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Anna is a bigger star then Serena. LIVE WITH IT.

And this is not a diss at Serena. But some people need a reality check. ANNA KOURNIKOVA is more popular then Serena, that's a fact that everyone needs to "get". So instead of complaining that "they put anna's pic instead of serena" or blah blah blah, go take a nap it's more productive. Stop hating Anna every chance you get, stop being jealous. She will always be #1 in tennis in terms of marketing. Even if she's ranked #3500 and Serena is #1, Anna will always be ahead when it comes to marketing a tournament. Go search on internet for "Serena Williams" and then search for "Anna Kournikova". You'll see that Anna is a bigger star, she's everywhere. Heck even if you search for the word "sex", most sex sites would have something about Anna. She's an icon. She's bigger then life. She is.......... ANNA KOURNIKOVA Is it fair that she gets more attention then Serena in tournaments? WHO CARES. It's a fact so live with it and move on.
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absolutely correct!

but also attached to the kournikova name is 'the girl who has never won a tournament'

I'm sure Serena is really bothered

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absolutely correct!

but also attached to the kournikova name is 'the girl who has never won a tournament'

I'm sure Serena is really bothered
Serena doesn't care. I'm talking about some tennis fans and most precisely Anna haters. They need to accept the facts and move on.
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I thought you made it in america when you where in the sport illustrated swimsuit magazine

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I thought you made it in america when you where in the sport illustrated swimsuit magazine
and on the cover of ESPN saying we got NOW!

I think SR you need to find peace with the fact that Anna K is not as popular as the dirty old men want you to believe and LIVE WITH IT!
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I actually don't care that much what they do with Anna K's face as long as my faves walk away with the trophy. until that time, she'll be irrelevant to me.

however, i did just see a poll that had Serena as the most highly recognized female athlete, just in front of Anna K. and in terms of current magazine covers, Serena also was ahead of Anna K.
sorry I don't have the cite for the poll, i'll try and dig and find it. but i do remember that serena outpolled Anna K just recently. does anyone else remember seeing that?

anyway, I agree that some people get worked up over this issue. Marketing/advertising is not a "fair" endeavor, where those who work hardest get recognized. its not based on a merit system of any type or how well you play tennis/basketball/gold whatever. that is what the rankings are for and what tournaments are for. and if you look both at how anna does in tournaments and in the rankings, then it is quite clear who is "bigger".
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I wonder how much Serena cares about this issue anyway. I bet you anything Anna would trade a little bit of fame for one of Serena's Tier25 titles.
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who says Serena or Anna cares about this issue. I care about it cause its my money. I would hope Serena wouldn't care too much.
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Um, Anna who?

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selesrules -

When I walk by my local newsstand, it's Serena who's on magazine covers, not Anna.

When I'm seeing interviews with athletes in other sports, it's Serena they talk about, not Anna.

It's Serena I see in TV commercials, not Anna

It's Serena who's getting major endorsement contracts NOW, not Anna.

So as long as it's Serena on magazine covers, Serena in commercials, Serena getting the major endorsements and Serena other world class athletes talk about then SURRRRRRRE, Anna's a bigger star than Serena.

If you only poll Russian hockey players.

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LOL@ Volcana

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When I walk by my local newsstand, it's Serena who's on magazine covers, not Anna.....
Um, of COURSE Serena's better known in America, but internationally Anna's better known. The place you live in is not the whole world.
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If I had to choose I would rather be in serena's position (including a sis who cooks for me) then anna's

anna might be so popular but they also laugh her out a lot too in the media for being the pretty player who can't win.

martina said it already anna would love to change her fame with my grand slam titles!

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Who cares

Rocketta has a good point, but being in the Advertising business...I know how it works and sex sells...

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I guess Anna is still a bigger celebrity since in promoting Rena's TV cameo as a teacher, they referred to her as "tennis star Serena Williams". I guess Anna's name alone still needs no preface, sort of like Madonna. I suspect that gap is alot narrower than Serena's lead in tennis achievements. I'm also relatively confident that Anna would gladly "trade places", and Rena would laugh @ the mere suggestion. Also that Serena is alot happier as a person. And I strongly doubt that she would ever take money that was based on pretending 2B single when she was married or divorced. So I guess one can structure a thread title so that it's technically true, even if it omits and distorts what counts. So Steam, I guess I found an actual troll on this board after all. Anna, with friends like selesrules...
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