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Someone care to enlighten me?!

Gonzo Hates Me!
12-24-2003, 10:02 PM
Is it true that Coria and Harkleroad are getting married?! ...not to eachother, lol

and um, what else is happening in the tennis world?! I am sooooooooooooo out of it. I feel like I have lost all interest in this sport--I forgot who everyone is and stuff, lol

BelgianWaffle
12-24-2003, 10:08 PM
and um, what else is happening in the tennis world?!

you might have heard about a certain engagement between 2 top players :tape:

Gonzo Hates Me!
12-24-2003, 10:13 PM
yeah, Kim is my favorite player ever--my mom actually told me this morning! That's so sad, my mom and my sister knew before I did.

Deboogle!.
12-24-2003, 10:14 PM
aww Mrs. Guga... it's ok! LOL!

Yeah Harkleroad is getting married to Bogomolov and Lleyton and Kim are engaged. Rafter is making a semi-comeback in doubles in Adelaide and AO.... erm what else, there must be more news than that lol

Lee
12-24-2003, 10:19 PM
Hi Mrs. Guga! Coria is a married man now!

btw, the WTA tournament in Scottsdale is history so the only tournament left is the men's

J. Corwin
12-24-2003, 11:15 PM
nice to see ya back Mrs. Guga. Just hang around these parts and you'll get right back on track. ;)

Gonzo Hates Me!
12-24-2003, 11:47 PM
Bunk, thanks!!!!!!!!!!! That helps so much!!! Bogomolov... I have heard of him occasionally, but have no idea what he looks like or anything. Arf

Lee, lol, thanks! I am so sad... I have not been able to find a job... so there is probably no way I can go to Scottsdale anyway. No Nalbandian for me--oh well, ho hum... are you gonna go?! I guess my New Years resolution will be to stop being broke, lol

Deboogle!.
12-25-2003, 12:04 AM
I know you weren't talking to me, but I'm going to Scottsdale - a couple sessions anyway :)

but gosh, GOOD LUCK finding a job!!!!

Lynne
12-25-2003, 03:53 AM
:wavey: Hi! Kim and Lleyton have pulled out of the Olympics next year....

esther
12-25-2003, 05:58 AM
Hi Mrs. Guga! Coria is a married man now!


not yet...he will be tomorrow tho or in the next couple of days tho!

Tricky_Forehand
12-25-2003, 06:09 AM
Bunk, thanks!!!!!!!!!!! That helps so much!!! Bogomolov... I have heard of him occasionally, but have no idea what he looks like or anything. Arf

If you want an idea of what Alex Bogomolov looks like just glance at my avatar :D . It's not for sure that he and Ashley are engaged though. Dating? Yes. Engaged? Hasn't been officially confirmed. I don't exactly call someone from the press spotting a ring and calling it an engagement being a confirmation. Not one word has come from Ashley that she is engaged.

She called Alex her "official boyfriend" (which made me laugh anyway because that's something a young kid would say...lol) in an article from Baltimore on Dec. 3rd. In an interview that Alex did with NY Sports Express he not once referred to Ashley as his fiancee only as his girlfriend. So until either one of them say that "yes, we're engaged" or "he/she is my fiancee"...I'm going to believe that they are boyfriend/girlfriend (based on their own words). It wouldn't make too much of a story for the press if Ashley was only wearing a promise ring considering that people their age do that sort of thing often.

~EMiLiTA~
12-25-2003, 09:18 AM
Yes, they're both getting married...not sure when Ashley and Alex are but I think Guillermo's wedding is somewhere around the 27-28 December in Rosario, Argentina. He's marrying his 19-year old girlfriend, Carla, whom he's known for about 2 years...that's what I've heard...not sure if it's 100% correct though.

Corredian's_Mind
12-25-2003, 09:48 AM
hey they' re so young for wedding!!!

Experimentee
12-25-2003, 12:02 PM
She called Alex her "official boyfriend" (which made me laugh anyway because that's something a young kid would say...lol) in an article from Baltimore on Dec. 3rd.

OMG someone who stills says things like "official boyfriend" is getting married! :haha: :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
12-25-2003, 03:19 PM
Guille and Carla are getting married on 28th December in Rosario, which is Carla's hometown. She is 19 and he will turn 22 in January and they have been dating for about 3 years. Personally I think they are way too young, but guess if they are both happy and that is what they want - good luck to them :)

By the way - welcome back Mrs. Guga - hope you get some good luck with the job hunting.

