Akgul Amanmuradova... a man or woman?

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  1. Chicane

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

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

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    that's my buddy Phillip's sister, Vania, who lost in a tight 3-setter
     
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  4. zapvor

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    lol what? you are kidding. Vania?
     
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    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.
     
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  6. Bones08

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    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.
     
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  7. zapvor

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    seriously, whos in the red dress?
     
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  8. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    VANIA KING
     
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  9. zapvor

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    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.
     
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    Oh yeah! I remember I read a blurb about King in the sports section of today's USA TODAY.
     
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    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.
     
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    O_O Anyone know how tall she is? max serve speed?
     
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    Wow, Chicane, you know Phillip King?
     
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    All I know is Akgul's a serve-and-volleyer!
     
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    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!
     
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  18. SER

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    AMANmuradova
     
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  19. Chicane

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    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
     
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  20. Chicane

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    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.
     
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    that's just like asking the same question about mauresmo.
     
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  23. Misiti99

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    akgul suxxxxxxxxxx i seen her play shes wak
     
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    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!
     
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    the fact that she´s wearing shorts and a man´s tshirt doesnt help her much with the "femenine" issue.
     
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    Too bad a woman's serve sucks regardless of her height. It will win her some points but never the match.
     
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    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.
     
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    Mauresmo has the face of a man, but this woman is the whole package.
     
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    is he half asian? i've always wondered.
     
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    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
     
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  31. Chicane

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

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    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.
     
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  33. zapvor

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    thanks for the links and info guys. so shes Taiwanese. represent!
     
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    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:)
     
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  35. zapvor

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    he managed to take a set from Henman last year at Legg Mason. but the ATP is harder indeed.
     
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    I think her/his real name is Pat SNL..
     
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    Watching her against Vaidisova, it almost looks unfair...until they start playing, haha.
     
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