Re: Simona Halep Cheering thread - volume 2
^Yeah, good points. It'll be interesting to see how that pans out in time. I doubt that Simona is particularly interested in cultivating an image for herself, and that alone makes it unlikely that she'll ever be seen as a huge star, even if she is successful as a player. But Vika and Na are also not particularly interested in that either, and they do okay. But they may have advantages Simona doesn't have, Na with her natural sense of humor and Vika with her ability to elicit strong emotional reactions from tennis fans (even negative reactions contribute to a player's fame and status).
It's hard to tell how that will pan out in Simona's case, but my initial feeling about her is that she is friendly and has a good personality, but is essentially quite private, a bit like my own top fave Sam. Those are features that are appreciated a lot by hardcore fans, but that don't cut much ice with the larger public.