I never discussed the term "icon". I only repeated the known fact - Sharapova is more popular in US than Nadal and Djokovic.
She is also probably more popular than a proctological exam too, but so what?
Again whether or not she is more well known than someone else is not the point. If you really bothered reading what I have written, you will see that I never wrote that no one in the U.S. knows who she is.
For reference, this is from my first post on this topic:
So much for all of the recent posts proclaiming Sharapova to be greatest women's tennis icon ever, worshipped and beloved across the entire globe.
There were a few of us on the plethora of Sharapova-is-the-greatest-ever worship threads saying that she is not that well known in the U.S. and is therefore not a global icon, but we were repeatedly told that we were wrong.
I still maintain that she is not as well known and adored in the U.S. as many think she is, and whether or not she is more well known than Nadal, Dkovic, or anyone else doesn't in any way reflect how well-known she is, nor does it reflect her status as an icon. The fact that you never used the word icon is irrelevant. Given that my entire point throughout this discussion is that she is not well-known, beloved, and an icon in the U.S., and given that you argued with me every step of the way, it was implied that you believe that she is well-known, beloved, and an icon in the U.S.
It is ridiculous that now you are saying that your only point is that she is better known than Nadal and Djokovic. How the fuck is that relevant to whether or not she is well-known, beloved, and an icon in the U.S.? What a fucking waste of time to debate this with you when you don't even have the reading comprehension to respond to what I actually wrote.