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Chicane
05-29-2007, 07:45 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070529/capt.bc10105291917.france_french_open_notebook_bc1 01.jpg

Amanmuradova can definately pass as a man... god she is a beast (not in a good way)

zapvor
05-29-2007, 07:45 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070529/capt.bc10105291917.france_french_open_notebook_bc1 01.jpg

Amanmuradova can definately pass as a man... god she is a beast (not in a good way)

whoa...what about the girl in red...not bad

Chicane
05-29-2007, 07:46 PM
that's my buddy Phillip's sister, Vania, who lost in a tight 3-setter

zapvor
05-29-2007, 07:48 PM
lol what? you are kidding. Vania?

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
05-29-2007, 08:00 PM
Is this some kind of a joke???

I heard some of the commentators talking about this hard server from Uzbekistan, but there was no coverage or pictures of her.:confused: :confused:

I look forward to seeing her play.

Bones08
05-29-2007, 08:02 PM
Akgul isn't a good mover...but she's improving...Very big server...Big Groundstrokes...especially her forehand...you'll probably get to see her on tv because she plays Nicole Vaidisova in round 2.

zapvor
05-29-2007, 08:03 PM
seriously, whos in the red dress?

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
05-29-2007, 08:04 PM
seriously, whos in the red dress?

VANIA KING

zapvor
05-29-2007, 08:07 PM
thank you. shes not related to the other King is she? not Billie, but the King guy that took a set from Henman at Legg Mason last year. i cant remember his first name, but they look alike. like siblings.

Dink
05-29-2007, 08:08 PM
thank you. shes not related to the other King is she? not Billie, but the King guy that took a set from Henman at Legg Mason last year. i cant remember his first name, but they look alike. like siblings.

Oh yeah! I remember I read a blurb about King in the sports section of today's USA TODAY.

Dink
05-29-2007, 08:09 PM
Here ya go:
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/french/2007-05-28-postcard-king_N.htm

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
05-29-2007, 08:11 PM
thank you. shes not related to the other King is she? not Billie, but the King guy that took a set from Henman at Legg Mason last year. i cant remember his first name, but they look alike. like siblings.

Yep that same Phillip King, lost I think 5-7 in the third to Henmen at Legg Mason. He was also a 4 year all american at Duke, plus there are 2 other sisters that play collegiate tennis at Princeton and Penn.

Purostaff
05-29-2007, 08:13 PM
O_O Anyone know how tall she is? max serve speed?

Dink
05-29-2007, 08:16 PM
that's my buddy Phillip's sister, Vania, who lost in a tight 3-setter


Wow, Chicane, you know Phillip King?

Dink
05-29-2007, 08:19 PM
O_O Anyone know how tall she is? max serve speed?

All I know is Akgul's a serve-and-volleyer!

Dink
05-29-2007, 08:22 PM
OK, according to http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/newsroom/stories/NewsArticle_8191_rx.asp, she's six feet tall and has an outstanding serve.

jmsx521
05-29-2007, 08:24 PM
I had noticed a while ago, Phillip seems to be entering mostly Asian Futures, not US ones... maybe the US ones are tougher to win!

SER
05-29-2007, 08:25 PM
AMANmuradova

Chicane
05-30-2007, 12:46 AM
yeah, Phillip is a good friend of mine. He and Vania train in Carson (home depot center). Last weekend, I drove up to watch him play in the first round of the qualies and unfortunately he lost to a red-hot Victor Estrella. Phillip is driving up to Yuba City to play the qualies for the challenger next week (he's got points to defend up there).

This summer, his plan is to play a couple of futures in China this month then coming back to the states to play Legg Mason, Binghamton and the Bronx Challenger

Chicane
05-30-2007, 12:52 AM
I had noticed a while ago, Phillip seems to be entering mostly Asian Futures, not US ones... maybe the US ones are tougher to win!

He played in the Asian futures because he's got family friends in Taiwan. He also trains and travels with the Taiwanese players--Rendy Lu, Jimmy Wang and Ti Chen.

2hander
05-30-2007, 05:27 AM
OK, according to http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/newsroom/stories/NewsArticle_8191_rx.asp, she's six feet tall and has an outstanding serve.

She's 6'3". That's probably an old stat. The WTA's website is horrible.

topspin_17
05-30-2007, 05:54 PM
that's just like asking the same question about mauresmo.

Misiti99
05-30-2007, 05:57 PM
akgul suxxxxxxxxxx i seen her play shes wak

KTE89
05-30-2007, 07:34 PM
akgul suxxxxxxxxxx i seen her play shes wak

I read on tennis.com that she started playing tennis at age 10 as a hobby, with no dreams at all of becoming a pro. That is absolutely amazing. Most tennis players do not even reach 5.0 level tennis with years of practice. She does not suck!

diegaa
05-30-2007, 08:06 PM
the fact that she´s wearing shorts and a man´s tshirt doesnt help her much with the "femenine" issue.

Golden Retriever
05-30-2007, 08:08 PM
Too bad a woman's serve sucks regardless of her height. It will win her some points but never the match.

Voltron
05-30-2007, 08:11 PM
that's just like asking the same question about mauresmo.
Not even close, Mauresmo may look slightly masculine, but this person is wearing what look to be mens clothes (I'd wear them), has really short hair, and appears to be a man.

DashaandSafin
05-30-2007, 08:39 PM
Mauresmo has the face of a man, but this woman is the whole package.

thejackal
05-30-2007, 09:25 PM
He played in the Asian futures because he's got family friends in Taiwan. He also trains and travels with the Taiwanese players--Rendy Lu, Jimmy Wang and Ti Chen.

is he half asian? i've always wondered.

forzainter
05-31-2007, 12:55 AM
i read on a website that the Uzbekistan basketball team keep trying to recruit her, but she says she'd rather play tennis. Its on on tennis.com

Chicane
05-31-2007, 02:26 AM
is he half asian? i've always wondered.

100% Taiwanese, born in Taipei... Vania was born in LA, though

sureshs
05-31-2007, 06:33 AM
You guys just have to get used to the fact that women in many cultures do not conform to Western notions of femininity. I am not talking about height, but facial features and the like. It does not indicate any medical issues. It is just how they look.

zapvor
05-31-2007, 05:02 PM
Oh yeah! I remember I read a blurb about King in the sports section of today's USA TODAY.

Yep that same Phillip King, lost I think 5-7 in the third to Henmen at Legg Mason. He was also a 4 year all american at Duke, plus there are 2 other sisters that play collegiate tennis at Princeton and Penn.

100% Taiwanese, born in Taipei... Vania was born in LA, though

thanks for the links and info guys. so shes Taiwanese. represent!

J-man
05-31-2007, 05:10 PM
thank you. shes not related to the other King is she? not Billie, but the King guy that took a set from Henman at Legg Mason last year. i cant remember his first name, but they look alike. like siblings.Her brother from what i know tried to hack it out on the pro tour and couldn't make it and went back to college. While her sister is hacking it out in the pro tour:)

zapvor
05-31-2007, 05:31 PM
Her brother from what i know tried to hack it out on the pro tour and couldn't make it and went back to college. While her sister is hacking it out in the pro tour:)

he managed to take a set from Henman last year at Legg Mason. but the ATP is harder indeed.

bluegrasser
06-01-2007, 06:01 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070529/capt.bc10105291917.france_french_open_notebook_bc1 01.jpg

Amanmuradova can definately pass as a man... god she is a beast (not in a good way)



I think her/his real name is Pat SNL..

crazylevity
06-01-2007, 09:02 PM
Watching her against Vaidisova, it almost looks unfair...until they start playing, haha.