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Does anyone else think there is something wrong with the net at Staples center?

This has nothing to do with me attacking Venus but she got 3 or 4 net chords on important points. And in every match it happens 2 or 3 times the serve goes into the net and stays there. It seems higher in a lot of places too.

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i noticed justine hit a weak forehand into the net and it got stuck in the net, just below the tape. i thought it was odd. sometimes hard serves get stuck, but this wasn't a powerful shot.

usually the crowd laugh too, but of course it was silent

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I noticed that the ball kept getting stuck in the net too. It's cute the first few times. After that, it becomes irritating to watch.

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i noticed justine hit a weak forehand into the net and it got stuck in the net, just below the tape. i thought it was odd. sometimes hard serves get stuck, but this wasn't a powerful shot.

usually the crowd laugh too, but of course it was silent

The microphones likely jsut had a hard time picking up the sounds of the two people in the 12312321312th row laughing
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The player nearest the owerview camera got more net rollers.
It has maybe nothing to do with the net, but it is surprising.
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I said that to my spouse and the reply was: "Ah maybe the player is trying to make aces or unreturnable shots"...I can say now that I am a good observer.
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I think Pam Shriver commented that she doesn't think that some of the let calls were lets. She said she honestly believes some of them went right through the net.

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With all the double faults early on I thought there was either a problem with the net or the court markings were incorrect, like during the match between Kremer and Hopkins earlier this year. That net is weird though, the ball gets stuck in it about 5 or 6 times a match.
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i noticed justine hit a weak forehand into the net and it got stuck in the net, just below the tape. i thought it was odd. sometimes hard serves get stuck, but this wasn't a powerful shot.

usually the crowd laugh too, but of course it was silent
that's so funny!! LOL


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