Serena - I guess I finally reached my breaking point

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    Retire soon Serena. I never watch matches when she plays.
     
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    serena really is in la la land.
     
  6. That is one of the most absurd things I have ever seen from a sports figure. She really doesn't get it, nor is she sorry, nor does she even realize what she did wrong.

    I can't believe she thinks that one bad call against Capriati stole the US Open title from her, or that Indian Wells was simply booing HER.

    She's lost it completely.
     
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    She is overreacting to make the punishment look valid (when its a joke).
     
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  8. Cantankersore

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    I don't understand, if she wanted to be treated equally does that mean she would have gladly accepted a default?
     
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    just shows she wasn't sincere at all about apologising etc over the incident
     
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    She thinks she's been unlucky and possibly even picked on on purpose. It's a shame she can't be grateful and realise how charmed her life has been.
     
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    Read some of the user comments off the 2nd link. Its amazing

    Its a hip hop site, but, damn those people are stupid.
     
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    I feel Serena's pain for the multiple times shes been cheated and given bad calls in big matches. What I don't understand is her comparison between how she was treated and how the other two guys were treated. If it were fair, she would have been defaulted too. All said and done, she should have stayed calm and she deserved some type of punishment.
     
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    Wow. She is DELUSIONAL. First, she has the gall to point out the misconception in her fine; when one considers that, including endorsements, Serena is one of the highest paid athletes in the world right now, does she really expect anyone to give a rat's ass about $10k, especially when many were concerned that a fine was too light? Second, it is laughable that she believes that she has been wronged, and that she deserves an apology. Even if the call was wrong, does she believe that at all justifies her reaction? That takes some astounding arrogance. Third, her comparison to Tarango is pretty worthless. For starters, she apparently fails to grasp the simple economic concept of inflation that Jeff Tarango's fine of $63000 is close to $90,000 today. Also, she apparently missed that Tarango was also suspended from at least one GS tournament where as she was merely put on probation.

    Well, I give her credit, though - at least she opted to play the sexism card rather than the race card. :lol:
     
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    Her Dad usually plays that for her.
     
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    I was at that 2001 IW match in which Serena was booed.

    After reading this, I regret that I didn't join the chorus of boos.
     
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    What was the story there? Why did they start booing?
     
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    This is ludicrous. For one thing, the fines she's referring to are from long ago, and tennis players did not make near as much then as they do now. The dollar was also worth a lot more back then. And no one in her camp threatened the judge, Serena did. She didn't get fined just for using the f word, she got fined for threatening the line judge. Could she try any harder to be a martyr? Jesus. She should be so ashamed of what she did that she couldn't even write this article. Instead she's accusing people of wronging her.

    Oh, yeah. $92,000 is more than most people make in a year. But then most people don't threaten to shove tennis balls down other people's throats on international television.
     
  18. Cantankersore

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    "I guess I finally reached my breaking point... on break point."
     
  19. Breaker

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    What? I thought they were perfectly reasoned arguments..such as..

    On second thought maybe you're right..
     
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    I actually almost laughed at the irony of the fact that all the incidents happened in America...weird.

    Weird enough I see where she could be coming from about breaking but still gives her no right to threaten someone's life. At least she is raising an extra 92 thousand for charity?? eh eh??
     
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    qft .
     
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    LOL, ******* my pants so funny!!!

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::
     
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    The people who commented, regardless of race, are pretty damn stupid.

    Ignoring the irony of dubbing the same people this person refers to as racists "crackers", this world-beater demonstrates a profound lack of understanding of grammar and logic, thus nullifying any point this fool was trying to communicate.

    Again, by introducing racism, this commenter ultimately voids his or her own opinion, especially by saying that special treatment is thrown towards "fan favorite" Sharapova, one of the most disliked players on women's tour, even by her compatriots.

    "Yeah, what a great idea! Serena should TOTALLY wear number 92 to symbolize all the oppression tha - what's that? They don't wear numbers in tennis? Oh. Whoops! Wrong sport! I was probably thinking of Candace Parker. Woo! Go Candace Parker!"

    "Sister Serena, good news! I have organized a letter writing contest, er, protest, and I am proud to tell you that I have garnered dozens - literally, dozens - of supporters willing to wage a war of words against the white establishment and I have notified all of the appropriate agencies of our displeasure, and ALL THREE OF THEM are soon to unleash righteous fury upon... the guilty party? You're very welcome."
     
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    He lost it. She feels bad about it. She tried to apologise. She gets fined. She gets fined so more. She writes something about it. People have opinions, they write about it too. So what?

    C'mon! That's life!
     
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    I think the funniest of all is Serena asking for equal treatment, by bring up the male player that got defaulted and and received a banned from a few tournaments.

    so I hope ITF reads her post and grants her wish so that there is no inequally or double standards.

    give her back the $87k, keep the fine at $10k.
    but ask for her $172k paycheck back (because to be fair, she should've been defaulted)
    and then ban her from the next few GS.
     
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    I guess we know where Cuddles has been at!:twisted:
     
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    Whatever. The only thing that really reached the breaking point is Serena's bathroom weighing scale.
     
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    Are you trying to say that she's fat? Please post a recent picture of Serena and then call her fat. Once again; You dudes on here need to stop using the "fat" thing and the "female" thing and the "she threatened a lineswoman" thing to mask your racism. Just come out and say " I hate black people". There is actually more honor in that than hiding behind silly comments. Still mad 'cause 2 black girls came along, took over your little white sport and made no apologies about it. Get over it!!
     
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    Whatever you say dude.
     
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    You have proved to be a troll on your first post. Congrats.
     
