Originally Posted by $uricate
I mean the media and endorsement worlds.
I know that you were referring to those, but I still don't fully agree: in the media, sure you have a handful of tennis commentators who are endlessly fawning over Maria in a way that is somewhat embarrassing (most of them former players, actually); but no one in the media says that Maria is better than Serena or whatever. Everyone recognizes that Maria is not in Serena's league (nobody is!).
For endorsements, okay, it is technically true, but it only tells us that Maria's business people are savvier than Serena's... and there's also the point that some of Serena's controversial behaviors and statements are probably hurting her marketability.
Anyway, the rabid hatred towards Maria that a fraction of Serena's fans are spewing in tennisforum is sickening.