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Anna Kournikova should be in the Tennis HOF

She made tennis as famous as it is now! Tennis owes a lot to her. big time!

Do you agree? Please no haters.

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Re: Anna Kournikova should be in the Tennis HOF

No. She never won a WTA tour singles title and although she made it as high as #8 in the world and won a number of doubles titles, that shouldn't be enough to earn a place in the HOF. To me, the only significance that she has as a player is as the trailblazer for the Russian revolution.
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Well,she made tennis as popular as other sports like football,she gave hope to all the russians out there to fight their place in tennis world,the new fans were coming with all her preformances on the courts around the world,the tickets was selling like never before,she made tennis soooo entertaiment,and show that beatiful girls can be great sports figure too,so YES,she deserves a lace in Hall Of Fame.Without her,who knows...
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she surely does
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Re: Anna Kournikova should be in the Tennis HOF

I think Anna K does, but not by how well she played

Anna K made tennis a more well known sport internationally, and you can see this by how much the television contracts cost when Anna K entered them. At her peak she was good, not by any means the best woman on the planet though.

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I think Anna K does, but not by how well she played

Anna K made tennis a more well known sport internationally, and you can see this by how much the television contracts cost when Anna K entered them. At her peak she was good, not by any means the best woman on the planet though.
But is her fame really all that important. Yes I agree that it did make tennis more popular around the world, but what about the Williams sisters? Weren't they popular as well? And, unlike Anna, they had major titles to back up their fame. I'm not saying that Anna's contribution was unimportant - because it was - but I think it pales in compareson to what her successors are contributing on the court. My point is that everything Anna accomplished with her fame will be/has already been elipsed by the other Russians; therefore, she doesn't deserve to be in the HOF based on her fame.

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Please...don't compare Anna's popularity to sisters.She is known around the world,and is much more popular than any other player will ever be,but i agree that's not a factor in here.If the only reason to be in HOF is winning singles titles-then NO,she don't deserve it,but we all know that it's not only that.She won 2 grand slams in doubles and 14 others,was nr 1 in the world and 8 in singles,mix it up with her popularity and you got a worthy player to be in HOF.
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Re: Anna Kournikova should be in the Tennis HOF

Surely

If you've ever watched her games,you may know it

though she has never won a WTA tour singles title,no doubt,she is still a tennis talent Without her,tennis isn't as popular as it is now

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Of course she made tennis more popular, but that could be said about lots of other players. She should have at least achieved a major title win to be eligible for the HOF.
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Of course she made tennis more popular, but that could be said about lots of other players. She should have at least achieved a major title win to be eligible for the HOF.
What, doubles don't count?

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Re: Anna Kournikova should be in the Tennis HOF

Bud Collins is in the HOF and what did he do?

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What, doubles don't count?
It plays a part, but a HOF inductee without a singles win does not seem right for me.
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Bud Collins is in the HOF and what did he do?
That is a different category altogether.
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Of course she made tennis more popular, but that could be said about lots of other players. She should have at least achieved a major title win to be eligible for the HOF.
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