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Maria Sharapova, the world's most recognizable female athlete?

Maria Sharapova, the most recognizable female athelte in the world? I think she is. Some say she's even more well known all over the world than men's world number one and possible GOAT Roger Federer.
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Hmm...I wouldn't go so far to say she's the most recog athlete. But for sure one of the most known Female tennis players. Her along with Serena and Venus. Serena and Venus, due to the fact they were so different then what tennis was used to and that they are great players. Sharapova for defeating Serena at Wimbledon at age 17 and her look is pretty marketable. The US eats up the image of a tall blonde, and she's a great player as well. Roger Federer is known for his dominance and lately (within the last year) has gotten the respect and attention he deservses, but Andy Roddick is one of the most well known tennis players in the US due to the fact that his serve is HUGE and also his all american jock look is also very marketable in the US.

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Maria Sharapova, the most recognizable female athelte in the world? I think she is. Some say she's even more well known all over the world than men's world number one and possible GOAT Roger Federer.
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under a rock, I guess

makes since, majority sports fans are male.....hence, Sharapova would be more known that Federer

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shes by far the most internationally recognised female athlete in the world... by a long shot.

with the men... uve got the likes of woods and federer who i think would probably be more known?

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I think Serena and Venus are both more recognizable.
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I'm not sure if she's the most recognizable female athlete but I think she's the most recognizable female tennis star. She is what Serena was. In my opinion she's the face of the WTA. Why, because she's talented and beautiful. And she can be used for marketing very easily, which has been proven by all her endorsement contracts. I think that Serena comes in a solid 2nd place, especially in the USA.

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I think Serena and Venus are both more recognizable.
in america... probably yes.

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I think Serena and Venus are both more recognizable.
Certainly not in Europe.

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Certainly not in Europe.
And who is in Europe? Last time I was there Kurnikova was still mentioned more often by the media than Sharapova.

Couldn't be that the answer depends on what country you are asking this question in?

When I was visiting Australia the Aussie female swimmers were a constant presence in the local media. In comparison, Sharapova was hardly ever mentioned outside of AO.
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Certainly not in Europe.
Certainly in America too. American considers Maria like an American girl, look when she won US
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Certainly in America too. American considers Maria like an American girl, look when she won US
Maria is the most recognizable female athlete, the most beautiful, the highest female paid in the world.
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Where does your information about America come from? I doubt that from American media, since to comprehend them one would have to learn some English first.
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here in israel even people who doesn't follow tennis will know who sharapova and federer is.
williams sisters, not so much.

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And who is in Europe? Last time I was there Kurnikova was still mentioned more often by the media than Sharapova.

Couldn't be that the answer depends on what country you are asking this question in?

When I was visiting Australia the Aussie female swimmers were a constant presence in the local media. In comparison, Sharapova was hardly ever mentioned outside of AO.
probably the only female athlete in australia thats remotely aswell known would be libby trickett... but worlwide sharapova is obviously much more well known.

across ALL countries.. its sharapova without a doubt.

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