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usher3103
Oct 26th, 2009, 05:06 PM
If all rules are to be enforced and taken seriously.

Will we ever see a player who takes too much time on a match point or previous point, when they have already been warned, being given a code violation which brings up match point or awards the other person the match.

Would the umpire ever do this in the circumstances.

Sharapova and Nadal had better be careful as they have been known to be time voilaters and would love to see that in the semis of a mens match of the umpire had the balls to do on match point.

MrSerenaWilliams
Oct 26th, 2009, 06:26 PM
:o that won't happen.

Njay16
Oct 26th, 2009, 06:57 PM
It has happened.


San Diego, August 1
Seventh seed Daniela Hantuchova lost in bizarre circumstances at the $ 750,000 Acura Classic, receiving a time violation on match point to hand Japan’s Ai Sugiyama a 6-4 1-6 7-5 second-round victory.

Officials said it was the first time they could remember a match finishing with a point penalty being handed out on match point.

WTA rules state that a player must start the next point 20 seconds after the previous point has been completed. However, unlike in code violations where a player is defaulted from a match after three infringements, a player can receive multiple point penalties for time wasting.

Hantuchova received a warning for a time violation in the second game of the third set yesterday before being given a point penalty in the 11th game.

Then, serving at 5-6 and match point down, umpire Denis Overberg gave the Slovak another point penalty to hand Sugiyama victory in the second round encounter at La Costa Resort and Spa.

“Denis acted within the rules,” said WTA supervisor Clare Wood. “As long as I’ve been involved in the officiating side, I haven’t heard of that happening on a match point.”

Referee Billie Lipp, who has been officiating since 1974, said: “I can’t recall a time violation ending a match. I know we’ve had a code violation end a match but the umpire isn’t thinking where they are. “He’s only thinking about what the rules are and, as the match progresses, what he’s telling the players and trying to be fair to both players. Unfortunately, that’s what occurred.” Reuters


http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020802/sports.htm#9

Ferg
Oct 26th, 2009, 07:07 PM
Yes, time wasting is a completely reasonable comparision to threatening to kill a chair umpire.

pov
Oct 26th, 2009, 08:47 PM
Yes, time wasting is a completely reasonable comparision to threatening to kill a chair umpire.
Did the lines-woman get promoted?;)

Ferg
Oct 26th, 2009, 09:19 PM
Whoops! :unsure: Linesperson.

dsanders06
Oct 26th, 2009, 09:23 PM
Yes, time wasting is a completely reasonable comparision to threatening to kill a chair umpire.

Some Serena fans are people who seriously try to claim that Henin's actions at FO03 are worse than Serena's tirade, so I wouldn't be surprised if they did indeed believe Hantuchova's actions were also worsse.

Edited.

pov
Oct 26th, 2009, 09:25 PM
Serena fans are people who seriously try to claim that Henin's actions at FO03 are worse than Serena's tirade, so I wouldn't be surprised if they did indeed believe Hantuchova's actions were also worsse.
You forgot the "some." Lumping all Serena Williams fans together is off.

dsanders06
Oct 26th, 2009, 09:30 PM
You forgot the "some." Lumping all Serena Williams fans together is off.

Duly noted.

Olórin
Oct 26th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Duly noted.

Good.

dsanders06
Oct 26th, 2009, 10:04 PM
Good.

I'm pretty sure you were one of the ones who were claiming it though. It was either you or one of the other prominent British Serena fans on here (Reetard?).

Olórin
Oct 26th, 2009, 10:07 PM
Wow that reply was quick. You'd think you were lurking in GM stalking all the Serena threads or something. But I'm sure that's not the case.

dsanders06
Oct 26th, 2009, 10:30 PM
Wow that reply was quick. You'd think you were lurking in GM stalking all the Serena threads or something. But I'm sure that's not the case.

No, I just get an e-mail notification whenever this thread is posted in. Not exactly a novel concept.

hdfb
Oct 26th, 2009, 10:39 PM
I'm pretty sure you were one of the ones who were claiming it though. It was either you or one of the other prominent British Serena fans on here (Reetard?).

You sound pretty unhappy and bitter, that another poster made you correct your post. It's ok kid.