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shoparound
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:38 AM
Injured, battling pain, not retiring. And they are still cheering against her.
Reminds me of when they were cheering her double faults a couple of years ago against CSN

Jajaloo
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:40 AM
They're not cheering against Venus. Australians go for the underdog and like an upset. That's why they are cheering for Zahlavova.

If they were cheering against Venus, they would go nuts when she double faulted and made errors.

Optima
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:42 AM
Racists clearly.

thegreendestiny
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:43 AM
They're not cheering against her idiot.

edificio
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:43 AM
Crowd is unpleasant. I hate when they clap to rush someone coming back from an injury timeout.

claypova
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:44 AM
:weirdo:

edificio
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:44 AM
They're not cheering against her idiot.

When V wins a point and SZ loses, they groan.

treufreund
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:45 AM
Wow... it's weird but both of them grunt EXACTLY the same way. Is this some sort of mind game they are playing on each other?

shoparound
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:45 AM
They just cheered pretty loudly when Venus hit into the net...

Annie.
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:46 AM
I'm sure Venus is used to it. No matter where she goes it's practically the same way. Except for Acapulco.

Steadyniacki
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:46 AM
They're not cheering against Venus. Australians go for the underdog and like an upset. That's why they are cheering for Zahlavova.


this

RenaSlam.
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:47 AM
Both need to shut the hell up.

shoparound
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:47 AM
Whether they are cheering for the underdog or not, it's kind of a bad taste cheering against an injured player who could have just retired.

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:48 AM
Both need to shut the hell up.

:haha:

darrinbaker00
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:48 AM
When V wins a point and SZ loses, they groan.
So what? :shrug:

young_gunner913
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:48 AM
They're not cheering against Venus. Australians go for the underdog and like an upset. That's why they are cheering for Zahlavova.

If they were cheering against Venus, they would go nuts when she double faulted and made errors.

Wouldn't the injury that's hindering her make her the underdog now?

Keadz
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:48 AM
Don't think there is a crowd in the world who would support someone wearing that outfit.

also, obviously some racism.

shoparound
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:50 AM
They sounded like they had the same grunt during the first set. Venus sounds like she's in horrible pain in the second set.

darrinbaker00
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:50 AM
Both need to shut the hell up.

Even if Venus stopped screaming, you'd still be able to hear that loud-a** outfit she's wearing.

duhcity
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:52 AM
They just applauded for her winner. So really. Not everyone has to like her. Y'all need to calm down
Huge applause for a long rally followed by a Zahlavova error

Jajaloo
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:55 AM
@andy_murray:

"Never heard so much noise in a tennis match...."


Racist :o

edificio
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:56 AM
Both need to shut the hell up.

Yeah, I'll agree with that. Can we include the crowd?

starin
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:56 AM
@andy_murray:

"Never heard so much noise in a tennis match...."


Sexist, ugly, flop, etc :o

fixed it for you

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:56 AM
Poor Venus, she's in pain. :(

Zahlalova is just as annoying as Zahlalova Strycova. I think they're related (by marriage). :spit:

thegreendestiny
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:57 AM
@andy_murray:

"Never heard so much noise in a tennis match...."


Racist :o

I don't blame him. Their screams are unbearable :o

mauresmofan
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:58 AM
I think you mean the Indian Wells crowd really hate Venus

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:59 AM
They usually support the underdog in most cases, although they should be applauding vee's effort to get back up from that injury:sad:

mauresmofan
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:00 AM
Poor Venus, she's in pain. :(

Zahlalova is just as annoying as Zahlalova Strycova. I think they're related (by marriage). :spit:

no way is she as annoying as that awful woman

mauresmofan
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:01 AM
They usually support the underdog in most cases, although they should be applauding vee's effort to get back up from that injury:sad:

Especially when you compare it to the pathetic effort from Tipsaravich - he should have been booed off

SELVEN
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:02 AM
@andy_murray:

"Never heard so much noise in a tennis match...."


Racist :o

:eek:

Moveyourfeet
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:03 AM
Wow... it's weird but both of them grunt EXACTLY the same way. Is this some sort of mind game they are playing on each other?

Sandra is totally mimicking Venus... and I LIKE IT.

But she is still going to lose lol.

Potato
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:04 AM
The crowd is racist, obviously.

shoparound
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:11 AM
there's barely a clap when Venus wins the points. Even when she won the 2nd set...

SelesFan70
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:13 AM
At this point, they must be stunned at what Venus is doing. :eek:

In The Zone
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:20 AM
At this point, they must be stunned at what Venus is doing. :eek:

The Australians have always been relatively supportive of Venus. I think they are legitimately waiting for Venus to pull the plug and are in shock the match is going the way it is.

In The Zone
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:30 AM
Plus, we know as spectators with commentators the severity of the situation. In Laver, they probably don't know as much.

darrinbaker00
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:33 AM
Can someone please explain to me why ESPN is showing us Sharapova-Razzano right now? Where I come from, on serve in the last set > on serve in the first set.

In The Zone
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:34 AM
Thank you. I'm thinking the same thing. Fortunately, I have DirecTV. This is like when Tennis Channel showed Federer first set instead of Serena/Kuznetsova QF RG third set. :o

Moveyourfeet
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:34 AM
Can someone please explain to me why ESPN is showing us Sharapova-Razzano right now? Where I come from, on serve in the last set > on serve in the first set.

Espn3.com is your friend. Watch whichever match you please.

Somebody needs to win this 3rd set quickly because I want to watch Pova lose :devil:

darrinbaker00
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:39 AM
Thank you. I'm thinking the same thing. Fortunately, I have DirecTV. This is like when Tennis Channel showed Federer first set instead of Serena/Kuznetsova QF RG third set. :o

Apples and oranges, my friend. Federer first set > any WTA final set.

dok-stos
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:45 AM
The crowd are cheering for her plenty.
They probably thought Venus would win 6-1 6-2. They are cheering for a competitive match. They paid for a spectacle, so they are cheering for one.
The crowd also weren't cheering for Venus to 'hurry up', they were cheering because she was returning to court injured.
They cheer when she does cracking shots.
If she wins the response will be loud.
What more do you want?

darrinbaker00
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:49 AM
The crowd are cheering for her plenty.
They probably thought Venus would win 6-1 6-2. They are cheering for a competitive match. They paid for a spectacle, so they are cheering for one.
The crowd also weren't cheering for Venus to 'hurry up', they were cheering because she was returning to court injured.
They cheer when she does cracking shots.
If she wins the response will be loud.
What more do you want?

They want everyone in the stands to bow and throw rose petals at Venus' feet whenever she wins a point. ;)

shoparound
Jan 19th, 2011, 06:54 AM
Roars of applause when Venus has missed shots in this game...

tenn_ace
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:02 AM
They're not cheering against Venus. Australians go for the underdog and like an upset. That's why they are cheering for Zahlavova.

.

what a load of crap. yesterday they were cheering for Ivanovic all the way through the match. It got to a ridiculous point of applauding when Makarova made ue's:rolleyes:

In The Zone
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:03 AM
I disagreed up until about 2 seconds ago.

They just booed Venus catching her toss and cheered her double fault. Case closed, argument proven. Well done.

TS
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:04 AM
The crowd have booed Venus a few times when she has caught her ball toss.

I wonder if they would do that to Ivanovic. Something tells me...no.

I'm Aussie and I find their behaviour ridiculous.

tenn_ace
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:04 AM
really losing my respect for the Australian crowd. Thought they are a lot more educated and fair tennis fans

shoparound
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:04 AM
If that last point where Venus caught her toss and the crowd booed does not prove it.... the crowd clapping when she hit next serve into the net and jumps up and out should...

dok-stos
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:05 AM
Hear that cheer?

darrinbaker00
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:05 AM
All right, NOW these people are getting on my nerves. Getting upset at a player for catching a bad toss is poor tennis etiquette, and they know that. :fiery:

In The Zone
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:07 AM
I hope all these people feel stupid when they go home and realize how injured Venus actually was.

tommyk75
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:07 AM
What toughness. Show em all, Venus.

