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Donald Young, A superficial question?

Rocketta
02-08-2005, 04:03 PM
Are those his real eyes or are they contacts? Either way he's a cutie patootie. : :hearts:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20050130/capt.sge.ger36.300105220329.photo00.photo.default-281x380.jpg

JonBcn
02-08-2005, 04:08 PM
Not sure. I suspect thats not a real squirrel though.

Fin090
02-08-2005, 04:10 PM
Not sure. I suspect thats not a real squirrel though.
Yeah and I suspect it's not even a real kangaroo.

Becarina
02-08-2005, 04:12 PM
LOL I don't know which is cuter.... :)

Rocketta
02-08-2005, 04:28 PM
Not sure. I suspect thats not a real squirrel though.

Oh oh does someone need some glasses? :unsure: :lol:

LOL, I wonder why they would give a teenage boy a stuffed animal? :o :o :o

ae wowww
02-08-2005, 04:38 PM
Yeah they're contacts. It's backed up by the DNA of two African parents not being able to create green eyes I think-I think the hair colour means he'd def have brown eyes?

CooCooCachoo
02-08-2005, 04:38 PM
Oh oh does someone need some glasses? :unsure: :lol:

LOL, I wonder why they would give a teenage boy a stuffed animal? :o :o :o

It's just tradition at the AO. I think all winners get them :)

jmp
02-08-2005, 04:38 PM
:wavey: Hi there, Rocketta. It's nice to "see" you over here. :) I don't know about Donald's eyes. This is the first close up I've seen of him. I've only seen a couple of clips of him hitting. I hope he continues to do well.

RodLo
02-08-2005, 04:47 PM
It looks to me that it's the light reflecting in his eyes that make them appear that greenish-gray color. He probably has a dark brown color, so the light reflecting off them probably makes them appear to be a different color. :)

Frooty_Bazooty
02-08-2005, 04:58 PM
its the reflection of the courts which are green

smucav
02-08-2005, 05:22 PM
Yeah they're contacts. It's backed up by the DNA of two African parents not being able to create green eyes I think-I think the hair colour means he'd def have brown eyes?Both of his parents were interviewed at the AA Kids Day: I'm 99% sure they both had brown eyes.

JonBcn
02-08-2005, 05:27 PM
Forget the squirrel thing, it was a misguided joke that no one got.

Scotso
02-08-2005, 05:36 PM
Chloe seems to have studied this in depth. I wait for her analysis.

Scotso
02-08-2005, 05:36 PM
Forget the squirrel thing, it was a misguided joke that no one got.

Don't worry, I got it.

Rocketta
02-08-2005, 05:50 PM
Forget the squirrel thing, it was a misguided joke that no one got.

Haha, I got it! I was just picking! :lol:

Rocketta
02-08-2005, 05:50 PM
:wavey: Hi there, Rocketta. It's nice to "see" you over here. :) I don't know about Donald's eyes. This is the first close up I've seen of him. I've only seen a couple of clips of him hitting. I hope he continues to do well.


Hey! :wavey:

Rocketta
02-08-2005, 05:52 PM
its the reflection of the courts which are green


I saw him in a documentary on the Tennis channel and they looked blue then....which made me have a question back then but when I saw this picture it reminded me to ask the question. :)

alfajeffster
02-08-2005, 06:23 PM
Yeah they're contacts. It's backed up by the DNA of two African parents not being able to create green eyes I think-I think the hair colour means he'd def have brown eyes?

You've obviously never seen a fabulous high yella boy in New Orleans!

Chloe le Bopper
02-08-2005, 06:58 PM
Chloe seems to have studied this in depth. I wait for her analysis.
lol... yeah, we did discuss this for half an hour one night :o

Both his parents can have brown eyes and be black and he can still end up blue eyed. It just means that they had to be carrying a recessive gene for blue eyes each (which I think means they both need to have caucasion in their background? I'm not entirely sure on that point). His eyes look like that in every single photo that I've seen of him. I guess it's possible that he keeps contacts in at all times, but I find it liklier that he's just blue eyed. Or grey eyed. Whatever.

Chloe le Bopper
02-08-2005, 07:01 PM
Yeah they're contacts. It's backed up by the DNA of two African parents not being able to create green eyes I think-I think the hair colour means he'd def have brown eyes?
I'm by no means an expert, but I'm pretty sure that the colour of his hair doesn't have any relevance on what colour his eyes are. They're separate traits that don't influence one another, as far as I know.

