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Old 12.09.2011, 23:28
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Re: Shockingly bad form from Serena Williams

Delighted Serena lost the match..
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Old 12.09.2011, 23:31
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Re: Shockingly bad form from Serena Williams

The Williams sisters have a long history of poor sportsmanship, this is nothing new really...The 'This is America' comment was particularly amusing if not xenophobic
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Re: Shockingly bad form from Serena Williams

Wait, really? Did you watch the match? I thought it was shockingly bad form by the chair ump in a relatively critical point in the match. I am not condoning Serena's behavior, but she is a heated player and I think any top tier player would have reacted like she did. In fact, they all used to and it was encouraged...but oh, wait, those were men, so of course it is acceptable then.

As a college tennis player in my former years, this situation is so common. The chair ump had discretion and she made a mountain out of a mole hill.
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Old 12.09.2011, 23:36
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Wait, really? Did you watch the match? I thought it was shockingly bad form by the chair ump in a relatively critical point in the match. I am not condoning Serena's behavior, but she is a heated player and I think any top tier player would have reacted like she did. In fact, they all used to and it was encouraged...but oh, wait, those were men, so of course it is acceptable then.

As a college tennis player in my former years, this situation is so common. The chair ump had discretion and she made a mountain out of a mole hill.
It's in the rules, listen to the post match commentaries & analysis from the experts...It was well within the umpire's right

Nice to skirt the ridiculous insults flung at the umpire by Serena, as well

Heated player is another way of saying a poor sport, she's a poor sport...Let's not white wash it

And as I mentioned before, this is hardly an isolated incident with Serena...Even from a young age, she has shown little in the way of sportsmanship...Google it, she has plenty of incidents
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It was well within the umpire's right
Yes you are right (duh)--she had the right to take the point. But as Serena said, it was also within the ump's right to replay the point. It has to do with "intention", and honestly I don't think Serena was "intending" to be disruptive. She hit a clear winner. Stoser never had a chance to reach that ball.

And I am also aware that Serena isn't know for her perfect sportsmanship on the court--in the past, she has had plenty of incidents. But she has also grown up. And rarely has she had an issue in the recent past with players...the players like her. Intensity on the court does not equal poor sport.

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Re: Shockingly bad form from Serena Williams

Her outburst on losing the point is one thing, but her ugly rant during the break goes beyond reasonable behavior. Footballers have received match bans for far less.
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Yes you are right (duh)--she had the right to take the point. But as Serena said, it was also within the ump's right to replay the point. It has to do with "intention", and honestly I don't think Serena was "intending" to be disruptive. She hit a clear winner. Stoser never had a chance to reach that ball.
In the telecast, Mary Joe Fernandez came on air and explained the ruling & what the tournament referee ruled, it was the right call...Duh


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And I am also aware that Serena isn't know for her perfect sportsmanship on the court--in the past, she has had plenty of incidents. But she has also grown up. And rarely has she had an issue in the recent past with players...the players like her. Intensity on the court does not equal poor sport.
1. Serena has a long history of poor sportsmanship...Sportsmanship is not defined by how you conduct yourself when things are going well or you're winning...She has rarely shown poise in defeat...There are countless examples
2. She showed terrible behaviour in how she berated the umpire, telling her she was unattractive, tried to screw me, threatening her to not look at her, etc...I mean it was all just pathetic
3. Never an apology, even once she had time to collect herself in the post pressy...Yet zero responsibility for her actions, more lack of class


It is what it is, none of it surprised me...Leopard doesn't change their spots, etc...Moreover, the 'This is America' was outright ridiculous from her at a foreign umpire...It smacked of xenophobia
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Re: Shockingly bad form from Serena Williams

Wow you people must have watched her for the first time, lol if she was a poor sport, she would never be where she is at, and wow again she like one of the only african women in this sport, some of you deep down inside whish you had the Titles she has, She is Great, and you guys hear, that the REF already did some BS, so was non attractive inside,lol but true
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Wow you people must have watched her for the first time, lol if she was a poor sport, she would never be where she is at, and wow again she like one of the only african women in this sport, some of you deep down inside whish you had the Titles she has, She is Great, and you guys hear, that the REF already did some BS, so was non attractive inside,lol but true
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Wow you people must have watched her for the first time, lol if she was a poor sport, she would never be where she is at, and wow again she like one of the only african women in this sport, some of you deep down inside whish you had the Titles she has, She is Great, and you guys hear, that the REF already did some BS, so was non attractive inside,lol but true
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Wow you people must have watched her for the first time, lol if she was a poor sport, she would never be where she is at, and wow again she like one of the only african women in this sport, some of you deep down inside whish you had the Titles she has, She is Great, and you guys hear, that the REF already did some BS, so was non attractive inside,lol but true
McEnroe was also gobby on the court, along with quite a few others. It's nothing to do with being "an african woman" (isn't Serena Williams an American, anyway?).

None of them were like that at the beginning of their careers. Why do they turn out like that? Don't you think their success might have gone a bit to their heads and they make themselves believe that they can act like a spoiled brat on the court?
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Re: Shockingly bad form from Serena Williams

Can anyone summarise what happened in that point? I could only watch the clip an the phone and it wasn't clear what happened and why it should/shouldn't be a let.

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I totally misread that
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Making excuses for someone's behaviour on the grounds that she is 'African'? Isn't that making the presumption that 'Africans' are less capable of sporting behaviour than non-'Africans', thus perpetuating loathsome stereotypes about innocent savages?

Anyway, I couldn't make out a word she was saying, but she sounded very rude and ill-mannered. That, in itself, isn't always a bad thing, but she could have at least been more entertaining.

What kind of an insult is "you're ugly on the inside"? Someone send the silly girl a bit of Shakespeare...
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I totally misread that

You're not the only one.
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Me three. I was thinking "yeah I am!" lol. :P I'm jealous of that outfit too!
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Re: Shockingly bad form from Serena Williams

And, surprise surprise. Serena being Serena
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