TS
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:07 AM
Very subdued cheering. In comparison, Zahlavova is cheered off like she is the second coming of Christ.

Aussie crowds usually cheer on the veterans and warm to them after a few years, but it's just not happening with Venus.

Horrible crowd.

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:09 AM
good for venus. i thought the aussies were different. guess not.

tenn_ace
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:11 AM
Australian crowd go to shit list. Bottom of the list of GS crowds.

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:11 AM
Hear that cheer?

her opponent got a standing ovation...interesting.

nfl46
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:12 AM
I think the French people are way worse...

claypova
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:12 AM
Australian crowd go to shit list. Bottom of the list of GS crowds.

:help: ever heard of the French crowd?

mauresmofan
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:13 AM
Doesn't matter Venus got what she came for - the victory!

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:15 AM
Serena has always been the more favored sister in OZ it seems. But that was poor taste for the crowd to boo her catching a toss. It's within the f*cking rules! In fact any good tennis instructor will tell you to catch a bad toss and start over.

doni1212
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:16 AM
That was HORRIBLE. I've never experienced that before with the Aussie crowd but that's mostly because I follow Serena and Ana matches and the Aussies apparently like them. They were like the French or U.S. Open crowds today, :o :o :o

hingisGOAT
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:17 AM
the crowd doesnt like her (neither do most crowds) because she is unbearable to watch. she takes BY FAR the longest amount of time of any player on tour to serve the damn ball. its boring as hell. :yawn: i doubt they appreciate her obnoxious screaming either

TS
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:17 AM
Gosh, imagine if Venus played Kim down here.

She'd be run out of town with pitchforks.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:18 AM
scum!

svetaisthebest
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:20 AM
The crowd have booed Venus a few times when she has caught her ball toss.

I wonder if they would do that to Ivanovic. Something tells me...no.

I'm Aussie and I find their behaviour ridiculous.

same here:o it's quite embarrassing really.

Uranium
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:20 AM
the crowd doesnt like her (neither do most crowds) because she is unbearable to watch. she takes BY FAR the longest amount of time of any player on tour to serve the damn ball. its boring as hell. :yawn: i doubt they appreciate her obnoxious screaming either

But they liked the banshee, I mean Zahlavova's screams?

Serenita
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:21 AM
It was pretty bad.

Serenita
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:22 AM
same here:o it's quite embarrassing really.
Our favorite banshee does it also.

darrinbaker00
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:23 AM
the crowd doesnt like her (neither do most crowds) because she is unbearable to watch. she takes BY FAR the longest amount of time of any player on tour to serve the damn ball. its boring as hell. :yawn: i doubt they appreciate her obnoxious screaming either

There's this pseudo-Russian girl named Maria.....

Cleffa
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:23 AM
Among one of the match points in the 3rd set, Venus tossed an error and the crowd was like booing her. Of course I know not everyone in the crowd is booing but still in a match point situation it's reasonable to be nervous. Many players catch ball tosses that's no problem. Why boo? Racism? Hate?

Even so, she's injured and still has the guts to play another two sets come on that's already enough for an applause win or lose.

tennisbum79
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:23 AM
the crowd doesnt like her (neither do most crowds) because she is unbearable to watch. she takes BY FAR the longest amount of time of any player on tour to serve the damn ball. its boring as hell. :yawn: i doubt they appreciate her obnoxious screaming either
That is a weak and immature defense.

Please read the other Aussie (adults) posters who posted in this thread.

One posted s/he was embarassed by the crowd

JN
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:24 AM
They're not cheering against Venus. Australians go for the underdog and like an upset. That's why they are cheering for Zahlavova.

If they were cheering against Venus, they would go nuts when she double faulted and made errors.

:rolleyes:

It's the same story every slam, only the country changes.

dok-stos
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:24 AM
her opponent got a standing ovation...interesting.

Her opponent is ranked 90 something in the world and put up a great fight against the world number 5.

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:24 AM
Gosh, imagine if Venus played Kim down here.

She'd be run out of town with pitchforks.

:lol::lol::lol:

winone23
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:24 AM
Whether they are cheering for the underdog or not, it's kind of a bad taste cheering against an injured player who could have just retired.

Exactly, Venus gave them their money's worth.

tennisbum79
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:25 AM
remember a lot of Aussies are great great grandkids of criminals from the UK and some eastern europeans.:tape:
What does that have to do with this crowd?

it-girl
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:26 AM
Whether they are cheering for the underdog or not, it's kind of a bad taste cheering against an injured player who could have just retired.Could not agree more.

cosmoose
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:26 AM
"Too bad New Zealanders are bunch of cocky a-holes descended from criminals and retarded monkeys"
"No, you're thinking of Australians."
http://static2.stuff.co.nz/1241645743/379/2391379.jpg

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:27 AM
Her opponent is ranked 90 something in the world and put up a great fight against the world number 5.

sure...if you say so. looking forward to the excuse when she plays next.

tennisbum79
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:28 AM
I think the French people are way worse...
Yes, but nobody expected this from the Aussies.

You can see that in the comments posted in this thread.
Even a couple of Aussie posters are embarrassed.

edificio
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:28 AM
Gosh, imagine if Venus played Kim down here.

She'd be run out of town with pitchforks.

:lol:

In Kim's warm up tournaments, I felt sorry for her opponent, getting NO love AT ALL. Is she still loved for dumping Hewitt? :tape:

Anyway, I like when the crowd cheers the good play of both players and groans when either player makes mistakes. Some crowds do appreciate the whole game. Today, not so much.

winone23
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:28 AM
The crowd have booed Venus a few times when she has caught her ball toss.

I wonder if they would do that to Ivanovic. Something tells me...no.

I'm Aussie and I find their behaviour ridiculous.

Ana caught her toss several times , yet no boos, the only person who complained was Pam Shiver.

~{X}~
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:29 AM
Didn't the crowd in Dubai boo Venus a few times as well for catching a few ball tosses?

renstar
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:32 AM
The crowd is racist, obviously.

And you are a nutcase, obviously, like the others crying racist. Most crowds around the world cheer when a nobody takes it up to a top seed, nothing to do with race. Crowds want to see a match and like when an underdog challenges a champion.

To judge a whole nations crowd as racist is racist in itself, its judging all people by what you percieve in a select group..... so wake up

Both Venus and Serena have both said they love australia and the crowds

woosey
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:32 AM
one of the announcers (on espn360.com) suggested venus catch the ball like patrick rafter and say, 'sorry mate.'

tennisbum79
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:32 AM
Didn't the crowd in Dubai boo Venus a few times as well for catching a few ball tosses?
That may be well true.

But it is not supposed to happen at the Aussie Open.

TS
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:32 AM
Didn't the crowd in Dubai boo Venus a few times as well for catching a few ball tosses?

Not surprising. Venus trashed them publicly re that whole Shahar Peer thing :drool:

MiiMo
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:34 AM
I don't think they hate her, it's just that Aussie's want the underdog to win. I mean, to see Venus lose in the 2nd Round is really rare...

hingisGOAT
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:34 AM
That is a weak and immature defense.

Please read the other Aussie (adults) posters who posted in this thread.

One posted s/he was embarassed by the crowd

so? venus never gets crowd support, crowds clearly do not like her delay tactics and boring personality. just accept it for what it is :)

The Witch-king
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:34 AM
I'm sure Venus is used to it. No matter where she goes it's practically the same way. Except for Acapulco.
:lol:

Thank you. I'm thinking the same thing. Fortunately, I have DirecTV. This is like when Tennis Channel showed Federer first set instead of Serena/Kuznetsova QF RG third set. :o

They showed him warming up when Kuz was serving for the match in the second set :o

woosey
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:35 AM
i remember when i was learning to play tennis, my coach would always ask me why i was chasing the ball on the toss. he said you're supposed to catch the ball if the toss is bad. period.

when ivanovic was having problems with her toss, i was always reminded of my coach when i was a kid.

edificio
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:36 AM
Didn't the crowd in Dubai boo Venus a few times as well for catching a few ball tosses?