If somebody who studies this crap would like to give a better explanation than I have, please feel free to step forward. I've run out of intro to bio material ;)

MisterQ
02-08-2005, 07:45 PM
The U.S. Open should give out stuffed squirrels. :banana:

ae wowww
02-08-2005, 07:54 PM
The U.S. Open should give out stuffed squirrels. :banana:
Racoons :D

blosson
02-08-2005, 08:53 PM
Close up of Donald's eyes.

They should give away stuffed pigeons in Wimbledon :p

ae wowww
02-08-2005, 08:58 PM
Donald needs to shave off the monkey-tache.

Stuffed frogs at RG :p?

Pea
02-08-2005, 09:07 PM
Real.

Coleburg83
02-08-2005, 09:09 PM
He's probably got a Strom Thurmond gene in him.

Auburn
02-08-2005, 09:24 PM
Chloe's right.

Every human has two genes for each and every trait, such as eye color, one coming from the father and the other from the mother. They may be different (which are called alleles by the way) and case simplified, it is generally accepted that the combination of these genes determine the physical outcome according to their dominace over each other (the dominant allele masks the the effects of the recessive) Brown eyes gene is dominant to blue eyes thus even if the parents have brown eyes it is possible for them to have a blue eyed kid if both of them carry both a brown and a blue eye gene. This creates a posibility for a blue-blue combination. Just try like this:

Mother: Brown-blue Father:Brown-blue

and cross match each of the genes from each parent. Only 4 outcomes can be obtained and physically 3 of them yield brown eyes while 1 yields blue eyes. So Donald's a 25% kid :eek: . Oh well, did that make any sense at all? LoL ;)

I'm by no means an expert, but I'm pretty sure that the colour of his hair doesn't have any relevance on what colour his eyes are.

Skin and eye color have no direct relation. They are independent traits. :)


Sorry if this made whoever read this post a little dizzy and confused. Couldnt help myself. :o

Allez-H˛
02-08-2005, 09:25 PM
Chloe is right: let say His dad is Y and his mom is X
Y and X have both a recessive alleles and a dominant one,the dominant one is brown and the recessive one is blue/green/...Because brown is dominant,X and Y have brown eyes.But their child has e chance on having blue/green/... eyes,because he'll always have one allel from X and one from Y.Now if he inheritates te recessive ones from his mom and dad,he'll have blue/green/...eyes.So he's chance of having blue/green/... eyes is a total of 25%.

Now I'm everything but a biology/science/whatever-expert so if I'm wrong,someone pleaz correct me :p

Chloe le Bopper
02-08-2005, 10:37 PM
Thanks both of you. I was pretty much 99.9999% certain that I was correct, but I didn't want to be a know-it-all just in case ;)

blosson
02-08-2005, 10:57 PM
this thread is a biology lesson. keep studying hard menstennisfans.

Rocketta
02-08-2005, 11:18 PM
wow, this is interesting.....

I saw a close up of his mother and frankly I think she may have grey eyes or they both could've been wearing contacts. :p

anyway he's a cutie patootie! :hearts:

and it's certainly not unlikely that mama and daddy has a white person in their family lineage.

victory1
02-09-2005, 01:08 AM
Actually, I'm from Atlanta and he's a big deal here. He was on Good Day Atlanta (FOX Atlanta morning show) about a year ago and they showed some pictures of him taking from different tournaments when he was younger. All the pictures (start at the age of 3, he was holding a racket) had his eyes a greyish blue, so yes they are real.

Clara Bow
02-09-2005, 01:28 AM
Gotta agree- definately real. African Americans with light eyes are uncommon, but not as rare as you may think. As people mentioned earlier in this thread- if two people with brown eyes have the a recessive gene they can have a light eyed child.

As I mentioned in another thread, one of my boyfriends in college was African American (both of his parents were too) and had light hazel eyes that were natural. (And he was quite a looker too!) I believe, but may be mistaken, that both of Gary Dourdan of CSI's parents are African American, and he has really pretty light eyes.

Smankyou
02-09-2005, 01:31 AM
Donald's a little cutie. I like his mum as well. Not too overbearing.

I believe, but may be mistaken, that both of Gary Dourdan of CSI's parents are African American, and he has really pretty light eyes.

