Joker in straight sets over Del Potro.
Joker in straight sets over Del Potro.
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I'd have been more sympathetic to Serena's argument until her coach admitted he was coaching from the stands.
PS - Dumbest rule in tennis. So what if the coach communicates from the stands. You still must hit the ball.
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Many men have questioned ref's integrity, too. They didn't loose anything.
THAT is the issue.
The coaching thing is stupid- they all admit to coaching, and it's a dumb rule. Insane to penalize the player for their coach's actions. Fine the coach.
If it is a common practice that is seldom penalized, the (Association?) should warn the players before a major tournament if they intend to enforce the rule.
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The vast majority of tennis doesn’t really get much attention, that is why in a random tournament players can get away with berating the umpire.
If the rule is unenforced for 99% of a tournament, and then all of a sudden, it's important- that's a problem. Rules are rules and should be enforced, sure, but they also need to be even and consistent to mean anything- otherwise, they are arbitrary ways to put yourself in a match that you are overseeing.
Same goes for the berating the umpire- the reactions should be consistent and even- regardless. If it's not- and "you are a thief" is somehow worse than "you are an (expletive)" that's a big problem, worse if that enforcement is biased to who someone is.
Depends: Were head butts like that generally overlooked and not penalized?
SHE didn't break the rules, her coach did, and she got penalized. Just to be clear there.
The only time she actually deserved a penalty was when she broke her racket (which I think is an odd rule- why are you not allowed to break your racket if you are angry? They have a limited number they are allowed to use- so if they break a good one, they lose out).
BTW, Chris Weber NEVER said that it was an unfair call that was never made in any other game, so I will also post that it's a pretty stupid comparison.
And you continue to miss the concept about consistent rule application- where the men can be far more abusive and not get penalized. Or that coaching rules need to be enforced for ALL players from round 1 to the end- or it's pointless. It's so lax that ALL coaches ignore it.
All you look at is her blaming someone else. So very typical of you. Which is the real factor here- most of the time, people have a genuine beef when they protest. You should bother to see that someday.
The coaching call was definitely questionable at best. I kinda felt it was the racket smash that really did it. If you go back and look at McEnroe's biggest tantrum at Stockholm in 1984, where he basically used his racket as a club, IIRC that's the first time he ever got a game penalty.
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Here is another perspective on it that a friend of mine who is a huge tennis (and Serena) fan, posted on FB. She also umpires some local matches in the Twin Cities.
LOL! What an arrogant wimp. Officials from practically any other sport (except maybe Rugby) would laugh at him for penalizing something like that.In August 2016 at the Olympics, Ramos called Andy Murray for a code violation for saying “stupid umpiring.”
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