This is a gender thing. When men feel insecure/threatened they swear while women play possum and victim cards. I agree its much harder to for the umpire to be hearing things about his mother but in terms of just the abuser both Mac and Serena went long distancesi can't believe that y'all think serena is worse than telling someone to to **** his mother, like seriously? serena certainly could have handled herself better and that was on her, but y'all are crazy for thnking its worse than what jmac did.
Oh, right. The sexism card. Probably should have seen that one coming, but like you pointed out earlier, I'm a 'gentleman here on TT' so I guess a lot of stuff just flies over my chauvinistic head.Um, that’s her point. We’ll never see a man draw 3 code violations in a gs final. Only happens to a woman.
this defo has been an entertaining USO.
I've always thought women to be the more "civilized" of the sexes. That a woman would act like an aggressive jerk, and justify it solely based on what crude, abrasive and obnoxious men have done? Most unfortunate.I don't think there's any reason why she should be more demur because she's a female. If men can be abrasive so can women..
Sitting down being the operative term-if she had sat down it wouldn't have been an issue.We do live in a funny world. Novak who I love sits around without his shirt off for ten minutes after a dude somehow gets to change his sweaty clothes with no penalty while a girl flips her shirt around and gets a warning lol. I don't even know wtf to think.
Think you mean the umpire should not enforce the rules because it is me & the same rules everybody else have to adhere to don't apply to me.Maybe if her coach didn't coach her which everyone knows is against the rules GOATMOS wouldn't have given a warning. I love how the Serena defence is nothing more than "The umpire should not enforce the rules because it's a final". WTF kind of BS logic is that? If he let one player receive coaching while the other was following the rules, that is a clear advantage. Why the hell would he do that?
Use your brain...
They're handed out from time to time. I've seen Nadal pinged for it several times. It might be that there's a lot of interaction between coaches and players but it's normally difficult for the umpire to make out what is being said/communicated. In this case the umpire saw the gesture clearly so ruled on it.I don't think I have ever seen a man get a coaching violation. EVER. Like EVER. Not that I have seen it a lot period lol.
Osaka wasnt up a break. It was on serve 3-4.At that point, Osaka was already up a break 4-3. I'm confident she would have held, if not would have been 4-4 back to Serena to serve. Chance Serena would have been up 5-4. Osaka most likely holds and maybe breaks Serena for 6-5 then eventual game cause Osaka' serve was on point, running forehand pushing opponent back, and she was just too focused.
The bold needs to be taken in context. Serena was penalized a game for '3rd violation', NOT bc she called the Ump a thief. The problem? Calling the Ump a thief was the aforementioned '3rd violation'. The Ump didn't use any 'discretion' on the penalty. It was by the books, full stop.Roddick did say that. About a half hour after, he also tweeted "Emotional first take by me. common sense should’ve prevailed in my opinion. He’s within his power to make that call. I’ve seen an umpire borderline coach a player up,and another dock a game for being called a thief in same tourney. There needs to be some continuity in the future" along with admitting "Absolutely true. Completely biased commentary by me. We’ve been friends since we were young kids. So be it". Fair, IMO.
As for Azarenka - well, I guess we'll see whenever a man gets three code violations in a major final. Till then, who knows?
Cry some more of those big salty crocodile tears for us, mate. They delicious.Not surprising. The players know the truth, on court coaching happens all the time and goes unpunished yet Serena gets the warning/penalty in a slam final. Ludicrous. Men get away with far worse. Interesting hearing from the players perspective instead of some forum trolls.
First of all, she isn't 37 yet. Secondly, she won Australia last year and reached the finals of Wimbledon and the US Open this year, so her "decline" is still better than most players' peak.Serena at 37 can't beat these kinds of players in the final of majors. It's ridiculous that there isn't more discussion about her obvious age-related decline.
Its kind odd cause you would think these coaches have some basic signals like a cough or something for basic movements lol.They're handed out from time to time. I've seen Nadal pinged for it several times. It might be that there's a lot of interaction between coaches and players but it's normally difficult for the umpire to make out what is being said/communicated. In this case the umpire saw the gesture clearly so ruled on it.
Society has made it incredibly easy to play these cards-especially in recent times with this metoo culture-I mean it isn't like Serena only has problems with male officials is it? if it was a female umpire she likely would have been dubbed a traitor to the sisterhood or jealous of a powerful woman who is a hero to millions.How many times is someone going to play the race or gender card to get out of taking responsibility for their actions?
I weep for today’s culture.
Instead you have Serena claiming on-court that she and her coach don't have signals, then her coach admitting right after the match that he was coaching (but it's okay, because everybody does it guys - look at Toni and Rafa!) and then Serena acting confused about his statement, saying she didn't know what he was talking about.Its kind odd cause you would think these coaches have some basic signals like a cough or something for basic movements lol.