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Article: USTA to award Serena Williams second chance at US Open title

USTA to award Serena Williams second chance at US Open title
by Hugh Ken Knott B. Seriuz

After days of controversy over bad linecalls, the USTA has decided to give Serena Williams a second chance at the 2004 US Open title. Having ruled that chair umpire Mariana Alves and not Jennifer Capriati defeated Williams in Tuesday night's quarterfinals, the match will resume right where the controversy began.

On Friday, September 24, Williams and Capriati will resume the match in the first game of the third set, Advantage Williams at Arthur Ashe stadium. To prevent potential bad linecalls, veteran umpire Lynne Welsh will work the match. If Williams defeats Capriati, she will be given a chance to face Elena Dementieva, and if she wins, will play Svetlana Kuznetsova on Sunday the 26th.

The USTA does not plan on stripping Kuznetsova or Dementieva of their respective finishes. Williams will be awarded a duplicate championship trophy or runner-up plate if she earns them.

Told of the news, Kuznetsova said, "This is ridiculous. I will not share my championship with anyone. I didn't do anything!"

Capriati said, "This has to be the dumbest idea, I've ever heard. I won the match and fought my butt off out there. If I beat Serena again, will they give me a second chance to beat Elena?"

Williams believes the ruling is fair. "Justice has been served. This was the worst call in the history of sports. I think I earned another chance to win the Open."

In other news, the NFL has decided to award the 2001 Oakland Raiders duplicate Super Bowl rings, ruling that they were robbed of their victory against the eventual champion New England Patriots. The NHL, meanwhile, will replay the end of game six and if necesary, game 7 to determine the true champion between the Stars and Sabres.

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Yeah.. where is this article from?? It would be nice if it was true cuz Serena would win the Open but...

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That is funny!!! Had me going for a second!! If they played again Jen would win again!!!

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Nice try at being funny....

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hmm ummmm sure w/e lol
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The NFL actually SHOULD give the '01 Raiders duplicate Super Bowl™ rings, but that's another topic for another time.....

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that was so funny i forgot to laugh


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the only reason it was slightly funny was because soneone actually suggested this in another thread
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To prevent potential bad linecalls, veteran umpire Lynne Welsh will work the match.
Isn't she one of the gold level umpires involved in that Olympic credentials scandal? Anyway, I read in an article that's why Alves was calling such a huge match and wouldn't have been if those three gold level umpires didn't get suspended. I'm sure the USTA wishes it would have just flown in another gold level umpire now, instead of putting someone so stupid on the match.

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Isn't she one of the gold level umpires involved in that Olympic credentials scandal? Anyway, I read in an article that's why Alves was calling such a huge match and wouldn't have been if those three gold level umpires didn't get suspended. I'm sure the USTA wishes it would have just flown in another gold level umpire now, instead of putting someone so stupid on the match.
i don't know about all the levels but alves' name is very familar to me as an umpire so i would suggest she has officiated big matches before. this was only a qyuarter-final as well (given a hyped quarter-final) but i think when it came to mistake she made it had nothing to do with her intelligence - it just seemed like a bran explosion. and anyone who actually knows tennis would know that is is not entirely uncommon.
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she had too much fiber and therefore had a bran explosion
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