This was in Jon Wertham's 50 parting thoughts on RG "• A few of you noticed how often players deferred to each other on line calls, rather than summoning the chair to check the marks. As Dale Stafford, Washington, D.C., wrote after the Serena-Svetlana Kuznetsova match: "These two women, delivering body blows to one another, demonstrated their complete respect for one another, by trusting one another to indicate via hand signals. 'Don't waste your time ... that one was 6 inches out.' It was terrific to see how Serena and Sveta regarded one another." I would add that as Williams walked off the court following the final, Sharapova turned to her and said, "Congratulations again, Serena." Serena's response, "Thanks, Maria." Much as we all like a feud, there seems to be a lot sporting behavior and mutual respect on the WTA these days.
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