Very interesting that the French Open usually seems to have these kinds of incidents, especially in the women's draw. The Martina Hingis & Steffi Graf encounter of a few years back comes to mind.
Jun 6, 2003
The Williams tennis family, not just the sisters themselves, have been usually spearheading all the gamesmanship incidents in women's tennis, and have more than a chip on their shoulders about alleged racism. These have lead to them being unpopular in many circles. Today's French Open semi featuring a grudge clash between Justine Henin-Hardenne & Serena Williams was no different, with the crowd booing the younger W on many an occasion. When Serena Williams lost the closely contested encounter and then walked away with only a cursory handshake, the crowd vocally disapproving of her into her lack of grace. Later, the post-match press meet saw the No.1 dissolve into uncharacteristic tears: More in this news item.
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