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OMG! I just saw this too cute picture at Yahoo of my 2 favorite players Monica Seles and Aranxta, hugging after the doubles match:

<img src=http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020105/capt.1010224987australia_hopman_cup_per120.jpg>

If you can't view the picture, here's the link:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020105/capt.1010224987australia_hopman_cup_per120.jpg

There are more pictures of the Hopmancup final in the Yahoo tennis Gallery. Here's the link:

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/gallery

Enjoy!
 

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What a cool picture!!
 

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great pic !
 

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My my... Gambill looks really stern and grim-faced... probably he still hasn't got over that close match with Tommy... but Monica & Arantxa really looks great... esp. Monica even after losing the doubles, she can still look so happy for her opponent.

All the way Monica for the OZ Open!
 

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heeheehee...very cute photo...

great competitors :)
 

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he should be mad, since it was his fault they lost!!

Anyway, it is a cute photo. :)
 

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Pictures dont always tell the whole story he looks happier here:



He must have been upset though the whole championship rested on him and he probably feels like he let himself and Monica down.
 

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Josh, did you saw the mtach on TV? How was Monica playing in her single match and in the mixed doubles? What exactly happened at match point 5-2 in the 2nd set? Please tell me all the details :)
 

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Wonderful picture! Such class acts! Monica showing sportsmanship even though her team didn't win and Arantxa hugging Monica even after being defeated by her for the 20th time. LOL! They are great friends on the tour and I still remember when Monica came back in 1995 and Arantxa was the only one to come up and talk to her. GOOD LUCK ARANTXA AND MONICA IN AUSTRALIA!! :)
 

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OMG wow what a nice photo!
My 2 favs hugging! :D

I'm Gunna nick it ;) hehe.

Goodluck Monica in Aussie Open!
and Vamos Arantxa!

:bounce:

Ps:

Monica is looking Great! Wow..... she really has slimmed compared to last year at this time :eek:! :D:D
 

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TLM, I just saw a couple of points of the final matches.
Monica and Arantxa had several great rallies in the second set. Monica kept moving Arantxa from left to right but she brought almost everything back.

In the doubles match Monica saved a matchpoint at 2-5 15-40 on her serve. She serve to JM and he hit a good return to her backhand but Monica just whacked it away short crosscourt. That was an amzaing shot :eek:.
 

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I wonder how they got the Monica-Arantxa photo from that angle? Most of the photographers were on the court in front of the players.

It's a cute photo though. One of the photographers asked Arantxa and Monica to do a candid pose together, and they just grabbed for each other almost instinctively. The picture is the final result.

Btw, Jan-Mike always looks like that after he loses. He especially takes team events very seriously. So losing his singles match after two match points must have been a killer. At last years ceremony, he didn't manage to crack a smile even once, even when everyone else was having a great, old laugh about something. And last year, the US weren't even in a winning position. I thought it was because he didn't like Martina or something. I mean, he had a falling out with her at the 1999 US Open. But it appears that he has "loosened up" somewhat for this years' ceremony, if you can call it that. It looks as though he knows he's going to get a clip across the ear from his dad for losing, because after he smiled for that photo, he went straight back to pulling the long, serious expression.
 

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Can someone edit that picture and get Jan-Michael out of it? I want to make that one of my avatar pics, but I refuse to have Jan-Michael in it!

If someone could do it and then post it, it would be GREATLY appreciated.
 

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thx Josh for your details! Allthough I think Monica was serving against Tommy Robredo and not to her partner jan-Michael :). Anyway, thanks again for your kind reply :)
 
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