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Which current players are the best assets to the tour?

After watching the Indian Wells trophy ceremony, I realised how lucky the tour is to have women like Jankovic and Wozniacki at the top of the game. Charismatic, friendly, attractive enough. People may attack Wozniacki for her game, but girls like her will attract fans not particularly of the sport, but of the tour. Which got me thinking, which current players are our best selling points?

Are Serena, Venus, Clijsters, Henin the most valuable players 'bums-on-seats' wise, or are Wozniacki, Radwanska, Azarenka... taking that mantle from them?
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Re: Which current players are the best assets to the tour?

Sharapova and the Williams
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Does Ivanovic still rate at all?
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It's still all about the tennis for me... the Champions draw the crowds.

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Does Ivanovic still rate at all?
For comic value? Perhaps.

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Re: Which current players are the best assets to the tour?

Good post!

I think we all form first impressions--right or wrong--based on what we see on TV, but having been to a few tournaments now and met some of them, I think most, if not all of these women are assets for the tour. I don't think I've ever met a player who wasn't gracious about signing autographs or chatting and certainly they were all appreciative of fans coming out to watch them and cheer.

They just need to be marketed better. Unfortunately, here in the US, the media doesn't care about more than three or four women players and maybe 6 or 7 men's players. Getting out to the events in person is the best way to experience pro tennis, IMHO.

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The sportsmanship award winners
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Depending on your region, the sisters (US), the Belgians (EU) and of course Masha (Eurasia) are the magic five of WTA today.

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Re: Which current players are the best assets to the tour?

Players i want to see the most during my trip to RG:

Gals: Justine, Elena, Kim, Serena, Venus, Maria, Li na, kiri.

Guys: Rafael, Novak, Roger, Andyx2, Gasquet, Verdasco

If i see all of those, i consider my trip an epic succes. That's 15 players i will be looking out for. I'm hoping to see at least 10 of them.

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The big market right now is China. So if the WTA could rig the next 2 majors, Jie and Li would win them

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Re: Which current players are the best assets to the tour?

I think it does vary a bit from region to region, but the WS, Henin, JJ, TOB, Lena D., Caro and Clijsters are all pretty well known.

I think Azarenka is rising and Ana is falling.

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The Williams, the Belgians and Sharapova.
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Re: Which current players are the best assets to the tour?

Venus, Serena, Maria and Kim.
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Re: Which current players are the best assets to the tour?

Serena, Venus, Maria, Kim & Justine.
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juju, kim, the ws, masha and depending on where the tourney is i'd said ana.

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