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Imagine you are a tournament director of a... let's say a Tier 4 or 5 event. And you have two top players who want to play in your event really, really badly, but you can only afford having one of them in your event.

An example of this was when it was reported that both Anna Kournikova and Venus Williams had submitted requests to play in Auckland. The tournament organizer eventually went with Kournikova because she asked to play first.

Let's assume that both players made a request to play at the same time. Assume that the tournament is held in a place that is neutral to both players. And lastly, assume that the players in question want to play your event really, really badly. Which player is the bigger drawcard for your Tier 5 event? Who would you go with from the following examples?

Kim Clijsters or Justine Henin?

Martina Hingis or Anna Kournikova?

Venus Williams or Serena Williams? (Probably unlikely, but give it a whirl)

Jelena Dokic or Elena Dementieva?

Lindsay Davenport or Jennifer Capriati

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario or Conchita Martinez?

Monica Seles or Steffi Graf? (Let's pretend it's 1995, they're co-ranked and they're both desperate for match play)

Mary Pierce or Amelie Mauresmo?

Martina Navratilova or Chris Evert? (Highly unlikely in their hey-day, but hey...)

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Kim Clijsters<br />Martina Hingis<br />Venus Williams<br />Jelena Dokic<br />Lindsay Davenport<br />Arantxa Sanchez Vicario<br />Monica Seles<br />Mary Pierce<br />Martina Navratilova
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Anna Kournikova?

Venus Williams

Jelena Dokic

Jennifer Capriati <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

Steffi Graf

Mary Pierce

Chris Evert... definitely! She has always been a big attraction.

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Mary : Monica : Svetlana : Sania : Jennifer : Amelie
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Kim

Kournikova

Venus

Dockic

Capriati

S.Vicario

Seles (it's 1995!)

Pierce

Evert
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Kim Clijsters <br />Anna Kournikova<br />Venus Williams <br />Jelena Dokic <br />Lindsay Davenport<br />Arantxa Sanchez Vicario<br />Monica Seles<br />Mary Pierce <br />Martina Navratilova
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As much as I dislike Capriati and like Lindsay, I have to admit that Capriati is a bigger draw than Lindsay now. With her comeback and everything, she has a lot of fans around, a far larger draw than Lindsay, so I think she'll be taken over Lindsay <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

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Kim Clijsters

Anna Kournikova

Serena Williams

Elena Dementieva

Jennifer Capriati

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

Monica Seles

Mary Pierce

Martina Navratilova

These are the ones i think would draw most crowds the biggest debate would be serena and venus i think both would create the same amout of crowds!

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Considering which players are more marketable, balancing out which is more likely to draw attention to the event, higher ranked, has greater achievements, a more outgoing personality, (sometimes these attributes are split between the two), I'd say:

Clijsters<br />Kournikova<br />Venus Williams<br />Dokic<br />Capriati<br />Sanchez-V<br />Seles<br />Pierce<br />Navratilova
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I'd pick the players who would bring in the largest amount of money <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Justine Henin<br />Anna Kournikova<br />Venus Williams<br />Jelena Dokic<br />Jennifer Capriati<br />Arantxa Sanchez Vicario<br />Monica Seles<br />Mary Pierce<br />Martina Navratilova

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Justine Henin<br />Martina Hingis<br />Venus Williams<br />Jelena Dokic<br />Jennifer Capriati <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario<br />Mary Pierce<br />Monica Seles<br />Chris Evert

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Kim Clijsters

Martina Hingis

Serena Williams

Jelena Dokic

Jennifer Capriati

Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario

If I was director in europe I would go for Steffi and if I was in America I would go for Monica

Mary Pierce(except in France)

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Kim Clijsters

Martina Hingis

Serena Williamsa

Elena Dementieva

Lindsay Davenport

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

Monica Seles

Mary Pierce

Martina Navratilova
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Justine Henin?

Martina Hingis

Venus Williams

Jelena Dokic

Lindsay Davenport

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

Steffi Graf?

Amelie Mauresmo?

Chris Evert?

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Kim Clijsters<br />Anna Kournikova<br />Venus Williams<br />Elena Dementieva<br />Lindsay Davenport<br />Arantxa Sanchez Vicario<br />Steffi Graf<br />Mary Pierc<br />Martina Navratilova
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