anna is a better player than lisa, and more people have heard of her and more people want to see her (panting teenage boys and tennis fans in general)...
Kournikova is a better tennis player than Lisa Raymond? How do you figure cause Anna has more "talent" whatever that means?
Anna has been ranked as high as 8 , Lisa has been ranked as high as 15.
Anna has two Doubles grand slams and Lisa has 3 Double and 3 Mixed-Double.
Anna has zero singles titles, Lisa has 3.
Anna has been ranked #1 in doubles and Lisa has been ranked #1 in doubles.
Anna has been a finalist in the singles competition 4 times without winning, Lisa has been a finalist 7 times without winning.
Anna has 16 doubles titles, Lisa has 36.
Anna has zero Mixed Doubles Titles, Lisa has 3.
So please explain to me what measuring criteria that you are using to make a statement like Kournikova is a better tennis player than Lisa Raymond?
more people have definitely heard of Anna but everyone who has attended the tournament last year knows who Lisa Raymond is, anyone who followed the tournament in the local papers know who Lisa Raymond is. Maybe she doesn't inspire them to spend money or maybe the tournament is enough inspiration to spend the money. However, I seriously doubt any Anna(only) fan would invest money in anything other than a R1 session ticket.
To me its very disrespectful to all the players but especially Raymond who is defending champ that they wouldn't even give her a small acknowledgement on their promos! That is pure Shiite!
Also, I wish people would credit Anna for her deeds not their wishfull/hopefull thinking. Does she have the talent to be <insert accolade>, maybe, has she earned such accolade based on her tennis accomplishments recently, No. People throw that word talent around so frequently its starting to lose all meaning.