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``I'd prefer she not umpire at my court anymore,'' Williams said. ``She's obviously anti-Serena.''
``At first, I thought it was another Wimbledon conspiracy.''
Pogotheostrich wrote:I don't think it's a conspiracy but I think Serena's beef is that the line judge had it right and the umpire overruled for the incorrect call.
Madison wrote:``At first, I thought it was another Wimbledon conspiracy.''
I played extremely competitive tennis in high school and was ranked in the top 20 (18th actually ) players in the state, so I speak from experience that lines people blow calls occasionally. It's just part of the game and not really any different than an umpire missing a strike call.
Now while the call was an obvious bad one, her "anti-Serena" and "conspiracy" comments are way over the top. I just lost some respect for her and could care less if she ever wins another tournament.
Mookie4ever wrote:Mad, you have to give the context of the conspiracy quote. The Wimbledon conspiracy was a name the media gave to what happened to Venus at Wimbledon this year where in the deciding set tie breaker the chair umpire gave Venus' opponent an extra point. It wasn't a bad call, it was an extra point in the deciding set tie-breaker! American reporters have been going on for years now how tennis is prejudiced agains the Williams sisters. The US press dubbed it the "Wimbledon conspiracy".
Now I agree that her Dad is way over the top and a bit of a nutcase but Serena is very level headed. I like her a lot. She's always a good sport and hardly ever argues calls.
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