Originally Posted by hurricanejeanne
On a side note, the Tennis Channel commentators said that Vika's begun working with Rafa's publicist to create a more fan friendly image of herself. We know Vika is awesome, but she needs to show the world that awesome. Hopefully that side of things improves so that people who are indifferent can warm to her and some of the haters can eat shit.
It will be interesting to know what kind of ideas Nadal's PR
person can come up with.
Speaking of publicity (or lack thereof), there's something I noticed on the AO website that's been bugging me. Whenever you click on a link, a random player picture gets loaded at the top of the page. Now, after a full week of clicking, I must have seen all the top seeds (male and female) on my screen dozens
of times, even the less famous ones - around 20 players in total. Every top seed, that is, except for Vika, current world #1 and AO defending champ. Since I couldn't think of any legitimate reason for not putting her picture in there, I've just taken a look at the source code, and lo and behold, there *is* a Vika banner (link here
), it just never
shows up for me for some reason, even after hundreds of clicks. Baffling. Either I've been incredibly unlucky, or there's a glitch preventing her picture from loading, which would be rather unfortunate.