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Mentality remains suspect. When you have JPMac questioning your cool, you got issues
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Serena Williams shows her class ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oA792DGT2E
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Mauler wrote:Serena Williams shows her class ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oA792DGT2E



Federer shows his...
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Made up for Kim :happy clapper:

Well played!
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Well done Del Potro. Some of his forehands were amazing. Fed lets himself down again with his mouth!
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sarah_lennon wrote: Fed lets himself down again with his mouth!


He more than had a point though, even if the language was a bit off course.

Well done Del Potro.

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Leinster Zulu wrote:
sarah_lennon wrote: Fed lets himself down again with his mouth!


He more than had a point though, even if the language was a bit off course.



So did Serena, she was punished.
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sarah_lennon wrote:
Leinster Zulu wrote:
sarah_lennon wrote: Fed lets himself down again with his mouth!


He more than had a point though, even if the language was a bit off course.


So did Serena, she was punished.


You can't seriously be comparing the two incidents.

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Leinster Zulu wrote:
You can't seriously be comparing the two incidents.


No, but he couldn't have complained if he'd gotten a code violation for swearing at the chair umpire
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sarah_lennon wrote:
Leinster Zulu wrote:You can't seriously be comparing the two incidents.


No, but he couldn't have complained if he'd gotten a code violation for swearing at the chair umpire


Of course not.

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Justine Henin to return to tennis in 2010

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Can only be a good thing for the sport.

Isn't she the one you like, Sarah?

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Like as in a I admire her tennis = yes

Like as in I want to have her babies = no

Fantastic news, with her, Kim and the William's on hopefully good form, we may get rid of the insipid renta-Russians
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Serena Williams fined and given suspended ban

Williams was furious with the line judge after being called for a foot-fault
Serena Williams has been fined and given a suspended three-year ban from the US Open for her tirade at a line judge at Flushing Meadows.

The American, 28, verbally abused an official after a foot-fault call which gave Kim Clijsters a match point in their semi-final this year.

The world number one will incur the ban if she commits any further "major offence" before the end of 2011.

In that case, her fine will also double to £106,000.

After the match in September, Williams was fined £6,000, which has been included in the latest penalty of £53,000.

The fine, a quarter of the £212,000 Williams received for reaching the semi-finals, still tops the previous highest Grand Slam fine of £38,000 given to Jeff Tarango in 1995.

After the incident, Williams released an initial statement, which did not include a straight apology, but later said she wanted to "sincerely apologise" for her behaviour.

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The fine is still fairly lenient - but a ban suspended for that long is a much better message to send out

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"I need to make it clear to all young people that I handled myself inappropriately," she said.

"It's not the way to act - win or lose, good call or bad call in any sport, in any manner."

The International Tennis Federation's Grand Slam Committee met last week to agree on a punishment.

It found her guilty of "the Grand Slam major offence of aggravated behaviour".

Williams was trailing 6-4 6-5 and serving at 15-30 when the baseline judge called a foot-fault on a second serve.

That prompted the American to walk over to the official, using her racquet to gesture angrily as she verbally abused her.

The official reported what she had heard to the umpire, and Williams, who had earlier been warned for racquet abuse, was eventually given a point penalty - handing Clijsters the match.

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GT going back to his roots with this little addendum to his Tuesday musings.

PS: Novak Djokovic is now only 8 to 1 for a calendar Grand Slam! The bookies don’t exactly give it away, but it must be on now.

We'll see.
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Best of luck to Conor Niland this afternoon, a great effort put in to get there. Hopefully he can advance to Rd. 2 and a meeting with Fed.

TG4 shall be running in the background for the afternoon!!
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He's won the opening set.

Come on Conor!
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Broken Wing wrote:He's won the opening set.

Come on Conor!


And a great win at that.
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First set had just one broken serve, as did the second. One set all, 4-6, 6-4.

The third set seems to be all about breaking serve so far. 2-1 to Mannarino and all broken serves (unless I'm following this wrong and if I am someone please set me straight). Mannarino serving in the 4th game.
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And Conor breaks to level it up, 2-2 with Conor to serve.
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For a change the game goes with serve, 3-2 to Conor with Mannarino to serve.
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