Earl Grey wrote:I actually agree with Serena to some extent.....I've seen umpires pretty heavily abused by men and not getting docked a whole game. But she doesn't help herself by acting like a child. I think the umpire and Williams would both have handled the game differently had they been given another chance.
But the tournament has had a couple of other controversial incidents:
There was the incident where Nick Kyrgios was losing the plot and displaying an overt lack of sportsmanship by 'tanking' so the umpire jumped down off his chair and talked him down calmly into getting himself together so he, the umpire, didn't have to act. Kyrgios went on to win.
And there was the incident where the French girl Alize Cornet got a code violation for changing her shirt on court.....absolutely crazy....that umpire should be given a good metaphorical kicking.
Yes.....love the racism slant. By flashing the racism card they're shooting themselves in the foot because if the umpire WAS racist then why should he care as both players are non-white. Ooh....hang on....the one he 'helped' isn't quite as dark-skinned as Serena so defo an act of racism....lol.Portchesterblue1 wrote:I would imagine that had she not carried on the rant he may have not gone further. She called him a liar then told him not to speak to her if he wasn't going to apologise and then carried on with the rant.
If a man had done all the things she did on court we wouldn't be talking about it, but she has made a big deal of being told off for doing something wrong, people are now even using the racism as well as the sexism card
Fair comment!RichardHoldaway wrote:SW is probably the greatest female tennis player ever. But I don't care whether she is black, white or sky blue pink, her behaviour at the US Open was a total disgrace; a disgrace to sport, to tennis, and to decent talented female athletes the world around. Contrast her appalling behaviour to the number 1 cricket nation in the world, India, who have just lost 4-1 to England - they were unlucky to lose the toss all 5 times, they could have won at least two of the tests, they just lost in one of the most memorable tests of all time, but in defeat they were magnanimous, a credit to all sport and sportsmanship. SR should watch and learn instead of blaming everyone else when she loses.
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