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katrientje
Jun 3rd, 2003, 02:36 PM
They drove me nuts in the match between Serena and Amélie. They didn't show the least respect for serena, booing her and almost never cheering for her.
Ofcourse Amélie is their favourite but do need to be disrespectful for the opponent? I don't think so...
Serena played amazing and they just have to except that fact

GoDominique
Jun 3rd, 2003, 02:38 PM
Everything was fine IMO. :confused:

katrientje
Jun 3rd, 2003, 02:39 PM
It really bothered me though. The whistles and booing...

tennnisfannn
Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:07 PM
The booing and the whistling does not affect only serena's side of the court, it also affects Amelie's. The crowd don't bother me and neither does it seem to bother serena. Serena is so proud that booing her only ignites her to want to prove you wrong.
Crowds are only just that - crowds. Serena cannot lose to the crowd, she can only lose to the other player. Go serena all the way to the title!

katrientje
Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:15 PM
I really think the booing missed the effect the French crowd wanted, bc Serena became only more motivated and more focussed. Her game really impressed me today, she is at her best right now. I hope Justine finds the right answer ;-)

2ace2
Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:17 PM
Yeah, it's a pity that they were booing. But at least they gave a big applause at the end of the match

fammmmedspin
Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:19 PM
Given the history of FO crowds I thought they were actually quite well behaved. Amelie didn't get any bad treatment (remember Mary) even though she gave Serena the match by not playing as well as she can or has been playing. Serena doesn't seem very popular with crowds at lots of tournaments (I seem to remember watching US crowds cheering Amelie over Serena when I watched them play in the USA) Allowing for how she had just battered the French player too, I wouldn't expect them to be rejoicing. Serena handled it brilliantly and will probably have to do so again in the next two rounds.

Jakeev
Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:19 PM
They drove me nuts in the match between Serena and Amélie. They didn't show the least respect for serena, booing her and almost never cheering for her.
Ofcourse Amélie is their favourite but do need to be disrespectful for the opponent? I don't think so...
Serena played amazing and they just have to except that fact


Uh think you were going overboard here. If anything, the crowd was subdued. But as far as the French crowds are concerned, where have you been?

They even boo their own so really this thread is pointless.

beecharmer
Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:33 PM
In all likeliehood, the small portion that booed were booing Mauresmo in any case. The French really dislike a subdued French loss, re: the Pierce effect.

katrientje
Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:33 PM
Uh think you were going overboard here. If anything, the crowd was subdued. But as far as the French crowds are concerned, where have you been?

They even boo their own so really this thread is pointless.


Maybe I am overreacting here, because I know they are rough on anyone, but still...
I cannot understand why they act this way...

TeeRexx
Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:38 PM
How can one expect a bunch of dress makers to appreciate the talents of a Nubian warrior? :)

Spirit
Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:41 PM
How can one expect a bunch of dress makers to appreciate the talents of a Nubian warrior? :)

But isn't Serena a dress maker also? :p

Jakeev
Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:43 PM
Maybe I am overreacting here, because I know they are rough on anyone, but still...
I cannot understand why they act this way...

I don't either, I stopped even wondering about. The French are French.

bmomomax
Jun 3rd, 2003, 05:20 PM
I don't either, I stopped even wondering about. The French are French.
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: Unfortunately, you must remember Key Biscayne when the crowds boo-ed some little french girl :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

It ain't that the "French are French", it's that assholes are assholes and they are all over the place.

King Lindsay
Jun 3rd, 2003, 05:30 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: Unfortunately, you must remember Key Biscayne when the crowds boo-ed some little french girl :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

It ain't that the "French are French", it's that assholes are assholes and they are all over the place.

no they didn't.

I didn't hear the crowd booing Serena. I heard some hooting and whistling over a few calls they wanted to go amelie's way, but that's it.

BK4ever
Jun 3rd, 2003, 05:37 PM
I loved how Serena went to her bag at the end then came back and blew her kisses to the crowd...during their relatively muted applause at the end...

I think the crowd was just really shocked at how easily Amelie went down...dont think it was anything agaisnt Rena...

Helen Lawson
Jun 3rd, 2003, 05:39 PM
The audience never affects me. When they start to give me a standing ovation and sometimes even are moved to tears before my scene or song is over, it never throws me off.

griffin
Jun 3rd, 2003, 05:43 PM
Now that's really reaching.

As KL said, they whistled and booed a few calls (something most crowds will do), but they alsoi APPLAUDED Sereba at the end of the match - but I suppose that doesn't fit your theory so well.

faboozadoo15
Jun 3rd, 2003, 07:29 PM
yea, um, whistling over calss is to be expected. easpecially when amelie needed every little point she could get. i didn't see anything wrong at all...

korben
Jun 3rd, 2003, 07:50 PM
They drove me nuts in the match between Serena and Amélie. They didn't show the least respect for serena, booing her and almost never cheering for her.
Ofcourse Amélie is their favourite but do need to be disrespectful for the opponent? I don't think so...
Serena played amazing and they just have to except that fact

U R kidding , right :confused:

Crowd even clapped hands for some Serena shots. Not disturbing play between 1st and 2nd serve at all... Geez do you expect them to be as noicy as in state side, where btw. all French players have been booed this year. :(