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TommyGun
04-27-2005, 11:46 AM
Just received a link of pictures from the Dothan AL challenger, and there is Ashley harkleroad.

Did she come to her senses and is she coming back?

Brettolius
04-27-2005, 12:22 PM
where are the pics. she was hot and probably hotter now. would love to see!

TommyGun
04-27-2005, 12:33 PM
javascript:ol('http://www.sports-pictures.us/EventImages.asp?state%3dAL%26city%3dDOTHAN%26ename %3dMOVIE%2bGALLERY%2bTENNIS%26gname%3dTOURNAMENT%2 bPLAYERS%26sname%3dASHLEY%2bHARKLEROAD%26C%3d57012 5%26O%3d791485');

Fee
04-27-2005, 01:25 PM
She may be coming back. Took some time off to get married, take care of some personal business, and heal some chronic injuries. I think these two Challengers are baby steps to see how she feels, how she holds up, and how she and Bogomolov can make their schedules work.

MusterFan
04-27-2005, 01:38 PM
TommyGun, I attended the Dothan tournament and watched Ashley play two matches. She's hitting the ball well, but lacks consistency and focus. Spoke briefly to Mr. H and husband Alex. Ash is planning a full return to the tour (as her results permit), and is presently injury-free.

She appears thinner and blonder than I remember -- a VERY attractive young woman!

POGO
04-27-2005, 01:59 PM
Here is a latest pic of her practicing this year at Alabama. She looks like she gained some weight.
http://www.dannyhayes.freeservers.com/Dothan-05-047.jpg

ragnaROK
04-27-2005, 02:06 PM
Yeah marriage will do that to yeh. Glad she decided to come out of early retirement though.

MusterFan
04-27-2005, 02:57 PM
Hmmm. She looked fit in person. Didn't notice a tummy pooch or anything. Also, the short shorts she played in gave her really long legs, and were a bit more flattering than those black Nadals in the pic.

Aside from all that, I'm not sure she's ever going toe-to-toe with the WTA Top Ten. Ashley's strokes are clean and very well-taught, but they bring only average power to the table. If she gets her confidence going, though, Top Thirty is certainly within reach. I wish Ashley lots of luck!

TommyGun
04-29-2005, 08:13 AM
Musterdude,

THANKS! I was bummed when she announced her "retirement" after marriage to Alex Bum-golov.

I think she'll never be number one, but she might slip a major in. She showed she could hold her own at the French and at Wimby two years ago, and hoped she might be part of the resurgence and beauty in the women's tour.

If you see her again, tell her I said "Welcome Back!" And I'll be willing to help coach her for free...

rlbjr
04-29-2005, 09:28 AM
Tommy, you're either dreaming or thinking with the wrong head. She's a little known who became a hasbeen early. If her game had been good enough, marriage would not have been an acceptable alternative for her. She is best known for having recieved a bunch of corporate money without having done anything.

Zeta
04-29-2005, 02:21 PM
http://sports.tom.com/img/assets/200312/031214053909mt3.jpg

Ashley who? :D

POGO
04-29-2005, 02:43 PM
http://sports.tom.com/img/assets/200312/031214053909mt3.jpg

Ashley who? :D
Wow!!! You think she is wearing any underwear underneath those shorts? :)

Zeta
04-29-2005, 02:45 PM
I think THAT was underwear...

DashaandSafin
04-29-2005, 02:49 PM
wow beautiful....:)

POGO
04-29-2005, 02:50 PM
I think THAT was underwear...
Wow!!! Very sexy!! I wonder if one day women tennis players will start to wear thongs. You think Serena will be the first? :)

Zeta
04-29-2005, 02:59 PM
Really?




















I don't care...








:D

Fee
04-29-2005, 05:32 PM
The women players already wear thongs, underneath whatever else they are wearing. There was a photo of Serena a few years back (in the orange Puma shorts she wore at the Nasdaq) and you could clearly see the straps on her hips above her shorts.

POGO
04-29-2005, 06:13 PM
The women players already wear thongs, underneath whatever else they are wearing. There was a photo of Serena a few years back (in the orange Puma shorts she wore at the Nasdaq) and you could clearly see the straps on her hips above her shorts.
I was thinking more like just the thong instead of shorts under the tennis skirt ;)

marialover
04-29-2005, 06:38 PM
Some people have the nerve to complain about atp butts thread and yet, it is acceptable to not only talk about harkelroad's body but to show it too. Hypocrisy.

ChipNCharge
05-16-2005, 04:56 AM
Congrats to Ashley and Owasso, Oklahoma's Lindsay Lee-Waters for winning the Boyd Tinsley doubles title this past weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

Chip

Pushmaster
05-16-2005, 01:02 PM
Nice butt!