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Why isn't Justine Grabbing Headlines?

After Serena won three slams: french wimbledon usopen she was everywhere in the news and media. She was the unstoppable force and pinnacle of domination.

Justine has just won three slams and there has been no media blitz or anything of note. Why not?

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Maybe you should subscribe to some Belgian newspapers. there is after all a whole other world outside the united states.

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cause Justine isn't the dominate player Serena was. Serena played everyone healthy in the field...Justine hasn't
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Some people have apparently never been anywhere outside of the US.

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I was just recently in England, Spain, Holland and Mexico.


So so much for what you seem to know. There is not justine blitz in any of those countries but I grant you that the five people who make up the Belgian population must have put up quite a show.

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Huh....because Serena is an american. I'm sure over in Europe Justine got alot of publicity.

It's the same with Federer, the american media pays more attention to Roddick.

In the american media the american players are all that matters in tennis...you should know that by now.
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Oh, I figured you might have been overseas Cybelle since you are obviously middle class enough to have good computer access. That's why I carefully used the word "apparently".

But use your head. You're not talking like someone who is well-travelled. Justine almost certainly gets enormous coverage in Belgium and France. These things depend largely on the nationality of the player concerned.

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I will say this, though, in your support. The WTA would be smart to put more effort into raising the profile of Juju, Kimmie, Momo and a few others (maybe Sharapova?) in the US, because those players are likely to win a lot of matches, tournaments and slams in the next few years.

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^The question was about Juju, not Nastya.

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Justine got huge coverage during the weeks pre-and after the AO 2004
in Asia and Australia.

You have to also realize that Justine is with OCTAGON and they never
really target the USA as much as IMG sports stars. OCTAGON is home
of Amelie, Hingis, Hewitt, Anna, Mary, and Guga etc... If you notice
they never play the "apologists" pr media blitz whenever one of their
clients says something or does something that the US media can't understand.

It's like the OCTAGON motto is..."hey they're big international stars that
are successful, regardless of what you may think of them or aware of".


Justine's with Adidas, and USA isn't their main market.

FYI-there's a huge vertical billboard panel of Justine in her red
AO 2004 outfit now flanking the ADIDAS Concept store in Singapore.
She's a huge star here. The local papers call her "Justine"...they
don't even mention the last names. Everybody knows that it's
"Justine the Belgian 3x grand slam winning tennis star".
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I think it's because Serena actively seeks the spotlight, whereas Justine seems to be content with winning matches and going home. Overly simplistic, yes, but that's how I see it.

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because shes boring, the hand thing got a lot of publicity though



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This is silly thread. All you really want to say is that Serena is bigger
and greater than Justine. And if you can't find it in tennis comparisons,
your using the USA media coverage angle. Who cares! The USA
never gives bravo's to foreign sports stars anyway, unless they happen
to play an event in the USA. Even with that they still rather talk about
how un-American these foreigners are in regards to friendly happy open
arms Americans.

Get over yourselves already! The world doesn't revolve around America!
Yes, we're powerful, have more weapons, purchasing power, a higher
standard of living...but really let's be aware that there are other people
in this world with just as valid as a lifestyle or culture than the USA~!
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