DashCunning-banned
134 days ago
Williams was penalized three more times(to the loud disapproval of the maddening crowd) for verbal abuse and smashing two racquets. After the match the calls were deemed correct by officials.
DashCunning-banned
134 days ago
When Osaka, who had long dreamed to play her idol Serena Williams in a US Open final was asked, "how did that dream match come out?", the soft spoken Naomi answered coolly "I don't dream to lose".
bobymicjohn
134 days ago
Lost all respect for Serena after that match. Total lack of sportsmanship.
bobymicjohn
134 days ago
Ok, not all respect. She is still a beastly freak of nature who took women's tennis to a new level.
Cain
134 days ago
i disagree bobymicjohn. i think she was standing up for herself and had every right to speak her mind. to me the guilty party is the chair umpire. would u prefer all players never speak up?
bobymicjohn
134 days ago
How is the chair umpire guilty for making the correct call (after being reviewed on video later)?
bobymicjohn
134 days ago
Serena threw a fit like a child. She knows the rules of tennis, they can't change a call once its been made.
bobymicjohn
134 days ago
She also does not have every right to "stand up for herself" by yelling at the umpires and smashing her racquet, hence why she was penalized.
Cain
134 days ago
i get ur point. but i've never seen a warning given for coaching during a match. apparently happens all the time, so she felt like she was being singled out for cheating and disagreed.
Cain
134 days ago
i've seen racquet smashing plenty. i've seen players swear at umpires. never seen a game taken away. maybe cuz they never got the 3rd strike, but getting one for calling ump a thief seems overboard.
Cain
134 days ago
i was just interested in watching a great match. and osaka was awesome. but i'd rather have watched more tennis instead of more drama. i watch for the players, not the referees.
DashCunning-banned
134 days ago
Imo Serena should've been pissed at her coach, not the ref. Presumably they'd been doing it for the entire tournament. Perhaps the refs conspired to make an example of her?
DashCunning-banned
134 days ago
Thing is - Osaka was still winning handily even before the penalty. She had faster serves and way more patience throughout the match. Serena should admit that she got her ass whooped by a girl.
bobymicjohn
134 days ago
Yeah Serena got her ass beat and was just a down right sore loser. That's ok, until you get the crowd to boo the young girl who happened to beat you at her first Grand Slam title.
Gozira
124 days ago
Michael Ten
121 days ago
#FutureNews Donald Trump resigns.
Satchmo
106 days ago
DashCunning-banned
90 days ago
17 yr. old pitcher Kosei Yoshida, who carried his 9 member team from an unheard of high school in rural Akita to the national championship has been drafted to the Nippon Ham Fighters in Hokkaido.
yoonski
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Satchmo
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DashCunning-banned
15 days ago
9 year old Sumire Nakamura from Osaka to become the youngest Japanese professional Go player in history. Her ascent has kindled hopes that Japan will make a comeback in international competition.
DashCunning-banned
15 days ago
That a 4th grader can go pro might make you think this game is easy but I assure you, it's hands down the most difficult board game ever devised. http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201901060029.html
SILENTSAM
14 days ago
Great game. Hard to find people to play against. I should try online more I guess.
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