"The Ice Princess" - TennisForum.com
TennisForum.com   Wagerline.com MensTennisForums.com TennisUniverse.com
TennisForum.com is the premier Women's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!
Reply

Old Jun 19th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #1
Volcana
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 23,100
Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute
"The Ice Princess"

Back in the day, that was the nickname for Christine Marie Evert.

Didn't show emotion, didn't let you in, couldn't tell if she was winning or losing. (Her preturnatural ability to shatter the sexual relationships around her may or may not be elated.)

Shockingly, Venus Williams didn't inherit this nickname. Ice = White, Heat = Black may have had something to do with that. Venus being the elder, so Serena was always the 'princess' is no doubt equally influential.

Maria Sharpova is certainly the ice princess OFF the court, (and off-camera) by all accounts. But on the court, her emotions are pretty easy to read, if she's losing.

Who of the current under-25 crop gives you that Chirs Evert/Venus Williams 'I keep it all inside' quality? AND, has the multi-GS winning skill and talent?

Who's the next 'Ice Princess'?
__________________
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
Volcana is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old Jun 19th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #2
country flag Sam L
Sunset, Moonrise, Winter
 
Sam L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Far East and Far Left
Posts: 32,099
Sam L has a reputation beyond repute Sam L has a reputation beyond repute Sam L has a reputation beyond repute Sam L has a reputation beyond repute Sam L has a reputation beyond repute Sam L has a reputation beyond repute Sam L has a reputation beyond repute Sam L has a reputation beyond repute Sam L has a reputation beyond repute Sam L has a reputation beyond repute Sam L has a reputation beyond repute
Re: "The Ice Princess"

I don't know but Helen Wills was the original Ice Princess, she was Little Miss Poker Face.
__________________
Have I not my talent left? Can I not, like Monica, Serena, Marion, acquire for myself what you would never have given me? - Bel Grugnito Diva
Pas de Quatre: Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Coppélia
Sam L is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19th, 2009, 04:02 PM   #3
InsideOut.
Senior Member
 
InsideOut.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Anapolis Asylum
Posts: 18,527
InsideOut. has a reputation beyond repute InsideOut. has a reputation beyond repute InsideOut. has a reputation beyond repute InsideOut. has a reputation beyond repute InsideOut. has a reputation beyond repute InsideOut. has a reputation beyond repute InsideOut. has a reputation beyond repute InsideOut. has a reputation beyond repute InsideOut. has a reputation beyond repute InsideOut. has a reputation beyond repute InsideOut. has a reputation beyond repute
Re: "The Ice Princess"

Agnieszka Radwanska. But on-court only.
__________________
Ana Ivanovic is back!!1!!one!!! with a vengeance.
Justine Henin. Amelie Mauresmo. Francesca Schiavone.
InsideOut. is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #4
country flag gmokb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,485
gmokb has a brilliant future gmokb has a brilliant future gmokb has a brilliant future gmokb has a brilliant future gmokb has a brilliant future gmokb has a brilliant future gmokb has a brilliant future gmokb has a brilliant future gmokb has a brilliant future gmokb has a brilliant future gmokb has a brilliant future
Re: "The Ice Princess"

Well we know its not Serena, she lets you know what she is feeling. I don't think Vee is either, she is not as expressive as Serena but sometimes when she is losing she lets you in.
gmokb is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19th, 2009, 04:04 PM   #5
ElusiveChanteuse
Senior Member
 
ElusiveChanteuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 80,313
ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute ElusiveChanteuse has a reputation beyond repute
Re: "The Ice Princess"

Anna "Ice Pink Princess" Chakvetadze
ElusiveChanteuse is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19th, 2009, 04:13 PM   #6
country flag veryborednow
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
veryborednow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: here
Posts: 10,780
veryborednow has a brilliant future veryborednow has a brilliant future veryborednow has a brilliant future veryborednow has a brilliant future veryborednow has a brilliant future veryborednow has a brilliant future veryborednow has a brilliant future veryborednow has a brilliant future veryborednow has a brilliant future veryborednow has a brilliant future veryborednow has a brilliant future
Re: "The Ice Princess"

Slight OT: For me at least, the reason Venus doesn't get called an Ice Princess is because her lack of emotion feels like a by-product of her seeming away with the fairies during ( but more importantly, after) a match rather than a cold, aloofness like you get with Maria. Venus comes across as much more gentle than other players and warmer - its a different quality of emotional distance than with what I associate Ice Princess/Queens to be.
__________________
and where they produce desolation, they call it peace
veryborednow is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #7
Adal
Senior Member
 
