The crowd was appalling, which has been said many times.
Why would an Australian newspaper, 1 in Melbourne that publishes the story, talk about how bad the crowd behaved if they didn't? What's in it for them? If anything, they'd say the crowd behaved better than they did.
The fact of the matter is that crowd were not appalling, I don't believe they were. A news paper can publish what ever they want and whatever they think will make a story, it doesn't have to be true. News limited are well aware of the fact that the general public, on a global scale, dislike Vika and they can exaggerate the events of last night to try and get readers to empathise with Azarenka and soften her image.
And you don't think the Australian crowd was to Azarenka last night?
No they simply weren't. The French crowd were truly appalling, that stadium was booing constantly, that stadium was cheering Hingis to lose, last nights crowd wanted Li to win but they were not completely against Vika, it's completely different to what happened in Paris.
And Australian's have been to Serena before. The Sydney crowd was disgusting one year, and Serena called the crowd racist afterwards.
I can only recall the AO crowd be against Serena once and that was the 2003 SF when she took a MTO and the spectators where unaware of the severity of Serena's blister. I don't recall her calling the crowd racist because Australian supports, especially in Melbourne Park, respect and appreciate and like Serena.