Women tennis players may be the best known female athletes in the world. It began with Ana Kournikova having the most visited female website. Now every country has a least one big star.
The recent marriage of the number one player from India, Sania Mirza, to a Pakistan cricket player was a huge international story, despite her not that impressive world ranking. But every country cherishes their number one female player and hopes for a major championship breakthrough.
Aravane Rezai is the latest hope of the French. Rising English star, Laura Robson, just 16 years old, is covered so extensively that every word she speaks can cause a headline in her homeland. Venus’s recent outfit definitely crossed over into major fashion news.
Women tennis pros appear to be the best known and most quoted female athletes in the world.