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Cybelle Darkholme
Apr 20th, 2003, 07:43 PM
That the crowd is behind lindsay, not the underdog?

selesfan
Apr 20th, 2003, 07:46 PM
That the crowd is behind lindsay, not the underdog?

I thought they were behind Elena because they wanted to see a 3rd set.

Venus Forever
Apr 20th, 2003, 08:34 PM
I dunno, I didn't even hear the crowd.

They were as dead as can be throughout the final, except for the last game or so.:rolleyes:

Julian
Apr 20th, 2003, 08:36 PM
IMO there were some people screaming Lindsay's name but in truth they were very well behaved and I thought they were all for Lindsay but considering how well Elena fought I think they had no idea who to cheer for!!

fleemkeģ
Apr 20th, 2003, 08:37 PM
did you see the Easter Rabbit :D:D:D (lol I hope you call it that way in English :D)

xin
Apr 20th, 2003, 08:37 PM
I think they are a bit moderate. Lindsay is a absolute favor but not as dominate as Serena or Venus throughout the match.

Freewoman33
Apr 20th, 2003, 08:38 PM
Linday is an American, the crowd will alway cheer for the All American girls.

SJW
Apr 20th, 2003, 08:41 PM
thats funny cos i thought they were showing their appreciation for Elena a lot...

Nacho
Apr 20th, 2003, 08:42 PM
I agree with 1 of the posts above. Lindsay is american after all

CJ07
Apr 20th, 2003, 08:43 PM
they were even
actually, they were pretty quiet
they gave Elena alot of hands though, and she deserved them

Julian
Apr 20th, 2003, 08:44 PM
did you see the Easter Rabbit :D:D:D (lol I hope you call it that way in English :D)


Yup it was right in the front. :) At first I thought that was just a huge stuffed animal but freaked me out when it started moving. lmao

SerenasMelons
Apr 20th, 2003, 08:44 PM
did you see the Easter Rabbit :D:D:D (lol I hope you call it that way in English :D)
lol thats fine, but it is more commonly called the "Easter Bunny" ;)

leslie
Apr 20th, 2003, 08:53 PM
I find the crowd to be pretty dead as oppose to last years final between Venus and Justine. The crowd was on they feet. I guess the W/S brings out the best in the crowd watching that match I did not even think people were in the stand.

WtaTour4Ever
Apr 20th, 2003, 08:55 PM
Yeah I didn't notice too much crowd response at all, some clapping on good points though

Dawn Marie
Apr 20th, 2003, 09:00 PM
Crowd was for Lindsay more for than Elena! But we know why the, the crowd will root for the American white counter part as oppose to Venus and Serena. Then you'll hear Pam the robot state: well the crowd likes to root for the underdog. lmao!

leslie
Apr 20th, 2003, 09:03 PM
Crowd was for Lindsay more for than Elena! But we know why the, the crowd will root for the American white counter part as oppose to Venus and Serena. Then you'll hear Pam the robot state: well the crowd likes to root for the underdog. lmao!

That's exactly what I was going to post. You are so right. I guess Venus and Serena are not considered the all american girls. If it was S/V playing against Elena today the crowd would be for Elena.

Monica_Rules
Apr 20th, 2003, 09:05 PM
It was balanced IMO supporting both player equally!

PatM04
Apr 20th, 2003, 09:07 PM
Well I was there and I think the crowd was pro-Lindsay. I was :) But I was happy Elena won her first tourney today! Congrats to her!

fleemkeģ
Apr 20th, 2003, 09:20 PM
lol thats fine, but it is more commonly called the "Easter Bunny" ;)

Ah well I thought in sounded strange lol I'll try to remeber it :D

TonyP
Apr 20th, 2003, 11:27 PM
More than anything, I thought the crowd was kind of dead. It thought there were some great shots, but the crowd didn't seem very appreciative. I think they were torn, but still, kind of lifeless.

Julian
Apr 20th, 2003, 11:57 PM
I'm thinking it's because they expected Lindsay Davenport to win and not a lot of people knew who Elena was!

Kart
Apr 21st, 2003, 12:04 AM
They were all just missing Gabriela Sabatini still. After all, she did make the final seven times.

G_Slammed
Apr 21st, 2003, 12:41 AM
Linday is an American, the crowd will always cheer for the All American girls.

The crowd will always cheer for the all American girls... BUT that "all American girl" had better be able to use the crowd's COMB... can you feel me?

Do you remember how the all American girl Venus got booed by the American crowd for questioning a ball in last year's final of this same tournament????? Booed for questioning a ball, in a CLAY court match.