I lvoe him.

liS@
02-09-2005, 04:33 AM
Saw him at LA Qualies last yr--real or not, his eyes are very beautiful.

I find it strange a 15 yr old athlete would go out of his way to buy colored contacts...

Woo yes, CSI's Gary Dourdan... :angel:

Rocketta
02-09-2005, 05:15 AM
Saw him at LA Qualies last yr--real or not, his eyes are very beautiful.

I find it strange a 15 yr old athlete would go out of his way to buy colored contacts...

Woo yes, CSI's Gary Dourdan... :angel:

I'm so happy that it's turning out that they are real because

1. That means he's *really* going to be a heartbreaker and

2. For a young boy to be sporting colored contacts is kind of well gayish and that would mean he will be in for a hard time in professional sports. Not saying that would make him gay of course but people would wonder. ;)


Like I said, I saw Donald saw his eyes and wondered and then saw his mother and I think she has light eyes as well.....but I still wondered. I've seen dark skin & grey eyes, I've seen dark skin and green eyes, but I had never seen dark skin and blue eyes before Donald.

Anyway here's his interview after the final....I found this instead of more pics...:D He seems pretty down to earth.

Donald Young
Sunday, January 30, 2005






D. YOUNG/ K. Sun Yong

6 2, 6 2

An interview with:

DONALD YOUNG


THE MODERATOR: Tomorrow Donald will become No. 1 and he'll be the youngest No. 1 junior since the rankings began, and also he's the youngest junior Grand Slam winner.
First question, question.

Q. What do you think of that?
DONALD YOUNG: I'm really excited actually. I mean, I really don't know what to say. I mean, I'm really excited. Been wanting to win this tournament for a while and it happened so I'm really excited.

Q. At what point did you think you won, when you got the break at 4 All?
DONALD YOUNG: Well, the first set well, I knew coming into the match, he was tired. He had like four three setters. I mean, I just wanted to work him, move him around, keep him out there a little while. It happened. He got tired, and I started playing better, so I won.

Q. Midway through that second set, you got a bit frustrated.
DONALD YOUNG: Yeah, I was getting upset because I started rushing and missing, because he just started getting it in play and not hitting any pace on the ball. But I just kept it in play and attacked him, and I won.

Q. When you lost the Orange Bowl final to Tim, you seemed almost inconsolable.
DONALD YOUNG: I don't know. I was really upset after that. I was expecting to win, because I beat him before. He came out a different person and started playing a lot better than he had ever played before. I was surprised, and he got me.
But hopefully it will never happen again.

Q. Back then you seemed so upset. Could you envision just a month later here you are?
DONALD YOUNG: No, I really couldn't. Coming into this tournament, I was telling my parents, he's like you're going to win it. I'm like, No, I'm going to lose, first or second round. Obviously, that didn't happen.

Q. What do you think is different in your game in the last six, eight months? I've seen you lose in the first round in a couple of these events. You just sort of stormed your way through here.
DONALD YOUNG: I think it's confidence more now. I mean, I feel like I'm capable of playing with the players and not they're all bigger. They're all bigger pretty much than me anyway, but I feel like I can play with them and they're a little closer to my age. About to be 19 this year. Some of them, they were like 18.
But I just had a lot more respect for the ones last year. Now I feel like I'm up there with the rest of them.

Q. Did what happened at the Orange Bowl help you?
DONALD YOUNG: Yeah, I think, yeah, it helped me a lot. Now I'm not taking anybody for granted. I might say they're a scrub or something. But, I mean, I'm not really serious about it. But now I don't take anybody for granted.

Q. When you won, you sank to your knees and yelled something and repeated it. Do you remember what that was?
DONALD YOUNG: I just said, "What, what," a couple times.

Q. You said, "What"?
DONALD YOUNG: Yeah, "What." I mean, it's like I mean, I didn't know. Obviously I was so excited.

Q. When you go home at night and watch some of these matches, Roddick and Hewitt, Safin, what are you thinking? How big a gap do you think there is between where you are now and getting to that next level?
DONALD YOUNG: Obviously, a big gap because, I mean, they're out there getting to the main Slam finals or whatever.
But when I get bigger and older hopefully, you know, I can be up there in a couple years or try at least.

