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AO Gallery: The Fantastic WTA Fans

From national pride to one very frighteningly-painted fan - not one of these three - see all the best fan pics from Australia here. And which king of '90s Britpop was Down Under too? Find out!

Published February 06, 2014 12:10

The players are the center of attention, but nothing would be there if it weren't for the fans.
The players are the center of attention, but nothing would be there if it weren't for the fans.
The Genie Army were definitely the most talked-about fans from this year's Australian Open...
The Genie Army were definitely the most talked-about fans from this year's Australian Open...
But other WTA stars had very strong followings - including eventual finalist Dominika Cibulkova.
But other WTA stars had very strong followings - including eventual finalist Dominika Cibulkova.
And of course the woman who conquered them all, eventual Australian Open champion Li Na.
And of course the woman who conquered them all, eventual Australian Open champion Li Na.
Maria Sharapova is always one of - if not the - most followed female athletes on the planet.
Maria Sharapova is always one of - if not the - most followed female athletes on the planet.
From her Chinese fans to young children and 30-somethings around the world, Li inspires, period.
From her Chinese fans to young children and 30-somethings around the world, Li inspires, period.
WTA legend Evonne Goolagong Cawley is always keeping up with the WTA, and she did so this time too.
WTA legend Evonne Goolagong Cawley is always keeping up with the WTA, and she did so this time too.
Liam Gallagher of Oasis fame was at Melbourne Park this year. He said he's a fan of Ana Ivanovic.
Liam Gallagher of Oasis fame was at Melbourne Park this year. He said he's a fan of Ana Ivanovic.
Kimiko Date-Krumm is always a popular figure at tournaments, and this time was no different.
Kimiko Date-Krumm is always a popular figure at tournaments, and this time was no different.
These two fans were showing their support for Flavia Pennetta - though the hats may be unrelated...
These two fans were showing their support for Flavia Pennetta - though the hats may be unrelated...
Photographers found face-painted fans during the quarterfinals - including this Eugenie Bouchard fan.
Photographers found face-painted fans during the quarterfinals - including this Eugenie Bouchard fan.
And this Pennetta fan...
And this Pennetta fan...
This Li fan...
This Li fan...
And this Ivanovic fan.
And this Ivanovic fan.
And... Welcome to the Top 10, Simona?
And... Welcome to the Top 10, Simona?
  • The players are the center of attention, but nothing would be there if it weren't for the fans.
  • The Genie Army were definitely the most talked-about fans from this year's Australian Open...
  • But other WTA stars had very strong followings - including eventual finalist Dominika Cibulkova.
  • And of course the woman who conquered them all, eventual Australian Open champion Li Na.
  • Maria Sharapova is always one of - if not the - most followed female athletes on the planet.
  • From her Chinese fans to young children and 30-somethings around the world, Li inspires, period.
  • WTA legend Evonne Goolagong Cawley is always keeping up with the WTA, and she did so this time too.
  • Liam Gallagher of Oasis fame was at Melbourne Park this year. He said he's a fan of Ana Ivanovic.
  • Kimiko Date-Krumm is always a popular figure at tournaments, and this time was no different.
  • These two fans were showing their support for Flavia Pennetta - though the hats may be unrelated...
  • Photographers found face-painted fans during the quarterfinals - including this Eugenie Bouchard fan.
  • And this Pennetta fan...
  • This Li fan...
  • And this Ivanovic fan.
  • And... Welcome to the Top 10, Simona?
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