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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:15 am    Post subject: Quality Tennis Reply with quote

Serena Williams wrote:
I will take this ball, and shove it down your fucking throat.


Don't make Serena Williams angry. You wouldn't like her when she's angry.

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/usopen09/news/story?id=4468762
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get some class. It's tennis, not street ball. Also, it's funny that the best female tennis player in the world lost to an unseeded opponent in a Grand Slam semi-final.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of classy...stay classy, Texas:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a follow-up: she was fined $10,000.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the woman who beat her won the U.S. Open. It was her second, but this one was after she had a daughter 18 months ago.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know little about tennis conventions/rules, but the commentators on CNN were saying that the call shouldn't have been made without an instant replay or some kind of video review... I guess she should have said "pardon me, but I'd appreciate a review of that call." Heh. Is that allowed in tennis?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have instant replay, and crazy physics probability interpolating cameras to determine whether a ball going 125 mph happened to graze a thin white line in its deformed bouncing-off-the-ground shape. You also can't say "I swear to God I'm fucking going to take this fucking ball and shove it down your fucking throat, you hear that? I swear to God," without incurring a penalty.

Speaking of quality tennis, the Maestro is destroying the hopes and dreams of another young up-and-comer on CBS right now.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or not...

Wow. Congrats to Del Potro.
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