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PostPosted: 08/27/18 11:36 am    ::: US Open Reply Reply with quote

Halep out in straight sets

It's the first time in the Open Era that the #1 seed has lost in the first round



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PostPosted: 09/01/18 9:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Serena looked solid last night against Venus.



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PostPosted: 09/01/18 3:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

#4 Kerber out, def. by Cibulkova. 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.



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PostPosted: 09/01/18 3:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The women's draw is crazy. #1, #2, and #4 seeds out in the first three rounds. The tour is so deep with good players.



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PostPosted: 09/07/18 8:18 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Serena is back in the finals. She'll face Naomi Osaka on Saturday.



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PostPosted: 09/08/18 1:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I had to look up Osaka. She seemed to come out of nowhere despite being ranked #20. Some media reports are calling her American. She was born in Japan and her mother is Japanese and her father is Haitian.



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PostPosted: 09/08/18 1:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I had to look up Osaka. She seemed to come out of nowhere despite being ranked #20. Some media reports are calling her American. She was born in Japan and her mother is Japanese and her father is Haitian.


She's lived in the US since she was three and is a US citizen



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PostPosted: 09/08/18 3:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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toad455 wrote:
I had to look up Osaka. She seemed to come out of nowhere despite being ranked #20. Some media reports are calling her American. She was born in Japan and her mother is Japanese and her father is Haitian.


She's lived in the US since she was three and is a US citizen


Ok. That explains it. Kind of like Sharapova being Russian/American



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PostPosted: 09/08/18 3:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Osaka takes the first set 6-2



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PostPosted: 09/08/18 4:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

lmao.

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A game penalty for verbal abuse when she didn't even curse? That seems excessive.



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Such a chumpion.



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PostPosted: 09/08/18 4:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

and once again, the better player wins the US Open



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PostPosted: 09/08/18 4:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Osaka wins 62 64



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PostPosted: 09/08/18 4:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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A game penalty for verbal abuse when she didn't even curse? That seems excessive.


I think that calling an umpire a thief qualifies as verbal abuse.

The fans are making asses of themselves at the beginning of the trophy presentation.

Props to Serena for the no more booing comments.


OMG!!!!!! Naomi say that everyone was cheering for Serena and then apologizes for the match ending the way that it did!

Can totally see that Serena thought that it was a thumbs up.



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PostPosted: 09/08/18 5:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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A game penalty for verbal abuse when she didn't even curse? That seems excessive.


and she didn't even threaten to shove a tennis ball down his fucking throat.



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A game penalty for verbal abuse when she didn't even curse? That seems excessive.


and she didn't even threaten to shove a tennis ball down his fucking throat.



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PostPosted: 09/08/18 5:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm a big Serena fan, but each one of those violations were deserved. You simply cannot keep going at ref like she was doing. That's going to get called in any sport.


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PostPosted: 09/08/18 5:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Can totally see that Serena thought that it was a thumbs up.


Her coach admitted after the match that he was coaching her



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PostPosted: 09/08/18 5:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Can totally see that Serena thought that it was a thumbs up.


Her coach admitted after the match that he was coaching her


Yes he did admit that.

But I don't think that she could probably see his hands. It was hard to see from the camera angle and that was more level with the coach. Serena would have been below that level and I doubt that she could see all of his hands. His thumbs were probably the only thing that she could see.



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A game penalty for verbal abuse when she didn't even curse? That seems excessive.


and she didn't even threaten to shove a tennis ball down his fucking throat.


That merited a penalty



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PostPosted: 09/08/18 7:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

For years I have heard some of the top former players (Billie Jean King, Martina Navrotilova, Chrissie Evert, John McEnroe, etc) point out that virtually every coach coaches from the stands and that that silly rule needs to go away. It has been pointed out numerous times before that coaching is allowed during play in so many other sports and tennis is backwards in that regard. It's crazy that things escalated so quickly to have affairs ending up the way they did.

What is clear is that Naomi had outplayed Serena up to the point of the 3rd conduct violation, although Serena did break back and has such an outstanding reputation for turning things around. She could have come back in this match to win. Still, Naomi demonstrated openly that she is a new dominant force on the WTA scene and very much a champion in her own right.



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PostPosted: 09/08/18 9:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I love Serena but Naomi Osaka was a badass today. It's a shame that the umpire problems (and yes, I put them on him) could overshadow that.


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PostPosted: 09/08/18 9:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

jap wrote:
What is clear is that Naomi had outplayed Serena up to the point of the 3rd conduct violation, although Serena did break back and has such an outstanding reputation for turning things around. She could have come back in this match to win.


Osaka was up a set and a break at the time of the game penalty



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PostPosted: 09/08/18 10:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
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What is clear is that Naomi had outplayed Serena up to the point of the 3rd conduct violation, although Serena did break back and has such an outstanding reputation for turning things around. She could have come back in this match to win.


Osaka was up a set and a break at the time of the game penalty


I am well aware of that. However, I have seen Serena turn matches around plenty of times---even when it seems like she couldn't win. I am not saying I expected her to automatically win had the escalation of the conduct violations never occurred, but merely that she could have won. Nevertheless, Naomi's extraordinary composure and focus could have led her to a win as well . . . even had the conduct violation escalations been a moot issue.

I am a Serena fan, but I love Naomi's game: I love her demeanor even more. Cool



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