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This crowd is a disgrace!

This whole week, the Aussie crowd has been pleasant, until tonight! Two thumbs down.

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What did they do? booed serena when she was taking an injury time out?
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Agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know that they love Kim, but gimme a break!
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They booed her for bad gamesmanship. She first took her full 90 second break, then at the end FINALLY asked for the injury time out and trainer. Had to get the trainer, and then took another injury time out for basically the same injury. Taking in all 9 minutes. They have the right to boo, considering how long she took and how it was just done to throw off Kimmy.
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And someone in the crowd yelled at Serena to hurry up! That's so uncalled for!!!! Sickening!!!!

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Serena is my girl, but I'm going to have to differ. For once I think Serena almost deserved the treatment she got for bad sportsmanship, its not cool, even if she does win.
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I agree! I love Kim but this is ridiculous. She took just as much time between serves as Serena. I was neutral in this match but now I want Serena to close this out.
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and just as Kim was serving someone yelled "wait wait"

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Maybe they're not Aussie people, huh? You have no evidence, anyway.


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Well...Serena's actions were a little shady...but I've seen a lot worse. If she hadn't have been playing Kim, though, she wouldn't have gotten all the shit she received.

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Well if she were playing anyone other than Kim in this match, I dont' think she would have been booed (as much). But I can understand why the crowd did get on Serena there.
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Didn't you all see the freaking blister on her foot! She took a legitimate injury time out. Also you cannot take two time outs for the same injury! She took the second time out for something else, though I'm not sure what it was cause I had to run to the store. lol.

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How can you say it was the same injury??? they showed it clearly on TV. The second injury was blisters on her toes!!! it was really disgraceful of the crowed to assume she was doing it to throw Kim off. I'll not be suprised if the williams give up tennis soon. Hell if I had to put up with such shity treatment in my vocation, I'd say to hell with it!!!!


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Wasn't her injury clear? Damn...does she have to break her leg to have a legitimate injury? her actions were clearly within the rules...if the other player is at such a disadvantage, then the rules would have been altered, or should. The display was sickening!!!

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Ah screw the crowd they dont matter anyway. Crowds don't win or lose matches. Players do.

GO SERENA GO KIM!!

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