Where is Mariana Alves now?

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  1. babySuri

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  2. Rafa's best friend

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    Is that a sister of Diego Alves, the player that is ranked #109 inthe ATP tour>?????:confused:
     
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  3. babySuri

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    I dunno. Is he blind and retarted too?
     
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  4. Rafa's best friend

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    That statement could offend some people.........;)
     
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    Sorry. I meant to write, "I don't know. Is he blind or retarded, too?"
    Is that better now?
     
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  6. Rafa's best friend

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    Maybe, but Diego Alves is actually pretty good player, he was in the finals against Sam Querry in the summer Challenger event. he was blown out but Sam was on a hot streak then. Sam almost beat Fernando Gonzalez in RCA in the summer
     
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  7. babySuri

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    I don't know who you're talking about. I'm asking about this lady. I want an update on how miserable her life is right now.
     
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  8. str33t

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    What a horrible call. She needs an eye check.
    Or at least some help. ;)
     
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    Ahh, yes. Yet another reason Serena is known as a classy well-spoken lady (who called her classy on the other thread?). What's wrong with flipping burgers anyway? It's a perfectly respectable way to earn a living. :)
     
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    that was pretty damn bad. Glad there is hawkeye now for these types of umpires. Capriati looked up at the umpire as if to say "yeah you made a mistake, but in the end she should have gone up there and said something.
     
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    A. They won't see it.

    or

    B. They won't understand it.
     
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  12. Guga_x

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    Actually she is continuing her judging career here in Portugal.

    She was an oficial judge and/or chair unpire in all the national championships and team championships and is a chair unpire for the final Masters.

    So no flippin burgers for now!
     
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    Were you guys trying to say THIAGO Alves? from Brazil? where I come from Thiago is not the same as Diego, but it's and understandable mistake so it's ok......
    but in case I'm the one who is wrong...who the hell is Diego Alves?
     
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    Was this a Halloween tournament? Why was Serena dressed as a prostitute?
     
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    I don't know about that. Doesn't that open up a whole can-o-worms with authority of the ump over the players. If there was a rule stating that if the opinions of both players matched than they could trump the ump (you know that was an awsome rhyme) than it would be acceptable. But under the circumstances I think Capriati did the right thing.

    Its a different situation than what happened to Venus at Wimbledon with the scoring during the tiebreak. The scoring isn't a judgement call by the official and the players should have said something then.
     
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  16. The Victor

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    Hey Guga_x.
    Segundo português que encontro neste forum.
    Vemo-nos por aí :)

    That was a dreadful call, I was wondering, because of her name, if she was portuguese... I assure you most portuguese people have better vision and judgement.

    I flip out when the ball is on the line and my oponent calls it out. I'd throw her off the chair for that one :D
     
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    Haha, and here I thought it was one of her more tame outfits. Good one!!
     
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  18. Rafa's best friend

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    You are right Thiago Alves, and here is a tidbit, Mr. Alves actually beat Andre Agassi during summer US open series circuit past summer....;)
     
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    My sound is stuffed on my computer, what was said?
     
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    Serena basically just kept yelling that "the ball was in, the ball was in. Do you need me to speak in another language?" etc, etc. The ususal polite way she has of expressing herself.
     
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    Did the umpire over-rule? It wasn't even close, it was way in, one of the worst calls i've ever seen.
     
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  22. ChipNCharge

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    Yes, the umpire overruled the lineperson's correct "in" call and called it "out".
     
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    I can't believe she still umpires.
     
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    She actually applied to be an umpire at this years US Open, she was turned down for some reason. ;)

    I think by that point she had made a few bad calls and I think Serena handled it a lot better than other people. She didn't curse or anything and she didn't call her any names like other players I've seen.
     
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  25. bluegrasser

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    I think she got confused with the score, not that the ball was out, she could see the linesperson call it good and she didn't overrule & she was too proud to change the score IMO.
     
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    OH NOES! She umpired Stosur/Zvonareva today in Sydney. ;_;
     
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    Are you kidding me???
    You get stiffed so blatantly like that in a grandslam match and you expect the player to be polite? Not to mention it's a quarter-final match against an opponent she's always had tough matches against?
    Some people on this board :rolleyes:

    Even cool-as-ice Davenport had to raise an eyebrow in her Wimbledon final match against Venus 05 when Venus hit a slice serve up the T from the ad court that was clearly wide and the umpire called it an ace.

    She told the umpire "are you serious. That ball was clarly wide and long. If I did my job as poorly as you I wouldn't be here".

    It's high stakes people. Not everyone is Federer, and even he loses it every blue moon.
     
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  29. AndrewD

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    After almost 12 years calling lines at the Aus Open I think I can appreciate how much pressure that chair umpire was under and I'm willing to bet that none of the people bagging her have the slightest idea how tough the job is.

    Yes, she lost concentration for a second, made a terrible overrule (there are very few good overrules) and then couldn't admit that she'd made a mistake (appreciate how hard it is for an official like a chair umpire to admit they've made a mistake). However, the tournament referee could very well have overruled her as it is still well within their powers to instruct the chair umpire to reverse a decision. Perhaps you'd be better off asking why they didn't.

    Oh, and if you are going to dredge this up, at least give the chair credit for continuing to umpire. Can you imagine how much guts it must have taken for her to keep going, even though she knows she made a huge mistake and will, most likely, be blocked from the majority of pro events.
     
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  30. hoahuyen

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    Well said!
     
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    Can the tournament referee really reverse an overrule?? i know they can reverse mistakes as far as rules are concerned, code violations for instance. In that case, that brings the Wimby incident with Venus & Sprem to mind. Normally there's a tournament official close by on big matches right??? If so, why didnt he/she step in.
     
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    Watching that clip is like watching a car crash! How can anyone overrule from the other side of the court??
     
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  33. araghava

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    Anyone notice that Alves is back in the chair at the Aus Open. She was the umpire for one of the womens qtr final matches. Predictably she refused to overrule even when the bad call was right next to her. Can't blame her after what happened. The call was overturned on a challenge.
     
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    Pretty sure that Mariana Alves worked a few matches at the USO this year, I thought I saw her name mentioned in a fan report somewhere...
     
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