Yes! And it was really annoying then, as they didn't boo her opponent. Sure Vee takes too long, but she isn't the only one. Sharapova got a warning today.

Sometimes I can't believe some of the serves Maria and Ana manage off really bad ball tosses. They chase them. Not good. Ana's even gotten some aces off such serves. I think it confuses her opponents.

tennisbum79
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:36 AM
I don't think they hate her, it's just that Aussie's want the underdog to win. I mean, to see Venus lose in the 2nd Round is really rare...
Replace Venus with "Aussie" Kim or even Maria and you have a different story.

That argument is always made when the WS are involved, even in their home country.

~{X}~
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:37 AM
Lol tennisbum, 4 posts? :lol: :D

TF got a lil excited there. :p

Well the AO, its just iffy and depends on the crowd on a certain day, years ago someone told Sharapova to shut up, the Croatian and Serbian people are always crazy and cause problems, who knows.

They usually are the better Slam in terms of crowd... but dunno.

The Witch-king
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:37 AM
I don't think they hate her, it's just that Aussie's want the underdog to win. I mean, to see Venus lose in the 2nd Round is really rare...

:lol: sarcasm?

shoparound
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:37 AM
Still no excuse for the boos, Venus was clearly injured and still fighting. Can't believe that draws boos...

thegreendestiny
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:39 AM
You should have seen how distasteful the crowd was last night at the Nalbandian-Hewitt match. I'm glad they're not getting what they wanted.

TS
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:39 AM
There is "cheering for the underdog", and then there is "jeering for the seed". The crowd were out of line here and Venus doesn't deserve that sort of response.

edificio
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:39 AM
Not surprising. Venus trashed them publicly re that whole Shahar Peer thing :drool:

This was before she spoke in support of Shahar.

darrinbaker00
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:39 AM
so? venus never gets crowd support, crowds clearly do not like her delay tactics and boring personality. just accept it for what it is :)

How much money did you lose on this match?

edificio
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:40 AM
There is "cheering for the underdog", and then there is "jeering for the seed". The crowd were out of line here and Venus doesn't deserve that sort of response.

Yeah, that's a good expression for it.

Serenita
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:43 AM
Not surprising. Venus trashed them publicly re that whole Shahar Peer thing :drool:
Yep that will get you some boos in Dubai:lol:

So Disrespectful
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:44 AM
I find it hilarious that when a slam champion is losing to an underdog, the crowd will cheer on the underdog.

When it's Ana though... OMGzzz yay, pretty!

starin
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:45 AM
The ao crowd must really dislike venus cuz Zhalavova was extemeley obnoxious. her exaggerated screams and her bad attitude did not deserve any applause.

edificio
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:46 AM
Yep that will get you some boos in Dubai:lol:

It was before the Shahar speech!

In The Zone
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:48 AM
It was before the Shahar speech!

It also was not "boos". They were whistles. The OZ crowd today literally BOOED and LOUDLY. On a match point serve, she caught the toss. Venus then double faulted, only to be met with the Aussie crowd CHEERING.

Not to put a bad name to the OZ crowd. It could have just been a bad crop in Laver today.

Daniel K
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:48 AM
The whole "Aussie Ana" thing is ridiculous. The crowd was embarrassing today. I hope she gets more support next round after her injury is revealed. The jeering as TS said was the worst.

coolbird2
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:51 AM
Replace Venus with "Aussie" Kim or even Maria and you have a different story.

That argument is always made when the WS are involved, even in their home country.

That not true. The Aussie crowds love Serena. They go crazy for her. Tahey dont like Sharapova at all. In fact she gets it worse then the Williams Sisters most of the time to be fair.

DomenicDemaria
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:53 AM
I think its most people who attend the australian open have no idea about tennis. They think Venus is still dominating and want the underdog to win. I have seen my fair sure of dumb people at the aus open the last few days who have no idea about tennis etiquette or about tennis. In the Flavia/Rod match people where saying Rod must be the "australian" because she is blonde :tape:

edificio
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:55 AM
I think its most people who attend the australian open have no idea about tennis. They think Venus is still dominating and want the underdog to win. I have seen my fair sure of dumb people at the aus open the last few days who have no idea about tennis etiquette or about tennis. In the Flavia/Rod match people where saying Rod must be the "australian" because she is blonde :tape:

:lol:

Well, the Australian crowd certainly wins the award for loud cheering.

jrollaneres25
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:55 AM
I know. I just don't understand......
Especially after all she has done for the sport:o

Claycourter
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:58 AM
They both should have been booed off court. Shrieking so loud I had to mute my TV. Time wasting, gamesmanship, ugly tennis. I feel sorry for people who paid money for this match.

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 19th, 2011, 07:58 AM
That not true. The Aussie crowds love Serena. They go crazy for her. Tahey dont like Sharapova at all. In fact she gets it worse then the Williams Sisters most of the time to be fair.

not true at all.

ZODIAC
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:01 AM
who cares about these losers remember AUSTRALIA has a large population of disgruntled Europeans,most of them are racists to the native folk.There are a lot of South Africans in that country and are not ashamed to be racial.They cannot hate on Serena because she doesnt give them the opportunity to hate because she wins at their event.

Claycourter
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:03 AM
who cares losers remember AUSTRALIA has a large population of disgruntled Europeans,most of them are rascists to the native folks.There are a lot of South Africans in that country and are not ashamed to be racial.They cannot hate on Serena because she doesnt give them the opportunity to hate because she wins at their event.

Nice generalizations there :yeah:

Keadz
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:03 AM
Perhaps its her 'holier than though' attitude on the court and in pre/post match interviews. Thats all the crowd gets to see and its not very personable.

Tennisation
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:06 AM
Maybe they were booing her waffle/pineapple/apple pie thingy :unsure:

darrinbaker00
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:09 AM
who cares about these losers remember AUSTRALIA has a large population of disgruntled Europeans,most of them are racists to the native folk.There are a lot of South Africans in that country and are not ashamed to be racial.They cannot hate on Serena because she doesnt give them the opportunity to hate because she wins at their event.

Please take your meds. PLEASE.

Inger67
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:12 AM
Perhaps its her 'holier than though' attitude on the court and in pre/post match interviews. Thats all the crowd gets to see and its not very personable.

If that's the case, then that's just pure ignorance. Either way, it was disgusting to watch that. I am shocked they actually BOOED her when she caught the toss on her first MP, and then cheered when she DF. That is not how tennis is supposed to be.

Daniel K
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:14 AM
Please take your meds. PLEASE.

Seriously :lol:

thegreendestiny
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:15 AM
That not true. The Aussie crowds love Serena. They go crazy for her. Tahey dont like Sharapova at all. In fact she gets it worse then the Williams Sisters most of the time to be fair.

I saw a banner that says Shut Up Sharapova! :drool:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:21 AM
Really poor Venus. She was very gracious at the net. Zahlalova is just like Zahlalova Strycova. :lol: Maybe they hated her outfit? :spit:

Jajaloo
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:21 AM
I think its most people who attend the australian open have no idea about tennis.

This.

People are stupid.

