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I am still a loyal Lena fan because:

  • even without bangs, she is a strikingly attractive woman

    Votes: 17 38.6%
  • Russian pride (hers and/or yours)

    Votes: 16 36.4%
  • the forehand of death

    Votes: 19 43.2%
  • sympathy vote--I can't serve for shit either!

    Votes: 7 15.9%
  • her work ethic and incredible fitness

    Votes: 24 54.5%
  • a jock who has actually heard of (let alone read) Nabokov, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky? Wow!

    Votes: 18 40.9%
  • her fighting spirit (even if it does tend to desert her in big finals)

    Votes: 32 72.7%
  • awareness of what Wertheim called "the world outside of center court"

    Votes: 14 31.8%
  • she acts like a tennis player, not a model

    Votes: 26 59.1%
  • still believe she will be a multislam winner

    Votes: 22 50.0%

  • Total voters
    44
  • Poll closed .
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Okay, so that John Wertheim bit posted on why isn't Elena more popular got me thinking. Given her dismal (5-11) record in finals, the fact she has yet to win a major title, her introverted personality and, yes, the serve, maybe the real question is why is she so popular? And why does she have such die-hard fans? (Well, my brain has to do something when she's not playing.)

I know I jumped on the bandwagon in 2000, thinking I was getting in on the next big thing in tennis. But I haven't ever jumped off. Why do you love Elena (multiple choice is allowed, if I did this right.)
 

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I must say I admire Lena...she is wonderful person...in all she does...she deserves a GS...and even if she doesn't get one I'll still apreciate her.,..wonderful people are rare these days and when you see one that is so friendly and modest you just have to thank God the world is not crowded with fools...Lena is a special person !! She deserves loyal fans and that's what we are ...
 

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I picked them all cause they're just the components that make her my favorite, and I can't explain why I love her so much.
 

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Damn good Poll , well Elena is simply a very special person ,its hard to quantify why shes so popular ,of course her amazing looks play a part ,but it goes beyond that ,way beyond...
 

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It's not easy poll ;) I don't know why - I jsut fall in love at 1st sight - that's all :)
 

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miffedmax said:
Okay, so that John Wertheim bit posted on why isn't Elena more popular got me thinking. Given her dismal (5-11) record in finals, the fact she has yet to win a major title, her introverted personality and, yes, the serve, maybe the real question is why is she so popular? And why does she have such die-hard fans? (Well, my brain has to do something when she's not playing.)

I know I jumped on the bandwagon in 2000, thinking I was getting in on the next big thing in tennis. But I haven't ever jumped off. Why do you love Elena (multiple choice is allowed, if I did this right.)

I absolutely admire Lena, especially her personality. I like that she is introverted and doesn't want to stay in the focus of every TV cam like Sharapova. Lena is a bit shy I think but I like this aspect of her personality. And I like that she never gives up, she is always fighting in every situation of a match. REMARKABLE!
 

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Yeah, all of the above is a good answer. I had an even longer list, but the poll only included a maximum of 10 choices, so I went with some of the reasons I'd sort of picked up from being part of this forum.

I tried to narrow it down to just my main reasons when I voted, but there's definitely a lot to like about ED.
 

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gentzy said:
I must say I admire Lena...she is wonderful person...in all she does...she deserves a GS...and even if she doesn't get one I'll still apreciate her.,..wonderful people are rare these days and when you see one that is so friendly and modest you just have to thank God the world is not crowded with fools...Lena is a special person !! She deserves loyal fans and that's what we are ...
Gentzy's got it in a nutshell. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Not much more to say! :yeah:
 

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I voted for her incredible forehand, her never say die attitude, and her attractivness. Those three reasons are my main attraction to Lena as a tennis player.
 

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Hard to explain... bit of everything I guess.

She's funny, smart, nice, attractive, and I guess I support her because she also has some flaws. The fact that she can win or lose any match has some appeal for me. Supporting a predictable player who you can guarantee will make at least the quarters of every tournament they play in doesn't interest me that much.
 

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Have you seen her hit a serve? :scared:
Oh, Elena's still perfect. It's the serve, not her, that sux.
 

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miffedmax said:
Oh, Elena's still perfect. It's the serve, not her, that sux.
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:
 

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Elena has a terrible forehand, i think now her backhand has some provement.

Oh yeah ,shes famous for that dreadful forehand!!! :rolleyes:

And her serves the best on tour ,tis everyone elses thats fucked up :lol:
 

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I LoVe LENA :kiss:
 

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Why Elena?:well: for all the reasons that Max says (well the thing of the russian pride :rolleyes: ...........well I'm not russian but I ADORE russia and the russiansexept sharapova :lol: )Ireally didn't know for wich one I will vote I like them all

:) I love Elena Dementieva just because she is Elena Dementieva :worship: the cuttiest :hearts: :kiss: and the best tennis player :bowdown: forever I love her and I will love her always :bounce:
I miss her I want to see her play again :wavey:
 
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