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Official: Serena Williams will play in the Doubles Final.

Carillo during Djokovic/Federer confirmed it. She will not be suspended.

I agree with the decision.
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Re: Official: Serena Williams will play in the Doubles Final.

I just wanted to post this. I haven't really added any input into this mess because it's just that -- a mess. I'm extremely disappointed on many counts: Serena losing in a slam semifinal, Serena being called for a foot fault that wasn't a foot fault, Serena losing her self-control and SIGH, no 12 slams.

This is going to get very technical but it really helps to put things into context. The rules do not call for a suspension. Serena Williams was assessed a point penalty which happened to be on match point. You can be suspended if you are defaulted/thrown out of a tournament -- neither of which happened to Serena Williams.

Remember when Rodionova got defaulted for hitting a ball at a fan two years ago? She was not suspended.

Of course this is semantics but Serena Williams should not be suspended. Remember in 2004, Serena Williams was screwed out of a real opportunity to play in a fair tennis quarterfinal match and advance further. In 2009, the same thing happened.

Two things will likely happen in the future: (1) foot faults will be able to be challenged by Hawkeye and (2) the rules will be changed and be more specific/strict for player misconduct.

In summary: because Serena was only assessed a point penalty, she can be fined but not suspended. Period.
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Re: Official: Serena Williams will play in the Doubles Final.

Once again...
ITF rules are different from WTA rules...
Ovas match was wta
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Re: Official: Serena Williams will play in the Doubles Final.

Serena was assessed a point penalty -- not defaulted.
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Re: Official: Serena Williams will play in the Doubles Final.

Good.

I didn't see the match and only just have managed to see all the videos and stuff from the incident. To me it all seems a bit blown up (an investigation? ).

Serena should not have spoken to the line judge like that and deserved the point penalty for her behaviour. It didn't actually look like a foot fault from the tv angle so a reaction was understandable, she just went too far with it (although again, 2 points from losing & past US Open history -- many would've done the same). I felt bad for her at the end of it. Horrible way to go out and horrible for Kim, the fans and the tournament too.

It would have been outrageous to disqualify her from the doubles final. I'm rooting for their opponents but I hope Serena gets some warm crowd support for the final.
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Re: Official: Serena Williams will play in the Doubles Final.

[QUOTE=Dave.;16489402]Good.

I didn't see the match and only just have managed to see all the videos and stuff from the incident. To me it all seems a bit blown up (an investigation? ).

Serena should not have spoken to the line judge like that and deserved the point penalty for her behaviour. It didn't actually look like a foot fault from the tv angle so a reaction was understandable, she just went too far with it (although again, 2 points from losing & past US Open history -- many would've done the same). I felt bad for her at the end of it. Horrible way to go out and horrible for Kim, the fans and the tournament too.

It would have been outrageous to disqualify her from the doubles final. I'm rooting for their opponents but I hope Serena gets some warm crowd support for the final.[/QUOTE]

Please, they are going to boo her but at least she will not be out there alone. Venus will be there to give moral support.
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Re: Official: Serena Williams will play in the Doubles Final.

What time is the doubles final? It's still on TTC right?

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Re: Official: Serena Williams will play in the Doubles Final.

1pm, Tennis Channel. Yep!
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Re: Official: Serena Williams will play in the Doubles Final.

Ooooh I am toooo nervous about this.

You don't close your eyes, even for a milli-second,
when Serena is backed into a corner and looking to bust out.
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Re: Official: Serena Williams will play in the Doubles Final.

ESPN2 is carrying the doubles final at 1:00 PM and if you are in the USA, usopen.org will also stream the match.
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Re: Official: Serena Williams will play in the Doubles Final.

ESPN2 just took it over. I posted the schedule last night and it said TTC.

1pm, ESPN2.

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/about/tv...l?promo=topnav
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Re: Official: Serena Williams will play in the Doubles Final.

Boo Yah!

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Re: Official: Serena Williams will play in the Doubles Final.

i think this will make her want to win this even more

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Re: Official: Serena Williams will play in the Doubles Final.

Good a suspension would have been ridiculous. Hope they win.
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