And - one probably stupid question(!) - what actually is an "official boyfriend" - never heard that expression before - does it mean you can have lots of "unofficial" ones too!!?

Deboogle!.
12-25-2003, 03:26 PM
lol Rosie, I'd say it's just an immature teenager statement that doesn't really mean a whole lot of anything

Tricky_Forehand
12-25-2003, 05:22 PM
OMG someone who stills says things like "official boyfriend" is getting married! :haha: :rolleyes:

That's my point ;) .That's also why I think that this ring that people in the press have seen on her finger may not be an engagement ring. It doesn't seem like anyone bothered to ask either of them and saw a sparkling ring and just assumed. Now, I don't know Ashley at all but I've known many girls around her age that will put a ring like that on there wedding finger for the attention :rolleyes: . I've read an interview that Ashley did after she and Alex played mixed doubles at the US OPEN and it sounds like she's had a crush on Alex for a long time. She's probably on cloud nine because he's her "official boyfriend." It'll be interesting to see what happens as the months go on.

Tricky_Forehand
12-25-2003, 05:35 PM
And - one probably stupid question(!) - what actually is an "official boyfriend" - never heard that expression before - does it mean you can have lots of "unofficial" ones too!!?

I can't speak for everyone but, in my experience, it's normally a phrase used by young kids when they start seeing someone that they may have had their eye on for a while. My only small worry about this relationship is that Alex may get hurt when Ashley tires of him being her "official boyfriend." I think I read somewhere a while back about how Roddick was her "first real boyfriend" or something like that so she seems to still be in that stage of counting boyfriends :rolleyes: .

Now, I know that Alex knows her better than any of us but from what I know about Alex personally and Ashley through interviews...Alex seems to be a little too mature for her even though he's only two years older. I don't want anyone to get hurt in this relationship but obviously I worry more about Alex...lol.

star
12-25-2003, 06:00 PM
Bunk, thanks!!!!!!!!!!! That helps so much!!! Bogomolov... I have heard of him occasionally, but have no idea what he looks like or anything. Arf

Lee, lol, thanks! I am so sad... I have not been able to find a job... so there is probably no way I can go to Scottsdale anyway. No Nalbandian for me--oh well, ho hum... are you gonna go?! I guess my New Years resolution will be to stop being broke, lol

Damm, Mrs. Guga. I'd hire you in a new york minute. You'd be a great addition to anyone's work force. Do you want a letter of recommendation?

To Whomever it concerns:

Mrs. Guga is a vivacious, enthusiastic, hardworking young woman. Her good humor and dedication make her a welcome addition to the workplace. She is extremely intelligent and learns new tasks quickly.

As an aside, I must warn you not to let her engage in any computer work because she tends to linger on web pages that feature shirtless ATP players, but other than that arguably forvigable failing, she is an excellent prospect.

:lol:

Gonzo Hates Me!
12-25-2003, 06:09 PM
Hi everyone--and thanks everyone

Tennis724, I assume you are female?! Anyway... what is Bogomolov's story--he is Russian or something but plays for US?! I dunno...Ashley is so hot, and from the looks of your avatar, so is Alex. And he is wearing a Von Dutch hat--splendidness

Bunk, yay!! Omigod, I LOVE Scottsdale/Phoenix area. You're so lucky. My dad lives there--so it was so convenient if I were to go there and I could stalk Nalbandian--but yeah, no money. There's always next year--Anyway, have fun and tell everyone all about it!!! Is it gonna be your first time going?! You are from Houston or Arizona too?!

I think everyone in tennis is doing everything so young, just 'cause I STILL have never had a boyfriend and I am 19, and it pisses me off that people are engaged and married and having these 4 year romances. I am so jealous. Maybe if I became a tennis player, I will suddenly have romantic success in my life too. Anyway, I guess it's about luck and fate... tennis players seem to be really blessed with that.

Deboogle!.
12-25-2003, 06:12 PM
Bunk, yay!! Omigod, I LOVE Scottsdale/Phoenix area. You're so lucky. My dad lives there--so it was so convenient if I were to go there and I could stalk Nalbandian--but yeah, no money. There's always next year--Anyway, have fun and tell everyone all about it!!! Is it gonna be your first time going?! You are from Houston or Arizona too?!


