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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 10-28-2006, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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which has greater appeal? ATP or WTA

in terms of players that are more well known, newspaper/news coverage, and popularity in general
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Re: which has greater appeal? ATP or WTA

Well the WTA only has one cash cow in Maria Sharapova and they're milking all that they can out of her.

I'd say the biggest star in Tennis belongs to the WTA,

However, I believe there are more stars in the ATP (Federer, Roddick, Blake, Nadal, etc).

So overall I'd say: The ATP and easily.
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Re: which has greater appeal? ATP or WTA

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Well the WTA only has one cash cow in Maria Sharapova and they're milking all that they can out of her.

I'd say the biggest star in Tennis belongs to the WTA,

However, I believe there are more stars in the ATP (Federer, Roddick, Blake, Nadal, etc).

So overall I'd say: The ATP and easily.
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Re: which has greater appeal? ATP or WTA

the men's tour has quality, the women's tour is sucking right now
wta has sharapova and no one else
atp doesn't have 1 player that is nearly as popular as maria, but overall has more recognizable players.
no offense, but i'm sure most non-tennis fans in the u.s. have no clue who mausresmo, jhh, kuznestova, dementieva, petrova and clijsters are. i'm sure at least some of them have heard of federer, nadal, roddick, and blake

my favorite was the worst number 3 player in the world
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Re: which has greater appeal? ATP or WTA

The WTA I think. Except for Sharapova, the Williams sisters are still making headlines although they are nowhere near the top 10 and the Hingis comeback has been a big story.

From a personal point of view, when I look at the list of players qualifying for the WTA championships and the one for the ATP Masters Cup, I have to say the women's field seems more exciting:

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Mauresmo
JHH
Sharapova
Kuznetsova
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Clijsters
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Re: which has greater appeal? ATP or WTA

Actually, I'd have to agree that the women's looks more competitive. I believe Petrova is the only one on that list who hasn't won a slam. Whereas the men's list consists of only three slam champions.

But still, I don't think I'll ever find the WTA more appealing than the ATP.
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Re: which has greater appeal? ATP or WTA

to the general public? WTA. Why? look between the shoulders and when they bend over to return. As pathetic as it seems, its true. Whereas the ATP is quality, real tennis while the WTA is bend-over orgasm ball bashing.

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Re: which has greater appeal? ATP or WTA

Is Sharapova really a star? I don't think she has the mass appeal the media wants you to believe.
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Actually, I'd have to agree that the women's looks more competitive. I believe Petrova is the only one on that list who hasn't won a slam. Whereas the men's list consists of only three slam champions.

But still, I don't think I'll ever find the WTA more appealing than the ATP.
Elena D has yet to win a slam though she did make two finals in 2004. But yeah...none of those women are jokes the way lubo or robredo is. I mean they've all pretty much been #1.
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Re: which has greater appeal? ATP or WTA

For me, the ATP is more appealing. But to the media, WTA. Sharapova is in the news a lot whereas the only male tennis player I see in like E! is Roddick.

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Kudryavtseva def. Sharapova 6-2, 6-4
Tipsarevic def. Roddick 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 7-6
Dancevic def. Nalbandian 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
Zheng def. Ivanovic 6-1, 6-4
Tanasugarn def. Jankovic 6-3, 6-2
Radwanska def. Kuznetsova 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
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to the general public? WTA. Why? look between the shoulders and when they bend over to return. As pathetic as it seems, its true. Whereas the ATP is quality, real tennis while the WTA is bend-over orgasm ball bashing.

I disagree!!! I love it when the ATP players bend over to return (esp. Rafa)
In any case I think that more women are attracted to ATP players than men are attracted to WTA players. IMO the quality of the ATP tour is superior by far plus we get to see them take their shirts off during changeovers.
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to the general public? WTA. Why? look between the shoulders and when they bend over to return. As pathetic as it seems, its true. Whereas the ATP is quality, real tennis while the WTA is bend-over orgasm ball bashing.
Which players are you talking about? Don't tell me Mauresmo or JHH make you hard. There are about 5 hot women players on the tour, and they suck. Actually, women's tennis in general sucks, ever since the girls starting imitating the men's play. Now, whenever I watch women's tennis, I just see a slower and more boring version of the men's game. I also don't know what the media's trying to do with "glamming" tennis up on the womens side, cause it sure as hell isn't working, and it's making tennis in general look pretty pathetic.

I'm pretty sure by now you know what appeals more to me.

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Re: which has greater appeal? ATP or WTA

Hmmm. They are about the same. Outside of the Tennis world, only Roger is very well-known for the ATP. But the WTA has Sharapova and Anna K, and to a lesser degree the Williams sisters(only because they are black and the media loves its black folks). Actually, I'd have to tip my hat to the WTA as being "more appealing", at least in the way your qualified "appealing", which is a little misleading IMO.
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Which players are you talking about? Don't tell me Mauresmo or JHH make you hard. There are about 5 hot women players on the tour, and they suck. Actually, women's tennis in general sucks, ever since the girls starting imitating the men's play. Now, whenever I watch women's tennis, I just see a slower and more boring version of the men's game. I also don't know what the media's trying to do with "glamming" tennis up on the womens side, cause it sure as hell isn't working, and it's making tennis in general look pretty pathetic.

I'm pretty sure by now you know what appeals more to me.
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Re: which has greater appeal? ATP or WTA

The ATP has dick.
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