In order to protect her ego, Serena may launch an international scandal if that is to happen ""You ****ty French, you blame me because I am american"
"More experienced players always get advantages"More experience players always get advantages. I don't think SW was going to win the match.
Ramos's 'intervention' helped turn the result into a mess. The loser was the winner, who was overshadowed by the incident.
SW was not innocent. The only thing I will remember is the mess, not the win.
That's what is bad for tennis.
How does it even make him a sexist? It's so odd. It's so cringrworthy and forced. She wants to portray herself as a voice for women's rights and she's looking for anywhere to cry about sexism even in situations like this where it doesn't make any sense and has people laughing at her.First of all, I am 100% with the umpire but I like to point out how sensitive some people could be:
The OP agreed that Serena deserved her first two warnings and then says that the 3rd one is over the top being just about the word " thief" !!! And just like that, for MAYBE making a far streched call which could easily be a honest mistake, she goes out and calls him a sexist. Just because one call she is ready to mark him for life with these accusations. Saw the irony ?!!
Female players get a warning for coaching on a regular basis-of course they all claim they are blind & the coach is innocent, or that they weren't looking at the time-which begs the question as to why the coach should be waving their hands/arms at them in the first place if their charge is ignoring them. Other players after a grumble just get on with it however & don't incur two further violations-it is hardly the temperament of a champion to let it fester away & have two further outbursts. We can equate it to Cricket where in 2006 the Pakistan team conceded a test match after refusing to return after tea having been accused of ball tampering & docked four penalty runs, or more recently the Sri Lankan team doing something similar against the Windies. Or right back to 2001 when India created an almighty furore over ball-tampering & conduct during a test against South Africa when they were caught out.The coach admitted to trying to coach her, but you conveniently left out his other statement that she did not see his hand signal.
Being accused of cheating is a serious accusation, and I don't think Ramos acted with the prudence required given the seriousness of the charge.
When has a man called an umpire a thief? As a woman, I don't think Serena is fighting for me at all. At first, she denied that any coaching took place now that she's been proven to be wrong because there is evidence of it, she's put on her ultimate shield to fight for all women, especially those who have just had a baby. Any man who behaves like Serena did yesterday would get the same punishment.No surprise she is using the current feminism narrative to excuse her abysmal behaviour.
"I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuff. For me to say 'thief' and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark. He's never taken a game from a man because they said 'thief'.
"For me it blows my mind. But I'm going to continue to fight for women and to fight for us to have equality.
"I just feel like the fact that I have to go through this is just an example for the next person that has emotions, and that want to express themselves, and want to be a strong woman.
To be honest, I'll be glad when this US Open is over because her commercials and the ad nauseum baby talk and how she's a mom were making me want to blow my brains out. They kept droning on and on and on about that...Mainstream media have their head firmly up Serena's ass so this doesn’t surprise me.
Not blaming him but I wish the umpire had let it go.
It's like the fourth quarter in the NBA. You let the players play and don't call a foul unless it is obvious. \
"Thief" is borderline. Just let it go.
If Patrick is saying that everyone does it and they coach on nearly all the points, then it makes no sense for Serena to go ballistic like that.
How about re-writing the rules for unsporsmanlike conduct, equipment abuse, verbal offences?
I suggest that we turn tennis into a full - contact sport with raquets.