With Serena down a set and a break, she's decided to go back to her old trusted play: cheating and verbally assaulting officials. This was a nasty play and total display of unsportsmanlike conduct.
I can't wait for the post match press conference. There's got to be a video there.
Let's go Sam!!!
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What has Serena done for women's tennis? Given an example for future juniors to shame officials so they can no longer enjoy their jobs. If you want to talk about ignorance, then you can't ignore the language she used on the official who called a foot fault on her. You can't ignore what the rules are regarding celebrating before the ball has bounce twice.
To my eye, Serena hasn't added anything special to women's tennis. And I don't have to pay any respect to someone who doesn't respect others. She walks around like a diva but that gives her no right to treat other people in the sport, the officials, as pushover idiots that get in her way: "You better look the other way if you see me in the hallway" or "I'm gonna shove this f******* ball down your throat". Puh-lease! An eyesore to the sport!
Hey, that is the same chair umpire! What d'ya know. Well, at least, Serena acknowledges her mistake. Still looks goofy celebrating before the point is over.
OOh and she is unapologetic during the press conference..
Playing a let would be just placating the dragon's anger. Mac used to get his way arguing with refs so it was probably why he suggested the let. He relates to Serena.
Sure, Sam was rattled, but the call stood and Sam held through the storm. She never challenged Serena directly, nor said later, Serena was wrong. True class.