well, it was pretty refreshing.... for the length of the documentary, chris & martina (aside from some match commentator here & there) were the only 2 voices speaking, so after so many have spoken about them, it was cool to have them speak for themselves.
i realize i dont want to tell too much because it ruins the effect ... best to hear the comments etc as they're happening for the first time.
but i will say this - just like the thread about harping on the 13 consecutive losses, this was definitely an example of that. That's the foundation of the 'footage' portion of the documentary: 1978 Wimbledon & then 1983-85.
Alot of the documentary was Chris generously flattering Martina, and Martina taking it graciously but not offering much back. I will tell you Martina tried to pull a "One match you kept hitting to my backhand & I needed 3 years of cortozone on that arm after that," which amazingly, she totally meant literally. Luckily, Evert shot back with a dismissively humorous tone, "Well maybe you shouldn't have hit so many back, I mean take some responsibility."
Another interesting thing was that Martina's stats were all presented correctly, but when Chris does her usual 'I dont remember' and says she lost 14 times in a row, Martina never corrects her; then they put it in there TWICE, never correcting it, and then Chris does a joke about it as a THIRD time it's mentioned, which by THEN, believe me Martina could have said, "Well it was 13 not 14, don't be so hard on yourself" & even made it funny, but of course, she kept silent & pretended not to know.
If Chrissie had said, 'I think I lost 11 in a row' believe me, Martina would have said, "13 honey."
But no correction was made... I've come to like Martina quite a bit more than I did in the past, and I really see her as a woman who has evolved into her beinghood to a delightful degree, but it is clear.....if you are competitive enough to be the type of champion these 2 are, it may never leave you. but it sure can come off as revealingly petty.
And now, what u all wanted to know... Chrissie looked HOT. And I mean, Chris is a babe. Martina looked good but put a LOT of work in her hair, as I'm sure tomorrow's pics will reveal. I prefer a more natural look... She didn't stick around much though so I didnt see her enough to comment. But Chris kind of mingled with the crowd for a while, and didn't keep her team around her, so anyone could have gone up and had a chat. That was refreshing as well.
oh, and this is funny & won't ruin anything.... the very start, maybe first minute was kinda drawn out, with 2 giggly moments between long pauses, with a super girlie pop soundtrack thing in the background...and i swear, it made me scared this was going to be like the movie "Beaches" as a girl-feel-good fest. But after that first 60 seconds, they went right into the real stuff & it was totally enjoyable.
ok, gotta pack for my trip, hope u enjoyed this little preview!!!