Re: Did Serena use gamesmanship today?
Gamesmanship?! I think any person with 2 brain cells has to know that she had to have been drinking all kinds of fluids. So asking to go to the bathroom is not at all out of the ordinary in that situation. As for "suddenly not needing it" when getting the break or holding serve, adrenaline can do a lot and perhaps, like digging down deep to come out and continue that match, she decided to hold it and keep that momentum going.
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Venus Williams Wimbledon Champion (00,01,05,07,08)
US Open Champion (00,01)
Serena Williams Australian Open Champion (03,05,07,09,10,15)
French Open Champion (02,13,15)
Wimbledon Champion (02,03,09,10,12,15)
US Open Champion (99,02,08,12,13,14)