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After hearing that Nathalie Tauziat cried after losing her last singles match it got me thinking about other players who have cried.


Jana Novotna : The Queen of crying. Made headline worldwide in 1993 when after losing the Wimbledon final that she should have won; she burst into tears and had to be comforted by the Duchess of Kent. Also cried after losing the 1997 Wimbledon final and in 1998 when she won the title!

Lindsay Davenport : Wept tears of joy when she beat 7-time winner and legend Steffi Graf to take her first Wimbledon title in 1999.


Martina Hingis: Cried after losing the 1999 French Open final to Steffi Graf. Understandable as she served for the title in the 2nd set and the crowd then turned against her.

Venus Williams: Cried at Wimbledon 1998. In the quarter finals when she was playing Jana Novotna. Cried tears of frustration/rage at bad calls.

Serena Williams : Wept at Wimbledon 2000 after losing to big sister, Venus in the semi finals

Mary Pierce : Cried into her her towel after winning the French Open in 2000.

Others!!!
Steffi Graf - struggled to keep her emotions in check at her farewell to fans and players at the Chase Championships in 1999. She cried as a look back at her career was shown. She had already retired.
Goran Ivanisevic ~ began to cry at the first matchpoint in this year's Wimbledon final. Cried again when he won the match and the title he wanted so much! The male version of Jana Novotna.

Andre Agassi - Cried tears of relief and joy when he took the French Open title in 1999 after a gruelling final.

I like it when players cry it shows that they are human after all!
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Martina Navratilova always cried a lot <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> , I think she is the queen of crying, Steffi did often too at pc´s after she lost and later also after she won, that´t the reason why I never understood the she is cold stuf only because she didn´t showed much emotions during the match, she always did afterwards. <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />
 

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I also remember Martina Navratilova crying quite a bit. When a pudgy version of Martina defected at the U.S. OPen, she balled tears. And I remember the sleek version of Martina crying quite a bit after losing to Tracy Austin in U.S. Open final. Martina is just an emotional gal !
 

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PETE SAMPRAS- after his victory on Pat Rafter in Wimbledon 2000 and during a match at Australian Open 1996 against Courier when he was playing bad and someone from the crowd did scream "Go Pete-do it for Tim" and he cried cos Tim was his died coach <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />VENUS WILLIAMS-after her quarterfinal match in Rome 2000 against Jelena Dokic.she lost 6-1 6-2 in front off to me and she cried in her mom's arms.
 

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Do not forget the tears of sadness in defeat also go to Martina Hingis and Jennifer Cap at the 2001 U.S. Open, after the Williams sister beat them in the semis!
 

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Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario:

89 French Open Final vs. Steffi Graf, just so much emotion that it just got to the little teenager after pulling off such an upset against the #1 player in the world.

96 French Open final vs. Graf again, unlike 89 she cried tears of sadness after being one game away for the match 3 times! And with the crowd not being on her side for the 3 hour match I would have cried too. <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
 

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Martina Navratilova was the Queen of Crying.

She would cry happy tears, sad tears, whatever..Martina was always showing her emotions...(which is great!!)

Shr cried after so many grand slam finals, its hard to rattle every single time off...

But the ones that stand out for me are:

1) After losing 1981 US Open final to Austin <br />2) After losing to Evert in the 1978 US Open semis (she was about to defect)<br />3) After winning her 9th wimbledon<br />4) After losign her last wimbledon final
 

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Dominique Van Roost after her emotional win over Lindsay Davenport in the 1st round of Roland Garros 2000. <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Also after she had to retire from her quarterfinal at the AO'97 against Mary Joe because of an injury. Mary Joe tried to comfort her and she succeeded in making her laugh. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

She also cried after her last match in Fed Cup and also at the farewell ceremony at Madison Square Garden. <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

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Serena cried after she won the 1999 US Open. I was balling too <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Everybody's mentioned when Venus cried, but they forgot the worst match of Venus' entire career. In the 1999 Australian Open QF, vs. Lindsay Davenport, she lost 6/4, 6/0. It was 4/4 in the first set when Venus lost a point because of her beads coming off. After that, she lost 8 games in a row.
 
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i like the stories and i also like crying though youd never beleive it! <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> well...because im evil

i feel sad for dominique i miss her so much!!

and players crying at farwell is very sad also <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />
 

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Just a quick little English lesson here (sorry, I taught English for a number of years, so I just gotta do this!)

The English verb that is a synonym for crying is "to BAWL" -- "to ball" is another verb meaning, well...<br />something else. It is used in the Little Richard song "Good Golly Miss Molly" thusly: "Good golly, Miss Molly, she sure likes to ball....." Get it? If not, go rent the movie "Woodstock" -- lots of "balling" is talked about in that movie! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Oh I just to keep on topic, I have a great picture of that 1996 French Open Julian talked about where Arantxa cried and told the crowd that even though they were not for her, she "still loved them" -- I'll try to find it and post it here.
 

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Yes, that was sad with Venus and the "bead" incident...I really felt for her...but she was warned...I am glad that her and Serena have dissed those ugly eye sores.....
 

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Amelie cried after she won the 'Open Gaz de France' in February this year. Having overcome back problems which kept her out for much of 2000, she had worked really hard all winter with her fitness coach, and this was also her first title in France, so it was very emotional for her.
 

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Lindsay cried after her first Grand Slam win at the US Open.

Wish she'd show more emotion.
 

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It's kinda difficult for me to believe Venus cried after the 2000 French loss. Not saying it's not true ... just can't picture it. <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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How bout Zina Garrison crying on Chris Evert's shoulder after she beat Chris in the 1989 US Open quarterfinals???

Zina became so emotional because she always idolized Chris and it was Chris Evert's last match at the Open. They walked off the court together amid thunderous applause.

I get chills everytime I watch it!
 

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Has Monica ever cried? She seems to be a steel and tough woman to me <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Yes, Martina is a very emotional person. She used to ask the tour officials to keep a tissue box nearby just in case.

During her last year on tour 1994, there were tears at most of the events. In Rome, after losing in the final, she got a 3-minute standing ovation and that moved her to tears. Also, her last 2 finals in Madison Square Garden were full of emotion. She never had the support in the Garden the way she did in those last few years.

Probably the most touching moment was in 1986 at the Federation Cup in Prague. This was her first visit back to Czechoslovakia in 11 years (since her 1975 defection at age 18). After she won her final singles match against Hana Mandlikova, she just sat down and cried. The reception she got was tremendous. She never had the support of the crowd the way she did in Prague that week. Everyone rooted for her, even though she played for the U.S.

That's what I loved about her. Win or lose. She always showed her emotions. She wasn't some stern cold machine-like b****.
 
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