Originally Posted by bizarredreamer
She's losing to "scrubs". She has basically lost her fight/hunger. Her game has regressed.
I always wonder why I even support Wozniacki. Every time she loses another match, especially the ones she's expected to win, I tell myself I need to find another player to support.. but then I end up always supporting her again.
Is anyone else like this? Haha.
Well, it's not your mind which decides who you like - it's your heart.
And the more frustrating her losses are, the more it will mean to you when she's doing well. I've been following tennis since about 76-77, something like that. When Chris Evert who was my tennis idol in those days won a tournament I was always happy about it, but I just considered it normal because Chris was always winning. So I got spoiled by her success. I think that today Serena fans are sorta in the same situation. When she won Wimbledon last year it probably meant more to them emotionally because it had been awhile since she won a major than winning, say, the YEC because by that time they had gotten used to her winning everything again. At the most it comes in handy when they want to rub the noses of Sharapova fans in it.
But post-Chrissie I became a Capriati fan. And that was quite different to say the least. There were years when she didn't even play but partied her life away, was depressed, smoked dope, got in trouble with the law - when she was almost someone who leads the life you read about in the biographies of those tragic rock stars that have died before their time. But she came back from the grave and even won slams and got to #1. For a fan that was an unbelievable experience because it was so unexpected.
Of course Caroline is personality and lifestyle-wise as different from Capriati as it gets, but it's the same situation in that her winning again would mean even more to us fans after all the struggles than it would if we had been spoiled by success and started considering her winning as the most normal thing in the world. Besides, she's a girl worth rooting for because she is such a sweetheart.