Really hope that she doesn’t feel that way, because she won fair and square. Even without the penalties, Naomi would’ve won. She was the much better player today.Now Naomi will have to hear for the rest of her life that she unfairly won. She has been robbed of being able to have the joy of this tournament
I have new found respect for Evert . She said Pteick coached, she said calling umpire thief is not just a 'warning'I gave Evert credit for calling what it was , a coaching from Patrick and Serena immediately followed the advice - to the net.
Patrick just admitted he was coaching And then she immediately came into the net on a couple of points, and executed that drop shot.I can't believe you guys. Line judge accuses her of cheating when she didn't, and then takes away an entire game because he can't take getting yelled at by a woman.
Umpire did nothing wrong.Congrats Naomi, you played brilliantly!! This is only the beginning for her, she will win many more majors. I was so impressed with her speed around the court, super solid groundies and great serve.
And GOATrena will eventually win another one.
Fire that umpire!
She didn't just yell, she accused him of lying and stealing her the point. She wouldn't have gotten a game penalty if it was just the yelling.Congrats to Osaka and it's great for tennis. Very well played. That umpire was out of line in my eyes. The point penalty was enough but a game penalty? Serena has never got a coaching violation in her career. Just keep it fair play because she doesn't cheat to win. I wish Serena just not let it get to her and move on though. Should not have lost her cool.
She very obviously wasn’t looking to be coached and didn’t realize what he was doing. That’s why she lost her ****.I think Patrick and Serena are going to be done after this year. Serena likely saw his hands out of the corner of her eye and thought he said thumbs up. Why would she want illegal coaching when she doesn't accept the legal on court coaching. I can completely understand why Serena was upset about the warning because she has to constantly hear she is a cheater because of her natural body and strength.
She is probably done for the year. Rest up and put your eyes on the AO.
Yea she shouldn't have said anything after the second violation. Should have just sucked it up and played. That was a huge mistake.She insulted the umpire several times at that point. What the hell was she thinking? Suck it up princess and play. She got what she deserved.
And that would've been the end of it but she took it personally so she got kicked in the a**.Yea she shouldn't have said anything after the second violation. Should have just sucked it up and played. That was a huge mistake.
Besides the one-slam differential which took Serena ages to get, Steffi still has the upper hand in countless other categories. Serena's domination's been great no doubt but Steffi at her peak dominated the field like no other. Serena would beat anyone 1 v 1, but statistically, Graf is still the female GOATAs a person, yes. As a player, unfortunately not.
We should know how to separate one thing from the other, even when we are pissed off.
Indeed, as does any sane person.Well done Serena. Classy ‘til the very end.
For what it’s worth, I think the umpire was 100% correct in every decision he made.