Picket Fence Vid: You can’t spell ‘dynasty’ without ‘nasty’.

More on this later, right now, suffice to let you review the drama:

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14 responses to “Picket Fence Vid: You can’t spell ‘dynasty’ without ‘nasty’.”

  1. JFK says :

    Wow. Granted the foot fault was questionable, I can’t believe Serena went off like that on the lines person. It was sad to see the match end like that because it had such high quality tennis from both Kim and Serena.

  2. LJ says :

    can’t you challenge a foot fault? ARe there systems for that?

    • dootsiez says :

      Nope, but I think after this, they will have to consider implementing hawkeye on that.

      • Julie says :

        Well, we can say Serena is always the catalyst for some kind of change in tennis! I think football (soccer) needs a Serena, there are many off site or penalty calls that I find highly dubious!

  3. Tashi says :

    The foot fault is questionable, no doubt. No lines judge should EVER call that at a point so crucial in a match. It’s bullshit and we all know it.

    But Serena just went off the boil. You just can’t do that no matter how awful the call is. It’s completely unprofessional and the point deduction was justified. It’s a sad way to end the match for Kimmy.

    • JOJO says :

      Shouldn’t call what you see? Why pay them to sit there then? Or, REALLY pay them to sit there wink wink.

      Had she not called it, it would’ve been unfair to Clijsters.

      You know that McEnroe made a similar comment and is now being forced to a public apology?

      I agree its questionable but neither can anyone prove there wasn’t a footfault. Not like Serena never had one before.

      Serena was in a bad mood throughout the match anyway, cause it’s been a while since her opponent dominated all rallies.

      • dootsiez says :

        I think John McEnroe was exactly right. Sure, call what you see. But like in the NBA – don’t call when the call is going to decide the match, unless the violation was flagrant. It’s not up to the lineswoman to decide the match on a mere technicality issue. And it’s a joke to think that there was no discretion from the lineswoman on this. She decided to insert her presence in the match, and frankly, it was inappropriate.

        I dunno, I think you’re just letting your feelings towards Serena bias your opinion on this. She had a right to complain. Of course, she shouldn’t have gone off like that, and she went off at the wrong person. Her anger should’ve been directed at the umpire, who had the power and means to defend herself, not at the lineswoman, who was an employee the umpire was duty bound to protect.

  4. Jenbo says :

    i dunno, she looked pretty on the line when she served. if you’re faulting, you’re faulting. that’s the rules.

    serena went OTT and she’s not gonna forget it. although i don’t think she said she’d kill the lineswoman, just stuff about shoving balls and rackets down her throat.

    either way, congrats to kim who seems like a nice lady and handled the situation well by staying zen. =D

  5. breadstix says :

    Omg, double + foot fault + point penalty. I guess one thing led to another and Serena just lost it. It was an unprofessional thing to do but at that point in the match you can’t really blame her for being a bit pissed. :S

    It’s a shame for Kimmie, heard she played well. Am so annoyed to have missed that! Grr, rain…

    • dootsiez says :

      Hey breadstix, what drama huh?! I watched the match twice cos my local TV decided to broadcast it on tape, and there was a foot fault earlier in the match as well. Serena’s been getting foot faults this whole tournament, so I can see why she’s a little touchy – why here? Why just at this tournament if she harldly ever gets foot faulted at other tournaments?

  6. Mia says :

    Methinks the foot fault was a damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don’t situation for the lines-person. Sure, the game was close and it was a bummer to have such a call bring the game to match-point. But precisely because it was close, it would also have been unfair to Kim if the lines-person omitted making that call. To my eyes, it looked like Serena’s foot did step on the line. That said, the foot-fault only took Kim to two match-points — it was actually Serena’s meltdown that brought the game to its unfortunate conclusion. I cannot excuse away Serena’s melt-down as being justified by or understandable in view of the circumstances. She’s had one too many less-than-gracious actuations in the past, and this one certainly takes the cake.

    • dootsiez says :

      Ah I think the foot fault shudn’t have been called. Of course, Serena’s reaction to it make it so much easier to say “tough cheese! You lose!” But this whole affair has been a giant pile of wrong from the very start. The lines woman isn’t entirely blameless for me either. Though nothing warrants Serena’s tantrum.

  7. JOJO says :

    Just wanted to add s. williams’ shoe size : 10



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