View Full Version : Venus and Serena should default the Women's Doubles Final

Sep 13th, 2009, 11:32 AM
I think Venus and Serena should NOT play the Women's Doubles final. I believe that yes of course Serena's outburst was wrong. However, the lineswoman is no saint that bitch had a serious atttiude and the line call was WRONG. The Video replay PROVES THIS!! Why can't a tennis player get a replay on a foot fault? I think in protest Venus and Serena should PULL OUT of the women's doubles final.

Sep 13th, 2009, 11:39 AM
a. the linesperson was wrong for calling what (I thought) was not a foot fault a foot fault.
b. Serena having a go at her was not right either. Her not getting a replay on a non foot fault was just the same scenario as her having some shit calls against her vs Jenny @ 04. They showed on TV it was right via HawkEye but nothing could be done.
c. If Serena (and I don't think Venus might) chooses to default, what about her sister, who pretty much had a premature end (by her standards :tape:) in this USOpen? She'd want to win this title.
If Venus for whatever reason agrees a default, then I guess that's up to them. But this had absolutely nothing to do with Venus.

Sep 13th, 2009, 11:41 AM
It would SEND a message to the USTA though. I think the USTA deserves a one finger saulte and Venus and Serena DEFAULTING the women's doubles final would be poetic justice!!

Sep 13th, 2009, 11:43 AM
Venus should just go out and play Aussie doubles in the final :hearts:

For real though, why should they miss out on an opportunity to earn almost $200k and add to their resume?

Sep 13th, 2009, 11:44 AM
oh my god .... mistakes are HUMAN. it happens so grow up .... don't make such a drama

Sep 13th, 2009, 11:48 AM
The only people to be hurt, if the Williams Sister defaulted, in the double's would be the girls themselves. It would make them look mean spirited! Serena was wrong to act as she did, you can't go around threatening people and expect to get away with it. Serena was losing, she was under alot of pressure, and she reacted badly.

Sep 13th, 2009, 12:02 PM
It wouldn't be very professional to do that.

Serena is above such petty behaviour IMHO.

Sep 13th, 2009, 12:04 PM
OP I think you should stop watching tennis if you really feel that way. She broke rules and got the same punishment any other player would get.
She was going to lose anyway.

Sep 13th, 2009, 12:05 PM
It doesn't make sense for the WS to give a "finger" to the USTA. Even Serena realizes that she's not above the rules. She lost her temper and lost the point. I'm sure that Serena regrets her actions, but accepts that she screwed up. The only thing that she can do is go out and kick some doubles butt this afternoon. I love Serena and am disappointed that the match ended the way it did, but that's the beauty of being human and making mistakes. We have the opportunity to learn from them. But first, those mistakes must be acknowledged. Serena isn't perfect and doesn't claim to be.

Sep 13th, 2009, 12:35 PM
OP needs to grow up and stop having a hissy fit.

Sep 13th, 2009, 12:47 PM
oh sheesh, this is the us open, not indian wells. the sister can default if they want, but they won't be sending any message if they turn up again next year. they'd only lose out

Sep 13th, 2009, 12:58 PM
Serena got what she deserved and the lines person did what she was supposed to.

Serena and Venus in my opinion should NOT default, they earned the spot in the final and will probably win the doubles title. Defaulting would be stupid and disrespectful.

Sep 13th, 2009, 01:01 PM
Why would they not play the doubles finals of a MAJOR!? It's a MAJOR! The fans would be let down and the Sisters have a great chance of winning and a nice way to finish the tournament on a positive note!

Sep 13th, 2009, 01:06 PM
I don't think this us vs. the rest of the world approach will work this time. They better play or else sthey arer going to be in trouble.

Sep 13th, 2009, 01:38 PM
It would SEND a message to the USTA though. I think the USTA deserves a one finger saulte and Venus and Serena DEFAULTING the women's doubles final would be poetic justice!!

:yawn: Don't be so obnoxious. I'm sure they want to win the doubles title REAL bad.