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Why don't we see more of Maria Kirilenko? The WTA is squandering a real opportunity

Why does Little Masha always get lost in the mix amongst the talk/viewership of WTA tennis? And why can I never find her matches on tv? I don't have the tennis channel here in the U.S. so maybe I am missing her tournaments she plays in they do televise. She is a top 50 player, awesome at doubles, and she is the best looking women's player by a long shot. She is probably the prettiest girl in the history of tennis. Yet, we never get to see her matches, once again ESPN showed zilch of Little Masha during Wimbledon, French Open, Australian Open. It's pissing me off because the WTA needs to promote her better and showcase her more.
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TV chanel show bigs name the peoples knows... Except tennis fans, no many guys knows her so... And they're many pretty girls so they show best ranked And for know, it's all about Maria Sharapova...
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Maria K. has to win more, then she'll be on tv more.


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She needs to win more matches before they show her on tv. The priority is always to show top players because they have more fans. And if they show lower ranked players, there are lots more besides Maria.
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Poor Lil MASHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U can do it...Please WIN MORE MATCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

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I would rather see a Maria Kirilenko first or second round close loss in singles than watch Lyndsey or Venus in a 1st round blowout and 90 percent of tennis fans would agree with me. I mean come on, we never get to see her matches, I don't care if she loses, put her matches on television anyways. No one ever cared that Anna K didnt win either and Little Masha is preferable because she is sweet and doesn't have the Kournikova bitchiness factor. WE WANT MORE MARIA KIRILENKO DAMNIT!!!!
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Agreed I would love to see more of Maria K on the TV, she is certainly in the top 3 tennis babes for me, alongside Daniela H and Maria S.
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If she gets her ranking up, they will show her matches.


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Well first of all, the WTA has nothing to do with ESPN not showing her enough. Secondly, she has to show that she can win consistently for them to show her. If she makes it to the quarters of a slam, THEN they'll probably consider it. But even then, she'll probably be lost to the likes of Maria, Venus, Serena, and the stars on the men's side too. That's why I get so pissed when they don't show Justine either, and she's a GS champ!

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We demand more Maria K!!.
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I would rather see a Maria Kirilenko first or second round close loss in singles than watch Lyndsey or Venus in a 1st round blowout and 90 percent of tennis fans would agree with me. I mean come on, we never get to see her matches, I don't care if she loses, put her matches on television anyways. No one ever cared that Anna K didnt win either and Little Masha is preferable because she is sweet and doesn't have the Kournikova bitchiness factor. WE WANT MORE MARIA KIRILENKO DAMNIT!!!!
I understand what you want but they're many others good and pretty players ranked higher then Maria and their matchs are never on TV except when they play bigs names... And everybody wants their player on TV

So when she will be solid top 15, she will have a chance but ESPN show only Americans and men before women like in 1st day in Wimbledon, they're was like 3 matchs in progress at the end and they prefer show Hernych vs Blake on court 17 then Dementieva(6) vs Benesova
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I would love to see Maria K play more often also, but like it has been mentioned earlier she need to get her ranking up. Or play more often in the final rounds. Or to win one big tournament.There are quite a many beautiful players, but not that many top players (and very few beautiful top players). I don't have any idea whether Maria K has a personality that would warrant more publicity.
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... No one ever cared that Anna K didnt win either and Little Masha is preferable because she is sweet and doesn't have the Kournikova bitchiness factor. ...

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Hello ? Reality Check ?



AnnaK reached 4th Rd Us-Open 1995 in her Grand Slam debut as qualifier to lose to Steffi Graf.

AnnaK advanced to Wimbledon Semifinal in 1997 in her All England Club debut.

AnnaK beat 4 Top-10 players on four consecutive days in consecutive matches in Key Biscayne 1998 on her way to the final.

AnnaK beat No.1 at that time, Martina Hingis, in Berlin 1998.

AnnaK beat Steffi Graf on grass in Eastbourne 1998 quarterfinal.

AnnaK reached Top-10 for first time in June 1998.

AnnaK reached 4 singles finals in WTA Tour events, among them 3 Tier-I category tournaments, scored 1 GS semifinal, 1 GS quarterfinal and numerous 4th Rd results in Grand Slams, beat numerous Top-10 players in her career in singles.

AnnaK scored 16 doubles titles in her career on all surfaces with 6 different partners, including 2 Grand Slams and 2 WTA Championships.



Feel free to list Kirilenko's tennis vita - don't get me wrong: I do prefer Kirilenko's game style over the majority of nowadays players by far and Top-50 player IS an achievement.
BUT at this stage Kirilenko is not in Kournikova's leage BY FAR, she has a long road to go.

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