I don't know how old this is, but I was looking at some of the young Canadian stars bio's and they asked them what their dream final would be, where, and against who? And of the 5 Canadian girls that they interviewed 2 of them said Venus Williams at the US Open final or Wimbledon final.
They started playing tennis when Venus was hyped as much as she could be in North America, obviously their idols were them. I grew up watching Martina Hingis (8 years, is it that long already? ) My dream was to play against her just about anywhere. Timing is everything.