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Denise4925
Sep 3rd, 2009, 10:59 PM
Serena gets another crack at French Open "cheat"
Thu Sep 3, 2009 3:00am EDT
By Larry Fine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams beat Melinda Czink Wednesday to set up a U.S. Open third-round grudge match with Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, the Spaniard she accused of cheating at the French Open.

Williams beat Martinez Sanchez 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the third round at Roland Garros in May but the left-hander from Barcelona won the opening set after scoring a break with a controversial shot that appeared to have bounced off her arm.

Martinez Sanchez denied the ball had touched her body, leaving Williams furious.

"The rules of tennis are when the ball hits your body, then it's out of play. You lose a point automatically. So the ball hit her body, and therefore, she should have lost the point instead of cheating," Williams said at the time.

"I just have no respect for anybody who can't play a professional game and just be really professional out here."

Wednesday, it was clear time had not changed Williams's take on the incident.

"She was hit, yes," the 27-year-old told reporters, adding that she was looking forward to playing the Spaniard again on hardcourt at her home grand slam.

"She's a tough cookie. She's aggressive," the second seed said. "It will be a good match. It's not on clay, so that will be interesting to see."

(Editing by Peter Rutherford)

http://www.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idUSTRE5821D420090903?feedType=RSS&feedName=sportsNews

LOL, didn't Serena say last night that she didn't remember playing her when Mary Jo interviewed her? :lol:

tennisbum79
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:07 PM
When I read the title of thread, I thought somehow Henin has parachuted in draw and would be Serena's opponent next:devil:

Miss Amor
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:10 PM
When I read the title of thread, I thought somehow Henin has parachuted in draw and would be Serena's opponent next:devil:

I thought the same too :lol:. MJMS is an amateur in the cheating department, when compared to Henin.

V's a star
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:12 PM
the one time ill actually cheer for Serena
Shell probably kill her

Slammer7
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:12 PM
Oh YESSSSS!!! Serena will finally get her in the locker room!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :drool: :rocker: Serena Williams def Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez by walkover caused by (gotten in locker room.) :haha: :haha: :haha:

Zweli
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:15 PM
Serena gets another crack at French Open "cheat"
Thu Sep 3, 2009 3:00am EDT
By Larry Fine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams beat Melinda Czink Wednesday to set up a U.S. Open third-round grudge match with Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, the Spaniard she accused of cheating at the French Open.

Williams beat Martinez Sanchez 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the third round at Roland Garros in May but the left-hander from Barcelona won the opening set after scoring a break with a controversial shot that appeared to have bounced off her arm.

Martinez Sanchez denied the ball had touched her body, leaving Williams furious.

"The rules of tennis are when the ball hits your body, then it's out of play. You lose a point automatically. So the ball hit her body, and therefore, she should have lost the point instead of cheating," Williams said at the time.

"I just have no respect for anybody who can't play a professional game and just be really professional out here."

Wednesday, it was clear time had not changed Williams's take on the incident.

"She was hit, yes," the 27-year-old told reporters, adding that she was looking forward to playing the Spaniard again on hardcourt at her home grand slam.

"She's a tough cookie. She's aggressive," the second seed said. "It will be a good match. It's not on clay, so that will be interesting to see."

(Editing by Peter Rutherford)

http://www.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idUSTRE5821D420090903?feedType=RSS&feedName=sportsNews

LOL, didn't Serena say last night that she didn't remember playing her when Mary Jo interviewed her? :lol:



Serena is so funny,you gotta love her

gmokb
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:17 PM
Glad to see I am not the only one who instantly thought of Justin

Kunal
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:18 PM
pounding on the cards

KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:21 PM
I wonder if Serena got her in the lockerroom as she said in the match.
Look for alot of passing shots aimed at the head. :lol:

tennisbum79
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:23 PM
Look for alot of passing shots aimed at the head. :lol:
:lol::lol::lol::devil::lol:

VishaalMaria
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:24 PM
This should be a fun match. Obviously Serena remembers the match, she'll crush her.

Slammer7
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:26 PM
Hope MJMS asks Akgul to be her bodyguard in the locker room. :eek: :rolls:

Matt01
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:30 PM
I thought the same too :lol:. MJMS is an amateur in the cheating department, when compared to Henin.


When will you ever STFU? :rolleyes:

mauresmofan
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:42 PM
Serena has said a lot of quotable stuff over the years but what she said to Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez at the French cracked me up. I'd say she didn't even grab a shower after the match and just ran for her life!!!!

danieln1
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:46 PM
I thought the same too :lol:. MJMS is an amateur in the cheating department, when compared to Henin.

:haha: :haha: :haha:

CouldnŽt agree more... 2 times Serena was cheated in the French Open, and this will be the second time sheŽll get her revenge, in the first one, she trashed her opponent in the wimbledon sf in 2003