I was watching some of old matches Venus vs. Jen 2001 Miami Venus vs. Jen 2001 Us Open Semi, Serena vs. Jen 2002 Miami and Serena vs. Jen 2003 Miami. And It was very shocking to me what Id established. Jennifer and her getting mad and the line calls.
This happens so much. Venus/Serena have always hit the balls very close the the lines. But this is what gets me w/ Jennifer. The only time she seems to question the calls is when the crowd gets loud and fired up over the calls. There are so many examples in these matches it ain't funny. Take 2001 US Open Semi against Venus. Venus hit a forehand very close to the line, there was a little murmor, then venus just blasted a backhand winner. The Crowd started hatin, screamin about how the ball was out, mind you jennifer during the point didn't pick up a fuss, nor after the point till about 10 seconds later when the crowd started booing, and judging. Then Jennifer got real mad as fuck, looked over to the chair and was shacking her head and stuff. Jen lets the crowd take control of her emotionally. I think she really believes, that even though she is closes to the lines her and her opponent, she feels that these people all the way in the stands saw the line call. If im correct, most of the time, when watching a tennis match, you aren't looking dead at the line calls, you are looking more at where the ball "possibily lands" and just watching the rallies. You aren't zoomed in dead on the lines. Anyway..
Another Example. During these matches I've noticed. When Venus/Serena have hit aces. Jen starts to walk to the other side, but at the same time the crowd starts screamin, and booin about a line call, and jennifer like snaps all of a sudden into this anger mode or whatever, and then/ again about 10 seconds after the point been over, thinks she got another bad call. Another case of Jennifer letting the crowd control her emotions. Also Im using Venus/Serena matches only b/c they are good close matches, and hey im Venus/Serena fan, i only have matches w/ them in it
But do you all notice this as well? I mean it stands out very clear to me. And now thinking over/over about it. It starts to annoy me, that Jennifer originally doesn't have a problem w/ the call, but when the crowd starts, its like she instantly changes, and thinks she got hooked on a call. When Venus/Serena play, Serena may get a little mad over a call, but she heads straight to the line, probably hits a service winners, or wins the next point, clearly not letting anythin affect her. Venus, she just looks up at the chair, looks back down to her strings, goes gets a ball, and about 70% of the time, fires an ace, to equal out the bad call. Jennifer really to me, needs someone to show her old tapes, not only of her attitude. But how/when she reacts. I think it would do her good to point out, that clearly she is only getting mad/roared up when the crowd judges a call. Again this is the case of the crowd controlling Jennifer emotionally. And when you don't have the control, going into the match, to me, you are already the looser.