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.