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Old Jul 2nd, 2007, 07:29 PM   #1
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Did Serena use gamesmanship today?

Maybe I don't think so because I am biased but we all know how fair Serena is and how much she dislikes gamesmanship. She didn't get the bathroom break and she still won. I think that all of her moves were legitimate and fair.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2007, 07:32 PM   #2
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Re: Did Serena use gamesmanship today?

not at all
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Old Jul 2nd, 2007, 07:33 PM   #3
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Re: Did Serena use gamesmanship today?

I'm not 100% sure.
I'm slightly perturbed by the fact she needed a toilet break before Hantuchova's service game because she'd been drinking so much water then when the umpire told her she could go (before her own service game) she suddenly didn't need to anymore.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2007, 07:33 PM   #4
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Re: Did Serena use gamesmanship today?

yes
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Old Jul 2nd, 2007, 07:33 PM   #5
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Re: Did Serena use gamesmanship today?

She didn't get the break, but she sucessfully get delay, puzzled and discomforted Daniel and finally got a decisive break.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2007, 07:33 PM   #6
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Re: Did Serena use gamesmanship today?

Why would you even start a thread like this you asshole. All you want is for Serena fans to attack people.
Fine I'll attack you
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Old Jul 2nd, 2007, 07:34 PM   #7
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Re: Did Serena use gamesmanship today?

I don't think so. She was so nervous and unstable at the beginning of the final set, in the end, it was adrenaline and fire that got her through
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Re: Did Serena use gamesmanship today?

:serensmanship?:
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Re: Did Serena use gamesmanship today?

A bit. But it's Serena, so I'll forgive her.
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Re: Did Serena use gamesmanship today?

Well, to me asking for a bathroom break in the middle of the set was a bit fishy, considering all this long break they had. I didn't watch afterwards - did she ask to go again?, because umpire said she could leave before her service game or sthg like that.
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Re: Did Serena use gamesmanship today?

I don't think she used gamesmanship because she asked to go during the break. It would have thrown both of them off if she went in between Daniela and her service game. It must be a new rule because she would have never been allowed to go during changeovers because Daniela would have always served first.
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Re: Did Serena use gamesmanship today?

Actually, I don't see how going to the bathroom would have helped her. Plus, she didn't even go in the end so...
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Re: Did Serena use gamesmanship today?

You are obsessed with Serena. A normal Serena fan wouldn't have started a thread questioning her sportsmanship
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Re: Did Serena use gamesmanship today?

Yes , pure gamemanship with the bathroombreak.
She asked to go to the bathroom right before daniela has to serve an important game. The umpire followed the rules and said she can't go because daniela has to serve. Serena obviously should know these rules but she was mad at the umpire for not letting her go. Even so she delayed play to get in hantuchova's head. What happens: Serena breaks, the umpire tells her she can go to the bathroom now because it's before her own serve now. Now she doesn't need to go! yeah offcourse not, you have the momentum now That's pure gamemanship and nothing else.
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Re: Did Serena use gamesmanship today?

Gamesmanship?! I think any person with 2 brain cells has to know that she had to have been drinking all kinds of fluids. So asking to go to the bathroom is not at all out of the ordinary in that situation. As for "suddenly not needing it" when getting the break or holding serve, adrenaline can do a lot and perhaps, like digging down deep to come out and continue that match, she decided to hold it and keep that momentum going.
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