Ok I'm from the Boston area but go to school in Houston. My parents and I take a vacation every spring to Scottsdale just because we like it there (when my parents retire to somewhere warm I'm sure it'll be that area) and this year the tennis tourney happens to be the same exact week I'll be there so I begged my parents to go LOL... I'm going to one day session by myself and one night session with them. But..... it's my very first live tennis experience and I am SO EXCITED!!!!! The only players I know for sure are playing there yet are Andy, Taylor, James, and Andre so I figure I can't lose since I love all of them.... I hope they keep adding good players!

Gonzo Hates Me!
12-25-2003, 06:13 PM
Star, lol! You're cheesy! LOL... but I'll be sure to keep that on hand--but I just have horrible luck with jobs... even the place at which I worked for a year wouldn't hire me. I just can't find a job.

As for my website, omigod--I do have a habit of just dropping off the face of the planet. That sucks--I am just not very committed to anything--I get bored so easily... ho hum

star
12-25-2003, 06:15 PM
Oh yeah..... Well, dont' say that in your interviews. :)

Gonzo Hates Me!
12-25-2003, 06:17 PM
Wow, Bunk!! I didn't know of anyone playing--I just assumed Naba will be there 'cause he was there last year I believe. Andy--wow!!!!!!! Anyway, wow, cool. Now I wanna go...... I am sooooo mad at myself for not finding a job. But hey, I am so happy that this will be your first tennis experience. That's so awesome. You will be sooooo starstruck and have some of the most wonderful moments.

Deboogle!.
12-25-2003, 06:20 PM
yeah he's playing for the first time ever (it kinda makes sense since Scottsdale isn't too far from LA and Indian Wells is the following week, so it's a nice close easy lead-in)... but yea I'm PSYCHED! :) People are gonna have to teach me how to find out practice schedules and stuff lol. I got third row seats, but they're allllllllllllllllll the way at the end of the long end of the court. Oh well, it was the best I could do. It'll be fun anyhow :)

and wow.... GOOD LUCK getting a job. It's tough out there right now, I hope you can find something!

star
12-25-2003, 06:20 PM
It's best that you don't go with your parents for the day session, cause then you can run around and act crazy and make a fool of yourself without them knowing. ;)

star
12-25-2003, 06:22 PM
No, the seats at the end are great. That's where I always sit by choice. You get a great view of the serve, and get to watch the players in between serves. It's the best place!

Deboogle!.
12-25-2003, 06:23 PM
lol ok.... I'm on the long end of the court, the last seats on the row LOL

if you say so I will trust master star :)

star
12-25-2003, 06:28 PM
Trust me. It's gonna be fine.

Plus......... betcha it's not full and you can just move to whatever seats you like better. :)

But really, on the side courts at IW, I like to sit right on the baseline or slightly behind it. And my seats in the stadium are on the baseline.

Also I like sitting behind the court on the sideline too. :)

Chloe le Bopper
12-25-2003, 06:45 PM
Rafter is making a semi-comeback in doubles in Adelaide and AO

WHAT?! I=out of loop

Deboogle!.
12-25-2003, 07:35 PM
Trust me. It's gonna be fine.

Plus......... betcha it's not full and you can just move to whatever seats you like better. :)


oh yea I'm way too excited to be worried :) I thought about that - that on the days I'm going I'm sure it won't be sold out lol.

I'm just excited, just plain excited lol. Made even better by the fact that the parents consider it part of the vacation so they pay ;)

*Ljubica*
12-25-2003, 07:36 PM
Hi everyone--and thanks everyone

Tennis724, I assume you are female?! Anyway... what is Bogomolov's story--he is Russian or something but plays for US?! I dunno...Ashley is so hot, and from the looks of your avatar, so is Alex. And he is wearing a Von Dutch hat--splendidness

Bunk, yay!! Omigod, I LOVE Scottsdale/Phoenix area. You're so lucky. My dad lives there--so it was so convenient if I were to go there and I could stalk Nalbandian--but yeah, no money. There's always next year--Anyway, have fun and tell everyone all about it!!! Is it gonna be your first time going?! You are from Houston or Arizona too?!

I think everyone in tennis is doing everything so young, just 'cause I STILL have never had a boyfriend and I am 19, and it pisses me off that people are engaged and married and having these 4 year romances. I am so jealous. Maybe if I became a tennis player, I will suddenly have romantic success in my life too. Anyway, I guess it's about luck and fate... tennis players seem to be really blessed with that.

Dear Mrs. Guga - didn't anyone ever tell you that you can't stalk David Nalbandian because he belongs to me.... :) I might let you borrow him for a while though - in my dreams, - like I should be so lucky!!

