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do you think sharapova would of been as famous now if..

she hadnt beat serena in a winbledon final. i mean when sharapova is almsot like a house hold name vadisovas doin pretty well but barely anyone outside the tennis world actually knows her. i think all that hype did come from serena b/c i watched trl after she won winbledon n the host had to say the chick who beat serena

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she hadnt beat serena in a winbledon final. i mean when sharapova is almsot like a house hold name vadisovas doin pretty well but barely anyone outside the tennis world actually knows her. i think all that hype did come from serena b/c i watched trl after she won winbledon n the host had to say the chick who beat serena
Comparing Sharapova achievements to Vaidisova's at this point is like comparing Boeing 747 and ATR 72. Even without Maria's Wimbledon title.

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She won Wimbledon.
It doesn't care, if she beat Serena or another player.

So, yes, i think so. And she played so many HFs afterwards.-
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Hype comes from the media and organizers, Even if she has'nt beat Serena and Lindsay that time, she was already a talk of the tournament. She is just the flavor of the season, not until she proves she can back it up with more results.

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she hadnt beat serena in a winbledon final. i mean when sharapova is almsot like a house hold name vadisovas doin pretty well but barely anyone outside the tennis world actually knows her. i think all that hype did come from serena b/c i watched trl after she won winbledon n the host had to say the chick who beat serena

how about you learn to write properly and use punctuation if you want people to pay attention to what you have to say.
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There was talk of Sharapova when she reached the second round of Indian Wells in 2002, beaten by Monica Seles. However, I think the media started taking a real interest in her from around the Birmingham tournament in 2003 where she reached the semis, but she was better known then for her scream! She then subsequently reached the 4th round of Wimbledon as a wild card entry and ended that year at 32 in the world. I think though Maria became much more globally recognised after her Wimbledon title win in 2004.

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im saying, like kunetsova and myskina won grandslams but they never really got recognized. Jill beat serena in winbledon when serena was a siting duck every was bragging about how jill beat serena and serena played like a player out of the top 50s in that match. if jill had gotten to fface venus beating someone like laine no one would of cared.

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well personally and im a girl i think maria is prettier than vaidisova so i think has more selling potential! so no!

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well she's won a lot of other tournaments, but not another major.

i don't completely understand your question. if she had beaten someone else other than serena, would she be famous? is that what you're asking? or are you asking whether she'd be famous if she hadn't won wimbledon?

she'd be famous no matter who she beat to win wimbledon.
but there;s no way she'd be as famous as she is without winning a major.
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im saying, like kunetsova and myskina won grandslams but they never really got recognized. Jill beat serena in winbledon when serena was a siting duck every was bragging about how jill beat serena and serena played like a player out of the top 50s in that match. if jill had gotten to fface venus beating someone like laine no one would of cared.
The difference between Maria's popularity and Kuznetsova's and Myskina's lack of it has nothing to do with who they beat in their slam finals but with their looks and, to a minor degree, perceived potential.
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she hadnt beat serena in a winbledon final. i mean when sharapova is almsot like a house hold name vadisovas doin pretty well but barely anyone outside the tennis world actually knows her. i think all that hype did come from serena b/c i watched trl after she won winbledon n the host had to say the chick who beat serena
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