The Kaz
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:22 AM
I saw a banner that says Shut Up Sharapova! :drool:

LOL

The Witch-king
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:23 AM
Just watched the last 3 games. The crowd support wasn't bad at all :shrug: Only thing was the groaning when she tossed and caught the ball, but I liked how Alison Lang assertively said "please." the last time. :worship:

ZODIAC
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:26 AM
Please take your meds. PLEASE.who is gon check me boo:pgranpa you are awake:lol:I guess the bengay is working:tape:those piles can be painful.:rolleyes:

The Kaz
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:27 AM
Just watched the last 3 games. The crowd support wasn't bad at all :shrug: Only thing was the groaning when she tossed and caught the ball, but I liked how Alison Lang assertively said "please." the last time. :worship:

She seems to only do it when there was an important point... but I was surprised the crowd was groaning, its fair considering she only doing in the sun. I couldn't understand it either....

Serenita
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:32 AM
Just watched the last 3 games. The crowd support wasn't bad at all :shrug: Only thing was the groaning when she tossed and caught the ball, but I liked how Alison Lang assertively said "please." the last time. :worship:
Lang can shut a crowd up :lol:

The Witch-king
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:33 AM
who cares about these losers remember AUSTRALIA has a large population of disgruntled Europeans,most of them are racists to the native folk.There are a lot of South Africans in that country and are not ashamed to be racial.They cannot hate on Serena because she doesnt give them the opportunity to hate because she wins at their event.
:spit: sad part is that's probably true.
Perhaps its her 'holier than though' attitude on the court and in pre/post match interviews. Thats all the crowd gets to see and its not very personable.

Oh please. how on earth is she 'holier than thou'?

Maybe you just feel intimidated/have an inferiority complex.

The Kaz
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:37 AM
who cares about these losers remember AUSTRALIA has a large population of disgruntled Europeans,most of them are racists to the native folk.There are a lot of South Africans in that country and are not ashamed to be racial.They cannot hate on Serena because she doesnt give them the opportunity to hate because she wins at their event.

Oh please this coming from an AMERICAN?! A country who is extremely racist toward its native people.


If you knew anything about Australia and its people, you would realise that the majority respect and admire our native people... its only the minority (0.1% at most) who are respect towards them.

Keadz
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:38 AM
:spit: sad part is that's probably true.


Oh please. how on earth is she 'holier than thou'?

Maybe you just feel intimidated/have an inferiority complex.

Go watch for yourself, there is a reason she is called queen vee, she does a good job of acting like one.

I'm not saying she isn't a good person, I know she is. But within her interviews and looking at her extremely fake smile and congratulations after she loses matches...well she just comes accross as weird.

Raiden
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:43 AM
who cares about these losers remember AUSTRALIA has a large population of disgruntled Europeans,most of them are racists to the native folk.There are a lot of South Africans in that country and are not ashamed to be racial.They cannot hate on Serena because she doesnt give them the opportunity to hate because she wins at their event.Why are you racist yourself? What on earth does any of that's got to do with a one time incident at a tennis match?

How do you assume that the crowd was racially motivated? What if they booed Venus cuz they felt that she was dececrating what they'd regard as the noble sport of lawn tennis with her tasteless outfit? They could not have her arrested by some fashion police so the next best thing to do was boo her and send her a message that she sould respect the occasion and put on something less tacky (which she does at Wimbledon so it's not like she can't dress properly)

The Witch-king
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:48 AM
Lang can shut a crowd up :lol:

:lol: I also liked how she carried Venus's racket bag for her at the end:worship: :hearts:

shoparound
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:50 AM
Sorry Aussies, but there really was no excuse for the boos...
The underdog theory doesn't work because put in Aussie Kim/Aussie Ana and the underdog is treated like scrubs by the crowd.

The Witch-king
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:52 AM
Go watch for yourself, there is a reason she is called queen vee, she does a good job of acting like one.

I'm not saying she isn't a good person, I know she is. But within her interviews and looking at her extremely fake smile and congratulations after she loses matches...well she just comes accross as weird.

:shrug: Well one man's "fake smile" is another man's "classy".

I guess it's all a matter of interpretation really.

But would you prefer her to be cold and undfriendly like Zahlavova or Wickmayer??

Serenita
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:54 AM
:lol: I also liked how she carried Venus's racket bag for her at the end:worship: :hearts:
I missed that part :lol: Someone needs to make a slomo gif of that hand shake tho:lol::hearts:

Keadz
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:55 AM
:shrug: Well one man's "fake smile" is another man's "classy".

I guess it's all a matter of interpretation really.

But would you prefer her to be cold and undfriendly like Zahlavova or Wickmayer??

Somewhere in the middle of those extremes would be nice :p

Nico_E
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:55 AM
no surprise

she's a fucken weirdo with an abnormal sense of fashion and self image

The Witch-king
Jan 19th, 2011, 08:56 AM
I suspect it wouldn't make you like her any better :tape:

Raiden
Jan 19th, 2011, 09:11 AM
Sorry Aussies, but there really was no excuse for the boos...
The underdog theory doesn't workIt does work

because put in Aussie Kim/Aussie Ana and the underdog is treated like scrubs by the crowd.Doesn't apply/Wrong examples:

Ana IS a bit of an underdog herself (besides being a sexbomb)

And Kim is virtually a honorary Australian. She has actually LIVED there. And of course her classy behaviour doen't hurt either.

Sally Todd
Jan 19th, 2011, 09:16 AM
The crowd have booed Venus a few times when she has caught her ball toss.

I wonder if they would do that to Ivanovic. Something tells me...no.

I'm Aussie and I find their behaviour ridiculous.

Truth.

Venus is in the final years of her career, you'd think people would realize it and warm to her more, or at least respect her. Of course, she's always kept a certain remove. Sports fans like that in a white man (ex. Federer)...

I blame the dress.:sobbing:

ZODIAC
Jan 19th, 2011, 09:18 AM
Aussies are racists and have some folks that are at Deakin University and they have a lot to say about the racism they face day to day,sometimes there is violence some immigrants even lost their lives.

bandabou
Jan 19th, 2011, 09:24 AM
What can you do? I guess just live with it, huh?! :shrug: Very very sad, but that's the world we still live in.

DomenicDemaria
Jan 19th, 2011, 09:28 AM
Aussies are racists and have some folks that are at Deakin University and they have a lot to say about the racism they face day to day,sometimes there is violence some immigrants even lost their lives.

That's a massive generalisation. There are racist people in every country. With you second comment asians bashed and killed an indian guy and now all Australians are racist. :rolleyes:

BlameSerena
Jan 19th, 2011, 09:30 AM
They're not cheering against Venus. Australians go for the underdog and like an upset. That's why they are cheering for Zahlavova.

If they were cheering against Venus, they would go nuts when she double faulted and made errors.
They did. :tape:

Bronx19
Jan 19th, 2011, 09:48 AM
They cheer for the underdog you mental midgets.

Oh and perhaps if Venus doesnt belch like a fucking animal whenever she tries to make a point, people might like her.

So Disrespectful
Jan 19th, 2011, 09:51 AM
They cheer for the underdog you mental midgets.

Oh and perhaps if Venus doesnt belch like a fucking animal whenever she tries to make a point, people might like her.

You don't seem to follow tennis.

Did you hear Zahlavova's panda sounds?

And did you see the crowd 'supporting' the underdog Makarova against Ivanovic?

Chance
Jan 19th, 2011, 09:58 AM
If they love the underdog so much, why don't they cheer on Roger's opponent?

I was disappointed by the crowd, but there a lot of morons in this world.

In this case I don't think it's racism, just a lot of stupid people:rolleyes:

Wish I could fly down to Melbourne and cheer V on.

BlameSerena
Jan 19th, 2011, 09:59 AM
You don't seem to follow tennis.

Did you hear Zahlavova's panda sounds?

And did you see the crowd 'supporting' the underdog Makarova against Ivanovic?

This.
Zahlavova was a whale of a lot louder than Vee at times. Their yelps were on par with the each other most of the match.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:17 AM
You don't seem to follow tennis.

Did you hear Zahlavova's panda sounds?

And did you see the crowd 'supporting' the underdog Makarova against Ivanovic?

