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Top Female Tennis Stars

From the best backhands to the slickest serves, Kidzworld checks out some of the top women's tennis players who'll be playing at the 2005 US Open.

2005 US Open - Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova moved to the United States from Russia when she was seven and trained at an expensive tennis school in Florida, after getting the attention of tennis scouts. The blonde, Russian seventeen year-old upset Serena Williams to win the 2004 Wimbledon tennis tournament and is now getting as much attention for her good looks as she is for her brilliant backhand. Sharapova is the number one seeded player in the world and her powerful serve, mental toughness and great court coverage have made her a favorite to win at the 2005 US Open.

2005 US Open - Justine Henin-Hardenne

Justine Henin-Hardenne was the number one ranked female tennis player on the planet and won the US Open in 2003. She missed several tournaments, including Wimbledon, in 2004 after becoming sick with a nasty virus. Justine Henin-Hardenne became the first Belgian tennis player to win a Grand Slam tennis tournament when she defeated fellow Belgian tennis star, Kim Clijsters, in the final of the 2003 French Open. Henin-Hardenne won the gold medal in women's singles at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

2005 US Open - Amelie Mauresmo

Amelie Mauresmo is the number three ranked female tennis player at the US Open. She is a powerful and athletic player, who loves to play an aggressive game. Despite her number three ranking, the French tennis star has yet to win a Grand Slam tournament. Mauresmo reached the final of the Australian Open in 1999 but disappointed her fans in France by failing to win the French Open in 2004. Besides being a great tennis player, Amelie Mauresmo also has a need for speed. She loves go-kart racing, riding horses and downhill skiing.

Female Tennis Star Fun Facts

  • Maria Sharapova used to be called the "Siberian Siren" because of the loud grunting sounds she made whenever she hit the ball.
  • Justine Henin-Hardenne is superstitious and avoids walking on the tennis court lines between points during a match.
  • Amelie Mauresmo has a golden retriever, named Sophia.
  • Other women who are favored to win the US Open included Serena and Venus Williams, who are both top ten seeds. For more info on the Williams sisters, click here.
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Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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How the game works: you roast the favorite american football player of the person above you  EXAMPLE: Mathew Stafford LIONS QB USER BELOW: hes the worst qb in nfl did you know that? Ok first person to reply roasts my player:  Favorite NFL Player: Antonio Brown #84 Pittsburgh Steelers
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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
as long as they r happy i think it is fine :)
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A recent comment on a video gave me this idea , of writing about this whole scenario  the comment was something like this Messi + Ronaldo = Zlatan It was something that made me happy , cuz i'm a Zlatan fan myself , but keeping that aside I'll be honest in stating the reasons due to which Zlatan is considered better among fans  1st - Tired of Messi vs Ronaldo ; For those of you tired of the endless Messi vs Ronaldo debate Zlatan is the middle way , when Zlatan was asked for a word to describe Messi and Ronaldo  he said for Messi - Fantastic , for Ronaldo - Good ( he'd definitely prefer messi since he was in barca , so definitely against Real Madrid , but i'll skip that ) , but when asked about one word for Zlatan - "WOW!" that was his answer 2nd - If you believe in extraordinary and Jaw-dropping stuff; If we talk about Messi and Ronaldo we'll think constant goal scorers and team players and who deliver something great evry time the team needs it , but Zlatan he may also score regularly not as frequent as Messi or Ronaldo , but every time he scores it's another jaw dropping goal , whether that 32 yard bicycle kick vs England or extraordinary volleys Zlatan is Zlatan 3rd Zlatan does things nobody does; You won't see Ronaldo having fun with reporters or Messi bad mouthing his manager even when he is wrong , Zlatan doesn't cares,  like who can forget the epic reply to Arsene Wenger on asking Zlatan to play a trial game , -" ZLATAN doesn't do Auditions" If some of you guys don't agree with me no problem , everybody has their own opinion , and if you don't agree with me cuz you don't know about any of those Zlatan goals or interviews , then you should definitely search the internet for - Extraordinary Zlatan  ZLATAN may had not won the -ballon d'or , but has won large no of trophies and league titles  search for zlatan ibrahimovic - titles and trophies for that
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Well for me, I think totally! Inside that is. When a guy says girls can't play sports I think THEY can't be cheerleaders. But if a guy says girls CAN play sports, yep, they could be cheerleaders
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