Serena's always had my heart. I'm waiting to see if she'll marry me!
I think what we sometimes overlook is that these top players are young ladies, very young. Yet, because of their amazing achievements and their winning ways, we expect them to be perfect...on the court, off the court. To a large degree, they support our expectations a large amount of time. But in the end, they are just like you and me...and because they are young (and most probably fairly protected), they are more tender inside and vulnerable than we sometimes think. When I was 21, I was nowhere near the determination and focus level of Serena, Venus, Kim, Justine...and everyone else. We have good days and we have bad days (on and off court). At the end of the day, all these girls are to be admired and commended. They've done good!
I don't know why Serena strike such a chord with some people. I mean, we have Venus, the introvert, and people don't like that. She's not showing enough emotion. We have Serena, the extrovert, and people don't like that either. She's too flashy, too arrogant, too cocky.
Can't we just let these girls enjoy their moments of achievements in their own ways? And can't we just enjoy all the wonderful history that is taking place?
At the end of the day, we're all humans, with good days and bad days. And our days don't last forever.