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sebbe
Feb 16th, 2010, 10:46 AM
She's the only one who has the guts to over rule calls and she also has a great way to show her authority....

Vanity Bonfire
Feb 16th, 2010, 10:53 AM
She's better than Hawk-Eye.

Noctis
Feb 16th, 2010, 10:54 AM
Goat

The Witch-king
Feb 16th, 2010, 10:56 AM
The one who sounds like a man and hates Jankovic is the best. After that mariana alves

Kipling
Feb 16th, 2010, 10:56 AM
She just blew a big one.

Rafito.
Feb 16th, 2010, 10:57 AM
Funny you said that, When she just confirmed a ball was out to Jankovic and it was clearly in.

Golovinjured.
Feb 16th, 2010, 10:58 AM
Alves >>>

Pops Maellard
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:04 AM
The one who sounds like a man and hates Jankovic is the best. After that mariana alves
Is that the American one? Yeah she's the best IMO. :lol:

sebbe
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:12 AM
Funny you said that, When she just confirmed a ball was out to Jankovic and it was clearly in.

Yeah I saw that, typical - but I prefer over ruling to just sit there and wait for a challenge, even though they turn out wrong sometimes.

The Witch-king
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:16 AM
Is that the American one? Yeah she's the best IMO. :lol:

yes and she's kind of old! :)

sebbe
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:25 AM
yes and she's kind of old! :)

I thought she was british....
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Pops Maellard
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:26 AM
^ No that's not her. I remember vividly, it was the one umpiring Safina VS Lisicki 09 Wimbledon QF. ;)

The Witch-king
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:28 AM
If someone would say her name. I know it but i've just forgotten it right now

Jeff
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:41 AM
Umpires are human and make mistakes, but overall, yes Alison is the best umpire.

Sammm
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:33 PM
I like her.

Did anyone see last year - I think it was Wimbledon - when Alison Lang used Hawkeye to check if a ball was out? It wasn't a player challenge, it was Alison herself who wanted to check. The commentators took the piss, saying Alison Lang now has two challenges left etc, but I thought it was a wise choice.
I never saw an umpire use it themselves apart from that one time.

cas-per
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:33 PM
If someone would say her name. I know it but i've just forgotten it right now
Lynn Welch

LoLex
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:39 PM
Yeah and today we saw a couple of wrong decisions made by her. :tape:

toby345
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:42 PM
Lynn Welch

My all-time-favourite umpire :hearts::hearts:
She is so relaxed and her voice is so great to hear :drool:

Mikey.
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:42 PM
Alison is lovely. :lol: I really like her. I do quite like Mariana as well. :lol:


Lynn Welch

Yep that's her. I personally really don't like her. :lol:

doktor
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:44 PM
I like her.

Did anyone see last year - I think it was Wimbledon - when Alison Lang used Hawkeye to check if a ball was out? It wasn't a player challenge, it was Alison herself who wanted to check. The commentators took the piss, saying Alison Lang now has two challenges left etc, but I thought it was a wise choice.
I never saw an umpire use it themselves apart from that one time.

yeah i remember watchin that and thinkin it was a really good call, the linesman called it unsighted or something and she wasn't real clear on it either... really good call...

The Witch-king
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:48 PM
Lynn Welch
thanks :D
I like her.

Did anyone see last year - I think it was Wimbledon - when Alison Lang used Hawkeye to check if a ball was out? It wasn't a player challenge, it was Alison herself who wanted to check. The commentators took the piss, saying Alison Lang now has two challenges left etc, but I thought it was a wise choice.
I never saw an umpire use it themselves apart from that one time.
YEAH i remember she did that at the us open final in 08... Then Serena melted down :(

Sund7101
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:57 PM
Alison is good, but I think Lynn Welch is the best.

ZODIAC
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:34 PM
Alison Lang and Lynn Welch are the best and then that greek umpire I have forgotten her name,the worst is the umpire who officiated the Serena -Kim MATCH IN NEW YORK,she was officiatin a late match between Aza and Vera and was ready to pull the trigger.I think some of the umpires resent the players for being overpaid especially the women umpires.

