Friction between Serena & Justine -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2003, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: England
Posts: 13
Friction between Serena & Justine

Ok, so there's something thats been bothering me about the Justine Henin-Hardenne vs. Serena Williams match in the Semi's at the French Open. Serena complained that Justine didn't admit to the umpire that she wasn't ready for the serve. Well in that case if Serena had seen that Justine wasn't ready, why did she serve in the first place? I'd like to bet she wouldn't have complained if she'd won the point. Who's to say that Justine could hear and even if she could hear, her English isn't fluent. Regardless the point is that Serena had seen that Justine wasn't ready, so why did she serve in the first place?

What does anyone else think?
pink_sheets_ is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2003, 10:12 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 6,350
You are very stupid! While Serena was following through she saw Justine Henin-Hardenne put up her hand and thats why she Faulted! GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT OR DON'T TALK!
pReUrBrIyN is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 2007, 10:22 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1
Cool Re: Friction between Serena & Justine

Actually her facts are straight as far as ANYONE but Serena knows, and we all tend to be overly emotional right after something that doesn't go well (post interview). Just as serving underhand is sneaky, so is serving when ones hand is up. Serena was ready and she served - the end. I am hardly willing to believe that either player was trying to do anything duplicitous; harboring ill will toward either is childish and silly. Now that said, it was Serena's right to serve - and it was Justine's right to let the point stand. I am unwilling to believe that Serena seeing Justines hand only when she was following through (which unless you are Serena you really don't know) affected her serve. I love them both, and appreciate their sportsman ship. When all is said and done, it does little for Henin or Williams fans to feel self righteous about what happened. It's rather pointless.
fuzzynyellow is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome