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Keegan
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:52 AM
My god...

Lin Lin
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:52 AM
:eek::eek::eek:Kim:eek::eek::worship:

Serena:hug:

DragonFlame
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:52 AM
What a display... :worship: Clijsters shows grandslamwinning form at the right time. Such CLASS! WHAT A COMEBACK FROM HER! :worship: Really impressed. Go out there and WIN it on sunday! :D Happy for her, such an inspiration! We want a new multiple grandslamchampion!

Serena looked out of sorts, haven't seen her so frustrated in a while. It looked a little like she was surprised by how well clijsters was playing. :speakles:

Ladies and Gentleman, we officially have a belgian back! :woohoo:

WHAT A DRAMA AT THE END! :speakles: WOW at that linejudge. WHAT THE HELL?

Sean.
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:52 AM
WTF just happend? I can't believe it! Apparently Serena said to the line judge 'I'm going to Kill you' after she was mistakenly foot faulted. She already had a warning for racket abuse...

Serena's wasn't herself, I've not seen her play like that in a GS (outside of RG) for a long time! :sad:

Feel a bit sorry for Kim, it sort of detracts from her win. :hug:
Good luck in the final.

Dawson.
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:52 AM
oh... my... god!!!!

Serena :o just lost a ton of respect for you. Be ashamed of yourself :o

Well done Kim :D deserved to win today, she was just too good.

samsam4087
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
Well done Kim

IanRadi
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
Poor line judge :(

northern lad
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
:speakles:

Stadia
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
What a way to lose :rolleyes: What did Serena say to that line judge anyway?

tmeyer
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
wow ... Bullshit call by that lineswoman. they've gotta have a closeup replay.

G1Player2
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
Oh shutup Dragonflame. Serena was defaulted. :rolleyes:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
SHE GOT DISQUALIFIED? And point penalty to her? :help:

What a way to end the match!

strawberry.babou
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
O....m....g.

tdot.
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
OMG! You've gotta be freaking kidding me!!!!

young_gunner913
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
OMFG :shout: WTF?! WTFFFFF. FUCKING A.

Singleniacki
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
Williams down 5-6 15-40 and a code violation pointy penalty giving clisjters the match

Mikey.
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
OH MY GOD! :sobbing: I can't believe what just happened. :bigcry:

Well done Kim then I guess :sobbing:

tea
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
UN-BE-LI-VA-BLE Kim!

But what a sad way............. oh:(

Hayato
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
Omg
Default???
Kim!!!!

MarieC
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
WTF!

Foot fault, the the line judge said Serena said "I'm going to kill you"

DimaDinosaur
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
The lineslady accused Serena of saying " I WILL KILL YOU!"

Steff_forever
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:53 AM
sore loser Serena :mad:

Kim :worship: :worship: :worship:

FrOzon
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:54 AM
Poor line judge :(

Line judge was ok, but this is a real shocker... and I honestly would have prefered a decent end of this match!

LDF
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:54 AM
I cannot believe what I just witnessed.

Congrats to Kim, who played a fantastic match.

But my god. WTF.

Orbis
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:54 AM
I can't believe that just happened.

Mynarco
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:54 AM
OMG :eek:
I never see serena that angry.

F-R-E-A-K
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:54 AM
OMG OMG OMG :sobbing:

NewShoulderPlz.
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:54 AM
WTF :o

Nikkiri
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:54 AM
OMG...wow

svetaisthebest
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:55 AM
:speakles:

santhuruu
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:55 AM
that chinese lineswoman said that Serena would have said I will kill you, I mean for godsake, even Kim thought it was ridicilous, more than anything that the officials even decided to default, they should be happy that Serena is in the tournament for the ratings and stuff like that. This is really not fair, and it was not even a foot fault secondly!
Serena was more than reasonable!
That

Anna F'd Enrique
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:55 AM
Did she foot fault or not?

santhuruu
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:55 AM
that chinese lineswoman said that Serena would have said I will kill you, I mean for godsake, even Kim thought it was ridicilous, more than anything that the officials even decided to default, they should be happy that Serena is in the tournament for the ratings and stuff like that. This is really not fair, and it was not even a foot fault secondly!
Serena was more than reasonable!
That Chinese w

njnetswill
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:55 AM
:eek:

charmedRic
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:55 AM
Was it defaulted or not?

Steff_forever
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:55 AM
she stopped arguing went to Kim and got a 2nd warning by foul words to give Kim the match :lol:

samsam4087
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:55 AM
Well done Kim

Kworb
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:55 AM
Kim :bowdown:

She dominated Serena the entire match. Deserved win. :)

The ending :scared:

SV_Fan
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:55 AM
Serena did not say she was gonna kill her

Sally Struthers
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:55 AM
omg what a load of shit

Hashim.
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:55 AM
OMG:o:scared:
i don't know what to say..

i don't even feel estatic about the win now:p

Morrissey
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:56 AM
Don't blame Kim it's not her fault! People better NOT blame Kim she clearly outplayed Serena! It's a pity that Serena's "anger" got in the way. However, the line judge was wrong though and it's obvious that Serena did not foot fault.

santhuruu
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:56 AM
woman probably wanted attention ugghh

Craigy
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:56 AM
Serena. :weirdo: That was just too much. Simply ridiculous. :help: Hopefully you'll learn to bite your tongue from now on. :o

Lots of credit to Kim. She was so solid and I hope she wins the title!

F-R-E-A-K
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:56 AM
WTF Serena??? OMG I can't believe what has happened. :help:

brent-o
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:56 AM
Wow.

SV_Fan
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:57 AM
Johnny Mac and the otehrs said she did not footwalk.

She was so wrong

Steff_forever
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:57 AM
that chinese lineswoman said that Serena would have said I will kill you, I mean for godsake, even Kim thought it was ridicilous, more than anything that the officials even decided to default, they should be happy that Serena is in the tournament for the ratings and stuff like that. This is really not fair, and it was not even a foot fault secondly!
Serena was more than reasonable!
That
wrong on the words
wrong on foot fault, it was, but Serena needed all her deepest hate to turn that pt

Sylvester
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:57 AM
I don't like Serena, but:

1. It wasn't a foot fault

2. There is no way Serena said that to that judge line.

Sam L
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:57 AM
This is BS.

Thanx4nothin
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:57 AM
I truly cannot believe that....it was NOT a footfault and for the 2nd time serena is fucked over at the USOPEN. Absolutely disgusting....she should NEVER have said that she was going to do whatever though....lost for words

G1Player2
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:57 AM
WTF? I was stunned the match ended like that. :eek:

moby
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:57 AM
Phenomenal from Kim. Serena knew she couldn't stay with Kim from the baseline, and she went for the serve more and more until she eventually cracked.

Unfortunate way to end the match. Angles for replay of the controversial foot fault was very bad; I want to see a better replay. But what balls to call a footfault at that point in the match. Reminds me of the umpire giving Daniela a point penalty for time violation on matchpoint, even though that match wasn't a slam semifinal.

CR3WLFC
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:58 AM
Om Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Their will be some BIG drama if that wasn't a footfault couldn't really tell from the camera angle they showed.

louisa.
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:58 AM
:awww: wow. congrats kim i guess :sobbing: :hug: :woohoo:

ree :hug: i can sympathise. awful situation to be in. :awww:

IanRadi
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:58 AM
Apparently she did foot-fault :shrug: And if she didn't, there's no way she can react like that :o

iGOAT
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:58 AM
Bad rep me all you want Serena fans, but I have absolutely ZERO respect for her now. Even worse than Ivanovic on my hate list.

Kim :woohoo::worship: but I feel sorry for her it had to end that way. I guess this match was the semi and not the final for a reason :haha:.

Martian Martin
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:58 AM
Well done Kim :worship:

Played incredibly well and totally deserved the win :) The story is her, not Serena.

Rod the Bama
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:58 AM
I can`t believe what has just happened. :eek: That line judge was so wrong on many levels, but at the same time, Serena should`ve kept her cool, especially after the code violation at the end of the first set. I don`t know what else to say other than this is a terrible end to a pretty good match. :mad:

Boomguy
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:58 AM
it won't be a defaulted match it was 7-5 Serena lost the point on the match point because of threatening the lines woman.

SharapovaFTW
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:58 AM
Tarnishes Kim's victory. She did have 2 match points, horrible call by the line judge at that moment. CBS needs to come up with a better angle on that serve. Congrats to Kim. Serena I know you were pissed at the time understandable but you cannot say things like that.

MistyGrey
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:58 AM
OMG! :lol:
Serena.. we know she is a sore loser but C'mon!

Mynarco
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:58 AM
Serena. Why:help:
I am disappointed.

Robert-KimClijst
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:59 AM
WTA Drama...

