Santa Claus Alves came to The US OPEN...
It is really sad to see how people knock each other on these boards.
This is America where "Everyone" is suppose to be entitled to their own opinion and by posting our opinions, we shouldnt have to worry about who likes or doesn't like what we have posted and who will retaliate by making insensitive comment like: Get over it! Move on, it's over etc? Obviously you have no clue what this means to Serena and what it would equally have meant to Jennifer had "4" Calls gone againts her.
Anyone in this world that views themselves as "Honest and Fair" Will agree that Jennifer did not win that match fair and square, weather they like Serena or not is irrespective, fair is fair.
Jennifer said that she didn't see what the big deal was when the crowd reacted to her comments, saying that she has had calls go against her many times in the past, this is very true, not only her but many players, male and female have had calls robbed from them but come on!!! 4???? In the same game? I don't think so! Had Serena gotten those 4 points, it would have been a different story. As it was, Serena lost that game unlike what Jennifer said, so Jennifer goes out bearing gifts from the umpire and yes we know that it is not Jennifer's fault that she was favored by the umpire!
The way Jennifer spoke after the match, makes one wonder if she wasn't indeed greatful for the bad calls and feels that they couldn't have come at a better time. Jennifer does not and perhaps will never admit it publicly, but remember that one cannot hide from one's self, there is no doubt that in her mind and for the rest of her life, she will always "KNOW" that her win came because an umpire made her win possible, she was given a "Gift" Why? That we will never know but we do know that she was given that Match, she didn't win it. Yes she fought brilliantly, no doubt about that, but we do know how these matches have a way of turning around, nerves, choking etc. Yet I hope you all know that the woman she was playing is also a fierce competitor, one who also possesses a fighting characteristic herself.
If I could be granted one wish, I would wish that John McEnroe could be assigned as The Umpire for such crucial matches where perhaps: Dislike or Racism is present, he is the "One" person that speaks out and does not try to make excuses and cut corners, He calls it as it is and truly, who wants a win such as that to be associated with?
Just for the record: I am not saying that this has anything to do with racism or the fact that the Williams Sisters are "NOT" the most popular players in the locker rooms of The TWA. After all, they are not running a popularity contest but how does it look? 1 Mistake ok, 2 Mistakes, hmmm, 3 Mistakes, grrrrrrrrrr 4???? Yes they should fire that woman to insure that she never has the chance to do this to any other tennis player.
"Santa Came Early To The US OPEN!!! Bearing gifts for guess who?