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clonesheep
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:18 PM
First of all, Serena did not default yesterday. She was assessed a one-point penalty that happened to be enough to end the match. But since people asked who was the last person defaulted at USO (or a slam), the curious answer is Caroline Wozniacki.

This was 2006 when Caro played USO juniors as No.2 seed, right after her Wimbledon victory. She played Alexandra Panova the 1st round, leading by a set, then was defaulted after allegedly calling a linesman "f*cking a**hole!" Caro denied the charge, saying she "was talking to myself" but was sent packing anyway. Report said she stood outside players' lounge and cried for an hour.

Some have considered the treatment harsh, that the authorities just wanted to "set example" for juniors. It might have been a blessing in disguise.

KournikovaFan91
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:19 PM
I dont see how mild swearing defaults you, like Azarenka wasn't defaulted at Wimbledon. :shrug:

Kworb
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:19 PM
Wow I did not know this. Wozniacki's true colors.

KournikovaFan91
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Sharapova said "Are you fucking kidding me" to an umpire and wasn't defaulted, seemes like this is all over the place.

Williamsser
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:21 PM
Richard Gasquet did, too, I believe.

darkangel23
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:23 PM
But Sharapova wasn't telling the word in an insulting way, and she immediately said I'm sorry afterwards

KournikovaFan91
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:26 PM
Richard Gasquet did, too, I believe.

really, he can barely speak english I can't imagine him swearing, or was it some other issue.

Arent Spirela and Rodionova the only WTA girls to ever be defaulted in the history of the tour or are there more?

Williamsser
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:29 PM
really, he can barely speak english I can't imagine him swearing, or was it some other issue.

Arent Spirela and Rodionova the only WTA girls to ever be defaulted in the history of the tour or are there more?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/writers/jon_wertheim/08/30/mailbag/index.html

Here's the official statement from U.S. Open Tournament Referee Brian Earley

"This morning, in his first-round qualifying match against Michael Russell (USA), Richard Gasquet (FRA) was defaulted for Unsportsmanlike Conduct. It was reported to me that, after losing his service game, he threw his racquet recklessly from the baseline toward the back fence, in the vicinity of a line umpire. The line umpire attempted to get out of the way, but was struck by the racquet, close to his eye. At first, he appeared to be unhurt, but subsequently approached the chair umpire to show him that he was bleeding from two small areas where the racquet had struck him. After the discussion with the ITF Supervisor, the on-site Assistant Referee and the chair umpire, Mr. Gasquet was informed that he had been defaulted.

rockstar
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:30 PM
daniela hantuchova received a point penalty on match point too! it was many years ago against sugiyama, but hers was for not keeping to the time limit rather than profanities..

KournikovaFan91
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:33 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/writers/jon_wertheim/08/30/mailbag/index.html

Here's the official statement from U.S. Open Tournament Referee Brian Earley

"This morning, in his first-round qualifying match against Michael Russell (USA), Richard Gasquet (FRA) was defaulted for Unsportsmanlike Conduct. It was reported to me that, after losing his service game, he threw his racquet recklessly from the baseline toward the back fence, in the vicinity of a line umpire. The line umpire attempted to get out of the way, but was struck by the racquet, close to his eye. At first, he appeared to be unhurt, but subsequently approached the chair umpire to show him that he was bleeding from two small areas where the racquet had struck him. After the discussion with the ITF Supervisor, the on-site Assistant Referee and the chair umpire, Mr. Gasquet was informed that he had been defaulted.

I knew it couldn't have been a swearing issue. :lol:

cellophane
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:35 PM
Sweet girl Caroline :eek:

Jorn
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:48 PM
Caro just said "You need glasses" to the Linesman...and was defaulted... I has never heard she said something more bad...

bellascarlett
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:15 PM
But Sharapova wasn't telling the word in an insulting way, and she immediately said I'm sorry afterwards

Yup :lol: It wasn't as direct and as harsh-sounding. Actually quite funny saying sorry right after. Of course, there was "Allez up your fucking ass" :lol:

Vaidisova Ruled
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:22 PM
Sharapova said "Are you fucking kidding me" to an umpire and wasn't defaulted, seemes like this is all over the place.
And she said "I'm sorry" 1 second after that :lol:. Such a rebel !

Honestly, it's hard for me to imagine Caroline says these things.

And again, there is a difference between saying "fuck" and threatening somebody.

Wiggly
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:23 PM
Caro just said "You need glasses" to the Linesman...and was defaulted... I has never heard she said something more bad...

