introduced to the Next Generation."
CFF's local community and international programs include youth tennis camps, evangelistic events, and a scholarship program. Launched in January 2002, the Foundation's Christian Sports League (CSL) was started as a vehicle for churches and organizations to do outreach using sports. Chang says CSL's mission is to use sports as an avenue for people to hear, see, and experience the Christian faith.

- An evangelist at heart, Chang says he's also thinking of taking some seminary classes. "Who knows? Maybe being a pastor or evangelist is something down the line for me," he reveals. "Ministry doesn't really change. It just won't be out there on the court. My purpose won't change. I'll still want to impact lives. That's God's calling for each Christian regardless of where they are".

- He is now a Christian motivational speaker.

Now his playing days are over Michael Chang devotes his time to teaching people about Jesus. This is mainly done through the Chang Family Foundation. When asked by Good News why he devotes so much of his time to his fans and preaching about God, Chang replied. "I've received so much joy, so much love, and so many blessings from the Lord, now I'm just constantly trying to surrender myself to Him so that the Holy Spirit can do His work through me. I pray that my actions and words would be used to glorify Him."

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- "I used to put too much emphasis on winning and losing, but my perspective changed when I became a Christian," he once told a fan. "It is much easier now to go out and perform because I no longer feel that same pressure -- God has taken it away. He has given me a great sense of peace. I've also been very blessed in my life because I have my mom, dad, sister-in-law Diana, and brother Carl (my coach) supporting and praying for me."

"I do a Bible study first thing in the morning and also at night. Throughout the day, Iíll pray -- whenever -- because the Lord is always there. He teaches me a lot through circumstances in my life, whether itís through a tennis match or some other thing thatís going on," says Chang. "Trying to stay close to the Lord can be very difficult to do by yourself, so you ask the Lord to help you. You ask Him to be your first love and your first priority. Life will have its ups and downs, but regardless of whatís happening in our lives, if weíre focusing on Him, weíll have the joy that He gives us."

"If I get off track, the Lord always puts me back," says Chang. "Iíve been fortunate in that I became a Christian the first year I was on the Tour. Before all the fame and money, the Lord was there teaching me His way first. The wonderful thing is that I look back at my life and I can see that even when I wasnít a Christian, He was looking out for me. Now Iím just constantly trying to surrender myself to the Lord, so the Holy Spirit can do His work through me."
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Re: What are the religious inclinations of the top wta players?

Anyone know what Lindsay Davenport believes? I've always wanted to know.
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I'm sure that Mauresmo is a devout Catholic & Jennifer is agnostic just like me
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Re: What are the religious inclinations of the top wta players?

Thank you guys for all your responses.But it shows how little all of us know about the religious beliefs of top wta players.I accept that religion is a deeply personal matter.But face it, it does shape our character,behaviour and beliefs.At least some of the players must be deeply religious,if not then why did andrea jaeger recently become a nun?Can anyone tell me about the top player's religious affiliations?I'm sure patty is a conservative Christian,Conchita too is religious and superstitious,but what about others?I dont think LenaD is an athiest.What about Vaidisova?
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Michael Chang

- He now studies at a Christian seminary-type university whose mission is to train people to evangelize.

- He signs autographs to everyone, "Jesus loves you".

- Chang spends his time running the Chang Family Foundation, a charity funded by the prize money he won during a 16-year career. A Christian outreach organization. Established in 1999, the foundation uses the acronym CHANG for its vision: "Christ Honored And introduced to the Next Generation."
CFF's local community and international programs include youth tennis camps, evangelistic events, and a scholarship program. Launched in January 2002, the Foundation's Christian Sports League (CSL) was started as a vehicle for churches and organizations to do outreach using sports. Chang says CSL's mission is to use sports as an avenue for people to hear, see, and experience the Christian faith.

- An evangelist at heart, Chang says he's also thinking of taking some seminary classes. "Who knows? Maybe being a pastor or evangelist is something down the line for me," he reveals. "Ministry doesn't really change. It just won't be out there on the court. My purpose won't change. I'll still want to impact lives. That's God's calling for each Christian regardless of where they are".

- He is now a Christian motivational speaker.

Now his playing days are over Michael Chang devotes his time to teaching people about Jesus. This is mainly done through the Chang Family Foundation. When asked by Good News why he devotes so much of his time to his fans and preaching about God, Chang replied. "I've received so much joy, so much love, and so many blessings from the Lord, now I'm just constantly trying to surrender myself to Him so that the Holy Spirit can do His work through me. I pray that my actions and words would be used to glorify Him."

Quotes:

- "I used to put too much emphasis on winning and losing, but my perspective changed when I became a Christian," he once told a fan. "It is much easier now to go out and perform because I no longer feel that same pressure -- God has taken it away. He has given me a great sense of peace. I've also been very blessed in my life because I have my mom, dad, sister-in-law Diana, and brother Carl (my coach) supporting and praying for me."

"I do a Bible study first thing in the morning and also at night. Throughout the day, Iíll pray -- whenever -- because the Lord is always there. He teaches me a lot through circumstances in my life, whether itís through a tennis match or some other thing thatís going on," says Chang. "Trying to stay close to the Lord can be very difficult to do by yourself, so you ask the Lord to help you. You ask Him to be your first love and your first priority. Life will have its ups and downs, but regardless of whatís happening in our lives, if weíre focusing on Him, weíll have the joy that He gives us."

"If I get off track, the Lord always puts me back," says Chang. "Iíve been fortunate in that I became a Christian the first year I was on the Tour. Before all the fame and money, the Lord was there teaching me His way first. The wonderful thing is that I look back at my life and I can see that even when I wasnít a Christian, He was looking out for me. Now Iím just constantly trying to surrender myself to the Lord, so the Holy Spirit can do His work through me."
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