Originally Posted by nelsondan
I did not quite follow what happened there......Maria returned it and it bounced squarely on the line.......it was called out....Serena managed to return it, and it looked like it landed in...maybe it did not.....if Serena's return landed out, I can see how Maria would be pissed that she had to replay the point.
But if, after Maria's return was called out, which caused Maria to think the point was over, but Serena returned it in....which Maria might or might not have been able to get to.....then Serena would be the one angry about having to replay the point.
Just where did that final return from Serena land?
I think it landed just a slight out in the end, and I also believe that Maria was the one damaged here, she had Serena on the back foot panting, and if she was alert, that is if the linesman didn't call it out, she would have probably gotten that ball back, and with interest as well. Not to mention that this gave Serena a chance to recuperate physically after an excruciating point for her (which I believe is the reason she challenged in the first place
) and fire a second serve ace in the replay of the point. And that's my biggest problem with replays of rallies, the server gets a new first serve, and gets a chance to get away quickly with the point, but oh well, there's no other way that points could be replayed, so no point in me being annoyed with that.