She does have a good empathy with crowds. She blows kisses, and I've noticed she's prepared to "play to" the crowd once she's won a match. When the Wimbledon crowd laughed when she called for the mobile phone, she responded well and included them in her actions, miming with exaggerated gestures, her frustration with the phone. I noticed she was fooling around in pix from Birmingham too.
She's very spontaneous, and this makes crowds warm to her. She's certainly not the Ice Maiden.
Maria is a good player however she is very boring with no personality. Serena has it all personality,charisma and she plays with passion and heart. As far is Maria blowing kisses to the crowd,gee I wonder where she got that from?