Q. Do you have confidence that, "I can do that someday"?
DONALD YOUNG: Yeah, I mean, if I'm playing the same players. Most of the players I'll probably play will be in the Juniors, I mean, or some of the ones that are out there now, but they'll be getting a little older. Hopefully so.

Q. The fate of a successful junior like yourself in the US, particularly with the USTA, you're a little young, but Andy, they kind of pounce on you with all these expectations coming your way. How do you think you're going to deal with that, or do you have any idea that it was happening?
DONALD YOUNG: Well, I just try to keep playing and winning and playing good. If that comes with it, it comes with it, which it does. So, I mean, I just try not to focus on it.

Q. Who have you been talking to here, if anyone, among the main draw players?
DONALD YOUNG: No one actually. No one. Because we're in a separate locker room, like far away from the rest of them. So no one really.

Q. Do you know any of them?
DONALD YOUNG: Yeah, I talk to Roddick. But, I mean, I saw him like one time, and that was about it. That was it. So I didn't really see any other pros, except walking by them.

Q. How much of an advantage do you get from the lefty look, from guys not facing that very often?
DONALD YOUNG: A lot because, I mean, most players are righties. They don't get to practice with lefties a lot anyway. So, I mean, different spins. It just helps.

Q. Have you played many lefties?
DONALD YOUNG: Yeah, one tournament I played all lefties, and I didn't like it. I don't even like playing lefties myself, so I see how the righties feel.

Q. What does it mean to be No. 1?
DONALD YOUNG: A lot. I mean, I've wanted to be No. 1 since I started playing ITFs or whatever. But it's here now, so I don't really know.
It's kind of like no feeling to it. I mean, I thought it would be it is awesome, but I thought it would be a lot I mean, I don't know. It just feels like nothing now.
But I'm excited about it (smiling).

Q. Maybe it needs to sink in?
DONALD YOUNG: Yeah, right. Maybe tomorrow when I see actually No. 1 by my name, then I'll realize it.

Q. Granted you just walked off the court, but does this sort of accelerate your plans in terms of wildcards and challengers, that kind of thing?
DONALD YOUNG: No, not really. I try to stay on the same plan or whatever, play a couple more pro tournaments. But still play all the junior Slams or whatever. You know, hopefully I can come back next year and see what happens.

Q. Gael Monfils almost won the junior Grand Slam. You have one now. Is that a goal of yours?
DONALD YOUNG: Yeah. I think that's most people's goal when they win the first one. See how it goes. Yeah, but I'm not going to try to put the extra pressure on myself.

Q. Any idea how you're going to celebrate tonight?
DONALD YOUNG: No, not really. I don't know. Watch a movie. I don't know really because my parents are talking about going to the casino, but I can't go in. So there's no point. I don't know, I'll just sit outside, I guess.

Q. Do you have to wait for them outside?
DONALD YOUNG: Yeah, right.

Q. Maybe they'll bring you a drink.
DONALD YOUNG: No (smiling).

Q. What is important to you besides tennis?
DONALD YOUNG: My parents. I mean, family. I mean, tennis, obviously, school. I mean, normal things that's important to everybody else. I mean, nothing special.

Q. No other secondary hobby or anything?
DONALD YOUNG: No. I mean, I used to play baseball and soccer, but I was okay, not too good. I was obviously better at tennis, so I stuck with tennis.

Leena
02-09-2005, 05:28 AM
I saw him in a documentary on the Tennis channel and they looked blue then....which made me have a question back then but when I saw this picture it reminded me to ask the question. :)
I believe the only color you're seeing is black...

Oh, and welcome.

Ultraman
02-09-2005, 05:56 AM
My guess is that they are real. I've seen other black guys with those color eyes. And besides, I don't think his Mom would allow him to get away with colored contacts.

Rocketta
02-09-2005, 04:27 PM
I believe the only color you're seeing is black...

Oh, and welcome.

don't you have some troll usernames to make up to get banned for the 5 billionth time on Wtaworld?

troll begone! :wavey:

Rocketta
02-09-2005, 04:29 PM
My guess is that they are real. I've seen other black guys with those color eyes. And besides, I don't think his Mom would allow him to get away with colored contacts.

I would think the same thing but I don't take anything for granted anymore. I saw a girl on the local high school team with a huge tatoo and I would think a mother wouldn't let her child get a tatoo before 18 but then I realized that's just me and not necessarily what other's think about it. :)