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Old Sep 13th, 2009, 10:46 AM   #1
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Serena should apologise ASAP...

I mean really, she was bang out of order. She needs to own it and apologise.

Not only is it right thing to do but otherwise I can see this following her around to the other other tournaments.

Very disappointed in her behaviour right now.
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Old Sep 13th, 2009, 10:54 AM   #2
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Disgraceful exhibition from a professional athlete...it certainly eclipsed Martina's "meltdown" bigtime...always criticized for being a "poor sport" Serena will never live down this ugly display of unsportsman-like behaviour....I didn't see the match but did see the replay of the incident on Sportsdesk and it was right from the "Getto"....the WTA have to take this to a higher level and fine Serena bigtime....its all captured on tape...no denying any of those terrible threatening words.....I was never a supporter of Serena but I certainly appreciated her game and to throw all those accomplishments away with gutter language by "blowing her lid" in such an unprofessional manner will be forever hard to live down. Nice job Serena, don't ever talk about Martina's image being tarnished.....yours just went "down the drain" !
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Old Sep 13th, 2009, 10:55 AM   #3
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Re: Serena should apologise ASAP...

Yes - I think this would be the bigger thing for her to do than to be silent and which effectively maintains an I didn't do anything wrong position. It makes a person a stronger person when they can do that and admit they were wrong. She did no favours at her interview and sounded like she was relieved that the reporters there didn't actually hear what she said to the LJ. I'd like her to apologise because she believes that's right. If she does it just because she's told to - Arrg. I'd rather her not do it at all.

It was the heat of the occasion. And she can say that and that she'd let herself down.
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Old Sep 13th, 2009, 10:58 AM   #4
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I'd bar her from playing in the next slam if she doesn't apologize.
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I'd just bar her...
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Re: Serena should apologise ASAP...

If Serena really did threaten the lineswoman then she'd be a fool not to apologise to someone who's one phonecall away from getting her arrested for something with potentially dozens of witnesses and video and/or audio evidence.

Time to get out the credit card and buy the nicest "Sorry" card and the biggest bouquet of flowers in New York I think.
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Re: Serena should apologise ASAP...

Serena should just say sorry. It was the heat of the moment, I reacted badly, and I'm sorry. I would have a lot of respect for her, if she did that.
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Re: Serena should apologise ASAP...

Somebody whose sister was shot dead in a gangland murder threatens to kill you......

Of course it's an emotional and totally empty threat but I suspect this won't be the end of it.
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Re: Serena should apologise ASAP...

I agree. Noone deserves to have such vulgarity hurled at them.

I like Serena, but her behaviour was appaling.
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Re: Serena should apologise ASAP...

I agree the calls for suspension... if she did this in almost any other sport she would have to go before a tribunal and could face possible bans for several weeks or months. But in tennis shes right back and free to go again - i say give her a ban from defedning AO - a big thing i know - but if you ban her from general tournaments she wont care
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[quote=barmaid;16484009]Disgraceful exhibition from a professional athlete...it certainly eclipsed Martina's "meltdown" bigtime...always criticized for being a "poor sport" Serena will never live down this ugly display of unsportsman-like behaviour....I didn't see the match but did see the replay of the incident on Sportsdesk and it was right from the "Getto"....the WTA have to take this to a higher level and fine Serena bigtime....its all captured on tape...no denying any of those terrible threatening words.....I was never a supporter of Serena but I certainly appreciated her game and to throw all those accomplishments away with gutter language by "blowing her lid" in such an unprofessional manner will be forever hard to live down. Nice job Serena, don't ever talk about Martina's image being tarnished.....yours just went "down the drain" !
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I agree the calls for suspension... if she did this in almost any other sport she would have to go before a tribunal and could face possible bans for several weeks or months. But in tennis shes right back and free to go again - i say give her a ban from defedning AO - a big thing i know - but if you ban her from general tournaments she wont care
A ban from the AO for cursing a lines person (when players do it all the time) is absurd. Did Dmitri Tursunov receive a ban from a grand slam when he actually put his hands on a chair umpire a couple years ago?
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Old Sep 13th, 2009, 11:27 AM   #13
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I agree the calls for suspension... if she did this in almost any other sport she would have to go before a tribunal and could face possible bans for several weeks or months. But in tennis shes right back and free to go again - i say give her a ban from defedning AO - a big thing i know - but if you ban her from general tournaments she wont care
I would not ban her from Australia. That is too malicious. Just fine her her 250,000, since she did not hit the lady. If she hit her then she throw the book at her. I have no problem with a player arguing a call, but tone it down just a little without cursing.

It works both ways. I saw Roger Federer only question a call at Roland Garros in 2009 and the French fans started booing Roger. The French always want to overjudge a person for questioning a call. Serena screwed up and should pay a fine for her insubordination. The fans in NY backed Serena, which really pissed me off.
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A fine means nothing to someone as rich as her. A 2 slam ban is needed i think.
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Re: Serena should apologise ASAP...

I dont care about Serena upsettingt he line judge, I feel sory for Clijsters whos special moment of making the slam final was taken away by Serena, Serena should have stayed courtside for a few minutes.
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