Kim played AMAZING tennis. I am so proud. But never have I been more angry!!!!!!!!!! This has marred the whole win. The whole match! I don't want to sound nasty, but I think Kim was going to win. So for it to be robbed of her (and for Serena to be robbed of the opportunity to fight off those match points) ruins it. Kim was amazingly sweet about it afterwards though. So classy. But my heart bleeds for Serena.

Amazing play to Kim, and my sincere condolences to Serena.

MrSerenaWilliams
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:59 AM
DISGUSTING END.

Serena was out of control, but that was NOT a footfault :rolleyes::o

AkademiQ
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:59 AM
So disappointed on many levels. Serena should be above a lot of stuff. Anyway, congrats Kim, It is what it is.

starin
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:59 AM
Serena wasn't defaulted she lost the match 64 75. They took a point from her 64 65 15-40 which gave Kim the match.

:eek::eek::eek: UNBELIEVABLE that they took a point away from Serena at match point.

The line judge foot faulted Serena on a 2nd serve 15-30. Then Serena yelled something at the line judge. The line judge then apparently went to the chair umpire and said that Serena said, "I will kill you"
Serena on court denied saying that. I mean this is unbelievable to take a point away at MP in the SF of a slam, unbelievable.

Sportfan
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:59 AM
Yikes. Not pretty. Serena needed to keep her cool.

bandabou
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:59 AM
Kudos to Kim...she played a great match, but come on..who calls a foot fault at that stage of the match?!

RVD
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:59 AM
THIS IS TOTAL :bs: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THEY ALWAYS DO THIS SH!T TO VENUS AND SERENA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banghead: :explode: :fiery:

Wigglytuff
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:59 AM
I truly cannot believe that....it was NOT a footfault and for the 2nd time serena is fucked over at the USOPEN. Absolutely disgusting....she should NEVER have said that she was going to do whatever though....lost for words

i dont think she did, i am certain that lines person was lying. its not the first time they dicked over serena at the US OPEN.

MBM
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:00 AM
i just want to know EXACTLY what Serena said

Kutuzova
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:00 AM
Serena is a ghetto embarrassment to the sport

GO KIM!!!

SharapovaFTW
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:00 AM
I don't like Serena, but:

1. It wasn't a foot fault

2. There is no way Serena said that to that judge line.

Serena definitely said something with "FUCK" in it.

The Daviator
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:00 AM
OMFG. I cannot believe what I just saw. Did Kim win 64 75 or was Serena defaulted at 4-6 5-7 15-40?

Unreal. Congrats on winning your second Slam Kim.

Carsten
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:00 AM
she wasn't defaulted.. there was a point penalty at MP ;)

.ivy.
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:00 AM
HOLY SHIT.

HOLY FUCK.

When was the last time a player was defaulted?

DimaDinosaur
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:00 AM
OMGGGG, i never seen a match in which Serena told the lineswomen, I will kill you!!! I cannot believe this!!!

lakeway11
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:01 AM
Serena must have been getting more and more upset b/c Kimmy was kicken her $ss and she was given an excuse to boil over...

Ben.
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:01 AM
Not the way I would of liked to have seen the match end, but hey I'am so happy that Kimmy is in the final of the USO again :D :bounce: She played consistent measured agressive tennis to win & she fully deserves it :yeah: Great chance to beat Caro or Yanina now :D

Serena, really don't know how to feel.

LDF
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:01 AM
So is the thread title incorrect? My understanding is that Serena incurred a point penalty at the end (the first warning was due to the racquet smash), rather than being officially defaulted from the match...

Serenita
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:01 AM
Well first the " hand" then the "call" next the "foot"
Its the same shit .............................
OMG they CALLED THE FUCKING MATCH

Mynarco
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:01 AM
OMGGGG, i never seen a match in which Serena told the lineswomen, I will kill you!!! I cannot believe this!!!

did she REALLY say this :eek: :o :help:
OMG I smell an aftermath

brodle1
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:01 AM
That's too bad for Kim - she really was playing a great match, nice deep shots, good serving, and a pretty clean match overall from her. I think she was going to pull this off anyway - but it really is too bad.

I agree its a tough call about the footfault and the TV replay isn't good enough to judge - but poor form for chewing her out in that manner. It's one thing to be pissed, but let's face it - EVERYONE on here talks constantly about Serena's intimidation factor - imagine her coming after you at that point!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

santhuruu
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:01 AM
wrong on the words
wrong on foot fault, it was, but Serena needed all her deepest hate to turn that pt

Guess you are one of the few who would believe that,
anyway Clijsters did play indeed a solid match, really deep groundstrokes, difference from her first career, she steps in better when a ball lands short on the court to take that ball with a good forehandshot!
Serena it is a pitty, if I were you I would not even attend the press conference, ugh, stupid USTA officials as well, I hope she does not play Fed Cup I mean, stupid event as well.

More than anything I feel sad about the fact that the US OPEN officials even default their own country woman, I have seen matches where players get a second warning or something like that, if it would have been a valid violation in the first place too!

~Cherry*Blossom~
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:01 AM
I can't believe the match ended like that. The dumb lineswoman. It clearly wasn't a footfault! Fucking bitch!

Awful way for Serena to go out. Even though she wasn't playing well I still thought she'd win that match!

Oh well, on to the Australian Open!

So fucking pissed!

Vincey!
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:02 AM
Oh wow terrible end!!! So unfair to Kim :(

RVD
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:02 AM
all Of A Sudden, These Foot Faults Appear Out Of Nowhere.
Serena Is The Best Server In The Game, Period!! And These B!itchass Line People Get In The Way Of A Good Match!!!!!!

I Agree With Serena. That Woman Just Screwed Everyone!!!!!

samsam4087
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:03 AM
Well done Kim Clijsters, take the title and become a mother grand slam champion.

petesz
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:03 AM
You can't get a linesperson job if you aren't American citizen. Stop calling every Asian Chinese.

that chinese lineswoman said that Serena would have said I will kill you, I mean for godsake, even Kim thought it was ridicilous, more than anything that the officials even decided to default, they should be happy that Serena is in the tournament for the ratings and stuff like that. This is really not fair, and it was not even a foot fault secondly!
Serena was more than reasonable!
That

tennislover
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:03 AM
'I'm going to Kill you'

IMHO That's "Serena style", sorry :shrug:

lurker
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:03 AM
Holy moly. First off, I think at 15-30, Kim had a great chance to win the match still, with a second serve coming to her. The foot fault double fault is a bit suspect. But...oo...my..g....why did it come to a point penalty/loss of match point? I know, rules are rules.

These women are my two most favorite players. I know they respect each other a great deal. I know Kim didn't want to win this way.

And that lineswoman/judge? Why did she need to butt into such a great match? That smug smirk on her face really made me angry.

Alec
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:03 AM
she was mistakenly foot faulted.


she DID make the foot fault from what I saw :o

anyway, an embarrassing ending for Kim :mad:

disposablehero
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:03 AM
I misssed it, I have too much on the go these days. I promise not to miss Kim's 2nd Slam title tomorrow.

.ivy.
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:03 AM
i just want to know EXACTLY what Serena said

Apparently she threatened the linesman. The commentators said something about stuffing racquet down her throat...:tape:

HOLY SHIT

STILL IN SHOCK

ce
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:03 AM
Kim well done
you played amazing tennis :)
Serena :bigcry: :sad: :hug:
lineswoman i hate you.

Ryan
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:04 AM
That. Was. Ridiculous.

I CANT believe they took a point away from Serena MP down. It does NOT look like she footfaulted at all, thats insane. I don't know what she said to the lineswoman, who IMO deserved every word she got, but Serena clearly was out of line there. I can totally understand how she felt though, holy shit.

Kudos to Kim for playing an awesome match, such a shame the win wasn't "completed" and it will be remembered for the crazy ass footfault, and not for her great play.


And the BS from this tournament referee Earley, whatever his name is...he's a crotchety old douche. Way to screw over the tournament.

Craig.
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:04 AM
What a fucking joke.

Sylvester
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:04 AM
Oh come on, I don't like her, but if you got called with a foot fault at that moment of the match, how the hell would you react?

I'm a calm dude, but I would break the fucking racket on that Chinese bitch!

jonny84
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:04 AM
Speechless.

Its a shame that the match ended this way.

LoveFifteen
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:05 AM
Absolutely tragic ending to a decent match. What a shame!

Serena was not defaulted by the way. She lost a penalty point since it was her second warning, and it just happened to be match point. Man, talk about officiating ruining the battle of sport! What a damn shame!

hingis-seles
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:05 AM
But, Serena didn't get disqualified right?

