Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Florida with my baguette
I'm worried about Jennifer...
Well, after the heat has died down from the Fed (C)up disaster, I can't help but feel that we might be ignoring Jennifer's state of mind whilst defending her right to her viewpoint. Yes, I think the punishment didn't fit the crime, but from what we hear, she behaved like a prima donna all week and screamed abuse at BJK.
BJK has said that she feels that Jennifer feels the pressure of defending her FO title and she's tired. Let's put any dislike of BJK to one side and accept some truth in her words. There is the possibility that this episode is part of a bigger problem.
Undeniably, Jennifer has always been an emotional person who puts her heart into her tennis and takes her emotions onto court with her. Nonetheless, her reactions sometimes make me cringe because I don't feel she does herself any favours. Argue by all means but draw the line at some stage.
Perhaps the most troubling aspect of this is that Stefano is still meddling. Part of me always thought she could only ever make a real comeback at the highest level without him, because he isn't good for her. Shows what I know! However, after what went on this weekend, how can Jennifer learn her lesson when her father himself continues her battles for her...she's still daddy's little girl and she feels she is untouchable because of his overbearing behaviour. She has episodes that remind me that she is still a little girl in an adult's body.
Anyway, my main point is that I do hope that Jennifer is still in control of everything, otherwise, I can only hope she gets out of tennis and gets the control over her life back. I have always stated that I would rather her be happy and away from tennis than playing and miserable. If she is feeling the pressure then she can't be enjoying it and it will only do her damage. More than any other player we know she can fall off the rails when not happy. I would hate to see her go that way again...but with episodes like this, who knows...
If this seems rather dramatic, excuse me...I care for the girl. I don't like seeing her in trouble or being flamed on message boards. I do hope she's happy and this won't do her any harm, but I can't help but worry that it will.