Sunset, Moonrise, Winter
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Eurasian Steppe
Re: Do you think the Sisters fix their matches?
But I'll bite. Back in 2001, Serena (and the Williams family) was booed in the Indian Wells final largely because Venus withdrew from their semifinal match. This gave Serena a free-pass into the final.
I can see why one of them not turning up to their match might seem suspicious. Remember that, that was a semifinal match which means the more rest you have, the fresher you'll be for the final. But to their credit, that was the only time that's happened.
That doesn't mean they deserved the crowd's behaviour in the final but if they were fixing their matches, that would be the only plausible example.
On the other hand, Davydenko fixes his matches and that's actually been proven.