Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Goofing on Elvis
I think maybe, sometimes, Serena and Venus have actually been victims of racism. But, honestly, France is a multi-cultural and multi-ethnical society, they've dealt brilliantly with immigration and, for instance, the situation is much better than it is here in Italy. Yesterday the crowd were against Serena not because she's a black girl, but simply because she hasn't been able to capture their support as Justine has done. Serena is a great player and a huge fighter, but that aggressiveness and killer instinct, her saying "I lost because I played badly, she didn't deserve to win", her declarations against the French during Gulf War II... they didn't quite give her a positive aura, going into the French Open
Otherwise the crowd should have booed Rubin, too, when she played Justine in the quarterfinals, but they didn't. They should have booed Venus against Zvonareva (who was the underdog just as well).