  32. sureshs

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    Serena makes some valid points, but she deserved what she got this time.
     
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    OMG that's just ridiculous!So she got fined because she's female?And she is planning on educating young women on how they're mistreated by the ITF :-?

    Please allow me to repost it in the Serena thread about the fairness of her punishment.I want to see what the Serena apologetics have to say to this.

    Definitely!It shows she never really regretted it and she can't see the seriousness in making death threats and cursing in front of thousand of people and in international tv no less.

    Definitely!Instead of being grateful for being so lightly punished she makes such posts!:roll: I hope they really DO make it fair and default her,and ban her from next slams!
     
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    We are not the racists here,SERENA is the one who attacked an asian woman linesperson.she's the one being racist.She should apologise asap to the asian community!And to Davydenko!
     
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    what'd she say about Davy!?

    this racism is nonsense. No one hates Tsonga, Monfils, Ouanna, Blake like they hate Serena...why? Because they are not crazy people.
     
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    Why is she saying the official made "YET another wrong call'

    She still has not taken ownership of her mistake. She said she was being foot faulted a lot more than ussual during that US Open, so knowing that she should have been extra careful not to go anywhere near the line in the Clijsters match. I think subconsciously Serena may have realized that Clijsters was playing a bit too strong, so she took the risk to step even closer to the line while serving.
     
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    She needs to be banned>>>>>>>>> forever.
     
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    plenty!She's very racistic against white bald russian men!:(
    Weird you haven't notice though?She posts here with the nickname cuddles.:-?
     
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    The story is this. When Serena arrived on the court for the 2001 Final, the crowd almost unanimously started booing her. The booing continued and got louder as her family (father and sister) made their way to their seats.

    I turned to ask the person next to me why everyone was booing. He gave two reasons: (1) the night before, just minutes before her semifinal match with Serena, Venus had withdrawn without an explanation; (2) Following that, there had been an article printed in the local paper examining past claims that Richard liked to fix the matches between his daughters. Add (1) and (2) and you get the booing.

    The booing continued for the entire match, before and after each point. I did not boo. I actually felt sorry for Serena and cheered for her.

    In retrospect, she and her family deserved the boos.
     
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    Yes. We have seen and heard enough of her.
     
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    Your post may be more grammatically correct, yet no more logical. I suggest you try and understand that communication is as much about those receiving the message as those giving the message.

    Perhaps if you broaden your horizons a little, you might understand the context of the comments that you and others on this board so summarily, with much hegemony, dismiss with little deliberation or even attempt to consider.

    Not saying you have to agree, but at least try to hear and contemplate opinions different from you own!
     
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    You need to add (3): a racist crowd. Without that, people would not have behaved like that.
     
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    Did you mean you people?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAlV...4A2E6A17&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=16
     
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    I was there. You weren't.

    I never heard a single racial slur during the match. Neither did my friends who were sitting in the same section as Venus and her father.

    Other Black players have been well received at IW. Serena is the only player (white or black) to have been booed by the crowd like that. No other Black player ever joined Serena's and Venus' boycott of IW, that is telling.
     
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    From what you posted, it was pretty clear what the people were thinking. Of course they did not shout racial slurs. It is more covert. I have also read many letter to the Editor of tennis magazines from people who had attended, and there was no consensus about whether the crowd was racist or not.

    Other Black players do not matter. They are insignificant and bow down to the establishment. Female Black players are a different category. They bring out the hate in people, as is proven in the hate threads that pop up here regularly.

    The newspaper article you refer to might itself have been fueled by racism.

    A couple of days ago I saw a blog on tennis.com about Serena doing a cricket publicity event in the Barbados. The author suggested that Serena is now going to use a cricket bat to hit people.

    Pretending that all is kosher is not going to help. You have to see all sides of the picture.
     
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    What i don't like about Serena is she blame on the IW organizers during the incidence in 2001. It was the fans that was out of control and the organizers had no control over them. In early 2009, the director(Erma Casey) try to reach out the william sisters, oppologize, and asking them them to comeback since they boycotted the tourney ever since. It was 8 years past and the sisters can't let it go. They act like they've been put in jail for 10 years and IW should owe them their lives. It wasn't the organizers fault, had they knew which fans is going to boo them, they would never let them enter the gate, but they have no control. The sisters should of accept the the invitation, they are not bigger than the sport, and it was embarrassing for Casey getting rejected by them.
     
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    My god I thought this article was a joke or something...
    She bases her argument about inequal treatment on Fed's rant, which was much more justified and much less shocking than a death threat...
    She will end up crazy, mentally locked in her own certainties that the whole world is against her. That is a sad character in tennis.
    And she did not even have the decency to avoid the pathetic calculation of her global fine.
    Serena, the anti-Rafter
     
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    The fans were not out of control. They weren't throwing things at Serena and her family. They were just booing. It was their right to boo. Just like it was the right of the crowd at the '99 French Open to boo.

    The organizers (and I know a couple of them personally) never did anything because: (1) they thought the crowd had a right to boo; and (2) they were reluctant (I think) to take sides against the crowd, many of them long term patrons of the tournament. Palm Springs is a small town. They never would have heard the end of this. It might have caused some long term patrons to abandon the tournament. Knowing that, they erred on the side of the patrons.

    In retrospect I think they were right. Given what Serena just did, I think it would have been a monumental mistake on the part of the organizers to defend her at the expense of the crowd.
     
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    of course!Only Female Black players with the surname Williams matter and are racism target!But don't blame him for not beeing able to see all the sides of the picture..Serena is taking the whole space.:(
     
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    Lets face it, If Serena wasn't a black woman she wouldn't be so hated....
     

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