Re: Do exibitions have a hidden psychologic effect?
I guess that if you were used to playing matches where titles and $$ were on the line it would be hard to get motivated to play a match for fun.
But then again, I also don't see how you could go out in front of thousands of people and just lose to another player because you don't care.
Hit and giggle exhibitions are very en vogue right now. But the Hong Kong exo, grand slam cup, things at MSG, I can't see why a player wouldn't try to win in those venues.
CLEARLY Serena is the type of player who can summon her very best when she truly needs it, when huge things are on the line, and that makes her such a great champion. The difference in her level at tour events versus majors is already huge.