1. Code violation (Silliams breaks racquet)
2. Point penalty (Silliams threatens to kill linesjudge)
3. Disqualified (Never got to that)

Wigglytuff
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:05 AM
Well first the " hand" then the "call" next the "foot"
Its the same shit .............................
OMG they CALLED THE FUCKING MATCH

i was thinking the same thing!!! i would donate $100 to the RNC if Serena did what that lying as judge said she did, although from the replay it does NOT look like a foot fault to me.

fammmmedspin
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:05 AM
i just want to know EXACTLY what Serena said

Or indeed if it was a foot fault ..........or whether Serena was disqualified or lost because a point was awarded against her as it was her second code violation (what Sky TV said) or indeed what she said the second time she said something.

No answers to any question and no explanation given by the umpire which itself was bizarre .

Olórin
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:05 AM
Well this sucks....

Kim was going to win that match anyway, Serena was just not serving well enough or doing anything well enough.

And if Serena wants me to do her dirty work for her....a fucking foot fault.

F-R-E-A-K
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:06 AM
The press sit just behind where Serena was yelling at the linesperson, hopefully they heard it all and they interview the spectators that were behind her.

Apoleb
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:06 AM
That. Was. Ridiculous.

I CANT believe they took a point away from Serena MP down. It does NOT look like she footfaulted at all, thats insane. I don't know what she said to the lineswoman, who IMO deserved every word she got, but Serena clearly was out of line there. I can totally understand how she felt though, holy shit.

Kudos to Kim for playing an awesome match, such a shame the win wasn't "completed" and it will be remembered for the crazy ass footfault, and not for her great play.


And the BS from this tournament referee Earley, whatever his name is...he's a crotchety old douche. Way to screw over the tournament.

Err...

A code violation is a code violation.

Serena was wrong in verbally abusing a linesperson. That'll teach her next time.

End of.

Njay16
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:06 AM
Bad rep me all you want Serena fans, but I have absolutely ZERO respect for her now. Even worse than Ivanovic on my hate list.

Kim :woohoo::worship: but I feel sorry for her it had to end that way. I guess this match was the semi and not the final for a reason :haha:.

Since when has your opinion mattered? :shrug:

The footfault wasn't valid and you don't call that at that stage in the match. It's like an unwritten rule in tennis. USO is just :o

renstar
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:06 AM
Why all these Williams lovers blaming the linesman? she was just doing her job. Serena smashed her racket got one code violation. She was called as a footfault by a lineslady and then verbally abused her with great intencity (no matter what she said), she was given another code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct, which automatically carried a point penalty, which happened to be on match point. No linesperson needs to be abused like that, no matter what. Perhaps Serena now can work on her anger issues, not take her nerves and poor form in a match out on people just doing their job.

Milito22
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:06 AM
epic fail!!!!!!!!

Brooklyn90
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:06 AM
That's the biggest fucking bullshit I've seen! I'm so pissed off right now!!!! Serena should have never been in that spot in the first place, but still she had a good chance to take it to a tie-break.

Sean.
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:06 AM
I'm struggling to believe Serena would say that, but why would the lines woman make it up? I don't want to make judgements, but if Serena did say it then it was totally out of order & she deserved to be defaulted.

This is such a shame for Kim, this will always mar her victory!

G1Player2
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:07 AM
:fiery: I wanted Serena to lose this by Kim's good play. Not like this. The best part of watching Serena is watching her fight out of situations like this. :rolleyes: What a farce.

njtennis17
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:07 AM
Absolutely absurd ending to the match, I would have thrown my racket at the lineswoman. How can you call a foot fault on a second serve at the point in the match. She didn't just ruin the match for Serena, she ruined it for the fans, for Kim and for everyone. I hope she's proud.

dany.p
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:07 AM
So was she defaulted the match or just a point?

I wanna see this foot fault on replay

MBM
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:07 AM
^^ exactly it was a point penalty, not default/disqualification

i'm interested to hear the crowds' reaction to serena when she steps out for the doubles final... could we have another IW???

Wigglytuff
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:07 AM
But, Serena didn't get disqualified right?

1. Code violation (Silliams breaks racquet)
2. Point penalty (Silliams threatens to kill linesjudge)
3. Disqualified (Never got to that)

she did not. she might have cursed, who would not after such a bullshit call, but threaten to kill? NO WAY.

Kitten63
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:07 AM
Well done Kim :bounce: :worship:!!!

Serena :hug:

DragonFlame
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:07 AM
Even so, i can´t believe the officials took a point! :eek: This will tarnish everything away from kim´s victory. I can imagine the discussion for years on this board that serena was robbed while Clijsters played so so well to get to matchpoint... This is just sad :sad:

Steff_forever
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:07 AM
:worship:

Kim totally controlled Serena's mind and power

Olórin
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:07 AM
'I'm going to Kill you'

IMHO That's "Serena style", sorry :shrug:

Your reckless speculation and apology are rejected. Imbecile.

saarsngg
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:07 AM
Congrats Kim. You played very well. Please beat the pusher now :)

Serena :o That was not acceptable behavior.

And the line judge :o That wasn't a footfault.

Pasta-Na
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:07 AM
omg, what a comeback for kim. :eek:

Chance
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:07 AM
WTF - Why did they believe that lineswoman??? It's her word against Serena.
This is effing shocking! Men have said worse things and gotten away with it. Serena may need to handle her temper better but to disqualify her was ridiculous.

bandabou
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:07 AM
You don't call it, you don't call it!

Infiniti2001
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:08 AM
God knows I am not a Serena fan , but I can understand her reaction this time around. Who knows, I' would shoved the ball up the woman's ass myself if it were me.

wtatourfan
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:08 AM
I'm in SHOCK!

Really sad day for tennis and for Serena! I hope everything clears out for us!!

franny
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:08 AM
That lineswoman is Mariana Alves part two. I don't know if anyone noticed, but Serena had given that lineswoman a piece of her mind earlier in the match. On several of Kim's serves, the ball was clearly long and Serena played them anyways. After the game, and I believe after Serena actually broke Kim, Serena made it clear to that lineswoman that she was wrong. I think the verbal altercation at the end was just the last straw for Serena and she lost it. That lineswoman should be suspended from officiating. She was consistently wrong, and unless you are absolutely positive about what you saw, you should not be calling footfault on someone at 4-6, 5-6, 15-30. Her call was as bad as Mariana's.

With that said, Serena was really just . . . that was just not okay. She deserved the default. I'm watching the replay and Serena clearly said, "I'm going to shove this fucking ball down your fucking throat." WOW.

moby
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:08 AM
Serena deserved to have a point taken from her for cursing out a lineperson. If she hadn't smashed her racket at the end of the first set, she would only have gotten a verbal warning for the cursing. The only question is the foot fault - real or imagined? This is not the first time Serena footfaulted today, and today is not the first time's she's footfaulted this fortnight.

If the foot fault were real, then it is the linesperson job to call it out, even if it were on second serve matchpoint. That's the way it is.

G1Player2
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:08 AM
Well this sucks....

Kim was going to win that match anyway, Serena was just not serving well enough or doing anything well enough.

And if Serena wants me to do her dirty work for her....a fucking foot fault.

I don't believe for a second that Serena still didn't have a chance to take that match. I don't care how well Kim was playing. But, I'd rather Kim had won than Serena go out like this. :fiery:

MarieC
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:08 AM
Looks like Serena told her that "she was going to shove the tennis ball somewhere" too

Pinkie
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:09 AM
Kim looked terribly unhappy too. Looked like if it was up to her, they would play the match point.

Whatever Serena said, she did lose her cool in a terrible way. Nothing good ever comes of that.

F-R-E-A-K
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:09 AM
So was she defaulted the match or just a point?

I wanna see this foot fault on replay

She lost a point on MP, which resulted in Serena losing losing the match.

She was not defaulted.

tterb
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:09 AM
What a terrible end to an otherwise fine match. I wish Serena had kept her cool.

Good luck in the final, Kim. What an incredible comeback - she looked so solid.

Galsen
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:09 AM
seriously it doesn't look like Serena said this to me
look at CBS

Sylvester
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:10 AM
Even if it was a foot fault and it wasn't, line judges use to close their eyes at this type of situations for obvious reasons. Now Kim, who played absolutely amazing, was about to cry because she feels like her moment was robbed.

Everybody got robbed: Serena, Kim, the crowd, the fans, everybody. And it wasn't even a foot fault for God sake. If that was a foot fault, some players would commit foot faults in every single time they serve!

Loudman
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:10 AM
How dares Serena steal Kims victory like that.
She should be suspended from tennis, classless.

Tales
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:10 AM
Absolutely absurd ending to the match, I would have thrown my racket at the lineswoman. How can you call a foot fault on a second serve at the point in the match. She didn't just ruin the match for Serena, she ruined it for the fans, for Kim and for everyone. I hope she's proud.

You're seriously not saying the line judges should bend the rules depeding on where they are in the match? Do you have no respect for the sport?

Yonexforever
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:10 AM
There is NO effin way they call that against AMelie in Paris i can tell you this much!
And if by chance they did they place would burn to the ground!

