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Which players are essential for the WTA?

Obviously some essential players are Sharapova and the WS who attract the bulk of tennis viewers with their stardom(and Serena for her famous on-court outbursts), as well as Zvonareva with a flawless and aesthetically pleasing game style. What other players do you think are essential for the WTA?

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Re: Which players are essential for the WTA?

Any player who plays an exciting brand of tennis when it truly matters is essential for the WTA.

Right now, Sharapova is key. Same for Serena and Venus.
The Tour is also pimping out Kim's motherhood like there's no tomorrow and that can attracts viewers.

Sadly, that's pretty much it. They're the only worldwide known names.

The Tour needs a new superstar. She has to be young, pretty and with a Major-winning game and a personality. And I feel if she could be "quiet" on court, that would be good. No shrieking.

She has to appear before 2012 as Kim, Serena and Venus will most likely retire.
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Re: Which players are essential for the WTA?

are you kidding ??? the tour could easy survive without Zvonareva

Na Li is important because they need a star in the world's most populous country

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Re: Which players are essential for the WTA?

Zvonareva is a fucking eyesore for the tour
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Re: Which players are essential for the WTA?

Ana Ivanovic. I know her Ajdes can be annoying but they brighten the tour
Oh and Melanie Oudin. :wink:

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Re: Which players are essential for the WTA?

Oh and Masha and Petkovic!

There is nothing pleasing about Bepa except for when she melts down. Fun to watch

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Re: Which players are essential for the WTA?

Wozniacki. Even though people here (including myself at times) stab her for fun, I believe she makes WTA entertaining and has proven herself that she can draw a good crowd (better than Venus recently).

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Re: Which players are essential for the WTA?

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Obviously some essential players are Sharapova and the WS who attract the bulk of tennis viewers with their stardom(and Serena for her famous on-court outbursts), as well as Zvonareva with a flawless and aesthetically pleasing game style. However, is there any other players who are essential for the WTA?
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Re: Which players are essential for the WTA?

I'd say Na Li is an important one just because of China.
Shazza, WS, Kim and possibly Ana are the real vital ones. They draw the crowds and viewers.

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Re: Which players are essential for the WTA?

Kim Clijsters (champion qualities)
Williams sisters (American interests and champion qualities)
Maria Sharapova (star power)
Ana Ivanovic (star power... sorry JJ fans)
Li Na (China)

And I'm sure I'll cop flak for this...

Sam Stosur (Australian Open crowds, and a different game)

Also up-and-coming stars who play impressive games...

Petra Kvitova
Julia Goerges
Andrea Petkovic
Aravane Rezai (before her slump)
Laura Robson (UK interests)

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Re: Which players are essential for the WTA?

Wozniacki!
Love her or hate her...
she is keeping the fire burning right now.
The majority of TF poster's opinions of her(negative or positive) are passionate.
That seems essential.

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Re: Which players are essential for the WTA?

I get the Zvonareva bias for you seeing as you drool over even her shit, but essential for the tour? Please. Far from it.

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Re: Which players are essential for the WTA?

Venus/Serena
Kim
Maria Sharapova
Ana
Li Na

Azarenka somehow?
and I do think Kvitova will be more essential
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Zvonarewwa for sure

On a serious note, never understood those claims that the tour isn't complete without Serena. Last 10 months proved otherwise pretty clear. Sharapova's absence wasn't noticed at all too. Henin, quitting being #1, is probably the only rare exception of the rule that there are no essential players whatsoever.
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Zvonarewwa for sure

On a serious note, never understood those claims that the tour isn't complete without Serena. Last 10 months proved otherwise pretty clear. Sharapova's absence wasn't noticed at all too. Henin, quitting being #1, is probably the only rare exception of the rule that there are no essential players whatsoever.
Dont you know the tour would collapse without those few players
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