You don't get disqualified for saying that. No way.

vadin124
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:27 PM
didn't Justine threaten to pop a cap in one of the linesmens asses at Wimby against Marion after one of Marions winners was called in when it looked out :confused:

debby
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:31 PM
didn't Justine threaten to pop a cap in one of the linesmens asses at Wimby against Marion after one of Marions winners was called in when it looked out :confused:

:confused: Is that true? I've NEVER heard of this story and I am a die-hard Justine fan.

vadin124
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:33 PM
:confused: Is that true? I've NEVER heard of this story and I am a die-hard Justine fan.

it was a rumour that i heard

KournikovaFan91
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:34 PM
I don't remember, I was at the Justine-Marion semi, if that is the match in question, I don't remember any drama moment.

TheAllan
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Caro just said "You need glasses" to the Linesman...and was defaulted... I has never heard she said something more bad...
No, she first told him to take off his sunglasses and he later believed she had cursed him out and complained to the chair umpire. The tournament referee was called and subsequently DQ'ed her.

Dodoboy.
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:49 PM
Caro's incident FLOORED me when i heard it a few months ago! Still can't believe it!

PLP
Sep 13th, 2009, 06:30 PM
You don't get disqualified for saying that. No way.

She was probably mis-heard because of her accent?

Wow, I can't believe that happened to Caro. :sad:
Glad she has proved herself on the tour.

Pengwin
Sep 13th, 2009, 06:31 PM
Wozzzniacki defaulted? :eek:

lurker
Sep 13th, 2009, 06:33 PM
If this is true, it will be all over the commentary during the final tonight.

KBdoubleu
Sep 13th, 2009, 06:33 PM
Wozniacki wrote a blog about it when it happened:

US Open!

Hey Everybody,

Thanks again for all your comments!

Unfortunatly i got a bad start and ending in this years US Open:-(

Here comes the story:

I won the 1st set 6-4 and it was the beginning of the second set 1-2, when we had a loong rally and the ball was out at the baseline. But the line umpire didnt call it, so i told him to take his sunglases of. He got soo mad at me. And then the next ball i made a mistake and i said to my self: “your so stupid”, then the linesman just stood up and went directly to the main umpire and said that i called him some bad words.

The Main umpire called the supervisor, and he only talked to him, because noone else heard anything. And somehow it turned out that i got defaulted.

After the match i went to the tournament director and asked him, why i got defaulted. And he said that the lineumpire said that i went straight to him, looked him in his eyes and talked really bad to him. But thats NOT true. Everyone that watched the match knows. It was a BIG lie.

I always thougth that sports was about fairplay and that the people that are trying to make the tournament happend, will tell the truth and not lie!

Now i just turned 16, im a young tennisplayer, that is trying to achieve my goal. Ive always had respect to people around me, doesnt matter age, looks and so on. In all my tennislife, there has never been a problem. I’ve never got a code violation. And i have never got big problems in my life. Because thats not me, thats not who i am!

But today in a big tournament like US Open, where i had the chance to become number 1 junior in the world and win the tournament, a big lier broke my heart and the trust to the white sport! Right now when im writing to you im crying, and i hope that this is just a bad dream!

I want to appologise to all my fans. Now i just need to look forward and try to do good in the WTA. I got an expirience for life.

Best wishes

Caroline

Horizon
Sep 13th, 2009, 06:38 PM
^ :awww:

delicatecutter
Sep 13th, 2009, 06:40 PM
Maybe the line judge was so appalled by Caro's style of play he decided to take matters into his own hands. :lol:

Hugh.
Sep 13th, 2009, 06:45 PM
Maybe the line judge was so appalled by Caro's style of play he decided to take matters into his own hands. :lol:

Maybe the line judge was you. :shrug:

DannerCal
Sep 13th, 2009, 06:48 PM
Wozniacki's blog posting was full of shit. She did use the F-bomb to the umpires. Someone posted about that match on this board (I think tenn_ace) and what Wozniaki said was awful. Also several people wrote to Jon Wertheim who were there and told him her blog was full of shit

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 13th, 2009, 06:49 PM
And now, three year's later... What a beautiful fairy tale:inlove:

Hugh.
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:13 PM
Wozniacki's blog posting was full of shit. She did use the F-bomb to the umpires. Someone posted about that match on this board (I think tenn_ace) and what Wozniaki said was awful. Also several people wrote to Jon Wertheim who were there and told him her blog was full of shit

Here is the thread you mention: http://www.tennisforum.com/archive/index.php/t-260397.html
There is no stonewall evidence anywhere in that thread to suggest she used such offensive words.

