On a broader level,the Ana-haters are off base when they accuse her of being a complete phony...or say that she fist pumps in order to annoy or disrespect her opponents....She has some genuinely-nice,likable qualities
Well with you being an Ana fan here I might as well clear the air with my views on Ana and my other favs and their fans. I don't want to get into an argument but just state my view. There's really only a couple of things I don't like what she does.
And yes - the over the top fist pump in your face is one of them. No I don't think she does it deliberately to annoy players but I do think it's very annoying to other players - not just JJ. Sam Smith thinks that as well. So when I say I loved JJ's fist pump impersonation to her camp at the end of her match last year (and not at Ana) - that really made the Ana fans hate me. Pretty much anyone who thinks that Ana's fist pumps are not annoying to anyone other than JJ and who actually doesn't call JJ classless is a hypocrite according to them.
The other thing is Fed Cup. Not too happy with Ana on this. It's the one time when she's playing I really root for her and I once even posted in her player's forum wanting her to do well. All my favs - it means so much to play for thir country to them. And all my favs have been left on their own although with Caro it's not that there is another top player who has pulled outsnd decided they don't want to play. I'd have really loved to see both Ana and JJ doing well at FC. So no. I'm not happy with Ana when she pulls out or doesn't seemingly try. Yes JJ did it this time as well - but this was the exception.
Apart from that and the Montreal incident (where I can see both her point of view and the Montreal tournament director's) - I won't be a fan of hers but I really don't say anything. I certainly don't go in her results threads.
The only other thing on Ana herself is that if JJ plays Ana and wallops her - that would give me lots of pleasure but if Ana should beat JJ - that would hurt. Very few posters are fans of both Ana and JJ. There are one ot two - but not many.
Oh and my favourite Ana fan is Cp6uja (apart from you). Defends Ana to the death, and not the best of English. Sometimes digs himself in a hole and refuses to let it go and gets into pointless arguments But I really like him.
On my favs fans:
JJ fans - well some of them are really sad the way they try to make fun of Caro and bash her. They think JJ will trash Caro. One highly respected JJ fan last year who posted a lot and was so overly critical of JJ last year that he doesn't post any more stated JJ didn't have a chance against Caro and they were silent for a bit because that poster was respected. But when JJ was playing Caro at Dubai - they were really cocky going on about how she was crushing the pusher. Of course their joy turned to horror when Caro actually won the 1st set and the match.
And of course then they were going on about JJ choked. Nothing to do with how Caro played.
Some Kim's fans on GM have no respect for Caro. It's all Kim and Caro is nowhere. Only reason the pusher is up there is that she plays a lot. Kim's fans in her forum (although I don't go there much now) do have a lot of respect for Caro though.