When and Why Did Justine Become So Despised?
I know that most No. 1's and GS winners go through this stage where everyone roots against them when they start winning because most people want to see the underdog overcome adversity.
In Chrissy's case it was because she seemed so cold and distant.
In Martina Nav's case it was because she was a Slovak beating Americans and everyone else during the cold war years. It didn't help matters much when she bulked up and came out of the closet as a lesbian.
In Steffi's case it was because she had such a rivalry with Monica, and then Monica got stabbed in Germany, which unfairly didn't warm anyone's heart to her in America.
In Martina Hingis case, she had a big mouth and superior attitude. Then when Venus came along and started to beat her consistently and everyone else and she was still No. 1, people resented her for being a paper champion.
Jennifer just didn't stay No. 1 long enough, and such may be the case with Venus. However, Venus continued to win, except against her sister. Which brings us to Serena. In Serena's case, it was because she was black in a predominantly white sport, she was relentless, self-confident and a ham. However, none of these No. 1 Champions seem to have been as despised, in my opinion, as Justine.
What is it about Justine?