Ryan
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:11 AM
Err...

A code violation is a code violation.

Serena was wrong in verbally abusing a linesperson. That'll teach her next time.

End of.



Err...

I know that. I'm still surprised they did it though.


Saw the CBS replay, and Serena said something like "I will shove this tennis ball down your fucking throat..." plus some other stuff. Saw Fuck at least three times...definitely deserved a code violation. It's just a shame, because it never should have happened.

I don't think it was done intentionally, really, but it was retarded anyway.

Yonexforever
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:11 AM
IT WAS NOT A FOOT FAULT!!!
Only Mcenroe had the GUTS to call it!

moby
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:11 AM
How dares Serena steal Kims victory like that.
She should be suspended from tennis, classless.:lol: :yeah:

I was going to say something like this to parody the retarded reactions to Justine's retirement in the AO final.

RVD
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:12 AM
Where do they get these idiot linespeple?!?!?
And why do they call Williams games during slams?!?!?

Balltossovic
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:12 AM
Serena did NOT foot fault:o

But she did say she was going to "shove the ball down you fucking throat! I swear to God I will. Okay?":scared:

Zojirushi
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:12 AM
Sadly ending of this high quality match...

Kim take the title

Michael.
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:12 AM
:sad:
serena , why couldn't you just go and serve the ball :hysteric:

Yonexforever
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:13 AM
I dont give a shit bout how Kim feels, she is in the US OPen finals!

Galsen
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:14 AM
hey guys Caroline is in the final
no thread?

manu
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:14 AM
This is just utterly sad... I think I just witnessed Kim Clijsters' best ever match at such a big stage, so deep into a Grand Slam against the best opponent of the past decade, and then she gets robbed the feeling of being the victor in such a way... I really feel she was going to win this match regardless; at times she was totally outplaying Serena.

I felt sorry for Serena too, but she shouldn't have lost her temper like that. Serena's outburst also made for the match to end in an anti-climax and for Kim to be robbed from the victory, which she didn't deserve. It's logical that she was maaad at the lineswoman though, because that lineswoman is about the most stupid, most naive, most silly little creature I have ever witnessed in my life... Actually I even feel sorry for her, because - even though it didn't look like a foot fault - there are no images available that could prove her point; but if indeed it wasn't a foot fault, I hope she will feel silly for the rest of her life and never ever be allowed to fulfill a role as an official in tennis of whichever kind.

Blah, I never imagined I would feel so empty after Kim beats Serena to gain a place in a Slam final...

Rocketta
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:15 AM
Shocking.... DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMa... and I think back to the replay of the McEnroe/Nastase match and how lenient and how much they tried to work it out so that the match continues and that was against an American til today... where a line judge makes a questionable call.. to giving a point penalty.. :shrug:

-VSR-
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:15 AM
That dumb ass linewoman needs to fucking know what a foot fault is.

Ryan
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:15 AM
Serena's giving credit to Kim, and being pretty classy. :bowdown: I think she knows what she said crossed the line, and even though she's not addressing what she said, she knows she lost her cool.

Kampi
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:16 AM
What an aweful way to end such a match.:eek::eek::eek: I'm still in a state of shock. Never saw something like that in such a decisive moment and in such a decisive match. I think it was most like really a foot fault, but of course I wasn't able to hear what Serena said to the lineswoman. Unbelievable. MONSTA SCANDAL of course and Kim was also shocked, but anyway BIG, BIG CONGRATS to her.:worship::worship::worship: What a way to have a comeback like this after more than 2 years and there is maybe even the US Open title just around the corner for her.:drool:

MBM
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:16 AM
btw it doesn't matter WHAT serena said to Miss Lineswoman as she was clearly "talking heatedly". without hearing a word Serena said, that's a violation right there.

bandabou
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:16 AM
Yep...she lost it. I think she was in a huge battle and this just made her snap. There were already some really close calls that weren't made.

njtennis17
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:16 AM
You're seriously not saying the line judges should bend the rules depeding on where they are in the match? Do you have no respect for the sport?

Look in every sport it happens, if it's in overtime or the end of a game of any sports, officials always let people play more, if you are naive enough to think otherwise then thats even more of a shock.

LoveFifteen
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:17 AM
So was she defaulted the match or just a point?

I wanna see this foot fault on replay

She was penalized a point on match point. She was not defaulted.

Galsen
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:17 AM
Serena said that the lineswoman said she didn't said that END NOW

50Sense
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:17 AM
Who in their right mind can defend Serena right now? LOVE her but she is so wrong for this.

Black Mamba.
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:17 AM
I've lost all respect for Serena. Not so much for the outburst but because she knew she already had one code violation and she couldn't get it together.

plantman
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:17 AM
That lineswoman is Mariana Alves part two. I don't know if anyone noticed, but Serena had given that lineswoman a piece of her mind earlier in the match. On several of Kim's serves, the ball was clearly long and Serena played them anyways. After the game, and I believe after Serena actually broke Kim, Serena made it clear to that lineswoman that she was wrong. I think the verbal altercation at the end was just the last straw for Serena and she lost it. That lineswoman should be suspended from officiating. She was consistently wrong, and unless you are absolutely positive about what you saw, you should not be calling footfault on someone at 4-6, 5-6, 15-30. Her call was as bad as Mariana's.

With that said, Serena was really just . . . that was just not okay. She deserved the default. I'm watching the replay and Serena clearly said, "I'm going to shove this fucking ball down your fucking throat." WOW.

If Serena were questioning these serves, challenge the call...UNSPORTSMANLIKE behavior caused her this match. That's something Serena and Serena alone has total control of!

Welcome back Kimmy!!:worship::worship:

pokey camp
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:18 AM
Congrats Kim. Well deserved win. She really had opportunities to crack and for the old Kim to show up, but she didn't let all those aces intimidate her and just kept holding serve. Great performance. Good luck in the finals.

And Serena. Oh Serena. Really? I thought she didn't want to be that girl. The drama girl. Jeez. She's kept it together during much worse calls than this one. Her composure during that infamous JCap match was legendary. Where was that composure tonight? But I guess it more than just that call, it seemed like her frustration (with herself mostly) was building throughout the match and that call was just the breaking point.

franny
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:18 AM
I dont give a shit bout how Kim feels, she is in the US OPen finals!

Um . . . I completely agree. Kim deserves this 100%. I call her a 99% favorite to win her second U.S. Open!!! Wow, Kim Clijsters. I have to say, this is what the Belgians did for the game. I hope Justine comes back. Because then things will be so competitive. 3 of the big four are here. Get that joke Safina out of here, get Justine back, get Maria back her serve, and bam . . . all is perfect on the WTA tour.

SharapovaFTW
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:19 AM
Look in every sport it happens, if it's in overtime or the end of a game of any sports, officials always let people play more, if you are naive enough to think otherwise then thats even more of a shock.

So if a basketball player is trying to save a ball from going out of bounds, and barely toes the out of bounds line the ref lets it go? Or if a WR makes a TD catch only to have it called incomplete because the tip of his toe is on the out of bounds line the ref lets it go? Not sure if you watch these sports. Not saying Serena foot faulted but your example doesn't make any sense.

Seyz
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:19 AM
Well, I can understand Serena. Called for a foot fault. Hell, I would be pissed too.

+/-
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:20 AM
Dramas aside, Kim played so well and was really composed....I'm glad she didn't choke in the second set.

Welcome back Kim please win the title.

FrOzon
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:20 AM
That lineswoman is Mariana Alves part two. I don't know if anyone noticed, but Serena had given that lineswoman a piece of her mind earlier in the match. On several of Kim's serves, the ball was clearly long and Serena played them anyways. After the game, and I believe after Serena actually broke Kim, Serena made it clear to that lineswoman that she was wrong. I think the verbal altercation at the end was just the last straw for Serena and she lost it. That lineswoman should be suspended from officiating. She was consistently wrong, and unless you are absolutely positive about what you saw, you should not be calling footfault on someone at 4-6, 5-6, 15-30. Her call was as bad as Mariana's.

With that said, Serena was really just . . . that was just not okay. She deserved the default. I'm watching the replay and Serena clearly said, "I'm going to shove this fucking ball down your fucking throat." WOW.

This is a conspiracy theory. Serena could have used Hawkeye!

Ken Lee
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:20 AM
OMGGGGG THis is the BIGGEST bulllshit I have ever see. What a BITCH!!! That linejudge clearly she is JEALOUS of Serena and is out to get her, we all know Serena would have won this match and the tournament easily (duh) If it was not for this shit scheduling and that bitch linesjudge!

Stadia
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:20 AM
Kuddos to Kim. She played an excellent match, and I'm sure she also did not want this to happen.

