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I think the ump did it on purpose!

Okay I was not at home while the match was going on; I was watching the scoreboard and listening to Radio Wimbledon. I saw the difference in the two scores but I didn't think anything of it. Then I read about it and just got home and had a chance to watch the match.

Now I swear that the umpire did this on purpose. I am not one to believe in draw-rigging or whatever, but as soon as he announced 2-2 the cameras went to him and he had a smirk on his face. I think both Venus and Karoline realized the mistake when he called 3-2; the cameras went to him again, and I SWEAR he slightly smiled and nodded in Karolina's direction.

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Yeah I saw that too. Oh well...

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he was smirking because he had no idea what was going on



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He did smile and it was too Karolina...that´s why to me Karolina was more aware of the mistake that she lets out.

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Yes, I'm sure he did. And the best news for Williams fans? he's asked to be the ump in the next 4 serena matches
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I saw the smirk too!
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I doubt Karolina was paying much attention to his "smile"
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Okay I was not at home while the match was going on; I was watching the scoreboard and listening to Radio Wimbledon. I saw the difference in the two scores but I didn't think anything of it. Then I read about it and just got home and had a chance to watch the match.

Now I swear that the umpire did this on purpose. I am not one to believe in draw-rigging or whatever, but as soon as he announced 2-2 the cameras went to him and he had a smirk on his face. I think both Venus and Karoline realized the mistake when he called 3-2; the cameras went to him again, and I SWEAR he slightly smiled and nodded in Karolina's direction.

I am stunned by this!
You saw all this on the radio?
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Yes, I'm sure he did. And the best news for Williams fans? he's asked to be the ump in the next 4 serena matches

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not saying Karolina cheated, but she had a look of "whaaa?"



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You saw all this on the radio?
No, like I said, I taped the match and just watched it.

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Brits always smirk when they screw up.... which is often.
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Brits always smirk when they screw up.... which is often.
But if he knew he screwed up, then why didn't he just fix it??

I'm not saying another bad about Venus or Karolina (I actually like both of them a lot), but this is just so bizarre and I have a really bad feeling about it.

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lol. some people. it was an honest mistake.
the umpire didnt hear the fault call, nor did the audience. the audience clapped when klina hit the ball which was meant to be the winner. and thus the umpire called 2-2.

at thinking it was deliberate in any way at all.

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