Originally Posted by TimothyO
Are players such as Sharapova American or Russian?
In her case she has a Russian flag icon or the letters "RUS" next to her name on TV but she is a product of the American tennis system.
Others such as Azarenka are a mix having moved to the US to train as a teenager.
I wonder how many of the other top WTA and ATP players received some or most of their training in US facilities but still nominally play for other countries (eg Andy Murray now lives and trains in Florida).
they don´t ´nominally´play for other countries. they play for their home country.
many players train at least part time in Spain nowadays, maybe more so than the U.S. that doesn´t make them spanish.
as reliquis said, you make a good point though