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Disgraceful behaviour last night


Serena's ugly outburst at Stosur shock
By Paul Newman
Monday, 12 September 2011

Serena was furious with the umpire's decision


Australia's Sam Stosur played superbly to win her first Grand Slam title here last night as Serena Williams again left the US Open in ignominy. Two years after a foul-mouthed outburst at a line judge cost her victory in the semi-finals against Kim Clijsters, Williams berated Eva Asderaki, the umpire, after a controversial incident during her 6-2, 6-3 defeat. She told the official: "I truly despise you."
The showdown came in the opening game of the second set. Williams, serving at 30-40, hit a forehand which looked certain to win the point but before Stosur could get to the ball the American screamed: "Come on!" Asderaki, applying the letter of the law, awarded the point to Stosur on the basis that Williams' scream had hindered her opponent.
"Aren't you the one who screwed me over last time?" Williams said to the umpire. "I truly despise you." Asderaki was not in the chair during the Clijsters match two years ago but punished Williams under the same rule in Doha two years ago.
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"If you ever see me walking down the hallway look the other way," Williams told Asderaki at the next changeover. "You're totally out of control. You're a hater and you're unattractive inside." Williams added: "Don't go giving me a code violation for expressing my opinion. We're in America, last time I checked."
After the incident two years ago Williams was fined $82,500 (about £52,000) but was told it would be doubled if she was found guilty of another "Grand Slam Major Offence" in the next two years, in which case she would also be banned from a future US Open. This time Asderaki issued a code violation for verbal abuse, but it is thought unlikely that Williams will be punished with anything more than a small fine.
Interviewed after the match, Williams said: "I hit a winner but I guess it didn't count. It wouldn't have mattered in the end." She added: "I guess I need to read the rule books."
With the crowd booing and giving the home player vociferous support, Stosur wobbled, dropping her serve in the next game . However, the 27-year-old regrouped, broke in the seventh game and served out for victory. She played beautifully throughout, regularly surprising Williams with the power and precision of her shot-making. Stosur is the first Australian woman to win a Grand Slam title since Evonne Goolagong Cawley won Wimbledon in 1980.

I'm looking for better in the mens tonight!

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"...Williams' scream had hindered her opponent."??? Wow!  I watched part of that match from the hospital room.

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Brack wrote:

I'm looking for better in the mens tonight!

Well, yes we were given an epic! wasn't it ?

Congrats to Novak, the guys on a winning streak!

"I guess it just clicked in my head. It's just that I'm hitting the shots that I maybe wasn't hitting in the last two, three years now. I'm going for it."
Novak Djokovic

Bad luck to Raffa, played a great game, but not quite enough on the night.

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What an absolutely stunning, unbelievable, record breaking, epic match!!! The fifth set alone was like an entire match.

Deep, deep respect for both of these fantastic players, such a shame that there had to be a loser. With the ascendancy of Rafa and Djoko during the waning of Fed, we have been privileged to see three of the maybe five all time best players around at the same time!

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What a show! I woke early and got to watch the 5th set. Epic!
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24 (edited by ahsmith33 2012-01-30 09:02:53)

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truly that was one for the ages. I woke up at 3:15AM but went back to bed, got up again at about 7 and caught most of the 4th set, and then the crazy 5th. Nadal blew that last set, he had it won leading 4-2 and up 30-0 in the 7th game. Gotta give Djoko all the credit in the world, he refused to give up. My son watched all 6 hours. It was an amazing contest, agreed that it's tough there had to be a loser.

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Stunning match!
       
After the match,  BBC Sports commentator[Jonathan Overend] mentioned, he thought, 'Djokovic is super-human'

Lets hope he is, ... and not to find out, some time in the future - he had 'help'.

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I also posted this in What makes you smile? BUT, if you are a tennis fan, you may appreciate this short little film.  My son made it for an assignment in an Intro to Film class. 

Tennis balls have feelings too... smile
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woohoo, how bout them USA women? All 10 advanced, or was it 12? I wish for a Mardy Fish to pull for, but better he found out and had the heart surgery. On a negative note, I HATE clay courts, like a broken pencil end on a chalkboard, just creepy if you ask me.

never fails, start bragging on them and down they go.
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28 (edited by Brack 2012-06-09 16:59:47)

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Congrats to Maria Sharapova - a Grand Slam champion & now world #1
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I think Nadal gets his next title in a few hours...

His first French was the first tournament I ever watched, been a huge fan since that day.

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I think Nadal gets his next title in a few hours...

His first French was the first tournament I ever watched, been a huge fan since that day.

Rafa is favourite - whatever happens - history will be made today!

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Brack wrote:
redblues wrote:

I think Nadal gets his next title in a few hours...

His first French was the first tournament I ever watched, been a huge fan since that day.

Rafa is favourite - whatever happens - history will be made today!

Well, a day late - But Rafa got there in the end, Many Congrats !!

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First Day of Wimbledon! - Venus out already, in the first round!
http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/s … index.html

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The Ladies glam up for the pre-wimbledon ball > http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/18595550

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Brack wrote:

The Ladies glam up for the pre-wimbledon ball > http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/18595550

Now that is more like it!

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Oh, the biggest upset last night!

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal was handed a shock second-round defeat by world number 100 Lukas Rosol in a five-set thriller.
Nadal could not contain a barrage of relentless, brutal groundstrokes from the Czech, 26, on his Wimbledon debut.

Play was suspended while the roof was closed and it was Rosol who settled first to win the final set and the match 6-7 (9-11) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4.

source:BBC Sport

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shocking to say the least Brack, Rafe got distracted and made way too many unforced errors. Rosol had a monster serve going to boot. Some here have compared this upset to a 16 seed beating a 1 seed in the NCAA basketball tournament, which has never happened.

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