Have to disagree with this - they surely know who she is, as she is one of the best newcomers on the Tour and almost a top 100 player. They do follow the Tour regularly, I'm sure.
I agree with Blue_Trees. The reason why I hate Australian tennis so much is that we only care about our own, then hype them so much and put too much pressure on. Think Stosur vs Cirstea
Donna will not get on a showcourt unless she draws a Top 20 Seed or an Aussie IMO