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Why is Maria treated as bigger star than Serena?

Serena has now beaten Maria 4 years in a row. But whom do you see on all of the tennis commercials? And all over the media. "I feel pretty" etc. How many time does Serena have to beat her before she gets the star treatment? What do you think?

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Re: Why is Maria treated as bigger star than Serena?

maybe because she defeated serana at wimbledon..

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Re: Why is Maria treated as bigger star than Serena?

In Australia Stosur is bigger than both of them combined, speak for your own country!!

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Re: Why is Maria treated as bigger star than Serena?

lol..relax Serena is treated like a big star too
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maybe because she defeated serana at wimbledon..
Nonsense! It is because she is a pretty white blond who is the stereotype of the "All American 'Girl."
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lol..relax Serena is treated like a big star too

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Re: Why is Maria treated as bigger star than Serena?

I don't think that she is. They earned the same amount of money last year and I would say they are about equal. Sharapova is still the new thing and is the only player in the late teens/early twenties demographic to have actually caused a stir in the game. Serena has been around a while so that is natural enough that she is taken for granted a little (at times). In terms of stardom I think they are about equal but stardom isn't really important because I think even the most lay of tennis fans knows that Serena is more accomplished and might name Serena as the better player.

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Re: Why is Maria treated as bigger star than Serena?

She's the 'all american' long legs, blonde hair type of girl. I guess the media have always liked that look.

Serena isn't far behind though

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Nonsense! It is because she is a pretty white blond who is the stereotype of the "All American 'Girl."
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lol..relax Serena is treated like a big star too
Who spokes person for the WTA? The question is how many times do you think she must beat her before she is a bigger media star. Or can this ever happen?

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Re: Why is Maria treated as bigger star than Serena?

Probably because of the looks. Maria is way more beautiful than Serena.
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In Australia Stosur is bigger than both of them combined, speak for your own country!!
Not really. I haven't rally heard anything about Stosur on the news ever. It's more all about Alicia if anything. But you'd hear more about Sharapova or Serena on the news than any Aussie. (becides Casey's recent breakthrough)


But yeah I guess it has to do with the time period we are in. Serena was obviously the big star back in the early 2000's because she was on top of the game. Since about 2004 she has faded in and out. Coming back to produce some magnificent tennis, but then getting injured and going missing for several months at a time. Since 2004 Maria has become the new star on the scene and has since collected many fans due to her extreme commercialisation. I'm sure when Serena stays healthy for a lengthy period of time, gets back on the top of tennis and in the public eye again she will begin to win back some of the super star action Maria has taken from her.
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Who spokes person for the WTA? The question is how many times do you think she must beat her before she is a bigger media star. Or can this ever happen?
She's already a media superstar.
You don'te become a media star because you beat Sharapova.
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[QUOTE=joćo.;12986355]Probably because of the looks. Maria is way more beautiful than Serena. [/QUOTE]

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I don't think that she is. They earned the same amount of money last year and I would say they are about equal. Sharapova is still the new thing and is the only player in the late teens/early twenties demographic to have actually caused a stir in the game. Serena has been around a while so that is natural enough that she is taken for granted a little (at times). In terms of stardom I think they are about equal but stardom isn't really important because I think even the most lay of tennis fans knows that Serena is more accomplished and might name Serena as the better player.
Last year Maria was one of the highest paid in all of sports male or female $26 mil + Serena is not even close to that. It took Serena 5 years to make that amount.

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