Adal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 21,988
Adal has a reputation beyond repute Adal has a reputation beyond repute Adal has a reputation beyond repute Adal has a reputation beyond repute Adal has a reputation beyond repute Adal has a reputation beyond repute Adal has a reputation beyond repute Adal has a reputation beyond repute Adal has a reputation beyond repute Adal has a reputation beyond repute Adal has a reputation beyond repute
Re: "The Ice Princess"

On-court: Marion Bartoli
__________________
Maria Sharapova
wim 04 / uso 06 / ao 08 / rg 12 / rg 14
Adal is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19th, 2009, 04:28 PM   #8
country flag RFSTB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: West Coast
Posts: 1,113
RFSTB has a brilliant future RFSTB has a brilliant future RFSTB has a brilliant future RFSTB has a brilliant future RFSTB has a brilliant future RFSTB has a brilliant future RFSTB has a brilliant future RFSTB has a brilliant future RFSTB has a brilliant future RFSTB has a brilliant future RFSTB has a brilliant future
Re: "The Ice Princess"

Venus and Sharapova are both very calm on court.
RFSTB is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19th, 2009, 04:33 PM   #9
country flag Pink Princess
I'M AN IMPORTANT PRINCESS!!!
 
Pink Princess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Madrid
Posts: 2,806
Pink Princess has a reputation beyond repute Pink Princess has a reputation beyond repute Pink Princess has a reputation beyond repute Pink Princess has a reputation beyond repute Pink Princess has a reputation beyond repute Pink Princess has a reputation beyond repute Pink Princess has a reputation beyond repute Pink Princess has a reputation beyond repute Pink Princess has a reputation beyond repute Pink Princess has a reputation beyond repute Pink Princess has a reputation beyond repute
Re: "The Ice Princess"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Imperfect Angel View Post
Anna "Ice Pink Princess" Chakvetadze
I like this NickName!!!
__________________
{{{Important Princesses of tennis}}}
{{{Princess Anna Chakvetadze}}}{{{Princess Alla Kudryavtseva}}}{{{Princess Nadejda Guskova}}}{{{Princess Danielle Konotoptseva}}}{{{Princess Sofiya Kovalets}}}{{{Princess Aleksandra Zenovka}}}{{{Princess Josie Kuhlman}}}{{{Princess Kristyna Rouckova}}}
Pink Princess is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19th, 2009, 04:38 PM   #10
country flag Becool
Senior Member
 
Becool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Terra Brazilis
Posts: 11,308
Becool has a reputation beyond repute Becool has a reputation beyond repute Becool has a reputation beyond repute Becool has a reputation beyond repute Becool has a reputation beyond repute Becool has a reputation beyond repute Becool has a reputation beyond repute Becool has a reputation beyond repute Becool has a reputation beyond repute Becool has a reputation beyond repute Becool has a reputation beyond repute
Re: "The Ice Princess"

i think Radwanska is the ice princess
__________________

serena
townsend × rezaï × lisicki
vesnina × keys × mladenovic



facebook ~ twitter
[#ps - in portuguese]
Becool is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #11
country flag miffedmax
Worshipping the bangs
 
miffedmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: looking for Lena's bangs
Posts: 45,734
miffedmax has a reputation beyond repute miffedmax has a reputation beyond repute miffedmax has a reputation beyond repute miffedmax has a reputation beyond repute miffedmax has a reputation beyond repute miffedmax has a reputation beyond repute miffedmax has a reputation beyond repute miffedmax has a reputation beyond repute miffedmax has a reputation beyond repute miffedmax has a reputation beyond repute miffedmax has a reputation beyond repute
Re: "The Ice Princess"

I think Venus and Elena both have an "Ice Princess" mode when they're at they're best. True Ice Princesses, though, don't have meltdowns, and I think that any fan of either of these two has to admit they are far too prone go into self-destruct mode and battle nerves (Lena moreso than Vee, but both have had their problems).

To me, an Ice Princess it's not just the demeanor, it's the cold, cool nerves. I'd say actually Masha comes the closest because the other youngsters are too choke-prone and inconsistent.

