HER COACH ACCEPTED HE COACHED HER!!!!! Regardless if she saw, she is responsible for his actions while on court in this regard.He penalized her for coaching, questioning her integrity FIRST! That was the first “over the line” thing that caused the controversy. And that’s the part you seem to keep wanting to skip past.
Thats an emotional opinion that doesn’t actually address any facts.
Respect is a two way street though, and it’s earned. Singling out a specific player, on a specific occasion and treating them differently IS behaving disrespectfully.
Uh no my friend, she did NOT cheat (as confirmed by her coach when he said she didn’t see him). He cheated, as do all the other coaches (which he also pointed out). So you are selectively mining his words to advance a false narrative.
Nobody is arguing against that point. Players smash rackets all the time. Not relevant.
Um, actually it’s on the officials to prevent escalation and to de-escalate situations. Carlos Ramos failed on both counts and that’s why the tennis community has largely supported Serena in this case.
I'm shocked. I truly cannot believe that anybody is able or willing to look past simplest aspect of this.... the behaviour.
Justifying her behaviour on the premise that someone else once did it is outrageous. Everyone, not just spokespeople have an obligation to behave in an appropriate manner. If you feel her attitude, behaviour, or general presentation was acceptable then........ well...... you're beyond help.
How would you feel if your child behaved like that to a teacher or a tournament official and defended it because serena did it and well Margaret court said it was ok.
Excuse it all you want, she was and is an embarrassment to the sport.
Ps.. have you watched CR trying to calm her and move on from the conflict.... She was desperately searching for any excuse to loose.
Anyway I'm out, I'm content with my moral compass and I hope serena and her behaviour isn't seem as something this sport defends going forward.
PPS. I call troll