Serena Williams Not Out of the Woods Yet

http://www.tennisreporters.net/sharawinstokyo.html

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article6857564.ece

Serena Williams may yet face much sterner punishment after her outburst at the US Open against Kim Clijsters. The second article says there is now an investigation which could lead to Williams losing all her prize money for the US Open or even worse, be banned for two grand slam tournaments. Williams told the line judge that she would “shove this f***ing ball down your f***ing throat and kill you.” But apparently Williams may have said something that is far worse! I shouldn’t act surprised though because I’m not. As far as I’m concerned Williams only showed her true colors, and it was only a matter of time before something like this would happen. She is an utterly egotistical individual and who knows what she is capable of.

I hate when they mention Williams and Roger in the same sentence, because they are two utterly different individuals. Williams is so full of herself that it is impossible not to notice, and it reflects poorly on the women’s game. Roger on the other hand is a down to earth guy and the peRFect ambassador for the men’s game. In the second article John Wartheim, who is supposedly a respected tennis writer, is quoted to say that Williams got a very shaky call and if any further steps is taken against Williams then it would be a miscarriage of justice. But how exactly does he know it was a shaky call? Was he sitting next to the court? The only camera angle that exists is completely inconclusive and it could well have been a completely accurate call. Who is John Wartheim anyway?

Isn’t he the guy who said Roger will lose to Djokovic at the French Open or something? Anyway my view on this newest developments is clear, which is that it is the right thing and that there is no reason not to investigate this any further. What Williams did was unacceptable and so far she has come away with far too light a punishment. Being fined $10k is really nothing for her. Not even taking away her prize money for the US Open would be that big a deal for her, because she would still be stinking rich. I think banning her for two majors would be more appropriate, depending on what she said to the line judge. If Jeff Tarango was banned for two majors for calling the umpire corrupt and refusing to play, then Williams should already be banned for two majors. End of story.


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12 Comments

  1. Unlikely Serena has won her second-round match and she´s going to be N°1. May be Dinara will play will less pressure.Serena N°1? I cann´t stand thi woman.

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  2. OK, I will be extreme this time. Here’s my statement: Williams sisters actually destroy women’s tennis.

    If you look back at history, women’s game has been about finesse & grace. From the times of Evert & Navratilova, then to Graf & Seles, then to Hingis. The game was beautiful to watch.

    Since the Williams sisters emergence, women’s tennis has been about mindless power bashing accompanied by horrific grunts. Totally unwatchable unless the competing player is a hottie. Worse still, it causes more injuries. Graf competed until she was 30. Not sure about Evert but looking at her GS collections, she must have competed for a long time. Navra was a freak of nature, I guess it’s a bit unfair if we include her, but still.

    Hingis’ career got shortened because of those bullshit basher’s game. The women retire early, and the majority of them due to injuries. Look at how Masha have to deal w/ injuries on and on, and she’s only 22. I often see Jankovic wearing this big bandage over her thigh … also many others. You see how women’s game has been destroyed?

    So, I think banning SW will be great for tennis.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Its true, Hingis was gonna be the Roger Federer of female tennis, but then the Williams sisters came along with their masculine builds and mindless ballbashing and the female game was done.

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  3. Serena has reclaimed her Number 1 ranking. Safina had to have been the WORST number 1, male or female tennis player EVER. You have to admit, the Williams sister has been good for tennis. At least now they will talk about the women’s game, which gets no press.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Why did you comment under a different email address?

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  4. why the hate ruan? now this is where we differ..i share the same views as you in regards of the king Fed but dont you be spreading hate in your blogs..Serenas done great things for womens tennis and u seem like u’ll be happy if she were to be banned forever..shes been running this game for quite some time now and she did go outta line with what she did at the us open but you should wish for somebody else to take over not for her to be banned thats not cool..my knowldege is she never did something as outrageous as what she did last month she might talk out of her ass but thats what professional athletes do she didnt kill anybody..im sure she will learn from it and stop with the act but c’mon dont spread hate and use your beuatiful soul to spread great positive energy..

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  5. and i co-sign the one who said safina is the worst of the worst No.1 player ever! no memorable moment in her run at all..and the one who said the williams killed the graceful game i dont know but it sounds just racist in my opinion..i am a diehard fed fan but nadal brought a lot to the table theres gotta be diversity and the winner has to find his way to the top thats one of the main reasons i respect Fed he can adapt to any type of game..the other female players need to step it up actually the whole female field..

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    Ru-an Reply:

    I think Rafa is great for the game. But the Willians sisters bring nothing beautiful to the female game. The female game is about grace and beauty, but with their mindless ballbashing, masculine builds, arrogant personalities and repulsive grunts they have killed the female game. Thats not being racist, its just the truth.

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    jason Reply:

    “The female game is about grace and beauty”

    That is the essential point. Women are never physically built to wield men’s power. When they try to do that, the body breaks down.

    The point of the argument that Williams sisters are bad to tennis… is that they are directing the women’s game towards these mindless power bashing — which leads to rapid wear and tear of the body. And if you are really into tennis, you’ll find that it’s not beautiful. Winning matches becomes only about being the meanest, hardest, most consistent & powerful machine, almost no tactical depth, strategy & genius to speak of.

    Nowadays, when they say women should “step it up”, it implicitly means how to wield more power to just bash the ball as hard as possible. Most of them become tank-top wearing, moaning machines. These machines sure wear off fast.

    There are exceptions but way too few. Most of them are already drawn out of the field as well. Some examples are Mauresmo & Henin.

    Can Henin revive the women’s game? I certainly hope so. I hope that she can re-direct the women’s game to its proper path, which means more finesse & grace & lengthier careers. But w/ her age, I have my doubts.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Exactly, i think you will enjoy my latest post.

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  6. You are right on with your womens’ tennis game analysis, Ru-an. It is not much pretty to watch anymore. I used to watch a lot of womens tennis as I was a big Steffi Graf fan. At times, I watch Steffi videos of that era and believe me it was very different. Very quiet, a lot more graceful. Although, when Monica Seles came along, it became very noisy, too. Would like to see a comeback of the old times, is it possible? Hope so.

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