Originally Posted by bandabou
Itīs all cool then. As long as they donīt play there.
If they WANT to play, that's fine with me too. But if they don't, no harm done.
The crowd at Roland Garros didn't start screaming and booing as Serena walked onto the court to start the match. The RG was, rightly or wrongly, expressing it's feelings about something that had just happened right in front of them. They didn't START hostile. Tennis crowds almost never do, except in Davis Cup.
I've been watching tennis since 1968, and I've NEVER seen a non-Davis Cup crowd start howling at a player AS THEY WALKED IN TO THE STADIUM.
As for ME bringing it up every year, hey, it's fun for ME to bring it up. There have been 12 slams since then, and together, Venus and Serena have won seven of them.
'Living well is the best revenge', eh?
It's sort of like Martin Luther King getting a national holiday. (Writ very, VERY small, of course
.) All his enemies can do every year is grit their teeth and feel like shit as more and more people celebrate it. In the end, even killing him didn't beat him. He's still winning, they're still losing. We get closer and closer to the world he envisioned each day.
Once we get Venus one more GS title or two, it's pretty certain both Venus and Serena will wind up in the Tennis Hall of Fame, just on singles play. Of course, Newport, Rhode Island is a long way from Indian Wells. So the Indian Wells folks may never have intended to ever visit the Tennis Hall of Fame. But if they do, they'll get to se Venus and Serena there, and remember IW's part in making it all happen.