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Was I Seeing Things?

I don't have time to read all of the threads so maybe this has been discussed. If not maybe someone can help me out.

I was watching the tape of Serena an Ai and on match point it seemed to me that the ball Ai hit to Serena bounced twice before Serena put it away to end the match.

Did anyone else see that?

Can the ball bounce twice on match point before it's played? Or was I just hallucinating?

Of course I doubt that the outcome would have been different but it jus seems strange.
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Your eyes are not deceiving you, my friend. On match point, they give the higher seed two bounces. They don't usually take advantage of it, though. I guess Serena used her "two bounce pass" because she knows the tough road she has in front of her.

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I thought it was just me.. I definately saw that too! When she won the point I was like what the hell?!
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LOL! it made her drop volley winner even that much cooler.

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The ball definitely bounced twice...I'm glad others saw it and I was seeing things...

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Really? I didn't see the match.

Where's Sandra "double bounce" de Jenkin when you need her?!?! Right Bea?!?

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I didn't see that either. Could you explain the situation a bit more ? Was Serena chasing a drop-shot or what ?
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yes it was a drop shot and Serena ran up to the net and it bounced once before she got there and bounced again before she hit it dtl and Ai got that ball and hit it crosscourt and Serena ran and got it and hit the drop volley to win it.

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OMG i just saw a recap and i saw the same thing. What are the rules for the 2 bounce ball???
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Isn't that amazing? I saw it. I wondered if I imagined it. I dismissed it without thinking about it anymore because it couldn't have happened. Sometimes, we can't retain what we can't believe. Seeing is not necessarily believing.

Thanks for bringing that up.
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I saw the same thing, but thought I must be mistaken. I thought perhaps it was an optical illusion caused by the ball bouncing off the net. But I can't imagine Ai didn't see it, so something is wrong.
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I didn't see the match but that's not very good umpiring if it's true.

Sure, it didn't effect this match much but if it was 12-11 in the woman's final in the 3rd set with advantage somebody it would've made a difference!!

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LOL damn Eurosport for showing Henin and damn bbc for not showing the whole match

sounds pretty cool
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