Anyway, - I wouldn't worry about all these people getting married/engaged so young, - I was actually engaged when I was 18 and it didn't work out because after a year or so we both realised we were FAR too young for such a commitment - so just enjoy your freedom while you can.

J. Corwin
12-25-2003, 08:21 PM
You've gotten Scottsdale tickets already...and I still don't have my San Jose tickets! I tried calling them up or going on Ticketmaster, but individual tickets supposedly don't start selling after January 7!

J. Corwin
12-25-2003, 08:23 PM
That isn't fair cuz San Jose tourney is a month before Scottsdale too.

J. Corwin
12-25-2003, 08:23 PM
But then I guess San Jose tickets don't sell as well as Scottsdale ones. The Scottsdale tix are on higher demand.

Deboogle!.
12-25-2003, 08:28 PM
You've gotten Scottsdale tickets already...and I still don't have my San Jose tickets! I tried calling them up or going on Ticketmaster, but individual tickets supposedly don't start selling after January 7!

They went on sale Dec. 1 - I was flying back from home back to school after Thanksgiving and I bought my tix by phone when I was waiting in the airport LOL!

And thta's not even bad... the US Men's Clay Court Champs tix in Houston (they only do full-series tix though) have been on sale since like... September!!!!

J. Corwin
12-25-2003, 08:32 PM
Are you trying to make me feel even worse?

Deboogle!.
12-25-2003, 08:33 PM
awwwwwwww sorry :( :hug:

star
12-25-2003, 08:33 PM
I think Scottsdale in February is pretty much in demand. :)

I didn't go to Scottsdale this year for Christmas. :(

I miss warm weather at Christmas.

I'm dreaming of a warrrrrmmmmmmmmmm Christmas.
Just like the ones back in school
With the palm trees waving
and children bathing
just once more in the pool.

Deboogle!.
12-25-2003, 08:34 PM
lol yeah March is their busiest time, for sure. Definitely tourist season, especially at a fancy resort. March 1-7 is like the perfect time there demand-wise

it's actually in the 50s here today *in shock and disbelief*

star
12-25-2003, 08:52 PM
brrrrrrrrr

But we are having a nasty day too. 48 the high and overcast sky.

We feel a little persecuted when we have an overcast sky for the whole day. ;)

Shy
12-25-2003, 08:53 PM
star- Is it Coria in your pic?

star
12-25-2003, 08:56 PM
Yes!!!! Isn't he a doll?

And you notice he is playing on GRASS!

Shy
12-25-2003, 08:57 PM
lol. So, he is a grass player afterall. Such a cute pic.

Deboogle!.
12-25-2003, 08:58 PM
I know.... isn't that like the cutest pic ever???????!!!!!!!!

Tricky_Forehand
12-25-2003, 09:05 PM
Hi everyone--and thanks everyone

Tennis724, I assume you are female?! Anyway... what is Bogomolov's story--he is Russian or something but plays for US?! I dunno...Ashley is so hot, and from the looks of your avatar, so is Alex. And he is wearing a Von Dutch hat--splendidness

Yes, I'm female :) . It depends on how much of Alex's story you want to hear...lol. I'm known to go on and on and on about him ;) . Yes, he is a Russian-born American. I believe that he and his family moved to Florida when he was around 11. I won't go into the long story now but my whole support and excitement about Alex started in 2002 with following his results but since I've met him several times now...my respect and support for him grows every day. That's sappy but what can I say? :D

I have to admit to ignorance here. I've been trying to figure out what the big deal is about the brand of hat that he wears. Is Von Dutch just a brand? Or does it mean something? I know i'm not that old :p .

I think everyone in tennis is doing everything so young, just 'cause I STILL have never had a boyfriend and I am 19, and it pisses me off that people are engaged and married and having these 4 year romances. I am so jealous. Maybe if I became a tennis player, I will suddenly have romantic success in my life too. Anyway, I guess it's about luck and fate... tennis players seem to be really blessed with that.

Mrs. Guga, I didn't have my first serious relationship until I was 21. And before that I had only go on 2 or 3 dates between 18-21. Dating is complicated and, in my opinion, not something to do just to have it on your resume ;) . I'm 25 now and I think that I sort of scare guys away in some environments because i'm so independent. Who knew independence could be a bad thing? :rolleyes:

star
12-25-2003, 09:15 PM
Mrs. Guga is gorgeous! I can't imagine she would have any trouble attracting men at all at all.

Tricky_Forehand
12-26-2003, 12:33 AM
Mrs. Guga is gorgeous! I can't imagine she would have any trouble attracting men at all at all.

My opinion only...it's not really a matter of physical attraction. Most of the good men are not only intimidated by a woman confident in her looks but by how independent she is. Being physically attractive is only a small part of the dating world ;) . I can't count how many physically attractive men that I've come across with nothing upstairs :rolleyes: .

Lee
12-26-2003, 12:33 AM
I think Scottsdale in February is pretty much in demand. :)

I didn't go to Scottsdale this year for Christmas. :(

I miss warm weather at Christmas.

I'm dreaming of a warrrrrmmmmmmmmmm Christmas.
Just like the ones back in school
With the palm trees waving
and children bathing
just once more in the pool.


The weather this week is GORGEOUS!

Lee
12-26-2003, 12:37 AM
lol yeah March is their busiest time, for sure. Definitely tourist season, especially at a fancy resort. March 1-7 is like the perfect time there demand-wise

it's actually in the 50s here today *in shock and disbelief*

No, the tourist season is already in full flare! Usually, I can drive about 5 mph above speed limit. Now, it's 10mph below :devil:

Lee
12-26-2003, 12:40 AM
Bunk, thanks!!!!!!!!!!! That helps so much!!! Bogomolov... I have heard of him occasionally, but have no idea what he looks like or anything. Arf

Lee, lol, thanks! I am so sad... I have not been able to find a job... so there is probably no way I can go to Scottsdale anyway. No Nalbandian for me--oh well, ho hum... are you gonna go?! I guess my New Years resolution will be to stop being broke, lol

Mrs. Guga, may be you can get your dad buy you a ticket ;) I wants to go before but since Schuettler is not coming this year (because of the schedule change :mad: ), I am not so incline now!

Deboogle!.
12-26-2003, 02:11 AM
No, the tourist season is already in full flare! Usually, I can drive about 5 mph above speed limit. Now, it's 10mph below :devil:

really, already? wow! I've only ever been in March and April and it's always QUITE busy there then. We have to go to restaurants so early to not wait lol

Lee
12-26-2003, 02:32 AM
really, already? wow! I've only ever been in March and April and it's always QUITE busy there then. We have to go to restaurants so early to not wait lol

Some restaurants, you have to wait forever even it's not tourist season. Especially on weekends. I remembered it was late June on Sunday night. I went to PF Chang at about 6:30pm. The restaurant actually ran out of those pagers and the hostess told us came back in about 45 minutes to have a pager :worship: and we ended up waited for about 2 hours to get a table. But there are lots of shops around and it's a nice stroll after sunset as it's already very hot at that time of year.

Deboogle!.
12-26-2003, 02:43 AM
PF Chang at the Fashion Square? or Kierland? That's been there forever but we've never gone.... and now they have them all over! LOL!

Anyway I love Scottsdale. I really hope my parents move there soon so I can go visit more :) It's such a wonderful place, I love the culture and the FOOD and the architecture! Are you originally from there or did you move from somewhere else?

Lee
12-26-2003, 02:46 AM
PF Chang at the Fashion Square? or Kierland? That's been there forever but we've never gone.... and now they have them all over! LOL!

Anyway I love Scottsdale. I really hope my parents move there soon so I can go visit more :) It's such a wonderful place, I love the culture and the FOOD and the architecture! Are you originally from there or did you move from somewhere else?

The Kierland one. I move here not because of retirement but following my hubby's job! :p Still trying to get use to the heat in summer but not very successful!

Deboogle!.
12-26-2003, 02:50 AM
LOL cool!! That new Kierland center is gorgeous, we walked around one day last March and the stores are amazing there... we felt very poor LOL

I don't know if my parents can handle the heat in the summer either.... I think if they thought they could handle it well, they would have moved already! I've been there when it hit 100 and that was bad enough, I can't imagine 120 or more!

Lee
12-26-2003, 03:01 AM
LOL cool!! That new Kierland center is gorgeous, we walked around one day last March and the stores are amazing there... we felt very poor LOL

I don't know if my parents can handle the heat in the summer either.... I think if they thought they could handle it well, they would have moved already! I've been there when it hit 100 and that was bad enough, I can't imagine 120 or more!

When the temp. hit over 105, I stay home up in the mountain ;) Can't venture into the valley unless it's emergency.