2018 Other Sport Thread

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    Turningpoint
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    How come Osaka’s coach didn’t feel the need to coach? Didn’t need to? She had dropped just 1 set leading into the final.

    At the end of the day, Serena had no answer. Serena’s coach knew it. Osaka was wiping the floor.

    This is squarely on Serena’s coach. He set off the chain of events.

    Serena blamed the Umpire. Should have blamed her coach.

    She took Osaka’s celebration off her. No matter how she spins it.

    I couldn’t say that Serena cheated. Initially, neither could the Umpire. I think the Umpire could have provided a warning by consulting Serena. Serena would have had the opportunity to kick her coach out and avoided any chance of further coaching. Maybe the rule doesn’t allow for a warning. But maybe common sense does.

    What about Serena’s coach saying that everybody does it.

    It may not appear as cheating in the eyes of players. It is however a breach of the rules. So any prior acts of coaching and knowledge would constitute awareness of this rule breach. Or cheating.

    Given the chain of events set off. The Coach should be held to account by the WTA including a 12 month courtside ban.

     

     

    #1167480
    Turningpoint
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    I did read that Serena’s coach referred to Osaka’s coach as Sascha and claimed “Sascha was coaching every point too…..”.

    Wow. What a web.

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    Ian
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    It’s like being caught speeding and saying it’s unfair because “everyone does it”

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    minkie
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    I dont understand tennis at all BUT I find it kind of weird and funny that Serena not only had a major tanty at a major event in front of the eyes of the sporting world. But that she also ‘needed coaching’ during a game? After how many wins and the career she’s had? Whether or not it happened, cop whatever the umpire says on the chin, disagree once then move on. Kind of embarrassing watching her make a complete ass of herself.

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    Hobson
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    The umpire noticed Serena’s coach “coaching” and decided to warn her about it. He didn’t accuse her of “cheating”, he just gave her a code violation which, hopefully, might cause her coach to refrain. And, yes, they all do it but that doesn’t change the fact it’s against the rules.

    Williams, a set down and acutely aware that her young opponent was ripping her a new one on the world stage, decided to make it all about herself and threw all her toys out of the cot.

    A short time later, with things still not going according to both her and the crowd’s plan, she decided to smash her racquet. This incurred a second code violation which automatically cost her a point. For continued verbal abuse she earned herself a third code violation which automatically cost her a game.

    Her behaviour, as well as that of her sycophantic fans, absolutely ruined what should have been the greatest and most exciting day of the new young Champion’s career. The fans will never apologise. I wonder whether Williams will. History says she probably won’t. After all, she IS Serena Williams.

    The good thing is there were hundreds of cameras there to capture the whole thing for posterity and Serena’s daughter to watch (along with all her previous tanties at the US Open) when she’s old enough to fully comprehend it.

    Be proud, Naomi Osaka, you’re a star with a brilliant future.

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    mcleod
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    The booing for the New York crowd was the worst moment of yesterdays final.  Serena was totally outclassed.

    But for the crowd to start booing because the Yank didn’t win, and trying to blame the umpire.

    Bunch of clueless, loudmouth, boring people. A lot of players say the US Open is the least fav grand slam to play.

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    minkie
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    Maybe tennis players should boycott it and put special restrictions in place for when the prima donna comes to Melbourne.

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    Ian
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    #1167638
    Turningpoint
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    Richard Ings wrote a a great article in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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    Ian
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    Hobson
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    minkie
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    Thanks for those links they are interesting reading.

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    Ian
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    Pardalote
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    Bunch of clueless, loudmouth, boring people. A lot of players say the US Open is the least fav grand slam to play.

    And we wonder why they voted for Donald Trump

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    Ian
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    Taylah Davies joins Giants AFLW…

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