Sharapova usurps "Hen-mania"
June 14, 2005
In the run-up to Wimbledon three times as many Brits are searching the web for Maria Sharapova than Tim Henman Big shock!
, the UK's biggest hope for a win in the tennis tournament.
The most recent figures from Yahoo Search UK, covering the first half of June, indicate Hen-mania may be dying down as the fresher female talent appears to hold all the aces Maybe now with the pressure off, Tim will win Wimbledon
. Reigning Wimbledon champion Sharapova has fans in many countries but UK browsers' interest in other top women players also outranks that in home-grown Henman. Searches for Serena Williams outnumber those for the UK's best player by two-to-one but at least Henman holds the top spot over other male contenders.
Andy Roddick from the US is in second place What's this? More proof that everyone hates Roddick, as MTFers have claimed?
, while Andre Agassi, another American, is the third most-popular player in searches. Loyal Henman fans are hoping this Wimbledon could be his but their dreams have been dashed before because "Tiger Tim" has never made it beyond the semi-finals - reaching them four times before being knocked out.
Timmy should've moved out the UK years ago. He would've won a slam by now if he had.