Radix2
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:21 AM
What a way to end this much anticipated match. The linesperson was wrong but Serena should have been mature enough to maintain her cool. Just saw her in a new conference, she seems to have cooled off.

Congrats to Kim,she played very well.Hope she wins tomorrow.

RVD
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:23 AM
Shocking.... DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMa... and I think back to the replay of the McEnroe/Nastase match and how lenient and how much they tried to work it out so that the match continues and that was against an American til today... where a line judge makes a questionable call.. to giving a point penalty.. :shrug:Too true.
For years the men have made it part of their game to get nasty, and the crowd eats it up.
But let Serena do it and well....
We saw what happened.

Why can't they just allow the players to play????

We could very well have seen a stunning comeback. But now we'll NEVER know. :sad:

Medina
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:24 AM
OMGGGGG THis is the BIGGEST bulllshit I have ever see. What a BITCH!!! That linejudge clearly she is JEALOUS of Serena and is out to get her, we all know Serena would have won this match and the tournament easily (duh) If it was not for this shit scheduling and that bitch linesjudge!

:haha: :haha:

one of the most idiotic posts i've read in a while :lol:

Yonexforever
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:25 AM
The Umpire is the one who has to hear the obcenity, otherwise its the linespersons word against Serena!
BS!

cogent53
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:26 AM
Serena was struggling out there. Whenever the points went beyond a few shots, she was slow to the ball and puffing and panting afterwards. Her will power and some awesome big shots took her so far, but Kim's superior speed and fitness and her very smart and consistent ground strokes made her a deserved winner.
However, what a bizarre end to a match. Reminds me of Hingis' meltdown against Graf at RG a few years back. I have some sympathy for Serena, what a time for the lineswoman to call a foot fault. However, she had one down the other end earlier in the match, so obviously she was pushing it on her serve. I think we'll be hearing a lot more about this. Still, Serena has played like crap since Wimbledon, and hasn't been pushed this tournament. First tough match and her game and composure goes.
Go Kim in the final! Has a wild card ever won a slam?

DimaDinosaur
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:28 AM
Oh come on, I don't like her, but if you got called with a foot fault at that moment of the match, how the hell would you react?

I'm a calm dude, but I would break the fucking racket on that Chinese bitch!

She is not Chinese! Just because she's Asian doesn't mean she has to be Chinese.

sammy01
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:29 AM
well done kim she was playing a great match, her slice and use of angle just break up the power hitting so much and are beautiful for it. good luck in the final please win it.

serena was both intimidating and whatever she to the lineswoman was bad enough to be reported to the umpire. the best person who had the best view of the footfault was the lineswoman, so you have to go with her call.

if you break the rules you get punished, serena knew she was done for thats why she flead before the umpire had chance to announce to the crowd serena was deducted a point and GSM clijsters.

i hate kim was robbed of the moment to win, but rules are rules.

KClijsters
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:32 AM
This is so strange...
Kim won, so I should be very happy. But just as Kim, you can't be happy by such win. Kim also wanted to win on a normal way. She was playing so well and in my opinion it was a good match. I really enjoyed it.

I really don't know if it was a footfault or not. From the position whe saw, I couldn't see it. I can understand Serena was angry at that moment, but what she did wasn't correct. I don't know what she said, but you could see that it wasn't something nice. So I understand the warning. And she already had a warning, so that ment 1 point to Kim. And that was the MP. Really strange end..

But I think Kim played well so I'm happy that she won! Good win Kim!

santhuruu
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:36 AM
Well I have to say indeed Clijsters good job, really cleaned up her game compared to her first career, she is way more aggressive on shots than in the past, best example is when the ball lands short in the court to the forehand side of Clijsters, she puts her body weight into it!

And to LeonHart who called me a Racist Hoe with the bad rep, I am sorry but I am most certainly not a racist, I have not said a thing about someone's religion or whatever in this post or whatever post! I feel really offended by this and I hope the WTAWORLD administrators will take a look at it!

Best of luck though to Wozniacki and Kim in Final!

The Daviator
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:37 AM
Oh Serena always with the drama :rolls:

Rocketta
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:38 AM
Serena was off all night, the call made something snap in her and she lost her cool. She congratulated Kim, lost the match and has moved on... so for me it's over too. :wavey:

btw, those reporters wanted her to be so upset and out of sorts in the press conference but they got none of that. :lol:

Oh yeah, Kim did play well in the extended rallies... shame for her too... she could've won it on her own... she certainly didn't need a gift from the lines judge.

Good JOb Kim! :yeah:

oh and for those who said Serena could use Hawkeye, no she couldn't the LJ basically made a call that cost her a point a call that is really questionable... shame because like I said Kim was definitely capable with the way she was playing to win it on her own.

goldenboi356
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:38 AM
it is so unfortunate that it ended this way. however, kim was fơcused and really made serena play. she is an amazing athlete!!!

Geertvg
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:39 AM
Kim obviously hated to win this way. But she did. And she damn better win against Wozniacki tomorrow!!!

WSfan
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:40 AM
Kim definitely deserved this match... She came out firing from the beginning and up till the end. Congrats Kim!!!

Thanx4nothin
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:40 AM
Hard to know what to say, I really do NOT tolerate any sort of violence, but I really could see myself in the heat of the moment doing what Serena did and worse, I'm sorry, but most humans would have done. For the defending champion to go out like this....is really unfortunate, rules are rules, and they must be followed.....if that is the case then they should really have replayed to see if it was a footfault...they NEVER do this...

Kim is a SWEETHEART, and Serena was gracious in DEFEAT, she was an utter bitch to the lines person :lol: agreed, but she was sweet to kim, went back to her and I believe said something with the word 'final' in it. Plus, she got off the court relatively quickly, and considering the blow they just dealt her, didn't kick up a HUGE fuss once it was over.

Kim totally deserved to win, I have a sneaky suspicion, we were a few serves away from a nervy tiebreak, but Kim controlled this match off the ground and Serena did not serve well enough to hold her off in the 2nd.

To all the people saying they have lost ALL respect for Serena, fair enough. I've GAINED respect for her. She is an utter warrior, she showed just HOW much she wanted to win. Totally involved, committed and married to her tennis. That match meant the world to her, it broke her heart to go out like that...very few bring fire like that to the tennis court.
Play - Not good enough
Behaviour - Awful
Desire - Awesome
Kim - CLASSYCLASSY LADY!
:worship: DRAAAAMMMMAAA!
Imagine if this had been the final :help:

Ken Lee
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:41 AM
OMG! Shut up PEOPLE! This is a pure case of grade A bullshit. How in the right mind can you call a footfault at that part of the match!?!?!?!?!? It didn't even look like one and I watched the replay MANY times. I think this ASIAN linejudge(bitch) has some personal problems with Serena. (It would be the only obvious reason) I think the USTA should do somthing, like fire and maybe fine (or even prosecute) this linejudge because she just broke the law! (and my heart :o) Not to mention that giant PRICK Brian Early the tourney referee, like wow I bet this guy is one of those guys who loves to have all this power in his hands and always abuses it, please can this grade A asshole!

FERLKE
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:41 AM
Serena you are an idiot :o

she will get 0 point and Safina will be number 1 forever :sad:

Trina
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:42 AM
OMGGGGG THis is the BIGGEST bulllshit I have ever see. What a BITCH!!! That linejudge clearly she is JEALOUS of Serena and is out to get her, we all know Serena would have won this match and the tournament easily (duh) If it was not for this shit scheduling and that bitch linesjudge!

No way in a million years was that a footfault! And OMG it was obviously not an obvious foot fault, at that point in the match you cannot make that call unless it is sooooo obvious of a foot fault! I can't beleive this shit!!! That Asian BITCH!!!!!! I bet she had a bet on Kim to win!!! She should be fired ASAP!!!

Not helpful contributions, apart from being outright insulting, not matter what you think of the linesperson...what has her race got to do with it

What a way to end this much anticipated match. The linesperson was wrong but Serena should have been mature enough to maintain her cool. Just saw her in a new conference, she seems to have cooled off.

Congrats to Kim,she played very well.Hope she wins tomorrow.

Completely agree - unfortunate mistake (at least we think so) but something Serena should have got over. Her press conference was, i thought, very impressively composed.

Too true.
For years the men have made it part of their game to get nasty, and the crowd eats it up.
But let Serena do it and well....
We saw what happened.

Why can't they just allow the players to play????

We could very well have seen a stunning comeback. But now we'll NEVER know. :sad:

This is actually what made me very angry. I cannot count how many male players I've heard getting personal with linespeople and umpires and somehow nothing seems to happen. There seems to be a double standard here.

