Join Date: Mar 2006
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Is Maria the next Kournikova?
Not Sharapova but Kirilenko...
I've been having an argument with my friend and I want to see what you guys think.
He says he wouldn't be surprised if she ends up like a lesser Kounikova seeing as even though she has won a title, she hasn't achieved that much, her results a mediocre, but she has already been recognised as a marketable face, she's done photoshoots for vogue, Adidas has made her the face of their Stella McCartney line. He reckons it won't be long before she is doing more off court stuff, because her matches are packed (showing she is becoming a crowd puller) even though the results aren't always the best slimply because she is a good looking player who has the same figure as a young Anna.
He says tennis career wise they'll be slightly different, Maria has one title to her name (a Teir II) but has yet to break into the top 20, while as Anna was a top player at one point, but he says Maria is the next 'player to have ok result but make a bigger name for herself off court.'
Just wondering what you guys think of that!