The famous episode at the Wimbledon tournament in 2015 where the famous tennis player Serena Williams encountered some unpleasant experience with fans in the court.
Tennis is well-known for providing a spectrum of interesting incidents to both the players and the spectators as well. Similarly, the Wimbledon tournament match played between British outsider Heather Watson and American Serena Williams offered a grand show that sadly made things pretty unpleasant for her.
It is quite obvious for supporters to exhibit their inclination towards their favorite player openly but the same can certainly leave the rival player heart-broken.
During the game, Serena served a double fault to Watson which leads to the start of the third set after which things suddenly took on a whole new perspective on the court.
It was very interesting to witness the world No.01 tennis player look frustrated. There were roaring fans all around during the match who greeted the player and with every missed shot added to her sufferings.
“They Really Wanted Her To Win”- Serena Williams
The British tennis star Heather Watson was lagging by two points from Serena who had already finished off the game. Serena Williams holds an awesome position and has tremendous fan-following in the popular sport.
She is the seven times Wimbledon Champion and certainly likes to stay indifferent towards whatever the crowd does while watching the matches being played in the court. The center crowd is no doubt waiting anxiously to watch the players in live-action.
“I never saw a crowd like this,” said Serena Williams. “They really wanted her to win. Heather has a tremendous fanbase here, apparently. I’ve never seen them this vocal, heard boos here. I’ve never had to play the crowd here like that. At the end of the day they were rooting for their champion to do well and you can’t blame them.”
Viewers or spectators indeed play a significant role in backing up players during the game that boosts their confidence and morale. Likewise, an exhibition of arrogance and disrespect by fans outside the court for an opponent player can bring forth dissatisfaction and agony.
Evidently, Serena deserves a better audience as she is a grand player indeed but she could relish the thrilling moments only when she is ready to change.