Serena was struggling out there. Whenever the points went beyond a few shots, she was slow to the ball and puffing and panting afterwards. Her will power and some awesome big shots took her so far, but Kim's superior speed and fitness and her very smart and consistent ground strokes made her a deserved winner.
However, what a bizarre end to a match. Reminds me of Hingis' meltdown against Graf at RG a few years back. I have some sympathy for Serena, what a time for the lineswoman to call a foot fault. However, she had one down the other end earlier in the match, so obviously she was pushing it on her serve. I think we'll be hearing a lot more about this. Still, Serena has played like crap since Wimbledon, and hasn't been pushed this tournament. First tough match and her game and composure goes.
Go Kim in the final! Has a wild card ever won a slam?

Martina's meltdown was the most extraordinary thing I've ever witnessed in tennis - the fact that Serena appeared at the press conference is a big plus for her I think. Kim certainly deserved to win - she played great!

is1531
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:44 AM
Muscles lost control, which does not surprise me. She may be the best player ever, but she still has no class. I was surprised more fans were not rooting for Clijsters. She is the sweeter person. It's nice to see a tall player to be able to hit the baseline just like Serena can. It made the rallies tougher for Serena. I am very happy Kim beat both Williams sisters. Unfortunately, she is going to knock out my Caroline tomorrow.

Eduardo Oliveira
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:44 AM
Kim :worship: :hearts:

Serna :ras: :devil: :ras:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:45 AM
Me think it was a disqualification . A chilean player got one for less

Rios was disqualified from the 2000 Mercedes-Benz Cup tennis tournament in Los Angeles, California during a first round match with Gouichi Motomura of Japan and fined US$5,000 for saying "fuck you" to the chair umpire

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:45 AM
Well, congrats to Kim. She definitely outplayed Serena tonight. But, to get a penalty point after a questionable call on match point is just ludicrous. Especially after seeing Nastase and McEnroe get away with unheard of behavior. There's a first for everything and Serena will just have to learn from this. Not to lose her temper. This is rare from her though on court. She usually has nothing but the utmost decorum and I wish she had not gone this far, but I can only imagine the pressure.

The linesperson needs to be fired though. I've never seen a foot fault called on such a crucial point in a match in all my years of watching. Especially when it wasn't even a foot fault, and especially since she failed to call one of Kim's serves out and it clearly was. It was just an unfortunate situation.

FERLKE
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:46 AM
She was penalized a point on match point. She was not defaulted.

are you sure?

Sean.
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:46 AM
OMG! Shut up PEOPLE! This is a pure case of grade A bullshit. How in the right mind can you call a footfault at that part of the match!?!?!?!?!? It didn't even look like one and I watched the replay MANY times. I think this ASIAN linejudge(bitch) has some personal problems with Serena. (It would be the only obvious reason) I think the USTA should do somthing, like fire and maybe fine (or even prosecute) this linejudge because she just broke the law! (and my heart :o) Not to mention that giant PRICK Brian Early the tourney referee, like wow I bet this guy is one of those guys who loves to have all this power in his hands and always abuses it, please can this grade A asshole!

A footfault is a footfault, no matter what the score. In the same way that an UE, Winner, Ace & DF is the same! IF it was a foot fault then what happened was completely fair.

Mashabator
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:47 AM
YAY Kimmy!!
unfortunate ending though..... :unsure:

is1531
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:48 AM
Well, congrats to Kim. She definitely outplayed Serena tonight. But, to get a penalty point after a questionable call on match point is just ludicrous. Especially after seeing Nastase and McEnroe get away with unheard of behavior. There's a first for everything and Serena will just have to learn from this. Not to lose her temper. This is rare from her though on court. She usually has nothing but the utmost decorum and I wish she had not gone this far, but I can only imagine the pressure.

The linesperson needs to be fired though. I've never seen a foot fault called on such a crucial point in a match in all my years of watching. Especially when it wasn't even a foot fault, and especially since she failed to call one of Kim's serves out and it clearly was. It was just an unfortunate situation.

I totally disagree. It was clearly the right call.

the cat
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:49 AM
Great win for Kim. One of the best of her career. Now if she beats Wozniacki in the final Kim wil be the first player to win a grand slam singles title while beating both Williams sisters along the way.

is1531
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:51 AM
WTF just happend? I can't believe it! Apparently Serena said to the line judge 'I'm going to Kill you' after she was mistakenly foot faulted. She already had a warning for racket abuse...

Serena's wasn't herself, I've not seen her play like that in a GS (outside of RG) for a long time! :sad:

Feel a bit sorry for Kim, it sort of detracts from her win. :hug:
Good luck in the final.

Serena said, I am going to shove the ball down your throat. Serena is a lowlife.

Wigglytuff
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:51 AM
This is a conspiracy theory. Serena could have used Hawkeye!

you CANT hawkeye for a foot fault. that i have said for MONTHS is problem.

cogent53
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:52 AM
Can you call on Hawkeye to check a foot fault? Seriously, could Serena have challenged or does Hawkeye only track the ball?

freeandlonely
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:52 AM
:eek:

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:52 AM
I totally disagree. It was clearly the right call.

Calling Serena "Muscles" in a previous post doesn't really give what you think any credibility, does it. :rolleyes:

Davodus
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:53 AM
I am so happy for Kim, really, she played great tennis in this match, some of her best of the tournament

the way it ended was really crazy. It to me looked like a foot fault but no replay has conclusively shown it, so we can't know. Everything else that happened...just woahh...

I thought Kim was so nice, she was basically saying that she wanted to play the point. She is really one of the nicest players, and it was nice to see Serena trying to at least tell her to enjoy it and wishing her luck.

tobi
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:53 AM
and especially since she failed to call one of Kim's serves out and it clearly was. It was just an unfortunate situation.
Correct me if I am wrong but that service call was in the first set and missed by service line judge and this was judge at the baseline.

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:53 AM
Can you call on Hawkeye to check a foot fault? Seriously, could Serena have challenged or does Hawkeye only track the ball?

I think they can only use it to track the ball. Watch, next US Open, we'll see Hawkeye tracking foot faults. :lol:

oleada
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:54 AM
Great win for Kim. One of the best of her career. Now if she beats Wozniacki in the final Kim wil be the first player to win a grand slam singles title while beating both Williams sisters along the way.

Justine did it on '07 and I think Martina did it too.

roelc
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:54 AM
OMG! Shut up PEOPLE! This is a pure case of grade A bullshit. How in the right mind can you call a footfault at that part of the match!?!?!?!?!? It didn't even look like one and I watched the replay MANY times. I think this ASIAN linejudge(bitch) has some personal problems with Serena. (It would be the only obvious reason) I think the USTA should do somthing, like fire and maybe fine (or even prosecute) this linejudge because she just broke the law! (and my heart :o) Not to mention that giant PRICK Brian Early the tourney referee, like wow I bet this guy is one of those guys who loves to have all this power in his hands and always abuses it, please can this grade A asshole!

my god, all the time SOME serenafans are there to call in racism (remember the audience discussion of the kim-venus match), but it's obviously no problem to note that this woman is ASIAN...
(and i don't say everyone acts like this, thank god, just some happy few...)

i'm really sad this match had to end this way :(

cogent53
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:54 AM
Great win for Kim. One of the best of her career. Now if she beats Wozniacki in the final Kim wil be the first player to win a grand slam singles title while beating both Williams sisters along the way.

Not the first - Henin did it in 07. Hingis did it, but in a non slam I think,

Balltossovic
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:55 AM
Great win for Kim. One of the best of her career. Now if she beats Wozniacki in the final Kim wil be the first player to win a grand slam singles title while beating both Williams sisters along the way.
No she won't. Justine did it in 2007:)

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:55 AM
Correct me if I am wrong but that service call was in the first set and missed by service line judge and this was judge at the baseline.

Did you see another judge on that side of the line calling anything? Because I didn't. But, if you did and they have two judges for each line, I'd like to know.

Njay16
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:55 AM
Great win for Kim. One of the best of her career. Now if she beats Wozniacki in the final Kim wil be the first player to win a grand slam singles title while beating both Williams sisters along the way.

Please do research before you try to sound intelligent. please. Henin USO 07.

Bayo
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:55 AM
After a career that has been chopped full of some of the worst calls and poorest treatment from crowds in tennis history, Serena Williams reached her breaking point tonight. That she has faced down so much adversity through composure (with the exception of her notoriously catty press conferences) only speaks to her fighting nature. But you can only bend a branch so far before it breaks.

Nothing that's happened tonight will take anything away from who she is - the greatest women's tennis player of her generation, and one of the all time greats period. Maybe one day people will learn to respect her for that.

Also, congratulations to Kim Clijsters on a great tournament and meteoric (and soon to be historic) return to the game of tennis.

Wigglytuff
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:56 AM
Well, congrats to Kim. She definitely outplayed Serena tonight. But, to get a penalty point after a questionable call on match point is just ludicrous. Especially after seeing Nastase and McEnroe get away with unheard of behavior. There's a first for everything and Serena will just have to learn from this. Not to lose her temper. This is rare from her though on court. She usually has nothing but the utmost decorum and I wish she had not gone this far, but I can only imagine the pressure.