And there is also a Danish article from the time which also states all she said was "take your sunglasses off". http://sporten-dyn.tv2.dk/tennis/article.php/id-4794949.html

TheAllan
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Here is the thread you mention: http://www.tennisforum.com/archive/index.php/t-260397.html
There is no stonewall evidence anywhere in that thread to suggest she used such offensive words.
tenn_ace was going provide it within "an hour" by his/her own words. But okay, it's only been three years.

AnomyBC
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:28 PM
The most fascinating thing about that blog post is she refers to tennis as "the white sport" :confused::eek:

TheAllan
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:40 PM
The most fascinating thing about that blog post is she refers to tennis as "the white sport" :confused::eek:
Why is that fascinating?

AnomyBC
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:45 PM
Why is that fascinating?

I don't know, it seems kind of old-fashioned what with 4 of the last 5 slams being won by a black woman and all :shrug:

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:50 PM
^^Well, that was 2006, with Momo, Justine and Maria winning the majors:shrug:

C. W. Fields
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:55 PM
The most fascinating thing about that blog post is she refers to tennis as "the white sport" :confused::eek:

I don't think it refers to skin color but that it's supposedly a clean sport, gentle(wo)manly.

CloudAtlas
Sep 13th, 2009, 07:59 PM
I don't know, it seems kind of old-fashioned what with 4 of the last 5 slams being won by a black woman and all :shrug:


I don't know if the last few posts are serious or not , but by "white sport" she meant a sport that has a wholesome clean image (overall anyway) , there was no mention or implication of skin colour at all :shrug:

TheAllan
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:56 PM
I don't know, it seems kind of old-fashioned what with 4 of the last 5 slams being won by a black woman and all :shrug:
It is an old-fashioned term. A synonym for tennis from a time when white was the mandatory colour of clothing in all tournaments. They still maintain that tradition in one certain place.

Joana
Sep 13th, 2009, 09:07 PM
It is an old-fashioned term. A synonym for tennis from a time when white was the mandatory colour of clothing in all tournaments. They still maintain that tradition in one certain place.

Exactly. The expression is still used in several European countries. It doesn't have anything to with the skin colour.

Hurley
Sep 13th, 2009, 09:12 PM
OMG, we had the "white sport" fight when she first posted that blog...can't you all just read that thread again?? :sobbing:

KBdoubleu
Sep 13th, 2009, 09:18 PM
If the commentators do refer to this during the match tonight, we can be sure that they read this forum haha. There is no way that any of them would recall this incident.

SOA_MC
Sep 14th, 2009, 01:06 AM
Caro been there done that :lol:

CloudAtlas
Sep 14th, 2009, 01:10 AM
OMG, we had the "white sport" fight when she first posted that blog...can't you all just read that thread again?? :sobbing:



There was an actual argument over this?? Stuff like this convinces me that people should really take some form of an IQ test before being allowed near a computer.

Oswald56
Sep 14th, 2009, 02:44 AM
I thought the juniors have different rules and that's why she got defaulted?

The Witch-king
Sep 16th, 2009, 01:39 PM
I knew i didn't like her. A dirty mouth, a disrespectful attitude, a liar and a RACIST too.

Effy
Sep 16th, 2009, 01:43 PM
:weirdo:

SOA_MC
Sep 16th, 2009, 01:48 PM
I knew i didn't like her. A dirty mouth, a disrespectful attitude, a liar and a RACIST too.

From a Venus fan :weirdo: You know Venus and Caro are friends?

http://i30.tinypic.com/fm1f09.jpg

http://i32.tinypic.com/2e1u9eb.jpg

Don't believe everything you read on TF

The 2nd Law
Sep 16th, 2009, 01:50 PM
^ She looks SO much younger there!

Nikkiri
Sep 16th, 2009, 02:23 PM
OMG at everything in this thread :haha:

terjw
Sep 16th, 2009, 02:37 PM
Caro just said "You need glasses" to the Linesman...and was defaulted... I has never heard she said something more bad...

What I heard is that she told the LJ to take off her sunglasses. I heard that on the radio when they were covering the Kim vs Caro final. I couldn't believe it when I heard they said she'd been defaulted and sent home as a junior. Everyone commenting was like Noo surely not - Caro :confused: I mean she is such a sweetie. :lol:

And they didn't mention it was anything worse either.

edificio
Sep 16th, 2009, 08:41 PM
Yes, I remember this. Some people claimed she didn't say anything bad. Who knows what happened. But I think she learned her lesson and look where she is now.

Williamsser
Sep 7th, 2010, 02:28 PM
I knew i didn't like her. A dirty mouth, a disrespectful attitude, a liar and a RACIST too.

How is she a racist?