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Who is a bigger celebrity, Serena Williams or Anna Kournikova?

the flap over Serena's fake interview got me thinking. Forget tennis for a minute - who has more raw star power, Serena or Anna?
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I do. They're amateurs next to me. Neither will ever have their hand and foot prints set in gold dust at Grauman's Chinese Theatre either.

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the flap over Serena's fake interview got me thinking. Forget tennis for a minute - who has more raw star power, Serena or Anna?
Stupid question: obviously, you've never been to a public event where either one of those "celebrities" showed up. i.e, "Meet Anna K." or "meet Serena Wiliams." Kournikova is known throughout the world, and people flock to see her wherever she shows up. I attended a fashionshow in NYC where Anna was present, and you would swear it was a movie premiere. I'm still suffering from all the "flashes" from fan and media cameras.
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Anna Kournikova, Serena is second.
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Anna is probably more famous now; however, Serena's popularity is still evolving. Also, we aren't sure how Serena is going to fare off of the tennis courts compared to Anna. She may actually eclipse Anna in that department.

We do know, though, that their names should not be mentioned in the same sentence when it comes to tennis.

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for tennis serena,for all the rest anna.....its not the same "category"....good player
and pretty woman??? no match....
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Anna K is only famous to white people who claim to be fashion nuts. Meanwhile serena is famous true out the world to fashion and non fashion concious people because of her talent.
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Stupid question: obviously, you've never been to a public event where either one of those "celebrities" showed up. i.e, "Meet Anna K." or "meet Serena Wiliams." Kournikova is known throughout the world, and people flock to see her wherever she shows up. I attended a fashionshow in NYC where Anna was present, and you would swear it was a movie premiere. I'm still suffering from all the "flashes" from fan and media cameras.
funny, i would have answered Serena, because as far as i can tell she is getting a lot more play in the US media these days.

Do you really think Serena is not equally as known throughout the world as Kournikova? I dont see how anybody could think that Serena is not well known.
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Anna K is only famous to white people who claim to be fashion nuts. Meanwhile serena is famous true out the world to fashion and non fashion concious people because of her talent.
Oh yes, you have to be white and into fashion to know who Anna is. You're so smart.

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I wasnt aware that Anna is doing fashion shows. Her height is only 5 feet 8, normally that's too short to be a runway model...
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Anna K. My girl SW is hot, but not like that white girl is.
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funny, i would have answered Serena, because as far as i can tell she is getting a lot more play in the US media these days.

Do you really think Serena is not equally as known throughout the world as Kournikova? I dont see how anybody could think that Serena is not well known.
In Europe Anna is definitely more popular and more known...and in america maybe slight edge to Serena, but who the hell doesnt know who Anna Kournikova is my mom and my aunt have trouble when i ask them who michael jordan and wayne gretzky are, but they know anna... they know serena as well, but ive made my point
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on another note, who the heck is "Alina Lanikova" in your sig? I have been coming across this name lately but is she a tennis player or what, i have never seen her name in any draw.
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on another note, who the heck is "Alina Lanikova" in your sig? I have been coming across this name lately but is she a tennis player or what, i have never seen her name in any draw.


She's a friend of mine who's entering a few ITF's this year in the states. You may know who it is. I have high hopes.
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Anna probably has more drool-factor due to all her magazine appearances ( but then again: what else is left for her?), while I think Serena is known mostly due to what´s she done on the tennis courts.

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