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Tatiana Panova:

For a girl that's been consistent Top 30 for the past few years, she gets NO attention at all. Nobody talks about her... even in the Russian thread.

Nathalie Dechy:

The forgotten French player.

Laura Granville:

A US player in the Top 35... and nobody cares.

Elena Bovina:

Yes, I had to add her. She only gets love on this board because she has a few obsessed fans like me, janie, me, Eggy, me. You never hear anything about her outside the court, and most tennis enthusiasts don't recognize her as a threat. It's a joke considering she's Top 15, probable Top 10, and extremely gorgeous.
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Leena I think Bovina gets loads of attention everyone raves about her, all the TV critics, etc. I love Elena, and so do all the tennis experts!!!!

As for the others, they have been fumbling around the 11-30 area for a while, and not really gone anywhere, so I guys they just become the 'also-rans' on the tour.

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Hmmm... I guess they rave about Lena in Europe, not here though.
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Because they are not Anna
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Elena gets loads of attention, I know plenty of Elena fans.
Same with Dechy.
You are right about Panova and Granville though.
But they never make the later rounds of tournaments so people don't get to see them play on tv.
Me for example, I've never watched Granville play...(and I find Panova's game extremely dull )

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Hmmm... I guess they rave about Lena in Europe, not here though.
Really... not even after she beat Venus, maybe its becuase where you live you dont have Annabelle Croft presenting, as she was the team captain for Europe, when Leena won.

and yeah... I dont even know what Granville looks like.

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Tatiana Panova:

For a girl that's been consistent Top 30 for the past few years, she gets NO attention at all. Nobody talks about her... even in the Russian thread.

Nathalie Dechy:

The forgotten French player.

Laura Granville:

A US player in the Top 35... and nobody cares.

Elena Bovina:

Yes, I had to add her. She only gets love on this board because she has a few obsessed fans like me, janie, me, Eggy, me. You never hear anything about her outside the court, and most tennis enthusiasts don't recognize her as a threat. It's a joke considering she's Top 15, probable Top 10, and extremely gorgeous.
Pam and Mary Joe talk about Elena a lot and how she is probably the best Russian player at the moment due to her serve.
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Tatiana and Nathalie don't get more attention due to the fact that no one sees them as rapidly rising stars or as potential top-five players, I think. Nor are they controversial or fame-seekers.

Laura Granville is sadly slipping through the media cracks the way Mary Joe Fernandez always did. I was shocked to see how high her ranking is!

Elena is popular with the media guys because she is so outgoing, so forthcoming (like Lindsay), & so friendly with them. So she will definitely be getting more notice very soon, you'll see.

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Pam and Mary Joe talk about Elena a lot and how she is probably the best Russian player at the moment due to her serve.
That's what I get for muting them.
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Tatiana and Nathalie don't get more attention due to the fact that no one sees them as rapidly rising stars or as potential top-five players, I think. Nor are they controversial or fame-seekers.

Laura Granville is sadly slipping through the media cracks the way Mary Joe Fernandez always did. I was shocked to see how high her ranking is!

Elena is popular with the media guys because she is so outgoing, so forthcoming (like Lindsay), & so friendly with them. So she will definitely be getting more notice very so, you'll see.
I know that about Lena... she's one of those girls that never shuts up. She's uber-friendly, and talks with everyone... the fans, herself. Lena's is the most unshy person I've ever met.

That's why I'm surprised that I hear NOTHING about her life off the court. There's pics of lower players doing photo shoots, photos at parties... rumors that she's banging some Russian hockey stud... nothing of Lena like that.
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With Tatiana, I think it's because no one expects her to do very well, she wins the matches she's supposed to but rarely jumps over her usual level, she's not trying to be in the spotlight, plus I guess some people find her game a bit boring and also most don't find her looks attractive.
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Tatiana Panova:

For a girl that's been consistent Top 30 for the past few years, she gets NO attention at all. Nobody talks about her... even in the Russian thread.

Nathalie Dechy:

The forgotten French player.

Laura Granville:

A US player in the Top 35... and nobody cares.

Elena Bovina:

Yes, I had to add her. She only gets love on this board because she has a few obsessed fans like me, janie, me, Eggy, me. You never hear anything about her outside the court, and most tennis enthusiasts don't recognize her as a threat. It's a joke considering she's Top 15, probable Top 10, and extremely gorgeous.
I agree about Nat and Tatiana

But for Elena and Laura no! They are both young!! You know, I'll take the example of Kim until last year when she won the WTA year end championships she was being ignored by the medias!! You can see the proof because there was a treat about that in the General Message in May 2002! So, she reached a GS final, but the media's didn't care! I even remembered that there were many more pics of Kournikova who lost in Bol, than pics of Kim who won in Hambourg!

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You have to win to be notice or beat a Williams sister; that sure would get you notice. It got Kim and Liot notice.
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