Players' Whose Popularity On WTAWorld Is Least Correlated To Their Accomplishments ??
so in a perfect world, the player on the tour that has accomplished the most (S Williams) should have the most number of fans, followed by the player on tour that has accomplished the 2nd most etc. all the way down to the player that has accomplished the least (Brie Whitehead and other bagel girls) should have the least number of fans.
but obviously that is not the case on this site. for example, it has been shown from several popularity contests that Mary Pierce is the most popular (instead of S Williams). Elena Dementieva, Ana Ivanovic, Tatiana Golovin's fan bases relatively exceed their accomplishments. While Nadia Petrova's popularity grossly lag her accomplishments.
what are the reasons for this? It could be something very simple - Latisha Chan's popularity was boosted after her English name was revealed. obviously beauty helps the case of players like Dementieva, Ivanovic and Golovin and dosen't for Petrova / Kuznetsova etc. In Petrova's case, her attitude on the court doesn't help her cause.
IMO players whose popularity exceed their accomplishments:
IMO players whose popularity underestimate their accomplishments:
1 Petrova (she has a total of 5 fans on this board)
2 Henin (she should have many more fans)
name some other players whose following here far exceed / underestimate their accomplishments ... what are the reasons?