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spokenword73
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:50 AM
Why did the ump tell Serena she had to put away the notebook she uses for reminders.
Who was it? :shrug: and why all of a sudden after she has been using her notes for years?

frontier
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:03 AM
Maybe the usta told the umpire to warn her.

Polikarpov
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:58 AM
Maybe the umpire thought that it was a form of illegal coaching.

RJWCapriati
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:59 AM
Pretty dumb situation....lots of players do that

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:47 AM
Can anyone shed some light on what was up with this? I can't imagine Serena would have been too pleased if that was the case.

spokenword73
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:26 AM
Serena Williams reprimanded by chair umpire -- for reading
August 31, 2007

NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/134/;_ylt=Ar3qu1j9b8XoFaKnEEXwmAUgv7YF) received a reprimand at the U.S. Open. For reading, of all things.
The eight-time major champion is in the habit of bringing notes to read during changeovers. She's done it for years -- she used to just take pieces of paper, then lost them so often that she bought a notebook.

During Williams' 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Vera Zvonareva (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/153/;_ylt=AjOgh8XWiQcw09D1lqDVDyEgv7YF) on Friday, chair umpire Damian Steiner told Williams to put away the notebook, as if she were carrying cheat sheets to a test in school.

"He told me I couldn't use my notes," Williams said after reaching the fourth round. "I was like, 'Well, it's not like I'm Harry Potter and my dad can magically give me notes to read.' It's something that I write myself. Just little things. What if I were to take a paper on the court and write something, what's the difference?"

It is not against the rules at all to read something carried out to the match. And, indeed, Steiner eventually relented.
"Players can read whatever they want to read on the changeover -- as long as they haven't received anything from anywhere else," tournament referee Brian Earley said. "A ball kid hands them a note -- that would be construed as coaching. But there's nothing to prevent a player from opening a book that she brought with her."

Williams certainly is not the first player to be spotted reading during changeovers. Former world No. 1 Jim Courier once read Armistead Maupin's "Maybe the Moon" during the brief breaks, saying the book was too good to put down. Pete Sampras, a 14-time Grand Slam champion, read notes from his wife during matches. And at this Open, wild-card Ahsha Rolle (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/3792/;_ylt=AquUVvRP8R7EknbeANx0UDIgv7YF) read notes that she keeps in a Bible.

Josh.
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:30 AM
she had a good point to be angry. i've seen her do it plenty of times at other tournaments and noone seem to care until now.

Olórin
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:31 AM
Well at least the umpire relented. Bit silly of him to say the least though.

Morrissey
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:48 AM
I am so tired of these racist white umpires, they always are ganging up on serena. I remember at Wimbledon that bitch actually told Molik at Wimbledon that she could challenge right before they were going to shake hands after the match.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:49 AM
I am so tired of these racist white umpires, they always are ganging up on the Williams Sisters. I remember at Wimbledon that bitch actually told Molik at Wimbledon that she could challenge right before they were going to shake hands after the match.

:weirdo: :help:

sweetpeas
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:45 PM
I am so tired of these racist white umpires, they always are ganging up on serena. I remember at Wimbledon that bitch actually told Molik at Wimbledon that she could challenge right before they were going to shake hands after the match.






Ha HA .I just love you!!!!!!!!!!!:wavey: :kiss: Why did Serena have to play a point over?:lol:

Demska
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:49 PM
I am so tired of these racist white umpires, they always are ganging up on serena. I remember at Wimbledon that bitch actually told Molik at Wimbledon that she could challenge right before they were going to shake hands after the match.

:help: :retard:

Rocketta
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:01 PM
stop feeding the trolls people.

That sounds like a referee who wanted to make a name for himself by inserting himself into a needless situation. :rolleyes:

When in the match did this happen?

nhissan
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:09 PM
Serena Williams is frustrated after being told that she had to put away her notes and take to the court during her third round clash with Vera Zvonareva: "He told me I couldn"t use my notes. I was like, well, it's not like I'm Harry Potter, and my dad can magically give me notes to read. It's something that I write myself.

Stupid referee

and Morissey please stfu :)

SV_Fan
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:15 PM
Interesting I saw her read things like stay low at wimbledon.

RenaSlam.
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:22 PM
Dumb ref.

rockstar
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:56 PM
Serena Williams reprimanded by chair umpire -- for reading
August 31, 2007

NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/134/;_ylt=Ar3qu1j9b8XoFaKnEEXwmAUgv7YF) received a reprimand at the U.S. Open. For reading, of all things.
The eight-time major champion is in the habit of bringing notes to read during changeovers. She's done it for years -- she used to just take pieces of paper, then lost them so often that she bought a notebook.

During Williams' 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Vera Zvonareva (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/153/;_ylt=AjOgh8XWiQcw09D1lqDVDyEgv7YF) on Friday, chair umpire Damian Steiner told Williams to put away the notebook, as if she were carrying cheat sheets to a test in school.

"He told me I couldn't use my notes," Williams said after reaching the fourth round. "I was like, 'Well, it's not like I'm Harry Potter and my dad can magically give me notes to read.' It's something that I write myself. Just little things. What if I were to take a paper on the court and write something, what's the difference?"

It is not against the rules at all to read something carried out to the match. And, indeed, Steiner eventually relented.
"Players can read whatever they want to read on the changeover -- as long as they haven't received anything from anywhere else," tournament referee Brian Earley said. "A ball kid hands them a note -- that would be construed as coaching. But there's nothing to prevent a player from opening a book that she brought with her."

Williams certainly is not the first player to be spotted reading during changeovers. Former world No. 1 Jim Courier once read Armistead Maupin's "Maybe the Moon" during the brief breaks, saying the book was too good to put down. Pete Sampras, a 14-time Grand Slam champion, read notes from his wife during matches. And at this Open, wild-card Ahsha Rolle (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/3792/;_ylt=AquUVvRP8R7EknbeANx0UDIgv7YF) read notes that she keeps in a Bible.

:rolls:

mykarma
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:04 PM
:weirdo: :help:
I wish you didn't have to copy Morrissey's post in your response, I have that sicko on ignore. He's nothing but a Williams sister's troll.

watudonesed
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:13 PM
she had a good point to be angry. i've seen her do it plenty of times at other tournaments and noone seem to care until now.

hey boo boo no one is two words. :hug:

WF4EVER
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:24 PM
What does this have to do with racism? OMFG!

Apparently this may be a rule on the ATP, I don't know but Serena mentioned that in her interview

tucker1989
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:59 PM
This umpire should be reprimanded for not knowing the rules of tennis

ogc
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:36 PM
It's obviuos that her dad Richard sends her notes during match. So it's cheating and shorldn't be allowed. Oh wait... it's Serena...

watudonesed
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:44 PM
It's obviuos that her dad Richard sends her notes during match. So it's cheating and shorldn't be allowed. Oh wait... it's Serena...

Shut up, Rashane! :smash: