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Lin Lin
Dec 26th, 2012, 03:04 AM
:confused::confused:

Brad[le]y.
Dec 26th, 2012, 03:12 AM
I love me some Hingis but definitely Venus :lol:

This will definitely bring some of the trolls of of hiding though.

Lin Lin
Dec 26th, 2012, 03:21 AM
Why?:unsure:

Brad[le]y.
Dec 26th, 2012, 03:31 AM
Why?:unsure:

Hingis, Venus and their fans have a long, bitter rivalry. They're over it but some of the fans aren't :p

Morning Morgan
Dec 26th, 2012, 03:52 AM
Dotz.

Maddy-88
Dec 26th, 2012, 05:40 AM
Venus. Hello???

Why is this thread even necessary :unsure:

SVK
Dec 26th, 2012, 05:44 AM
This thread will be full of fun once Smitten arrives.

ShiftyFella
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:13 AM
Marta, duh...

Inger67
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:21 AM
Really? How is this even close? :lol:

Dav.
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:23 AM
I mean, it's obviously Venus. :lol:

Valanga
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:51 AM
This thread will be full of fun once Smitten arrives.

Yass

JarkaFish
Dec 26th, 2012, 07:32 AM
This thread will be full of fun once Smitten arrives.

This is true for every thread. :lol:

barmaid
Dec 26th, 2012, 01:40 PM
Both gals have amassed amazing records individually but Venus is more popular because of her sister and the two linked together (as always) are globally more popular!

Barmaid:wavey:

Akila
Dec 26th, 2012, 01:42 PM
WHEW else BUT the Queen? Venus is LEGENDARY inside and OUTSIDE of the tennis world. Whew is Martina? She did her thing for a good two years in tennis, but besides that she will forever remain a non-entity. Girl, bye with this flop ass thread.

Sammo
Dec 26th, 2012, 01:53 PM
Venus because everyone thinks she's a controversial asshole when in reality all her bad reputation is due to her sister


It's the truth :shrug: Or at least in Spain

kwilliams
Dec 26th, 2012, 02:16 PM
With all due respect to Hingis, Venus would be more known and probably more popular even without Serena. I know they have been almost inextricably linked but they're worlds apart now due to the (unfortunately) vastly different directions their careers have taken. Hingis was a teen phenom and she gave us some good drama and a bit of a story with the retirements and drug allegations but her level of prominence was quite a bitter shorter than Venus's. Venus had a longer stretch at the top of the game and then there's the whole equal pay/gender thing and now the Sjorgen's syndrome story. I expect her prominence to wane further unless she wins a couple of tournaments or goes deep at a big event/scores a couple of big wins but she's already given us 15 years of relevant stories. That's a lot to contend with.

hingisGOAT
Dec 26th, 2012, 02:19 PM
Venus is just a fly on the wall, the girl nobody talks to or cares about. She's the Ashley to Serena's Mary Kate.

That being said, she is the (forever dull) part of the Williams sisters, so she may be known more than Hingis by non-tennis fans. But more fans will buy tickets and fill the stadium to watch Martina than local vulture Venus :shrug:

viktory
Dec 26th, 2012, 02:32 PM
this is really hard to tell. Very close,i will go with hingis just because i think having lordrena as a sis is a double edged sword. She is bound to be overshadowed.

dynamoRockstarr
Dec 26th, 2012, 03:10 PM
Discounting Serena, because she has nothing to do with the topic to begin with... They have separate stories now. Venus has her legacy also.

This would be close, especially if this was asked back in the late 90s/early 2000s. But presently, I'd go with Venus.

Queen_Vee_92
Dec 26th, 2012, 03:19 PM
Venus by a country mile with or without Serena.

"The Williams Sisters" became know worldwide during 2000-03 when both were dominant and most importantly both played all the finals against one another. They were both equal parts of that, and even as Serena has maintained her dominance albeit sporadically and Venus has waned both are still individually known and almost individually as famous. It sounds derogatory but the casual/non tennis fan will see the last name Williams and not really take notice whether it is Venus or Serena so linked are their legacies because of the earlier part of the century!

They had a story (compton, black sisters, dominating power), all Hingis had was a bit of controversy that satisfied people for 12 months but she quickly fell off the global radar, and i suspect very few people would remember, know or care who she is these days.

Similarly moving away from the breakout Williams story, Venus now has the sjogrens fame, the fashion and design notoriety, and her unofficial position as elder stateswoman and political figurehead of the WTA, she's still very relevant in terms of how much weight and importance her name carries.

It's very simple, Serena, Venus and Masha are the only women who are known ALL over the world by the general population.

Sombrerero loco
Dec 26th, 2012, 08:39 PM
obviously Legend Hingis. next

Sammo
Dec 26th, 2012, 08:42 PM
If it wasn't for Serena nobody would know Venus, sorry.

saint2
Dec 26th, 2012, 08:46 PM
I can't speak about "globally", but in my enviroment- now propably Venus, as MH is not playing. But in late 90s/early I remember Hingis was most popular female player...

ZeroSumGame
Dec 26th, 2012, 09:21 PM
Very subjective question ...actually every question about popularity is very subjective :(

1) What do you mean about "global"? ...not every tennis player/or athlete is popular on every continent unless they're a soccer star, a sport with a truly commanding global appeal.

2)Popularity cannot be judged by # of followers on social networks, it's too deceptive - not every sports fan from every corner of the globe has access to a computer or internet.

3) To ans your question, I would say Venus coz the Williams name is a brand in itself ...on & off court
(Slams, equal prize $, prime time tv, fashion, philanthropy & other biz interests). Hingis' success was pretty much limited on-court at the time she played.

Akila
Dec 26th, 2012, 10:22 PM
Queen Venus is more famous than Hingis is in Switzerland. Next.

nfl46
Dec 26th, 2012, 10:41 PM
Who in the hell doesn't know who VENUS AND SERENA WILLIAMS is? Lol. If you ask someone about tennis, I guarantee that be the first name(s) they say.

nfl46
Dec 26th, 2012, 10:43 PM
If it wasn't for Serena nobody would know Venus, sorry.

WHAT??????

Venus Williams is a household name, with or without Serena!

Maria, Serena, Venus, Federer, Agassi and Pete are the names people who don't even play sports think of when you ask names some tennis players.

JN
Dec 26th, 2012, 11:02 PM
Venus because everyone thinks she's a controversial asshole when in reality all her bad reputation is due to her sister


It's the truth :shrug: Or at least in Spain

http://l.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/46.gif Please do shut up.


Venus is just a fly on the wall, the girl nobody talks to or cares about. She's the Ashley to Serena's Mary Kate.

That being said, she is the (forever dull) part of the Williams sisters, so she may be known more than Hingis by non-tennis fans. But more fans will buy tickets and fill the stadium to watch Martina than local vulture Venus :shrug:

I was gonna ask if you're nuts, but then I looked at your name. :rolleyes:

Monzanator
Dec 26th, 2012, 11:07 PM
Venus. Serena adds to that because you can't really talk about one of them and ignore the other. Even my parents know there are two sisters and they don't know much about tennis outside of Sharapova, Radwanska and Azarenka :lol: Plus Hingis' career didn't last long enough to make that serious cultural impact outside of the tennis fanbase IMO.

Viktymise
Dec 26th, 2012, 11:08 PM
If it wasn't for Serena nobody would know Venus, sorry.

Yeah...

"Legend" was forgotten about a long time ago by the outside world.

moby
Dec 26th, 2012, 11:19 PM
Venus is more famous, but Legend is more popular. :oh:

dsanders06
Dec 26th, 2012, 11:46 PM
Venus obviously, but people are again going ott by claiming NO non-tennis fans know Hingis :spit: She WAS a household name in the late 90s/early 00s. Teen prodigies who achieve spectacular results at such an early age ALWAYS get mainstream attention, even if their sport isn't necessarily one of the most popular.

kiwifan
Dec 27th, 2012, 01:10 AM
The book was called, "Venus Envy" for a reason.

And that was back when Hingis was the number one player.

Lots has changed since then and very little of it has been in Hingis' favor. ;)

slamchamp
Dec 27th, 2012, 01:12 AM
Venus because:
1- She's american
2- She's Serena's sister

Six Feet Under
Dec 27th, 2012, 01:59 AM
Personally, I find Venus easliy the most forgettable 5+ slam winner in history. I don't why but I just do, maybe its because she was never number 1 for a long period or was overshadowed by Serena, but it always comes a shock when I remember she actually won 7 slams.

Globally, because of the sister act, Venus is more popular. Any popularity of Serena or Venus indivdually is partly shared between them.