There's no point in trying to explain it to him. He is part of the crowd. :lol: And he lost some money on his bet too. :secret:

Galsen
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:19 AM
it's true. I don't think they've ever done this to Serena

Sergius
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:21 AM
Some people just want to make Venus a saint obviously :lol:
I do think this has nothing to do with hatred or racism, as some people says here that's the lack of tennis knowledge mixed with cheering for an underdog. I saw the same today when Kuznetsova-Rus were playing, the crowd clearly supported the underdog (besides she was the prettier player on court). They even almost didn't cheer Sveta when she'd won.
So, I mean, there is no hatred here, it's a bit irritating though.

GoofyDuck
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:23 AM
here is the explanation..

The Australian crowd are just a bunch of scumbags that actually don't understand anything about tennis and just boo and cheer randomly for wrong reasons because they are so stupid. :shrug:

Sombrerero loco
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:28 AM
venus really sucks in AO, thatŮs the reason :lol:

Jajaloo
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:28 AM
Aussies are racists and have some folks that are at Deakin University and they have a lot to say about the racism they face day to day,sometimes there is violence some immigrants even lost their lives.

:tape:

I went to Deakin University for two years. I'm not white Australian and was never bullied or discriminated against. And Australians are ignorant? This is too much!

bandabou
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:37 AM
The whole crowd can go f*ck themselves. Bunch of..&^^%$#!!

gorecki
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:40 AM
hear is the explanation..

The Australian crowd are just a bunch of scumbags that actually don't understand anything about tennis and just boo and cheer randomly for wrong reasons because they are so stupid. :shrug:

If that's the case, then this should also apply to the French and Americans come Roland Garros and USOpen? :lol:

Sombrerero loco
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:42 AM
gorecki +1 :lol:

GoofyDuck
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:47 AM
If that's the case, then this should also apply to the French and Americans come Roland Garros and USOpen? :lol:

it does... i will quote when we are there :angel:

Dazza01
Jan 19th, 2011, 10:54 AM
They're not cheering against Venus. Australians go for the underdog and like an upset. That's why they are cheering for Zahlavova.

If they were cheering against Venus, they would go nuts when she double faulted and made errors.

This. Someone with common sense.

I'll be honest, even though Venus was clearly struggling with an injury today, and I admire her tenacity and game, I do not like her. The same applies for her sister.

And today, a girl - who has won only 400 k in prize money and has 2 Grand Slam match wins over a 10 year period in tennis, as opposed to Venus' 27 mil and 205 GS match wins - was putting up a great fight.

So even though I was cheering and egging Sandra on relentlessly from my living room, it was not only because I dislike Venus, but also because I love a good upset. (Within reason; Stosur better not be upset for a few rounds yet, or I'll punch somebody.)

It's within our green and gold Aussie blood, we cheer for anything that puts up a good fight when they are expected not to.

Galsen
Jan 19th, 2011, 11:00 AM
This. Someone with common sense.

I'll be honest, even though Venus was clearly struggling with an injury today, and I admire her tenacity and game, I do not like her. The same applies for her sister.

And today, a girl - who has won only 400 k in prize money and has 2 GS victories over a 10 year period in tennis, as opposed to Venus' 27 mil and 205 GS victories - was putting up a great fight.

So even though I was cheering and egging Sandra on relentlessly from my living room, it was not only because I dislike Venus, but also because I love a good upset. (Within reason; Stosur better not be upset for a few rounds yet, or I'll punch somebody.)

It's within our green and gold Aussie blood, we cheer for anything that puts up a good fight when they are expected not to.

then it must be hard for you with Serena winning the AO again and again and again:sad:

bandabou
Jan 19th, 2011, 11:09 AM
This. Someone with common sense.

I'll be honest, even though Venus was clearly struggling with an injury today, and I admire her tenacity and game, I do not like her. The same applies for her sister.

And today, a girl - who has won only 400 k in prize money and has 2 Grand Slam match wins over a 10 year period in tennis, as opposed to Venus' 27 mil and 205 GS match wins - was putting up a great fight.

So even though I was cheering and egging Sandra on relentlessly from my living room, it was not only because I dislike Venus, but also because I love a good upset. (Within reason; Stosur better not be upset for a few rounds yet, or I'll punch somebody.)

It's within our green and gold Aussie blood, we cheer for anything that puts up a good fight when they are expected not to.

But why is it always ONLY when a Williams plays? Kim playing this girl and then the whole "underdog" theory doesn't go. Can't get they some support just ONCE?

ivanban
Jan 19th, 2011, 11:10 AM
Injured, battling pain, not retiring. And they are still cheering against her.
Reminds me of when they were cheering her double faults a couple of years ago against CSN

I would like to see you pay a lot for ticket and then have to watch horror Vee is wearing :rolleyes:

Dazza01
Jan 19th, 2011, 11:15 AM
But why is it always ONLY when a Williams plays? Kim playing this girl and then the whole "underdog" theory doesn't go. Can't get they some support just ONCE?

"Aussie Kim." ;)

But I guess when it applies/doesn't apply comes under how a nation feels about certain players.

However, I remember in the match Serena played against Azarenka last year, Serena was gone for all money, but came back. If memory serves me correctly, we really supported her then.

Sergius
Jan 19th, 2011, 11:23 AM
But why is it always ONLY when a Williams plays? Kim playing this girl and then the whole "underdog" theory doesn't go. Can't get they some support just ONCE?

Maybe you just need to stop watching only WS matches? :lol:
Seriously the crowd were not nice to Sveta today and last AO if I remember correctly they were mocking at Azarenka's grunting :shrug:

bandabou
Jan 19th, 2011, 11:29 AM
"Aussie Kim." ;)

But I guess when it applies/doesn't apply comes under how a nation feels about certain players.

However, I remember in the match Serena played against Azarenka last year, Serena was gone for all money, but came back. If memory serves me correctly, we really supported her then.

Ah, so there'll always be an excuse for the crowd. I guess they just don't like Vee. A shame, because she IS a great champ in her last few years.

bandabou
Jan 19th, 2011, 11:32 AM
Maybe you just need to stop watching only WS matches? :lol:
Seriously the crowd were not nice to Sveta today and last AO if I remember correctly they were mocking at Azarenka's grunting :shrug:

Is that the best you can come up with? They mocked Azarenka's grunting..wowww, that's equal to booing an injured player.

Mary Cherry.
Jan 19th, 2011, 11:42 AM
And did you see the crowd 'supporting' the underdog Makarova against Ivanovic?

Might have something to do with the large number of people with Serbian flags/facepaint/etc. in the crowd. Makarova still got plenty of support, especially towards the end.

The 2nd Law
Jan 19th, 2011, 11:44 AM
My god. Venus had a bad crowd today. Wow, I'm sure she's devastated. I mean, she fought brilliantly to win a very tense match, but she won't care about that, she'll be ready to go home cause the crowd got to her so much!!!

Numerous Australian posters in here have acknowledged that it was embarassing. There are idiots everywhere. Perhaps the crowd were not aware of just how bad Vee's injury was?

@ everyone whining that Ana, Kim, Roger, Hewitt don't get this treatment: some players are liked more than others, what's more to say?

I personally found the shrieking competition hilarious, and I was rooting for Venus like it was Ana :lol:

Rome
Jan 19th, 2011, 11:48 AM
"Aussie Kim." ;)

But I guess when it applies/doesn't apply comes under how a nation feels about certain players.

However, I remember in the match Serena played against Azarenka last year, Serena was gone for all money, but came back. If memory serves me correctly, we really supported her then.

Did you see some of the shots she made in that match? (Also they were more for Azarenka but Serena found here range and it was lights out tennis in the 3rd set).Venus is no where near the player Serena is. If there on grass maybe. Venus grunts are bad and so are Azarenka's i must say i like it when Serena is not grunting alot. But when she is it's not as bad as some player's i think its the sound of them that puts people off. There was a time when Venus didn't scream so loud.

