Skip to comments.In a Bizarre Ending, Clijsters Beats Williams
Posted on 09/12/2009 8:06:58 PM PDT by traumer
Kim Clijsters Advances to Finals Over Serena Williams Williams looks a little somber as she begins her serve, then slaps a backhand into the net. Then she hits an ace. Balance returning. Shes got to keep the ball in play here and doesnt, hitting another backhand into the net. Clijsters is two points from the match and the finals. Shes got to keep that out of her mind.
Williams goes up the T but misses, then foot faults. Scolding the lineswoman may help her get back her strength, but shes down match point. Boos may also drive her back into the game. Brian Earley, the tournament manager, appears. An argument ensues. Williams is given a warning, which costs her a point. The match is over. Williams is heard to say: I didnt say I would kill you. An argument on match point. Suddenly, Williams walks to the other side of the net and shakes Clijsters hand. Its over. Has she defaulted? The lineswoman retreats to the exit. N
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With Williams serving at 5-6, 15-30 in the second set, she faulted on her first serve. On the second, the line judge called a foot fault, making it a double-fault. That made the score 15-40, giving Clijsters a match point. Williams went over and said something to the line judge, who reported it to the chair umpire. That led to the chair umpire awarding a point to Clijsters, ending the match.
Williams already had been given a code violation warning when she broke her racket after losing the first set.
Well, so far, it looks like the media is going to let her get by with this. Am watching Serena’s press conference and the media is trying to make excuses for her.
Serena is making it sound like she didn’t misbehave.
Well, what a B.S. artist....regardless of the call by the lineswoman, Serena’s behavior was inappropriate; she brought this on herself, and it’s a damn shame that Kim Clijsters had to have the match end the way it did.
More players need some Jack Dempsey sportmanship and ask no quarter and make no excuses.
It is silly to berate a line judge when one can ask for a replay.
Williams was playing well and Clijsters was playing better. How many moms in the top 50??...usually one or none. Players take note: don’t let your best fertile years go by. The Mom was cool, polite, and powerful.
Serena seems to have lost focus on what brings home the bacon with all her fashion designer nonsense
she should be checked for steroids
She brought this on herself and got what she deserved. The bottom line is she was out played.
she’s also been carrying around a big chip thinking she should be ranked #1 when she isn’t.
I’d compare Serena’s reaction to Joe Wilson’s outburst the other night, “Rude, but right” as one columnist put it. The y both breached decorum, but they both had darn, a good reason for doing it.
The foot fault call was one of the worst calls in the history of sports. Foot faults are almost never called, and the replay showed it was not even close to a foot fault. If you are going to make that call, in that spot, you’d better be 100% sure.
Do any other sports allow officials who wear glasses?
The microphone picked something - but it was edited (bleeped)...
sorry a wrong picture...
What an ass. Thank goodness she lost. She doesn't deserve to win. Then she gets her face right away in front of the media to try and salvage her rep. Like Mary Carillo just said...S. Williams could have won an Oscar for her performance in the press conference. I hope this ends her tennis career; she doesn't deserve to play in the pros again.
And this is a “businesswoman” who is now part-owner of the Miami Dolphins. How classy. Her agent had better get an apology printed by morning, since obviously Queen Serena doesn’t see the need for one. And the poor line judge is probably done for the tournament, for security reasons I would not want her back out there.
she said she was going to take the bleep ball and shove it down her bleep throat.
See my post #16.
“Am watching Serenas press conference and the media is trying to make excuses for her.”
Gee, I can’t for the life of me figure why self-hating white liberals in the media would be making excuses for the abominable, classless, threatening behavior of Williams.
The whiny little punk John McEnroe must be proud. outlandishbehavior of
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