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Why did the ump tell Serena she had to put away the notebook she uses for reminders.
Who was it? and why all of a sudden after she has been using her notes for years?

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Maybe the usta told the umpire to warn her.
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Maybe the umpire thought that it was a form of illegal coaching.
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Pretty dumb situation....lots of players do that



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Can anyone shed some light on what was up with this? I can't imagine Serena would have been too pleased if that was the case.
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Serena Williams reprimanded by chair umpire -- for reading
August 31, 2007

NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams received a reprimand at the U.S. Open. For reading, of all things.
The eight-time major champion is in the habit of bringing notes to read during changeovers. She's done it for years -- she used to just take pieces of paper, then lost them so often that she bought a notebook.

During Williams' 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Vera Zvonareva on Friday, chair umpire Damian Steiner told Williams to put away the notebook, as if she were carrying cheat sheets to a test in school.

"He told me I couldn't use my notes," Williams said after reaching the fourth round. "I was like, 'Well, it's not like I'm Harry Potter and my dad can magically give me notes to read.' It's something that I write myself. Just little things. What if I were to take a paper on the court and write something, what's the difference?"

It is not against the rules at all to read something carried out to the match. And, indeed, Steiner eventually relented.
"Players can read whatever they want to read on the changeover -- as long as they haven't received anything from anywhere else," tournament referee Brian Earley said. "A ball kid hands them a note -- that would be construed as coaching. But there's nothing to prevent a player from opening a book that she brought with her."

Williams certainly is not the first player to be spotted reading during changeovers. Former world No. 1 Jim Courier once read Armistead Maupin's "Maybe the Moon" during the brief breaks, saying the book was too good to put down. Pete Sampras, a 14-time Grand Slam champion, read notes from his wife during matches. And at this Open, wild-card Ahsha Rolle read notes that she keeps in a Bible.

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she had a good point to be angry. i've seen her do it plenty of times at other tournaments and noone seem to care until now.
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Well at least the umpire relented. Bit silly of him to say the least though.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
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I am so tired of these racist white umpires, they always are ganging up on serena. I remember at Wimbledon that bitch actually told Molik at Wimbledon that she could challenge right before they were going to shake hands after the match.
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I am so tired of these racist white umpires, they always are ganging up on the Williams Sisters. I remember at Wimbledon that bitch actually told Molik at Wimbledon that she could challenge right before they were going to shake hands after the match.

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I am so tired of these racist white umpires, they always are ganging up on serena. I remember at Wimbledon that bitch actually told Molik at Wimbledon that she could challenge right before they were going to shake hands after the match.






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I am so tired of these racist white umpires, they always are ganging up on serena. I remember at Wimbledon that bitch actually told Molik at Wimbledon that she could challenge right before they were going to shake hands after the match.
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stop feeding the trolls people.

That sounds like a referee who wanted to make a name for himself by inserting himself into a needless situation.

When in the match did this happen?
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Serena Williams is frustrated after being told that she had to put away her notes and take to the court during her third round clash with Vera Zvonareva: "He told me I couldn"t use my notes. I was like, well, it's not like I'm Harry Potter, and my dad can magically give me notes to read. It's something that I write myself.
Stupid referee

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Interesting I saw her read things like stay low at wimbledon.
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