Remember, part of Chris's stone cold rep comes from that insane, over .900 lifetime winning percentage that gets her invited to the GOAT party. That's not ice cold, that's Lord Kelvin cold.
__________________
Max
Pass the duct tape and super glue. Lena's done broke my heart one last time.
Onward my LOB! Lena (ret.) Vika Vee TOB Caro Alexa Sabs Wicky Kiri Vania BMS Ekat Andi H. Jo-La Lena V KP2 Lil Bit Baby Veronika
"I read on the internet that there is something chipmunky about me :-)"--Andrea H.

Elena Viatcheslavovna Dementieva--Eternal Goddess of the Divine Bangs
miffedmax is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20th, 2009, 02:07 PM   #12
Vaidisova Ruled
Senior Member
 
Vaidisova Ruled's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,149
Vaidisova Ruled has a brilliant future Vaidisova Ruled has a brilliant future Vaidisova Ruled has a brilliant future Vaidisova Ruled has a brilliant future Vaidisova Ruled has a brilliant future Vaidisova Ruled has a brilliant future Vaidisova Ruled has a brilliant future Vaidisova Ruled has a brilliant future Vaidisova Ruled has a brilliant future Vaidisova Ruled has a brilliant future Vaidisova Ruled has a brilliant future
Re: "The Ice Princess"

Quote:
Originally Posted by InsideOut. View Post
Agnieszka Radwanska. But on-court only.
She is not ice but nonchalant
__________________
Sharapova | Jankovic | Pavlyuchenkova

“They are definitely a good example of how local communities can overcome the ‘victim syndrome,’ take greater control over their lives and build productive futures for themselves,” Ms. Sharapova said - UN Goodwill Ambassador
Vaidisova Ruled is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20th, 2009, 03:01 PM   #13
Volcana
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 23,100
Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute
Re: "The Ice Princess"

Quote:
Originally Posted by miffedmax View Post
Remember, part of Chris's stone cold rep comes from that insane, over .900 lifetime winning percentage that gets her invited to the GOAT party. That's not ice cold, that's Lord Kelvin cold.
LOL. It is true that when you're winning, it easier to remain impassive, and Evert didn't lose much.
__________________
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
Volcana is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20th, 2009, 03:22 PM   #14
country flag A Magicman
Senior Member
 
A Magicman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hannover
Posts: 8,048
A Magicman has a reputation beyond repute A Magicman has a reputation beyond repute A Magicman has a reputation beyond repute A Magicman has a reputation beyond repute A Magicman has a reputation beyond repute A Magicman has a reputation beyond repute A Magicman has a reputation beyond repute A Magicman has a reputation beyond repute A Magicman has a reputation beyond repute A Magicman has a reputation beyond repute A Magicman has a reputation beyond repute
Re: "The Ice Princess"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Volcana View Post
Back in the day, that was the nickname for Christine Marie Evert.

Didn't show emotion, didn't let you in, couldn't tell if she was winning or losing. (Her preturnatural ability to shatter the sexual relationships around her may or may not be elated.)

Shockingly, Venus Williams didn't inherit this nickname. Ice = White, Heat = Black may have had something to do with that. Venus being the elder, so Serena was always the 'princess' is no doubt equally influential.

Maria Sharpova is certainly the ice princess OFF the court, (and off-camera) by all accounts. But on the court, her emotions are pretty easy to read, if she's losing.

Who of the current under-25 crop gives you that Chirs Evert/Venus Williams 'I keep it all inside' quality? AND, has the multi-GS winning skill and talent?

Who's the next 'Ice Princess'?

Venus Williams almost started crying on court @ the French 2008 against Miss Paneta. This is hardly keeping it inside.
__________________
Greta Arn - Yanina Wickmayer

and a reminiscence to the past:
HELEN KELESI FOREVER
Hater of Ratwanska & Wozniacki
A Magicman is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20th, 2009, 03:36 PM   #15
country flag Singleniacki
~*Princess Karolina*~
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sydney
Posts: 17,010
Singleniacki has a reputation beyond repute Singleniacki has a reputation beyond repute Singleniacki has a reputation beyond repute Singleniacki has a reputation beyond repute Singleniacki has a reputation beyond repute Singleniacki has a reputation beyond repute Singleniacki has a reputation beyond repute Singleniacki has a reputation beyond repute Singleniacki has a reputation beyond repute Singleniacki has a reputation beyond repute Singleniacki has a reputation beyond repute
Re: "The Ice Princess"

Ice cold = Virginie Razzano
__________________
LONG LIVE QUEENPOVA
Singleniacki is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios