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WTA tour is nothing without Anna Kournikova --> What do you think?

I think that Anna made the women tennis sport much more popular. Almost the whole world know who is Anna Kournikova and I think she is the most famous tennisstar in the world! Every tournament will have her in the players list because more people will come! Look at the challengers where she is playing now, that tournaments doesn't mean nothing for the most, but since Anna joined them last week it's a total other story!

I think that Anna is very important for the WTA tour --> (You know what I mean don't look at the results )

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omg, you are ignorant if you don't think anna is important to the tour. she brings many fans to watch...whether she is THE MOST IMPORTANT, i dont think so...but the point is that she is important and brings alot of fans...theres no DENYING something as obvious as that...
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I'll agree that Anna brought the casual male fan into the game, a little. But I'd say Venus and Serena brought in the motherload, fatherload, kiddyload and payload.

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omg, you are ignorant if you don't think anna is important to the tour. she brings many fans to watch...whether she is THE MOST IMPORTANT, i dont think so...but the point is that she is important and brings alot of fans...theres no DENYING something as obvious as that...

Read the title again, will you please????? Just read it again??

" WTA Tour is nothing without Anna", and I am supposed to believe and support that???? That the WTA is nothing without Anna?? There would be no fans without Anna?? There would be no craziness without Anna?? Then why did Monica Seles get stabbed?? There was no Anna then?

Like I said, if that's what he thinks and he is happy that way, then so be it. And if you think I'm ignorant because I think the WTA would still be popular without Anna, then that's your God DAmn Problem.

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Anna is a large part of the reason tennis is so popular. Like it or not, without her, the tour would be hurt.
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Here's a reverse statement for you: I don't think Anna would be anything without the WTA.

The world is full of supermodels and gorgeous women. Anna is famous because she is an athlete as well as a model, and her tennis results got her noticed before she turned the age of 18.

Without tennis to launch her name, she'd be just another face in the pretty-girl Moscow crowd.
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Here's a reverse statement for you: I don't think Anna would be anything without the WTA.

The world is full of supermodels and gorgeous women. Anna is famous because she is an athlete as well as a model, and her tennis results got her noticed before she turned the age of 18.

Without tennis to launch her name, she'd be just another face in the pretty-girl Moscow crowd.

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Back in 97-98, there was a whole bunch of players that were bringing new interest to the game, not just Anna but Martina, the Sisters, Lucic etc...now the Willams are the only ones still around. So you can't give all the credit for the boom to Kournikova.

The tour would still be - in fact, is - something to me without Anna, otherwise why would I be here?
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No I think the Williams sisters are holding ship. The staduim in Rome was much more packed out then I had seen it yet during Serenas match. I think that the tour IS hurting without Hingis, and I think SHE is the reason for more popularity amoung the sport rather then ANNA.

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Anna does add something. But its silly to say the tour is nothing without her ...

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Yes I agree with you all, but maybe the title is a little bit wrong but what I wanted to say is that Anna is important for the WTAtour! Offcourse there are more popular players!

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Read the title again, will you please????? Just read it again??

" WTA Tour is nothing without Anna", and I am supposed to believe and support that???? That the WTA is nothing without Anna?? There would be no fans without Anna?? There would be no craziness without Anna?? Then why did Monica Seles get stabbed?? There was no Anna then?

Like I said, if that's what he thinks and he is happy that way, then so be it. And if you think I'm ignorant because I think the WTA would still be popular without Anna, then that's your God DAmn Problem.
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i wasnt paying attention...
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Yes I agree with you all, but maybe the title is a little bit wrong but what I wanted to say is that Anna is important for the WTAtour! Offcourse there are more popular players!
thats what i thought...
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Two most marketable players of the generation - Kournikova and Hingis are out of big game. And it is a definite problem for WTA. Williamses don't sell much, Belgians sell even less.

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