Sergius
Jan 19th, 2011, 11:58 AM
Is that the best you can come up with? They mocked Azarenka's grunting..wowww, that's equal to booing an injured player.

No need to be so offensive. And what should've they done to Azarenka to make you sure Vee didn't get special treatment? :lol:
Venus's crowd today sucked, that's it, that doesn't mean she's hated.

BlueTrees
Jan 19th, 2011, 12:01 PM
Aussies always root for the underdog..unless it's Federer or Nadal :o

SOA_MC
Jan 19th, 2011, 12:13 PM
This thread always made 2-3 times a year... white devils and never accepted by the white tennis audience etc etc :yawn: If the WS are not popular somewhere then they are just not popular in that particular place.

MyskinaManiac
Jan 19th, 2011, 12:26 PM
Fans favourites at the AO in the womens draw are Kim and Serena. Now that there's no Serena, it's just Kim and all the Aussie girls. If you're not one of them, the crowd will cheer the underdog.

In the mens draw, Monfils was losing and the crowd cheered him on to vicotry as he was losing something like 4-2 in the third set, so please stop using the racism card.

Dazza01
Jan 19th, 2011, 12:27 PM
Ah, so there'll always be an excuse for the crowd. I guess they just don't like Vee. A shame, because she IS a great champ in her last few years.

If you are arguing "there'll always be an excuse for the crowd" in terms of us being vitriolic and mean-spirited, then no. There is no excuse for that; I would never behave that way as an audience member, nor would I encourage it.

But if you meant "there'll always be an excuse for the crowd" in terms of us liking/not liking certain players, then yes. In a crowd, there will always be a favoured and non-favoured player on the court. We cannot dictate which crowd likes whom on any given day, (except for maybe an Australian over a non-Australian) and the crowd spuring someone else on adds to the thrill of the viewing.

Unfortunately, in Australia, the Williams sisters (particularly Venus) are generally not well perceived by the crowd. But I am sure they do not care about the trivial things like if a crowd likes them more than a lower ranked player, and are more focused on winning the slam, and being triumphant over everyone else.

I mean, what better to shove the Aussie crowd's faces in? ;)

rockstar
Jan 19th, 2011, 12:28 PM
for wearing that hideous dress, it was understandable

brickhousesupporter
Jan 19th, 2011, 12:36 PM
It is what it is people.....Venus got the win, that is the most important thing. Richard prepared his girls for these types of situation.

Matt01
Jan 19th, 2011, 12:58 PM
Injured, battling pain, not retiring. And they are still cheering against her.
Reminds me of when they were cheering her double faults a couple of years ago against CSN


Maybe they thought she was faking her injury and were annoyed by her long injury timeout.

LUVMIRZA
Jan 19th, 2011, 01:00 PM
that dress will provoke more than hate:shrug:

The Witch-king
Jan 19th, 2011, 01:02 PM
Fans favourites at the AO in the womens draw are Kim and Serena. Now that there's no Serena, it's just Kim and all the Aussie girls. If you're not one of them, the crowd will cheer the underdog.

In the mens draw, Monfils was losing and the crowd cheered him on to vicotry as he was losing something like 4-2 in the third set, so please stop using the racism card.

It's only been a couple of sarcastic individuals talking about racism.

Stop pulling the Williams-fans-pulling-the-racism-card card :rolleyes:

renstar
Jan 19th, 2011, 01:12 PM
Well back in the 70s and 80s the crowds used to applaud Chrissy Evert and hated Martina Navratilova. Why? probably because Chrissy was seen as the all american girl who was girly and pretty and Martina was seen as the butch lesbian dyke, so what? Was this also because Martina was black? NO. Do you also see people screaming out for Bartoli? no cause she has been a bit fat in the past....... Yes big suprise people are superficial and they can choose to go for whoever they like. People don't have to like Venus for whatever reason they want, get over it!

tonybotz
Jan 19th, 2011, 01:40 PM
Racists clearly.

this. and im not being glib. aussie culture is not very welcoming of darker skinned types.

renstar
Jan 19th, 2011, 01:43 PM
this. and im not being glib. aussie culture is not very welcoming of darker skinned types.

Evonne Goolagong Cawley was black aboriginal and one of our most beloved tennis players in our past history, not to mention many aboriginal players in AFL football.

And wasnt it the Williams sisters racially villified in Indian Wells, our crowds have never said the things that were said at that tournament here, so _clearly_ America is racist with the narrow minded logic some on here are pulling are using

Nico_E
Jan 19th, 2011, 01:47 PM
she certainly wont be loved (or any other player man or woman) like Federer, who just put 15,000 of them through heart attacks tonight

bandabou
Jan 19th, 2011, 01:51 PM
If you are arguing "there'll always be an excuse for the crowd" in terms of us being vitriolic and mean-spirited, then no. There is no excuse for that; I would never behave that way as an audience member, nor would I encourage it.

But if you meant "there'll always be an excuse for the crowd" in terms of us liking/not liking certain players, then yes. In a crowd, there will always be a favoured and non-favoured player on the court. We cannot dictate which crowd likes whom on any given day, (except for maybe an Australian over a non-Australian) and the crowd spuring someone else on adds to the thrill of the viewing.

Unfortunately, in Australia, the Williams sisters (particularly Venus) are generally not well perceived by the crowd. But I am sure they do not care about the trivial things like if a crowd likes them more than a lower ranked player, and are more focused on winning the slam, and being triumphant over everyone else.

I mean, what better to shove the Aussie crowd's faces in? ;)

Fair enough..I guess it's just that it'd be great if SOMEday they'd have a crowd rooting for them for once..just once.

Alas..somethings I suppose aren't meant to be.

MyskinaManiac
Jan 19th, 2011, 01:59 PM
this. and im not being glib. aussie culture is not very welcoming of darker skinned types.

Yeah, which is why our biggest sporting icon Cathy Freeman is Aboriginal. :rolleyes:

Australians regard sport like no other country, we're nothing like IW which happens to be where? Just saying.

coolbird2
Jan 19th, 2011, 01:59 PM
this. and im not being glib. aussie culture is not very welcoming of darker skinned types.

This is rubbish Im sorry to say. Serena is loved over there they cheer her on to the high heavens when she is loseing or winning. I think you will find that today there was a lot of CHEAC fans in as they were supporting Thomas Berdcy (Sorry Im tired.) Very loudly and most prob went on to watch the lady match afterwards.

debby
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:05 PM
she certainly wont be loved (or any other player man or woman) like Federer, who just put 15,000 of them through heart attacks tonight

that was so disguting
simon was the underdog, he deserved to win as well, and they still support a 16 time slam winner :weirdo: and then i hear that french crowd hates nadal because he keeps winning... yeah sure

ZODIAC
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:08 PM
Patrick Mcnroe and his twitter followers were bashing Vee and Andy Murray also joined in,this is disturbing that players also joined in.Andy Murray should be more worried about his non slam winning ass..and McEnroe had the audacity to say they should hurry up.
The Aussies dont really support Serena,they do it because it would be so obvious since she has been a winner there many times.The final between Serena and Henin showed us that they dont really like Serena and some of their comments motivated Serena in that third set.I think Venus is fully aware of the hate she knows the score,she never thanked the crowd and only gave a shout out to her box.
I think she will be extra motivated in the next match,she is going deep into this event whether they like it or not.

debby
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:11 PM
what did my beloved Muzza say?????? :speakles:

ZODIAC
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:14 PM
it seemed Todd Woodbridge was apologising for the crowd behavior and since Australia is trying to promote tourism,this behavior will scare tourists of color away.They paid to promote Australia in America through the Oprah show and with this kind of behavior no person of color would dare visit Australia.

debby
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:16 PM
well they like Tsonga and he is not white skinned

Shinjiro
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:19 PM
that was so disguting
simon was the underdog, he deserved to win as well, and they still support a 16 time slam winner :weirdo: and then i hear that french crowd hates nadal because he keeps winning... yeah sure

There was a lot of support for Gilles as well. I'd even dare say 50-50 actually...

