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tenn_ace
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:48 AM
Not that it will affect either one of them IMO as they both are very mentally tough, but still...

Prizeidiot
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:57 AM
In Indian Wells? I'd hate to say it, but Maria will definitely be crowd favourite.

No Name Face
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:00 AM
they were hardcore for lena today. lena may have won them over???

Brooklyn90
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:01 AM
i think they like lena alot more

Blonde_Ambition7
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:02 AM
Actually, I'd say Elena.

parn2257
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:02 AM
coz elena just show everyone what a great fighter she is

Prizeidiot
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:18 AM
OK... so I'm alone on this one? :p

I figured being on Sports Illustrated in a Bikini and being overexposed in America would make Maria crowd favourite, but if they throw rocks at her during the final and support Elena, I won't complain :)

Scotso
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:19 AM
Elena, of course. Sensible people in the crowd get turned off by how loud and obnoxious Maria is.

silverwhite
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:20 AM
You mean they'll go against the local? :eek:

Rachel_
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:23 AM
i think they'll be pretty split and just support whoevers behind in the score at any 1 time.

hdfb
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:24 AM
I'd almost say Masha since she is American, but you just can't look past Elena!!! :D

DEETHELICK
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:25 AM
I think Maria will have vocal support, but Elena is becoming more and more popular in the US since the USO 2004.

I think as Elena is an underdog and will fight so hard, they will respond.

cometz9
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:26 AM
OK... so I'm alone on this one? :p

I figured being on Sports Illustrated in a Bikini and being overexposed in America would make Maria crowd favourite, but if they throw rocks at her during the final and support Elena, I won't complain :)

have u noticed the crowds at IW is mostly old people especially elderlys :lol:
I think they'll root for Lena as she is the underdog.

Blonde_Ambition7
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:27 AM
have u noticed the crowds at IW is mostly old people especially elderlys :lol:
I think they'll root for Lena as she is the underdog.

agreed.

IceHock
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:30 AM
elena had her own cheering section against jhhyou could hear them cheer for her so i say elena

Prizeidiot
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:31 AM
have u noticed the crowds at IW is mostly old people especially elderlys :lol:
I think they'll root for Lena as she is the underdog.
I don't get American coverage, so I was unaware of this fact :p

LH2HBH
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:34 AM
Anyone who thinks that an American crowd is going to be pro Elena seriously needs to get their heads checked.

#1. They want to cheer for Maria because she's AMERICAN - in fact she's the ultimate "Coming to America" dream story

#2. They want to cheer for Maria because she's a CELEBRITY and an uneducated/ignorant crowd will always cheers for the obvious

Dan23
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:44 AM
I'd almost say Masha since she is American, but you just can't look past Elena!!! :D:rolleyes:
btw nice username :spit:


Anyone who thinks that an American crowd is going to be pro Elena seriously needs to get their heads checked.

#1. They want to cheer for Maria because she's AMERICAN - in fact she's the ultimate "Coming to America" dream story
:rolleyes:

Maria generally doesnt get great support in the US

No Name Face
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:47 AM
if i was a new tennis fan and had watched the elena/jhh match, i'd be the biggest elena fan ever. oh wait..that sorta happened to me...except it was the elena/capriati match that converted me.

anyway, i'm sure elena won over tons of fans there, especially after being the first to take out the diseased dwarf after the faux AO final. allez elena :devil:

wateva
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:47 AM
elena. the crowd always goes for the underdog. ;)

Mightymirza
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:50 AM
yes underdog always gets support...I hope evn this time...

morningglory
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:51 AM
The crowd can always change sides...
1st set, the crowd will be split
2nd set they'll cheer for whoever lost the 1st
3rd set they'll cheer for the one that lost the 2nd, which is the one that won the 1st...
It was so apparent in the Rod VS Andreev match.

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:51 AM
Lena is very well liked..but MASHA is the SuperStar :bounce:

tenn_ace
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:06 AM
I watched Lena-Sania match and couple of people asked me the same question: "Who is that blonde girl", but they did know who Sania was :lol: ;)

udachi Elena
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:08 AM
Normally between these two i would say the crowd would side with whomever was behind...but after the huge fight lena put up today, I thikn they will be pulling for her in the final!

RJWCapriati
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:37 AM
Elena

Sunny_Boy
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:16 AM
I would say Elena coz she is not the favourite to win

ys
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:40 AM
Sensible people in the crowd get turned off by how loud and obnoxious Maria is

which will amount to about 10% of the crowd. Remaining 90% will get turned on by exactly that..

azmad_88
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:43 AM
either way,the battle of grunts will be fun

their last match was a 3 setter as well.masha winning that one

selyoink
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:49 AM
i think they'll be pretty split and just support whoevers behind in the score at any 1 time.

I agree. I think they will support Sharapova to start but if she goes ahead they will support Lena because they will want to see more tennis.

tenn_ace
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:09 PM
Lena is leading.... but we don't have to wait long to see what happens in reality.

Viktymise
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:21 PM
I think lena prob because they will think she is the underdog. BTW the only match these two played on hard courts lena won which is kinda interesting

TeaMMashA
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:27 PM
I'd almost say Masha since she is American, but you just can't look past Elena!!! :D

do you never see that russia flag by the side of her name at tournaments or that nyagan, siberia after her place of birth!:retard: :rolleyes:

Rexman
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:31 PM
I think it depends on who is in the crowd. If they saw Elena in her semi yesterday, or any of her fights throughout the week, I think they'll back her.

If it's just the rich people coming to see tennis because it's the thing to do, then it will be pro Maria.

Il Primo!
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:34 PM
I don't think the crowd will choose a side.. In IW I've got the feeling so far that people are very respectfull and don't have any preference,except for the player in danger during the match. The IW crowd is not like RG's , thanks god :rolleyes:

Leo_DFP
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:41 PM
I think they'll mostly root for the underdog. Who were they cheering for heavily in the semis? Martina and Elena.

Leo_DFP
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:42 PM
I don't think the crowd will choose a side.. In IW I've got the feeling so far that people are very respectfull and don't have any preference,except for the player in danger during the match. The IW crowd is not like RG's , thanks god :rolleyes:

:tape: Remember 2001? Which crowd is worse?

Dementinator
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:54 PM
I ma gonna say Elena ,shes just ,to most people ,less irratating on the court ,she will be the underdog ,and people love a fighter ,plus shes is such a beautiful player ,the way she moves etc ,its sublime .....

RenaSlam.
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:56 PM
I think Lena D. will have the crowd support, as she is the underdog. :worship:

GO LENA DD!!!

FrenchY52
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:01 PM
Lena :)

LoveFifteen
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:03 PM
OK... so I'm alone on this one? :p

I figured being on Sports Illustrated in a Bikini and being overexposed in America would make Maria crowd favourite, but if they throw rocks at her during the final and support Elena, I won't complain :)

I can see why you'd think that, but as an American, I can tell you that Elena will most definitely be the crowd favorite. She is actually very popular in the US. At the US Open a ton of people love her.

Il Primo!
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:42 PM
:tape: Remember 2001? Which crowd is worse?

Bad souvenir,I was only 12 but I remember..But y'all know the circonstances ;) Oh dear Serena :sad:

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:48 PM
i said it before the tournament started, and i'll say it again. maria sharapova will finally win her next tier I. go babydoll:)