Q&A: Tamarine Tanasugarn

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Q: What are you reading at the moment?
A: Fashion magazines or Japanese cartoons, but mostly studying for my degree at Bangkok University. I'm lucky I chose law, because I don't have to go to class.Q: Is that why you chose it?
A: No, but it's good that way--sometimes my friends even tape the lectures for me.

Q: What was the last movie you saw?
A: The most memorable was Titanic.

Q: Did you buy the soundtrack?
A: No, I didn't want to waste my baht.

Q: Do you ever dream about tennis?
A: Yes, often.

Q: Are they scary dreams?
A: Yeah, sometimes, but they can also be quite exciting.

Q: What's exciting about them?
A: Well, one time, I dreamed I played Andre Agassi. That was real strange.

Q: How so?
A: Well, we just kinda talked, we didn't really play, and that was like, wow!

Q: Have you asked Agassi for a game?
A: Not yet. I don't think he'd want to play.

Q: Any other dreams?
A: Well, it's not very exciting but sometimes I'm playing with an important foreigner, like President Lee Teng-hui of Taiwan.

Q: Was he any good?
A: I don't remember too well, but he didn't seem to be concentrating. Sometimes ... well no, that's too strange.

Q: What's that?
A: Once I dreamed I played with my dog!

Q: Who won?
A: He did. Well, not really. It was just like quick pictures, lots of running around.

Q: What's the best conversation you've had at net at the end of a match?
A: When I played Martina Hingis at Wimbledon. She said, That was the most fun I've had on a court.

--Stephen Short