The linesperson needs to be fired though. I've never seen a foot fault called on such a crucial point in a match in all my years of watching. Especially when it wasn't even a foot fault, and especially since she failed to call one of Kim's serves out and it clearly was. It was just an unfortunate situation.


completely agree. i think that because of who they are both her and venus are held to a different standard, and while someone else would have gotten away with that and more, serena should know better than to react like that, regardless how wrong that idiot woman was.

mc8114
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:57 AM
Kim :worship:
played so well today and she was such a great sport at the end with Serena
best of luck to her in the final!. :)

Ryan
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:57 AM
are you sure?




Yes. :weirdo: How many times do you need to hear it before you believe it?

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:57 AM
After a career that has been chopped full of some of the worst calls and poorest treatment from crowds in tennis history, Serena Williams reached her breaking point tonight. That she has faced down so much adversity through composure (with the exception of her notoriously catty press conferences) only speaks to her fighting nature. But you can only bend a branch so far before it breaks.

Nothing that's happened tonight will take anything away from who she is - the greatest women's tennis player of her generation, and one of the all time greats period. Maybe one day people will learn to respect her for that.

Also, congratulations to Kim Clijsters on a great tournament and meteoric (and soon to be historic) return to the game of tennis.

:worship::worship::worship:

Wigglytuff
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:58 AM
After a career that has been chopped full of some of the worst calls and poorest treatment from crowds in tennis history, Serena Williams reached her breaking point tonight. That she has faced down so much adversity through composure (with the exception of her notoriously catty press conferences) only speaks to her fighting nature. But you can only bend a branch so far before it breaks.

Nothing that's happened tonight will take anything away from who she is - the greatest women's tennis player of her generation, and one of the all time greats period. Maybe one day people will learn to respect her for that.

Also, congratulations to Kim Clijsters on a great tournament and meteoric (and soon to be historic) return to the game of tennis.

:worship: :worship:

sartis
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:58 AM
serena's a bitch anyway. always saying "well, I'm from Compton" and crap. If you're a millionaire and people look up to you, you gotta get your head out of the ghetto.

retarded.

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:58 AM
are you sure?

She got a penalty point on match point.

tobi
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:59 AM
All credit to Kim,she started much better and was playing better tennis all evening,pity match ended with a controversy like this.

Hopefully she wont mess things up tomorrow,so she can celebrate her win tomorrow ;)

About the footfault call - It is tough to tell from the only angle TV showed,but to call a footfault at that stage of the match is always questionable to me,especially if you consider at some of the tournements/matches they really dont care about it.

It would be tough to take that call at that stage but Serena with her experience should have handle things better than she did.

But after the call made it went with rules,it should be point penalty no matter the score is.

I mean just cant imagine linejudge saying things to umpire which Serena didnt at first place,umpire was the first one to call linejudge to come to chair at first place.

BlameSerena
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:59 AM
After a career that has been chopped full of some of the worst calls and poorest treatment from crowds in tennis history, Serena Williams reached her breaking point tonight. That she has faced down so much adversity through composure (with the exception of her notoriously catty press conferences) only speaks to her fighting nature. But you can only bend a branch so far before it breaks.

Nothing that's happened tonight will take anything away from who she is - the greatest women's tennis player of her generation, and one of the all time greats period. Maybe one day people will learn to respect her for that.

Also, congratulations to Kim Clijsters on a great tournament and meteoric (and soon to be historic) return to the game of tennis.

Completely agree! And I loved her post match interview, but what a horrible day!

The Kaz
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:59 AM
Well, congrats to Kim. She definitely outplayed Serena tonight. But, to get a penalty point after a questionable call on match point is just ludicrous. Especially after seeing Nastase and McEnroe get away with unheard of behavior. There's a first for everything and Serena will just have to learn from this. Not to lose her temper. This is rare from her though on court. She usually has nothing but the utmost decorum and I wish she had not gone this far, but I can only imagine the pressure.

The linesperson needs to be fired though. I've never seen a foot fault called on such a crucial point in a match in all my years of watching. Especially when it wasn't even a foot fault, and especially since she failed to call one of Kim's serves out and it clearly was. It was just an unfortunate situation.

Only when she is winning :o

When she is down in a match she always seems to lose her temper. Fail.

Anyway anyway anyway OMG KIMMY!!!!!!!!!! Well Done :banana:

Good Luck tomorrow!

WSfan
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:59 AM
Some people calling derogatory names towards Serena doesn't really make you any better to how Serena acted tonight.

tennislover
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:59 AM
'I'm going to Kill you'

IMHO That's "Serena style", sorry :shrug:

It seems she didn't say those horrible words.
I apology to her and to her fans :o

LightWarrior
Sep 13th, 2009, 03:59 AM
Now if she beats Wozniacki in the final Kim wil be the first player to win a grand slam singles title while beating both Williams sisters along the way.

Get your facts right. Henin defeated both WS two years ago on the way to her USO victory.

hingisGOAT
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:07 AM
I couldn't believe what I saw... Serena snapped, stole all of Kim's thunder :rolleyes:, and then the match was over. I thought to myself, "better go to TF to partake in a meaningful discussion," but truly, 99% of you are either retarded or under the age of 12.

1) Okay, so, apparently, the majority of posters on this tennis website don't even know the difference between a point penalty and being defaulted; truly sad.

2) People screaming IT WASNT A FOOT FAULT! are pathetic, unless theyre posting from a laptop in the second row of Arthur Ashe stadium... :shrug: The only clear view is the view the linesperson had, so I'm sure the call was correct.

3) I knew Clijsters would win. The WS have lucked out with rivals Hingis, Henin, and Clijsters all retiring in their early 20s. Serena beats up on the scrubs for a few years, but when the real competition returns she is exposed for being... nowhere near as good as she was in 02-03.

In fact, combined, JH & KC have won 10 of their last 13 matches w/the Williams sisters :spit:

Go Kim, win the title and officially surpass Mauresmo and Pierce (even though we all know you're better than both anyway)!

markspot
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:11 AM
Why so many of you so categorically say there was no foot fault?
I recorded this whole match in 1080i HD, and there was a slow motion close-up shown.
I need to transfer the recording to my PC to be able to go frame-by-frame, but I looked several times and it looks to me that indeed it might have been a foot fault.
She placed her foot so close to the line, and then rocked backwards on the heel when tossing up the ball, the front of the foot went up, and then when it landed down, just before she jumped, while pushing up, she turned the foot clockwise and because of that part of her foot possibly slid onto the line.
I cannot say for sure, because when looking from that angle at this end of the court sometimes just long balls also deceptively look ok.

I feel bad for Kim, this possibly was the real final, and she very likely would have won it anyway, but now her 2nd slam will remain under a cloud for many people without her fault at all,
all this mess was of Serena's own doing.
BTW, I am not against Serena, I do think that she should have won that match with Capriati, and not just because of the infamous overrule, but because of many mistakes, intentional or not, of line judges, always against Serena - including several in the very last game of the match.

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:31 AM
Only when she is winning :o

When she is down in a match she always seems to lose her temper. Fail.



Yeah, with herself. Fail. :o

Why so many of you so categorically say there was no foot fault?
I recorded this whole match in 1080i HD, and there was a slow motion close-up shown.
I need to transfer the recording to my PC to be able to go frame-by-frame, but I looked several times and it looks to me that indeed it might have been a foot fault.
She placed her foot so close to the line, and then rocked backwards on the heel when tossing up the ball, the front of the foot went up, and then when it landed down, just before she jumped, while pushing up, she turned the foot clockwise and because of that part of her foot possibly slid onto the line.
I cannot say for sure, because when looking from that angle at this end of the court sometimes just long balls also deceptively look ok.

I feel bad for Kim, this possibly was the real final, and she very likely would have won it anyway, but now her 2nd slam will remain under a cloud for many people without her fault at all,
all this mess was of Serena's own doing.
BTW, I am not against Serena, I do think that she should have won that match with Capriati, and not just because of the infamous overrule, but because of many mistakes, intentional or not, of line judges, always against Serena - including several in the very last game of the match.

This is why the term "too close to call" came about. If you're not sure, you shouldn't make the call. Too much is at stake.

Steff_forever
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:46 AM
Why all these Williams lovers blaming the linesman? she was just doing her job. Serena smashed her racket got one code violation. She was called as a footfault by a lineslady and then verbally abused her with great intencity (no matter what she said), she was given another code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct, which automatically carried a point penalty, which happened to be on match point. No linesperson needs to be abused like that, no matter what. Perhaps Serena now can work on her anger issues, not take her nerves and poor form in a match out on people just doing their job.
well said, but some fanatics don't wanna realize these obvious facts...