In The Zone
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:34 PM
Lynn Welch

Lynn Welch is the umpire GOAT. Definitely the best.

Rising Sun
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:27 PM
Love Lynn Welch :hearts:

Anybody know if Leanne White umpires much these days?

Raz0r
Feb 16th, 2010, 03:11 PM
Alison Lang and Lynn Welch are the best and then that greek umpire I have forgotten her name,the worst is the umpire who officiated the Serena -Kim MATCH IN NEW YORK,she was officiatin a late match between Aza and Vera and was ready to pull the trigger.I think some of the umpires resent the players for being overpaid especially the women umpires.

I think Louise Engzell is a pretty good umpire :shrug:

Matt01
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:11 PM
Yeah and today we saw a couple of wrong decisions made by her. :tape:


That's not unusual for her :devil:

She's one of the worst umpires on the Tour IMO.

hurricanejeanne
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:25 PM
I :inlove: Ally Lang.

Bayo
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:38 PM
Kader Nouni, IMO.

Holla.

I have this idea where instead of playing the national anthem when a TV station goes off air at night, Kader Nouni pops up and reads Goodnight Moon.

Brooks.
Feb 16th, 2010, 07:25 PM
I personally like Lynne Welch (sp?) the best.

crazillo
Feb 16th, 2010, 07:36 PM
Lynne Welch is much better. I'd love to see a portrait about the umpires on the tour.

Zealotes
Feb 16th, 2010, 07:40 PM
Eva Asderaki ! (or the way she wants to be called now ,Evanthia Asderaki')

gently and decisive

and of course Kader Nouni - coolest guy on tour !!

ZODIAC
Feb 16th, 2010, 07:48 PM
Kader Nouni has his fanbase and groupies,they love his James Earl Jones voice.

KournikovaFan91
Feb 16th, 2010, 07:53 PM
Asderaki and Nouni are best.

Welch and Lang are too mean imo, always dishing out violations :o

Pops Maellard
Feb 16th, 2010, 07:56 PM
Asderaki and Nouni are best.

Welch and Lang are too mean imo, always dishing out violations :o
Yeah against Azarenka who usually deserves it. :p

Nah JK. Vika's grown on me in recent times.

But yeah Lyn Welch for me is the best. ;)

Craig.
Feb 16th, 2010, 07:59 PM
Engzell is love :inlove:

DOUBLEFIST
Feb 16th, 2010, 08:03 PM
Alves >>>
:spit:

Please! :rolleyes:

DOUBLEFIST
Feb 16th, 2010, 08:04 PM
Lynne Welch is much better. I'd love to see a portrait about the umpires on the tour.
Agreed. Lynne Welch is the Queen Bee, of umps.

V-MAC
Feb 16th, 2010, 08:09 PM
yep I think Alison Lang is the most competent umpire out there. Lynn Welch makes a lot of mistakes..surprised to see she is so popular:shrug:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 16th, 2010, 08:38 PM
it was great to see the Worlds best umpire doing a WTA event today (Venus vs Lisicki )
the always smiling Mohamed Lahyani :bowdown:

Princeza
Feb 16th, 2010, 08:43 PM
it was great to see the Worlds best umpire doing a WTA event today (Venus vs Lisicki )
the always smiling Mohamed Lahyani :bowdown:

:inlove:

AnnaK_4ever
Feb 16th, 2010, 08:53 PM
Asderaki and Engzell are horrible, Engzell shouldn't be allowed to umpire pro matches at all. Welch, Lang and Alves are the best, Nouni is the coolest and Lahyani is the most adorable chair umpire on both tours.

-NAJ-
Feb 16th, 2010, 08:58 PM
I was surprised when I saw Lahyani in WTA Dubai. He is rarely on wta tour. he is the best umpire on atp tour without doubt for me.

VIKA?
Feb 16th, 2010, 09:00 PM
Mariana Alves is the best:inlove::bowdown:

Dave.
Feb 16th, 2010, 09:03 PM
yep I think Alison Lang is the most competent umpire out there. Lynn Welch makes a lot of mistakes..surprised to see she is so popular:shrug:

Probably because some posters might not see (or notice - sign of a good umpire) the matches Alison Lang does as much. Perhaps. :shrug:

There is no doubt in my mind Alison Lang is the best umpire. Lynn Welch is good but as you said she makes far too many mistakes sometimes.

