How many players are really famous and popular enough to draw crowds to a tournament?
I think there's only a handful of them. Most of the casual tennis fans have no clue who the other players are. In that sense, they don't really play a part in promoting the tournament.
Here's my list of the player who sell tickets (wherever there are tournaments): Anna Krounikova..........period.......
Worldwide, Serena, Venus and Anna K. And Kournikova is fading fast.
In the USA, add Jenn.
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
@ Anna period....That is definitely the most laughable statement posted....period!
"They'll never win a grandslam title" LOL!
"They'll never be ranked #1" LOL!
"They'll never win a title on clay" LOL!
"All they do is hit hard" LOL!
"Venus will never win another Tier I title" LOL!
"Venus will never beat another top-5 player" LOL!
"Venus will never win another grand slam title" LOL!
Anna draws even bigger crowds the worse she plays, because she plays so infrequently. By far the biggest draw ever. Imagine if she made a Slam final. Actually, if Kournikova ever miraculously won a Slam, it would be the biggest moment in women's tennis, ever.