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NA-GOAT
Oct 26th, 2009, 01:19 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/25/sports/tennis/25doha.html

Williams lost to the eventual champion in the two Grand Slam singles events she failed to win. She was beaten by Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in the quarterfinals of the French Open. Then, in much-less-dignified circumstances, she was beaten by Clijsters in the semifinals of the United States Open after being jerked around the baseline and ultimately docked a point with match point against her for threatening a lineswoman who had had the temerity to call a foot fault.

Williams is still facing potentially stiff sanctions — including a large fine or a suspension — as the International Tennis Federation investigates the incident. The line judge involved, a Japanese national who has yet to be identified publicly, will not be in Doha, which averts a possible reunion with Williams. Allaster said the line judge had been invited to take part but declined, citing family reasons.

“We would have welcomed her, and she was on the official invitation list,” Allaster said.

duhcity
Oct 26th, 2009, 01:33 AM
I like you usually, but is there a need to post every tennis related news item in General Messages? Go make the Na-Goat Chatthread or something.

Why would she not be invited? I was talking to a line judge on grandstand this year, and she told me how she had been line-judging for 9 years before she got to do the US Open. The woman, to be an official on Ashe, has a lot of experience, and would have been on the invitation list.

NA-GOAT
Oct 26th, 2009, 01:35 AM
Why would she not be invited? I was talking to a line judge on grandstand this year, and she told me how she had been line-judging for 9 years before she got to do the US Open. The woman, to be an official on Ashe, has a lot of experience, and would have been on the invitation list.

:eek: Me thought the line judge and ballboys were just local people that live near the tournament :shrug:

isn't only the chair umpire the only one that travel with the tour :confused:

duhcity
Oct 26th, 2009, 01:37 AM
:eek: Me thought the line judge and ballboys were just local people that live near the tournament :shrug:

isn't only the chair umpire the only one that travel with the tour :confused:

To be a line judge at the slams and other tour events requires a lot of training and time. The lady I talked to came from Miami.

simonsaystennis
Oct 26th, 2009, 01:37 AM
I could just see it now, Serena playing a match with that lineswoman making calls, with Mariana Alves in the chair. :lol: That would be interesting...

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 26th, 2009, 01:39 AM
I could just see it now, Serena playing a match with that lineswoman making calls, with Mariana Alves in the chair. :lol: That would be interesting...

:haha:

Stamp Paid
Oct 26th, 2009, 01:39 AM
I could just see it now, Serena playing a match with that lineswoman making calls, with Mariana Alves in the chair. :lol: That would be interestingHILARIOUS...It would be :lol::lol:

Ziggy Starduck
Oct 26th, 2009, 01:51 AM
Kim Clijsters says move on :angel:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,26258388-5010361,00.html

AcesHigh
Oct 26th, 2009, 01:51 AM
Well.. Im actually surprised a little by this news.

However, it's not like the linesjudge was just some scrub picked up from the local courts of Queens. She's very qualified from what I've heard and to be on Ashe in a night match for the semi's, you've got to be pretty good.

Lin Lin
Oct 26th, 2009, 02:02 AM
NA-GOAT:weirdo:
Let me check whether I can rep you again:weirdo:

tennnisfannn
Oct 26th, 2009, 02:09 AM
Oh well she better be prepared to wear this during Serena's matches!
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:etLLv3wzCVTFCM:http://www.brocktoncycle.com/images/brocktoncycle/kbc%2520vr-2%2520gunslinger%2520helmet.gif (http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:etLLv3wzCVTFCM:http://www.brocktoncycle.com/images/brocktoncycle/kbc%2520vr-2%2520gunslinger%2520helmet.gif)
and one of them guys by her side
http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/bodyguards-training.jpg

Ryan
Oct 26th, 2009, 02:37 AM
I am glad she's not there, but honestly one call doesn't make her a corrupt official.

Ball boys/girls are picked from the locale where the event is being held, right? But to be a line judge, on Ashe, definitely means you have cred. So I'm not surprised she was invited. It would just be best if she never worked a Serena match again. :p

Stamp Paid
Oct 26th, 2009, 02:53 AM
Kim Clijsters says move on :angel:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,26258388-5010361,00.htmlKim kills me. LOL@'who knows, Roland Garros maybe?' As if shes a slouch on clay :lol:

PhilePhile
Oct 26th, 2009, 03:13 AM
Sony Ericsson is a Japanese company.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Ericsson

Buitenzorg
Oct 26th, 2009, 03:42 AM
NA-GOAT:weirdo:
Let me check whether I can rep you again:weirdo:


maybe he/she need a job :lol: :help:

2moretogo
Oct 26th, 2009, 03:53 AM
PRESS!!! and general hilarity/awkwardness will ensue!!!

gmokb
Oct 26th, 2009, 05:40 AM
WTA looking to stir up drama?:fiery: Its not like the lineswoman was doing a good job:devil:

young_gunner913
Oct 26th, 2009, 05:42 AM
I could just see it now, Serena playing a match with that lineswoman making calls, with Mariana Alves in the chair. :lol: That would be interesting...

omg :rolls:

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 26th, 2009, 06:28 AM
:lol:

FormerlyKnownAs
Oct 26th, 2009, 06:52 AM
Japanese lineswoman !!!!????? gives this result maybe.

SF

Serena def. Wozniacki 57 05 ret.
Venus def. Jankovic 64 62

FINAL

Venus def. Serena 75 57 56 disq.

frenchie
Oct 26th, 2009, 06:58 AM
I could just see it now, Serena playing a match with that lineswoman making calls, with Mariana Alves in the chair. :lol: That would be interesting...


lol
and playing Martinez Sanchez:tape: