Re: Do you get the hype about Stephens?
I think the majority of her hype comes from her being a young American. If Serena had lost to any other player, under her circumstances, the talk would be about injury probably costing Serena a chance at another slam title. Add the fact that Sloane is American to the fact that Serena, as great a champion as she is, has never really been a favorite of some commentators, the hype was always going to be extra. It's quite hilarious that some of them are acting as though that match was some sort of passing of the torch, as if they hadn't seen Serena run roughshod through the entire WTA over the last seven months. I understand that not everyone will love Serena, but you'd think that they would at least recognize that she has been the only person keeping the USA relevant in Tennis for the past several years, and appreciate all that she has accomplished. Instead, they seem to be grasping at straws to find a replacement.
Last edited by JanNYC; Jan 24th, 2013 at 10:11 AM.