LCS
Feb 16th, 2010, 09:47 PM
Alison Lang and Lynn Welch are the best and then that greek umpire I have forgotten her name,the worst is the umpire who officiated the Serena -Kim MATCH IN NEW YORK,she was officiatin a late match between Aza and Vera and was ready to pull the trigger.I think some of the umpires resent the players for being overpaid especially the women umpires.

The only good thing about Eva Asderaki is her looks, not her umpiring abilities.;)

tobi
Feb 17th, 2010, 12:43 AM
it was great to see the Worlds best umpire doing a WTA event today (Venus vs Lisicki )
the always smiling Mohamed Lahyani :bowdown:

Lahyani is the most adorable chair umpire on both tours.

The only good thing about Eva Asderaki is her looks, not her umpiring abilities.;)
Agree with all :yeah:

Raz0r
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:03 PM
Alison Lang is the top women's ump IMO... she didn't get assigned the Wimbledon + USO 2009 finals for nothing!

Eva will always be my favourite though :D

2Black
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:09 PM
Kader Nouni has his fanbase and groupies,they love his James Earl Jones voice.

THIS & I'm 1 of them :lol:

Monzanator
Feb 17th, 2010, 05:01 PM
Alison Lang is good allthough Lynn Welch is the true godmather of female umpires. She's got the no-nonsense presence on court and gives everyone a hard but fair treatment. Probably the most respected umpire on the tour. I remember well when she pain-stakingly denied Sharapova a toilet break during the Amelia Open final and told her to wait until the change of ends :lol:

oh yeah, I must give Kader Nouni a special mention. There was an interview with him few years ago during one of the J&S Cups (probably when it was still played in Sopot). He said that the worst spectators are the VIPs who never turn their cell phones off and generally make a lot of fuss when watching a game.

LoLex
Feb 18th, 2010, 01:31 PM
Another match with a lot of wrong calls. :o

tennis-insomniac
Feb 18th, 2010, 01:55 PM
I like Lynn Welch better perrsonally she reminds me of my high school teacher

*Jean*
Feb 18th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Unable to overull anything that was under her nose today. :o

adner
Feb 18th, 2010, 01:59 PM
"Great" umpire Alison Lang called an out after Kulikova returned the ball and hit it out, Aga challenged and it was in and guess what? Alison made them replay the point! :tape:

sammy01
Feb 18th, 2010, 02:03 PM
lang is no better than any other umpire, shes made her faif share of shit calls, today she made another.

mo is love though.

toxina90
Feb 18th, 2010, 04:09 PM
She's from my hometown, ofcourse she's the best :p

AnnaK_4ever
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:25 PM
lang is no better than any other umpire, shes made her faif share of shit calls, today she made another.

Any call against Radwanska is good for tennis. Alison rulez!

Matt01
Feb 18th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Any call against Radwanska is good for tennis. Alison rulez!


You've officially lost your brain now :help:

janksta
Feb 18th, 2010, 08:06 PM
carlos ramos ;)

miss_molik
Feb 18th, 2010, 11:18 PM
My favs are Alison Lang and Carlos Ramos :)

jujufreak
Feb 18th, 2010, 11:53 PM
The best umpire was Sandra De Jenken imo :)

Raz0r
Feb 19th, 2010, 12:44 AM
The best umpire was Sandra De Jenken imo :)

I miss Sandra :tears:

Potato
Feb 19th, 2010, 01:54 AM
mariana alves. :hearts:

W!MBLEDON
Feb 19th, 2010, 08:44 AM
dokic lost her aus open 09 qf cos of lang

LoLex
Feb 19th, 2010, 12:41 PM
The best umpire was Anne Lasserre-Ulrich :o

Jajaloo
Feb 19th, 2010, 02:34 PM
Eva Asderaki :hearts::hearts::hearts: