Has the board ever been more deranged than it is now?
C. Miami 2006. Both sisters were MIA since early, embarrassing losses at the Australian Open, and Martha had just won IW and entered Miami as the player to beat. The hatred of the Willytards boiled over during the legendary Golovin match, and was it ugly. TF was filled with teh crazy for weeks.
Right now, it's almost as bad, for reasons that may at first seem different but deep down are always (always
) the same. With Martha looking like less of a threat (oncourt) to ReeRee than ever, the triumphant Willytards feels like this is a unique chance for them: they can freely vent their ever enduring hatred and resentment and stifle any calls to saner, more civil behaviour just by mentioning the H2H. This attitude boils down to: you can't argue with me because I stan for a player that wins more stuff than the player you support.
In Volcana's case, it's the persistent trauma over having seen, back in 2004, sections of the US media showing enthusiasm (or so he perceived it) at the prospect of Martha surmounting ReeRee in terms of oncourt results and rating that prospect as positive for women's tennis, a reaction he, like many other Willytards, chalked up to racism. This of course didn't happen, as Volcana himself has spent the last 10 years telling this board. 10 fucking years, and still hasn't got over it.
But the resentment is still there because Martha, not ReeRee, remains the WTA's top money making machine, and for Willytards the universe's balance won't be restored until everyone, sponsors included, acknowledges the superiority of their champion.