Williams fans receive alot of backlash because we have so much confidence that V and S will win the tournaments they play in, and that they are better than anyone else they step on the court with. Of course Williams fans know that it's possible for Venus and Serena to lose, but they are NOT losers, and they have extreme ability and confidence in themselves so why shouldn't their fans be confident also?? Bottom line is that they don't lose often, so why would their fans doubt their ability to beat the competition at a tournament. They've done it consistently before and there is nothing to stop them from doing it again. Why should the confidence Williams fans have in V and S affect fans of other players?? It seems like the ones who get upset when WS fans expect them to win a tourney believe that the WS will win also and are troubled by the fact that other players don't win as often. If I was a Henin fan and I truly believed no one would beat Henin at a certain tournament, then I would say it. Just because someone thinks that a certain player is going to win a tourney doesn't mean the others are insignificant or don't have a chance.