Serena serving, up 4-2, 30-0 in the third set of the French open SF, 2003.
Serena prepares to serve, but in the middle of her motion, Justine raises her hand to alert Serena that she was not ready to return yet. Serena serves the fault and prepares to serve again. The umpire calls her serve out, and Serena tries to tell him that hadnt served a fault, but Justine wasn't ready to return yet, as she held her hand in the air. The umpire looks at Justine, and Justine looks as if she has no idea of what Serena is talking about (as if the bitch hadn't just held her hand up.)
The RG crowd, comprised a lot with working-class (euphemism) Belgians, I guess construed Serena's hesitation to serve as gamesmanship on Serena's part (similar to the Aussie crowd when Serena played Clijsters at the AO SF and had treatment for blisters when she was losing in the third set), and proceeded to boo and jeer Serena. Later on in that game, Justine hit some balls that were clearly out but weren't called out by linesman, so Serena had the umpire come down a few times to check marks on a few balls (That were ALL OUT, btw), and the RG crowd saw this as more gamesmanship from Serena and began jeering her, hurling insults at her, cheering her errors, faults, and double faults, and booing her winners. Needless to say, Serena was shaken mentally by the avaricious crowd, and Justine fed off of the complete crowd support.
Serena lost 7-5 in the third.
Last edited by Stamp Paid; Dec 3rd, 2004 at 09:22 PM.