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Attractive players in tennis, help or hurt?

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The U.S. Open is underway in Queens and there's no denying that many of the players, both men and women, are in great physical shape and know how to play that up.

Women are particularly promoted in the industry as attractive, fashionable and fiercely competitive. 

Does that help the game and draw more people in?

Good Day New York asked former tennis champion Pam Shriver. At 16-years-old, she made it to the Open finals where she lost to legend Chris Evert.

“It's all a part of marketing to promote the beauty, fitness and athleticism of the sport. Whether it's Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Venus, they look incredibly fit. They move well. That's what we are as women. We compete well but want to dress well and be smart about how we look,” said Shriver.

Wednesday is Day 3 of the Open with mixed doubles getting underway along with the men's and women's doubles.

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