ZODIAC
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:21 PM
what did my beloved Muzza say?????? :speakles:your Murray chimed in about noise on court and Patrick asked him is it pova or Venus and he said that its the noise at Laver.This is not the first time Murray has said something negative about the sisters.Nadal will never be this classless..
I think he should be worried about winning his first slam instead of trying to denigrate a 3 time gold medalist,5 time Wimbledon winner and countless wins in doubles,mixed and single titles.

MyskinaManiac
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:21 PM
well they like Tsonga and he is not white skinned

They LOVE Tsonga!

Nico_E
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:25 PM
your Murray chimed in about noise on court and Patrick asked him is it pova or Venus and he said that its the noise at Laver.This is not the first time Murray has said something negative about the sisters.Nadal will never be this classless..
I think he should be worried about winning his first slam instead of trying to denigrate a 3 time gold medalist,5 time Wimbledon winner and countless wins in doubles,mixed and single titles.so the fuck what idiot? anyone is entitled to be pissed off listening to these awful screamers, regardless who he is or what his record is

Williams fan talking about classless, absolutely hilarious

Nico_E
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:28 PM
that was so disguting
simon was the underdog, he deserved to win as well, and they still support a 16 time slam winner :weirdo: and then i hear that french crowd hates nadal because he keeps winning... yeah sureits natural they are more with Federer, they have known him and been watching him 10 years (he has a big connection with Australia - coaches, titles, etc)

i dont get the feeling they disliked Gilles Simon or anything

debby
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:28 PM
your Murray chimed in about noise on court and Patrick asked him is it pova or Venus and he said that its the noise at Laver.This is not the first time Murray has said something negative about the sisters.Nadal will never be this classless..
I think he should be worried about winning his first slam instead of trying to denigrate a 3 time gold medalist,5 time Wimbledon winner and countless wins in doubles,mixed and single titles.

i really don't see what's wrong, you are overreacting.

It truly is annoying to hear all the time some terrible grunts, especially that they are overgrunting :tape: that's one of reasons of why wta is so mocked :sad:

debby
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:30 PM
They LOVE Tsonga!

Yeah since 2008 !

its natural they are more with Federer, they have known him and been watching him 10 years (he has a big connection with Australia - coaches, titles, etc)

i dont get the feeling they disliked Gilles Simon or anything

i don't say they disliked Simon, but it felt weird because usually the Aussie crowd LOVES cheering for the underdog, but there I didn't have any feeling they were clearly cheering for him.
Bud French fans were amazing !

ZODIAC
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:30 PM
so the fuck what idiot? anyone is entitled to be pissed off listening to these awful screamers, regardless who he is or what his record is

Williams fan talking about classless, absolutely hilarious:pYES Andy is a classless non slam winning sod:tape:so Nadal who grunts a lot gets a pass or pova..

vwfan
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:30 PM
no sweeter response than: VICTORY!

Go Venus. Great fight! I hope the injury is not too bad.

Nico_E
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:31 PM
no memory of Williams classless quotes when Wimbledon movie came out "it must be a comedy if it has a British winner"

or destroying Safina's character and belittling her title in Rome

dont remember things like that

Nico_E
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:32 PM
:pYES Andy is a classless non slam winning sod:tape:big deal, Venus is a non AO and Roland Garros winning sod with a wig

GoofyDuck
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:33 PM
its natural they are more with Federer, they have known him and been watching him 10 years (he has a big connection with Australia - coaches, titles, etc)

i dont get the feeling they disliked Gilles Simon or anything

IF you don't like it, DON'T WATCH IT..

no point in booing at it

and Murray is just a classless noob british clown that has yet to prove what hes worth :tape::lol::wavey:

Nico_E
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:36 PM
and Murray is just a classless noob british clown that has yet to prove what hes worth :tape::lol::wavey:He'd still beat a Williams sister 6-0 6-0 in a match, and probably if they played doubles team against him as well

hope that helps you.

debby
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:39 PM
no memory of Williams classless quotes when Wimbledon movie came out "it must be a comedy if it has a British winner"

or destroying Safina's character and belittling her title in Rome

dont remember things like that

is the first quote for real? LMFAO how classless

IF you don't like it, DON'T WATCH IT..

no point in booing at it

and Murray is just a classless noob british clown that has yet to prove what hes worth :tape::lol::wavey:

Oh shut up, Murray has a great potentiel, he is just unlucky to live in the same era than the two greatest players of all time

Shinjiro
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:41 PM
:spit:

New_balls_please
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:41 PM
You guys don't know anything but complaining: French crowds, now Aussie crowds :help: :lol:
I'd rather see this than those crowds that show so much respect that you don't know if you are watching tennis or you are in the middle of a funeral :tape:

Tennis is passion and people have to show their feelings. There's nothing wrong with that.

Claycourter
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:42 PM
so the fuck what idiot? anyone is entitled to be pissed off listening to these awful screamers, regardless who he is or what his record is

Williams fan talking about classless, absolutely hilarious

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Screaming is gamesmanship, plain and simple. If only more players had more guts and complained about interference, maybe it would get banned. If they don't need to shriek during practice, they don't need to do it during real matches.

debby
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:47 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Screaming is gamesmanship, plain and simple. If only more players had more guts and complained about interference, maybe it would get banned. If they don't need to shriek during practice, they don't need to do it during real matches.

especially that Venus often shuts up when things are going tough :tape:

new-york
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:49 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Screaming is gamesmanship, plain and simple. If only more players had more guts and complained about interference, maybe it would get banned. If they don't need to shriek during practice, they don't need to do it during real matches.

I doubt that players scream Come on or Allez in practice.

There are habits that help you performance.

Players who grunt have developed an habit of breathing a certain way, hitting their shots with a bit more impact. It helps them deliver.

new-york
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:50 PM
They do not particularly like her.

Let's move on.

ZODIAC
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:51 PM
so for Justine to look at her coaches and getting signals is acceptable or pova taking a long time between points is okay.

debby
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:52 PM
so for Justine to look at her coaches and getting signals is acceptable or pova taking a long time between points is okay.

Justine doesn't even listen to her coach, once she told him to shut up so :shrug:

<Majmun>
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:54 PM
so for Justine to look at her coaches and getting signals is acceptable or pova taking a long time between points is okay.

yes

spartanfan
Jan 19th, 2011, 02:54 PM
They're not cheering against Venus. Australians go for the underdog and like an upset. That's why they are cheering for Zahlavova.

If they were cheering against Venus, they would go nuts when she double faulted and made errors.
This is a complete lie. The crowd was cheering when Venus hit some double faults. And I don't remember the crowd booing Kim Clijsters when she defeated Safina 6-0, 6-0. And when was the last time you heard any crowd ever cheer and celebrate against Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal when they hit a double fault or UE?- because anyone who plays them are clearly the underdog.

Sergius
Jan 19th, 2011, 03:00 PM
i don't say they disliked Simon, but it felt weird because usually the Aussie crowd LOVES cheering for the underdog, but there I didn't have any feeling they were clearly cheering for him.
Bud French fans were amazing !
Actually they supported Simon a lot till the 5th set when Roger got a break and the outcome was obvious

LCS
Jan 19th, 2011, 03:02 PM
Both need to shut the hell up.

Step.

Shinjiro
Jan 19th, 2011, 03:03 PM
Actually they supported Simon a lot till the 5th set when Roger got a break and the outcome was obvious

Not that obvious, even down *3-5 0-40 ... ;) Crazy till the end, actually. :worship:

debby
Jan 19th, 2011, 03:07 PM
Not that obvious, even down *3-5 0-40 ... ;) Crazy till the end, actually. :worship:

:sobbing: I am still bitter about the outcome of that crazy match.

