Take the French for instance, Venus was in so I followed number one for her. Once she left, I put my energies into Kim, Svetlana and then others I found root worthy. Now that my ultimate faves are out I will watch the final only because I lost a lot of sleep over the tournament so it would be pointless for me not to finish it out. It always helps though to have favorites in the field who you like, and those who you can root for based on respect for the player and their game. Sometimes it's not like that but at least in the French final this year there is one player I do respect enough to see the outcome.
Venus might as well get her mail forwarded to Serena's shadow. She's going to be there forever!