Also, to put this into perspective, there's only been a handful of men tennis players that sent our domestic crowd into a frenzy. And virtually all of them were showmen of some sort.
The female players tend to be more dramatic, or at least there seems to be a more overt relationship between them and audience. Even though the Williams sisters have a complicated relationship with the American tennis audience, there certainly wasn't indifference there. You felt one way or the other about them.