LuvMeeka
Jan 19th, 2011, 03:18 PM
:lol:

In Kim's warm up tournaments, I felt sorry for her opponent, getting NO love AT ALL. Is she still loved for dumping Hewitt? :tape:

I thought he dumped her :scratch:

I don't think they hate her, it's just that Aussie's want the underdog to win. I mean, to see Venus lose in the 2nd Round is really rare...

http://i46.tinypic.com/4kcg1z.gif

Since reaching the final in 2003:
2004: 3rd Rd
2005: 4th Rd
2006: 1st Rd
2007: DNP
2008: QF
2009: 2nd Rd
2010: QF

A 2nd round loss wouldn't have been out of the blue :shrug:

pov
Jan 19th, 2011, 03:20 PM
Maybe it's that ridiculous getup she's wearing. Wearing it is almost like giving the audience the finger.

LuvMeeka
Jan 19th, 2011, 03:26 PM
:sobbing: I am still bitter about the outcome of that crazy match.
Me too :sobbing: :hug:

I find LaFed to be a bit of a cocky fuck lately, and I was really hoping that Simon would take him out.

The shit he gets away with is MINDBOGGLING! If Serena said the things about her opponents that Roger does....:scared:

:rolleyes: oh well. Rafa will still win, I hope.

ZODIAC
Jan 19th, 2011, 03:48 PM
I am tired of Roger and Rafa so called rivalry,I hope another player man up and win.I am hoping that del pony will go deep in this event.I am praying for a shock Kim loss...its coming soon believe it or not.

spartanfan
Jan 19th, 2011, 03:50 PM
I am tired of Roger and Rafa so called rivalry,I hope another player man up and win.I am hoping that del pony will go deep in this event.I am praying for a shock Kim loss...its coming soon believe it or not.
*THIS* (but I do love Roger, hate Rafa-the epitome of a dumb jock). But if Kim, Justine and Sharapova could all lose on the same day at the same time then it would be a perfect AO and I wouldn't care who won after that.

bobbynorwich
Jan 19th, 2011, 03:53 PM
This is a complete lie. The crowd was cheering when Venus hit some double faults. And I don't remember the crowd booing Kim Clijsters when she defeated Safina 6-0, 6-0. And when was the last time you heard any crowd ever cheer and celebrate against Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal when they hit a double fault or UE?- because anyone who plays them are clearly the underdog.
Actually, the last time the crowd cheered against Federer was yesterday's match vs. Simon where the fans cheered every point Simon won, including unforced errors by Fed. Was this racism against rich white Swiss men? Hardly, as cheering for the underdog against the favorite is a natural impulse and happens all the time in tennis tournaments.

LuvMeeka
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:01 PM
There was a huge French contingent present. Thus the support for Simon....and it was an incredible match.

mykarma
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:10 PM
They're not cheering against Venus. Australians go for the underdog and like an upset. That's why they are cheering for Zahlavova.

If they were cheering against Venus, they would go nuts when she double faulted and made errors.
Didn't notice that this morning during Federer's match.

Annie.
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:16 PM
Venus and Serena are used to it. No matter where they play or who their opponent is their opponent is always considered the "underdog". Just like at the US Open when they both played Clijsters, the crowd overwhelmingly cheered for Clijsters.The announcers would try to say, "Well, Clijsters is a fan favorite." or "Clijsters is the underdog." :rolleyes: Whatever, it is what it is.

tonythetiger
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:21 PM
Call it what you will, but they were not cheering for Venus. If they always go for the underdog, why were they cheering for Federer against Simon? They could have at least cheered more for Venus for coming back and giving them more tennis on one leg. They made me mad!

mykarma
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:22 PM
I hope all these people feel stupid when they go home and realize how injured Venus actually was.
Sorry but you're giving them to much credit.

is1531
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:24 PM
Injured, battling pain, not retiring. And they are still cheering against her.
Reminds me of when they were cheering her double faults a couple of years ago against CSN

Venus is hateful. After 8 years of not playing at Indian Wells you would think she would get over it. Venus is the one who hates.

is1531
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:25 PM
Racists clearly.

You sound racist to me.

mykarma
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:31 PM
And you are a nutcase, obviously, like the others crying racist. Most crowds around the world cheer when a nobody takes it up to a top seed, nothing to do with race. Crowds want to see a match and like when an underdog challenges a champion.

To judge a whole nations crowd as racist is racist in itself, its judging all people by what you percieve in a select group..... so wake up

Both Venus and Serena have both said they love australia and the crowds
What would you expect them to say?

mykarma
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:46 PM
Why are you racist yourself? What on earth does any of that's got to do with a one time incident at a tennis match?

How do you assume that the crowd was racially motivated? What if they booed Venus cuz they felt that she was dececrating what they'd regard as the noble sport of lawn tennis with her tasteless outfit? They could not have her arrested by some fashion police so the next best thing to do was boo her and send her a message that she sould respect the occasion and put on something less tacky (which she does at Wimbledon so it's not like she can't dress properly)
WTF :spit:

bandabou
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:49 PM
It's good, it's good...cheer the underdogs, yeahh!! Simon must have been the favorite against Roger, huh?! :lol:

Ahhh, it's good. Cool.

ZODIAC
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:51 PM
the most telling part is when Venus didnt acknowledge the crowd at the end of the match...she only thanked her team thats all and Todd Woodbridge tried to smooth out a bad situation...and to imagine the AUSSIES are trying to sell Australia as a good tourist destination .

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 19th, 2011, 04:53 PM
You sound racist to me.

oh the irony. :lol::lol::lol:

Shinjiro
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:05 PM
It's good, it's good...cheer the underdogs, yeahh!! Simon must have been the favorite against Roger, huh?! :lol:

Ahhh, it's good. Cool.

You make it sound like they didn't cheer for Simon. :confused:

bandabou
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:07 PM
You make it sound like they didn't cheer for Simon. :confused:

Did they boo Roger?

mykarma
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:09 PM
They LOVE Tsonga!
How many slams has Tsonga won?

Shinjiro
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:10 PM
No, of course not. It was a great atmosphere, nothing more, nothing less.

Why, did they boo Venus?

bandabou
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:14 PM
No, of course not. It was a great atmosphere, nothing more, nothing less.

Why, did they boo Venus?

You tell me..why?! I can live with the underdog theory..but then why the booing?

JamieOwen3
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:15 PM
i get it was the underdog but STILL after the injury it got disrespectful!!! a champion with a huge heart obviously in so much pain fighting and she can't get no fucking respect!

The Witch-king
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:21 PM
the most telling part is when Venus didnt acknowledge the crowd at the end of the match...she only thanked her team thats all and Todd Woodbridge tried to smooth out a bad situation...and to imagine the AUSSIES are trying to sell Australia as a good tourist destination .

I noticed that. She was very understated in general when she won.

JamieOwen3
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:23 PM
i didn't see her interview i missed that but she was right in not doing so!!!!!!! she shouldn't acknowledge them after that.

mykarma
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:23 PM
Venus is hateful. After 8 years of not playing at Indian Wells you would think she would get over it. Venus is the one who hates.
You can't be serious or are you? :o

mykarma
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:26 PM
i didn't see her interview i missed that but she was right in not doing so!!!!!!! she shouldn't acknowledge them after that.
She was obviously in a lot of pain and probably just wanted to get the hell out of there.

winone23
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:28 PM
i get it was the underdog but STILL after the injury it got disrespectful!!! a champion with a huge heart obviously in so much pain fighting and she can't get no fucking respect!

Bingo.

JamieOwen3
Jan 19th, 2011, 05:28 PM
and btw the crowd would never have cheered against someone like lindsay davenport when she played there she was always cheered for, venus is a veteran and should be respected! so the underdog thing shouldn't become a reason to cheer against her, she should be cheered for as she's 30 and still out there giving it everything! btw her opponent was 25? you would have thaught she was a 17 year old twat!