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Anna Kournikova: Who really are her fans?

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I thought I would just have a nosey around on other boards and subscribed to kournikova.com board. I noticed that it has about 130,000 registered members. And about only 500 have posted, thats only a quater of a percent who actually talk about Anna. In theory she would have lots of fans etc, I mean look at all the fan clubs and bases. But How many actually like her tennis playing combined with the looks, and would the other "fans" be not interested in her talent, but her glamourous looks. It's just puzzling to know what the percentage of fans actually take interest in what she does, instead of horny old men

It's annoying to see people to take advantage of her like that. Sure she is allowed followers just for her, but people that dont follow her are not called fans. More like a "crush" and who needs to stop dreaming.

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What's the point Countess?

It took me nearly 2 years after I viewed the tennis boards to start posting. I bet that alot of Anna's fans are too nervous to post!

Yes, Anna's fans are attracted to her looks and glamour, as well as her exciting all court game!

I'm kind of sorry Anna has gotten so famous around the world. It hasn't helped her tennis any!

But I will say that her fans are eagerly waiting for her to find her form and fulfill her potential. The hope is still there.

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Sorry If I didint explain my self well enough.

Im just trying to say does the Majority of Anna Fans like her tennis playing ability or is it the majority who probably don't even like tennis and are just out there to try to sneak a peak .
Just trying to make a point that there is very few "anna fans" around the world that like her tennis abilities, By few I mean quite alot. or the "minority" and the rest just like her good looks, can you call them fans, or die hard perverts?

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Well Anna is supposed to be one of the most popular athletes in the world, but when you count how many Anna fans post here (which means they actually follow her tennis) the number is reduced considerably.
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I agree with KOURNIKOVAFAN13.
Its not just true with Anna, I think its true with ALL (esp. female) athletes.
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as the moderator there i am thankful like u wouldnt believe that only 500 post out of 130,000.

seriously as much as it upsets me i have to admit the vast majority of her "fans" (not really the word that applies to them) are nothing but dribbling morons.
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I am her true fan because there are days when I think enough is enough(by example after I saw her video) but at the end of the day I always end up rooting for her! I gave up my resistance!
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and nope I don't care about her looks, I think she has a lot of tennistalent wich she doesn't use very well lately

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Well, Countess, you've just joined that board, so I hope you like it when you get to know us.

It's true that there are many thousands of members of the kounrikova.com board. I'd say most of them almost never visit it and, when they do, just want to look at photos. I wouldn't consider them fans, just people who think she is sexy.

But the board is also a club for the much smaller group of her genuine fans, and it does the job that the Anna Maniacs forum isn't doing here. It's much the same group of people, but Anna Maniacs isn't very active because we all post at kournikova.com (most of the time) instead.

Does that answer your question?


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It's true that there are many thousands of members of the kounrikova.com board. I'd say most of them almost never visit it and, when they do, just want to look at photos. I wouldn't consider them fans, just people who think she is sexy.

This is so true. If you ever go into the photo forums, the majority of posters that are currently online are in there. I think it would be safe to say most of them are sexually frustrated teens looking for something to help aid them pleasure themselves, but thats besides the point. Some of them have high post counts, in which they just post in that forum alone. They don't even bother with the tennis forum, which is pretty sad, since anna is infact a tennis player. Have you ever seem some of the thread topics. They are ridiculous. ANNA PONYTAIL THREAD!!!!!! why bother?

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Anna is the bomb, and I agree with you The Countess, that millions of people just like Anna because of her looks and they dont give a shit if she ever wins a title or not. Most of them dont even know Anna hasnt won a title yet, showing how much they know about tennis. Well, even though people doubt Anna and say she is UNTALENTED and CANT PLAY FOR HER LIFE, they are definitly wrong. She has been 8 in the world and has beaten many top players including Davenport, Hingis, Capriati, Clijsters, Mauresmo, and lots more. Sure she is no Williams but 99.99% of tennis players ARENT. I dont know why people underestimate Anna, ARE THEY JEALOUS. I know it ounds crazy but what is the other reason. She endorses products like any other tennis player. I dont get it.

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Im a fan of her looks definitely, but im care about her game too.
I am a fan of her i think she has great potential. I really hope she fulfils it.
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Wait? Are you saying that some people on kournikova.com are just fans of her looks? Oh, the horror!!!! I can't believe that I hadn't figured that out.

As I've said in the past, you can probably just take 15 - 20 (actually hitting the high side now in recent weeks with a few new additions) posters and just have them post. That would weed out a lot of the bullshit. I could give the list but that would be too mean to some people who wouldn't make my cut.
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