Volcana
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:22 AM
That the crowd is behind lindsay, not the underdog?

That whole 'rooting for the underdog' BS just evolved as something to say rather than get into why US crowds are so anti-the-American when then American is Venus or Serena. No one takes that's seriously. Same with the ver popular 'rooting-for-third-set'. I didn't notice much rooting for a third set during the Charleston final. I'm not criticizing the crowd, you understand. But the question reads like you think the announcers believe everything they say.

Venus Forever
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:23 AM
I don't remember Venus getting booed, I remember her being quite well received by the crowd.:o

tenn_ace
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:36 AM
crowd was rooting a little more for Elena up until 3-3 in the 3rd set... they wanted to see more tennis and they were sure that at the end Lindsay won't need their absolute support... the crowd realized that it was wrong a little too late.

brickhousesupporter
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:24 AM
The crowd will always cheer for the all American girls... BUT that "all American girl" had better be able to use the crowd's COMB... can you feel me?

Do you remember how the all American girl Venus got booed by the American crowd for questioning a ball in last year's final of this same tournament????? Booed for questioning a ball, in a CLAY court match.
lol you never dissapoint. That was the same thing I was thinking. lol :wavey:

Dawn Marie
Apr 21st, 2003, 05:25 AM
well stated GRAND SLAMMED!!


This is why Mary J and Pam are biased.

All Mary Jo says when Kim plays is this:

Oh Kim is so sweet, she is so nice, Kim is a darlin' somethin'. Now if I were a new tennis fan and suddenly tuned in.. and she was playing against Venus or Serena or Jen, how would one preceive it? That Kim is a sweet person and V,S and J are not.

This underdog shit was started by Pam and MJF because they don't have the balls to tell the truth, they are afraid to go against the grain.

Also I noticed that Pam and MJF didn't talk about how to beat Lindsay during the match. ESPN has got to get rid of these two fools... hire some quality unbiased commentators.

Pam also stated sarcastic crap about Hingis last week as well.

vs1
Apr 21st, 2003, 05:45 AM
Linday is an American, the crowd will always cheer for the All American girls.

Hmmm...interesting. Go watch the 2002 US Open Ladie's Semi-finals between Venus and Amelie. This event took place in the patriotic city of New York, home of 9/11. The American crowd certainly wasn't behind the American girl. Irony? Whatever it was, it certainly was alarmingly sad and disappointing. :mad:

Jericho
Apr 21st, 2003, 05:56 AM
Also I noticed that Pam and MJF didn't talk about how to beat Lindsay during the match. ESPN has got to get rid of these two fools... hire some quality unbiased commentators.

so true...but you know they give the sisters there usual props, but other than that its like how to beat them or who will beat them...
I like mary carillo because she tells the truth without all the sugar coating or hyping...

Jarrett
Apr 21st, 2003, 06:44 AM
I dunno. I used to cheer for Serena (99 US Open-2001 Us Open, weren't those Americans in the stand cheering for Serena against Hingis, who if you hadn't noticed is white :eek) and still cheer for Venus when ever she is not playing Monica but since Serena has started to win "everything" my thoughts went from cheering for her to becoming stuck in the middle, not wanting to cheer for her to win every match (I did say yes a few times against Kim at AUS, that was amazing). I wasn't even rooting for Monica when she was dominating. All in all, I didn't see the match so I can't comment on the crowd today. lol I was so happy Elena won though. :)

Jarrett
Apr 21st, 2003, 06:46 AM
That the crowd is behind lindsay, not the underdog?

Shame on them for cheering for who they wanted to win!
;)

1jackson2001
Apr 21st, 2003, 06:53 AM
It looked and sounded like a pretty pro-Lindsay crowd to me..;)

Jarrett
Apr 21st, 2003, 06:59 AM
"looked"? how did it look like a pro lindsay crowd? ;)

Crazy Canuck
Apr 21st, 2003, 07:01 AM
THis conversation is even more fascinating the 18th time that I read it!

leslie
Apr 21st, 2003, 12:51 PM
Hmmm...interesting. Go watch the 2002 US Open Ladie's Semi-finals between Venus and Amelie. This event took place in the patriotic city of New York, home of 9/11. The American crowd certainly wasn't behind the American girl. Irony? Whatever it was, it certainly was alarmingly sad and disappointing. :mad:

You are right it was sad and disappointing it was so disappointing that Martina N had to talk about it during final. I still cannot watch that tape because of so call patriotic city of New York. What a joke.