Jennifer wears it all on her sleeve. I did not see the match but someone said that they were being really rowdy and routing against her. In the past this would have hurt her, and she found a way to use it to her advantage to get her "pumped up".
After last year, nice to see them being positive for Serena.
Honestly they are the worst crowd.. Basically once they Boo someone... it will last forever...
I remmember Arantxa getting Boo in 96 in her match against Barbara Ritner in the fourth round.. well it continued for most of that year Rg and the next ones as well. Even the year she won in 98 she was still Booed in most of her matches. Basically because of her moonballs...
Hingis definetly deserved to get Booed in 99, but not the next years, as she behaved way better, but still they kept doing that in most of her matches...
The same is applied now to Serena.
Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF 18 Grand Slam SF´s, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters Sabatini vs Martinez ? Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9 Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6 Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5 Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4 Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17 Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21% Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)
That's totally true - she also made me rooting against her
"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw
"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "