"The Ice Princess"
Back in the day, that was the nickname for Christine Marie Evert.
Didn't show emotion, didn't let you in, couldn't tell if she was winning or losing. (Her preturnatural ability to shatter the sexual relationships around her may or may not be elated.)
Shockingly, Venus Williams didn't inherit this nickname. Ice = White, Heat = Black may have had something to do with that. Venus being the elder, so Serena was always the 'princess' is no doubt equally influential.
Maria Sharpova is certainly the ice princess OFF the court, (and off-camera) by all accounts. But on the court, her emotions are pretty easy to read, if she's losing.
Who of the current under-25 crop gives you that Chirs Evert/Venus Williams 'I keep it all inside' quality? AND, has the multi-GS winning skill and talent?
Who's the next 'Ice Princess'?
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.