Originally Posted by TZVETI83
Sharapova was never the golden girl, tennis fans did not warm up to her at first, most did not like her, it was the media outside of tennis that loved her and it was because of her looks just like with Kournikova.
Now years later most tennis fans respect Sharapova. Its what happens with all top players, happened with Venus and Serena, with Martina Hingis, Navratilova, Seles, Henin among many others.
True. Steffi Graf wasn't so very well liked when she just got on the scene. And i remember all the Henin bashing here vividly.