I know Serena Williams is criticized on this board a lot but at the WTA Championships in Istanbul the fans were thrilled to have Serena in the event. Thank goodness for Serena, because if she wasn't around I wouldn't watch women's tennis. Women's tennis should savour having Serena around because she won't be around forever. The WTA desperately needs more western players or perhaps some Asian women to rise up in the tennis world. The WTA needs another Li Na an Asian woman that can win grand slams and be consistent. But the problem with Li Na is she is so inconsistent. I like Samantha Stosur a western player from Australia but like Li Na she is too inconsistent to take seriously. So, there is only Serena Williams has basically women's tennis without her the WTA would be in a terrible place. Serena has such a huge profile in the United States and internationally. Without Serena around I think the WTA would be in dire straits. Sure, Sharapova is popular but her game is extremely boring and one dimensional and she would not dominate the WTA. Azarenka, Kvitova, Radwanska, are nice girls but their profile in America is not that big either. Peter Bodo a writer for Tennis.com wrote that Azarenka isn't that popular with the media due to her attitude. At Wimbledon Azarenka despite being number one hardly had any interview requests. I think Agnieszka Radwanska and Petra Kvitova are nice girls they seem to have friendly personalities but they don't win the big events enough. If Agnieszka or Petra were more consistent maybe they could help the WTA reach new markets. But the Sharapova/Azarenka combo is bad for the game their loud shreiking and bad attitudes on and off the court hurts women's tennis.