Hi Tweety- you know she's my all-time fav too!!! Thanks for starting this thread- I didn't even know about it since I've never visited the retired players Forum. Very nice!!!
Mary Joe is the complete class act!!! I love her attitude and her beautiful game!!!!
Same here, I got my picture with her in Berlin 1997. It was the first tournament I've attended.
The first match I saw live was Mary Joe beating Sandrine Testud 6-2 6-2
The first autograph I got was from Mary Joe too, after this match.
And two days later Mary Joe was the first star I got my photo with
I got this photo signed in Filderstadt, same year.
And I saw Mary Joe winning her 7th title live
rhz, Mary Jo played at the RDS venue in Dublin.Either 93 or 94.LOL! my memory is poor now, sorri.
Anyhoo, it was a Charity-Promotional tournament, something to do with Irish tennis, something like this.There were a few players namely, Martina Navratilova, Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario, Anke Huber, Zina Garrison, and a few Irish ladies.
Hehe, I remember asking Mary Jo, "Had she a boyfriend"? At he time it was rumored she was dating David Wheaton.She just smiled and said, "Now that would be telling" then she started laughing.
I personally have always thought of Mary Jo as a player who is truly well liked , and respected by all tennis fans.One of my all time favourites.