I've notice lower ranked players and other top players Roll Over and play dead with everyone Else...But a Williams Sister. Is it because Venus and Serena are a Standard Of Excellence?
Examples: Chanda Rubin, never shows up against Kim, or Amelie....but when she plays Venus or Serena...she's unbelievable.
Jennifer Capriati- Rolls over playing Amelie, Justine, Kim....but when she plays Serena...it's War, and she tries to War against Venus.
Amelie Mauresmo- Plays awsome against the sisters....usually Rolls over and play dead against everyone else.
Lisa Raymond- Can't hit a forehand with her ass, but put Venus or Serena across the net, and she plays like she's possessed.
Maggie Maleeva- C ranked player, but put her up against the sisters and she plays like a Battered Wife running from her husband.
Karolina Sprem-Losing to Loosers, but plays like a demond against Venus. Go Figure
I think it's good for tennis. Even when I play people that i think are Better than me, and I play better. So that motivation is good.
There are a host of others..maybe they do see the sisters as a standard of excellence. I guess it's good to give your best against the TOP PLAYERS, they trying to make a name for themselves.