Steff_forever
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:53 AM
This is just utterly sad... I think I just witnessed Kim Clijsters' best ever match at such a big stage, so deep into a Grand Slam against the best opponent of the past decade, and then she gets robbed the feeling of being the victor in such a way... I really feel she was going to win this match regardless; at times she was totally outplaying Serena.

I felt sorry for Serena too, but she shouldn't have lost her temper like that. Serena's outburst also made for the match to end in an anti-climax and for Kim to be robbed from the victory, which she didn't deserve. It's logical that she was maaad at the lineswoman though, because that lineswoman is about the most stupid, most naive, most silly little creature I have ever witnessed in my life... Actually I even feel sorry for her, because - even though it didn't look like a foot fault - there are no images available that could prove her point; but if indeed it wasn't a foot fault, I hope she will feel silly for the rest of her life and never ever be allowed to fulfill a role as an official in tennis of whichever kind.

Blah, I never imagined I would feel so empty after Kim beats Serena to gain a place in a Slam final...


I just can't say how much I regret I havn't seen a normal ending with Kim running to her box after it :sad:

tobe
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:34 AM
yes yes yes
take off the last point: It s great to see the new momma-not chocking-comeback KIM! Amazing! She was so agressive and made Serena hit that extra shot! She was even dictating most of the match!
Proud of you GOAT-KIM :)

Bingain
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:36 AM
Well done, wonder woman Kim :worship:

Such a shame. An otherwise great match ended so uglily.

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:42 AM
What a beautifully played match from Kim, from start to finish :worship:.

Njay16
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:42 AM
I couldn't believe what I saw... Serena snapped, stole all of Kim's thunder :rolleyes:, and then the match was over. I thought to myself, "better go to TF to partake in a meaningful discussion," but truly, 99% of you are either retarded or under the age of 12.

1) Okay, so, apparently, the majority of posters on this tennis website don't even know the difference between a point penalty and being defaulted; truly sad.

2) People screaming IT WASNT A FOOT FAULT! are pathetic, unless theyre posting from a laptop in the second row of Arthur Ashe stadium... :shrug: The only clear view is the view the linesperson had, so I'm sure the call was correct.

3) I knew Clijsters would win. The WS have lucked out with rivals Hingis, Henin, and Clijsters all retiring in their early 20s. Serena beats up on the scrubs for a few years, but when the real competition returns she is exposed for being... nowhere near as good as she was in 02-03.

In fact, combined, JH & KC have won 10 of their last 13 matches w/the Williams sisters :spit:

Go Kim, win the title and officially surpass Mauresmo and Pierce (even though we all know you're better than both anyway)!

So you are saying EVERY single call made by EVERY single linesperson is ALWAYS correct. Hence why we have hawkeye. How are they lucky? They have had their share of wins against Hingis, Clijsters, and Henin. It could be said that Those three are lucky Serena isn't the Serena of 2002-2003. I dunno why you make fun of their recored Hingis lost all of her matches against the belgians when she came back. Guess she was lucky she got them early before they matured.

gentenaire
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:47 AM
I'm so happy Kim won.

It's a real shame it had to end the way it did. I don't blame Serena. I think everyone would have lost it at that point, I certainly would have. I don't think Serena should be overly criticised for this. Yes, she lost her temper, but she's only human and that foot fault was totally unfair.

bellascarlett
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:48 AM
WTF happened? :lol:

I waited around for hours just to end up sleeping on the match that would be so drama-filled. damn. :o I really wanted to see this.

Anyway, too bad it had to end this way. I've seen the videos but I dont know how to feel about the end of the match yet. Serena shouldnt have lost it like she did but it's understandable in a way because she was foot faulted at a critical time. I kinda feel for her. That just sucks.

At the end of it all though, Kim is the one going to play the final. And wow! Kim! :worship: Again, I'm just so proud of her. She just seems a different player mentally and confidence-wise since she's returned. Good luck in the final! Better win it! :)

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:52 AM
3) I knew Clijsters would win. The WS have lucked out with rivals Hingis, Henin, and Clijsters all retiring in their early 20s. Serena beats up on the scrubs for a few years, but when the real competition returns she is exposed for being... nowhere near as good as she was in 02-03.



I'm going to bookmark this for special reference when the time comes. :lol:

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:53 AM
I'm so happy Kim won.

It's a real shame it had to end the way it did. I don't blame Serena. I think everyone would have lost it at that point, I certainly would have. I don't think Serena should be overly criticised for this. Yes, she lost her temper, but she's only human and that foot fault was totally unfair.

:worship::worship::worship: Very cool post.

gmokb
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:54 AM
Pity about the ending, never know if Serena would have comeback and level the set.:sad: Oh well such is life.

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:55 AM
WTF happened? :lol:

I waited around for hours just to end up sleeping on the match that would be so drama-filled. damn. :o I really wanted to see this.

Anyway, too bad it had to end this way. I've seen the videos but I dont know how to feel about the end of the match yet. Serena shouldnt have lost it like she did but it's understandable in a way because she was foot faulted at a critical time. I kinda feel for her. That just sucks.

At the end of it all though, Kim is the one going to play the final. And wow! Kim! :worship: Again, I'm just so proud of her. She just seems a different player mentally and confidence-wise since she's returned. Good luck in the final! Better win it! :)

She certainly did her homework on Serena and kudos for that. I don't think I can say the same for my girl. I don't think she did do her homework on Kim. :shrug: Kim just outplayed her and I have to give her props. It's not easy to break Serena and 5 times no less. Kim played that match out of her mind. I hope people don't think that Serena won't find a way to beat Kim again. I hope they don't think that.

Njay16
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:57 AM
She certainly did her homework on Serena and kudos for that. I don't think I can say the same for my girl. I don't think she did do her homework on Kim. :shrug: Kim just outplayed her and I have to give her props. It's not easy to break Serena and 5 times no less. Kim played that match out of her mind. I hope people don't think that Serena won't find a way to beat Kim again. I hope they don't think that.

You know they will.

brayster87
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:57 AM
Well Done Kim! :) good luck in the final

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:58 AM
You know they will.

*sigh* I know. :rolleyes:

honigschlecker
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:58 AM
Well Done Kim! :) good luck in the final

Unlikely that she will need it. ;-)

kman
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:59 AM
According to Tennis.com this is what Serena said:

“If I could, I would take this … ball and shove it down your … throat and kill you,”

Wigglytuff
Sep 13th, 2009, 06:00 AM
Yeah, with herself. Fail. :o



This is why the term "too close to call" came about. If you're not sure, you shouldn't make the call. Too much is at stake.

exactly!!

LeonHart
Sep 13th, 2009, 06:01 AM
Take the title Kim :kiss:

Though I wouldn't mind if Caro won :)

Crazy Canuck
Sep 13th, 2009, 06:03 AM
I couldn't believe what I saw... Serena snapped, stole all of Kim's thunder :rolleyes:, and then the match was over. I thought to myself, "better go to TF to partake in a meaningful discussion,"

Laughs. There are actually people that think to themselves that there is meaningful discussion to be had over in this cesspool? You are obviously not serious.


but truly, 99% of you are either retarded or under the age of 12.

Fact.

1) Okay, so, apparently, the majority of posters on this tennis website don't even know the difference between a point penalty and being defaulted; truly sad.

Welcome to the world of tennis on the internet. Most have no idea what the fuck they are talking about; neither here nor on other tennis boards.

2) People screaming IT WASNT A FOOT FAULT! are pathetic, unless theyre posting from a laptop in the second row of Arthur Ashe stadium... :shrug: The only clear view is the view the linesperson had, so I'm sure the call was correct.

People make mistakes. I wouldn't be 100% sure the lineswoman was right, unless I also saw it. I certainly wouldn't be 100% sure she was wrong, either. Nor would I be referring to her as "the Chinese Linesperson" - wtf is that, and how is it even relevant? That's a question for others, as the quoted poster obviously didn't stoop to that level of tarddom.

The rest of the post was sort of a disaster, so I'm stopping here.

Wigglytuff
Sep 13th, 2009, 06:03 AM
2) People screaming IT WASNT A FOOT FAULT! are pathetic, unless theyre posting from a laptop in the second row of Arthur Ashe stadium... :shrug: The only clear view is the view the linesperson had, so I'm sure the call was correct.


actually you could not be more wrong, ever since (hell even before) the challenge system was put into play we see JUST how wrong the linespeople can be, and often. some players get 20%, 30% even 40% of the challenged calls corrected in their favor. so you must be drunk or stupid to say that because they made the call they were correct.

Renalicious
Sep 13th, 2009, 06:04 AM
That was the most dramatic ending to a match I have ever seen.

Wigglytuff
Sep 13th, 2009, 06:05 AM
Unlikely that she will need it. ;-)

this has been the Upset Open. nothing is certain.