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(18,124 posts)
181. you are
Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:02 AM
Sep 2018

enough to make me really laugh. People that count are having Serena's back. Your opinion matters not. Take your tissues somewhere they are needed. Serena can more than buy her own. and she damn sure has more than you. Jealousy is pretty obvious. So take your opinions and tissue elsewhere. Not needed by me or Serena....what a joke all this faux outrage is and the transparency is obvious.

I'd feel better about all of this janterry Sep 2018 #1
That's not all the coach said. He said that every coach of every player does this all the time... brush Sep 2018 #102
Perfectly true but I don't support male tennis players smashing racquets or malaise Sep 2018 #2
Did you notice no one complained or said the Japanese coaches were coaching...this is a deflection. Fred Sanders Sep 2018 #5
I have never seen you or others complain about males smashing racquets or malaise Sep 2018 #10
++ nt heaven05 Sep 2018 #23
What would happen in football if you called the referee a thief? Red card or yellow? Fred Sanders Sep 2018 #27
You are missing the point about double standards n/ t malaise Sep 2018 #31
Malaise, I get your point...and agree with it. But defending bad behaviour because of other Fred Sanders Sep 2018 #33
Where did you see me defend bad behavior? N/t malaise Sep 2018 #36
Not you! on the thread...generally speaking...sorry for the misunderstanding on that! Fred Sanders Sep 2018 #41
Cool malaise Sep 2018 #43
You just blew your argument MiniMe Sep 2018 #55
Cornet didn't go ballistic when warned about the shirt. JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 2018 #44
Who has their "coach on court?" No one. You're making up shit. stopbush Sep 2018 #62
OK then malaise Sep 2018 #82
Pointless. No one is allowed to have their coach on court during a Slam event. stopbush Sep 2018 #86
I did not say slam malaise Sep 2018 #87
Your post was specific to yesterday's match, which was a Slam. stopbush Sep 2018 #88
What Japanese coaches? malaise Sep 2018 #21
I think this op-ed in WaPo covered it well. Ilsa Sep 2018 #24
"...one of Williams' last bids for all-time greatness. ? pangaia Sep 2018 #51
That got a "WTH?" from me, too. No reason to look for an ice floe! Ilsa Sep 2018 #78
nah, wrong nt heaven05 Sep 2018 #25
what japanese coaches? nt heaven05 Sep 2018 #26
Naomi had a coach there I am assuming...was her coach coaching...during this match? Fred Sanders Sep 2018 #29
Have to agree justie18 Sep 2018 #46
I was disappointed in her too at first MuseRider Sep 2018 #77
Spot on! InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 2018 #179
Males have given a lot more abuse, smashed more racquets, used fouler language, ... JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 2018 #3
Because she was losing Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #93
BS. She specifically called out to the crowd to stop the bowing and complimented Naomi for her play. brush Sep 2018 #103
A crowd that she riled up with her hostility and theatrics Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #119
You really don't know what happened do you? Pam Shriver and Chris Everett both... brush Sep 2018 #125
It's Chris Evert not Chris Elliot and she's a very nice person. Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #131
Why such dislike for an American player by some Americans? brush Sep 2018 #132
Lol Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #133
Yeah, really. And it's pretty obvious. brush Sep 2018 #136
Uh huh Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #138
You need to read this. brush Sep 2018 #143
really heaven05 Sep 2018 #153
For actually understanding tennis, it's history and the rules of the game? That's racist, lol? Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #171
I do not care whether you heaven05 Sep 2018 #174
Whaa?? LOL Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #177
It is in 99.9% heaven05 Sep 2018 #152
She most certainly did not. Demit Sep 2018 #109
But Singles tennis is not a group sport Tursiops Sep 2018 #166
It's only a tournament rule, not a rule of tennis. JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 2018 #168
thank you, Billy Jean heaven05 Sep 2018 #4
Serena Doesn't Need To Cheat To Win Me. Sep 2018 #13
This message was self-deleted by its author Loki Liesmith Sep 2018 #19
Yes, yes, and yes. Reader Rabbit Sep 2018 #108
hmmmm heaven05 Sep 2018 #117
As A Woman RobinA Sep 2018 #178
reject all you please heaven05 Sep 2018 #180
John McEnroe was called hysterical and was penalized for his similar behavior oberliner Sep 2018 #6
I immediately thought of McEnroe, who complained a lot and was largely considered to be an asshole. PoliticAverse Sep 2018 #34
No one is calling Serena hysterical...but McEnroe parlayed his hysterics into fame and fortune, even Fred Sanders Sep 2018 #42
Yeah, but he's still an asshole. n/t PoliticAverse Sep 2018 #48
Some of McEnroe's fines whistler162 Sep 2018 #54
Thank you for pointing out the facts. John Fante Sep 2018 #79
overblown faux outrage heaven05 Sep 2018 #182
Ms Osaka as a POC heaven05 Sep 2018 #183
Translation: anyone who criticizes Serena is racist. John Fante Sep 2018 #184
you said it heaven05 Sep 2018 #186
37 years ago? Are you serious? ecstatic Sep 2018 #123
Of course they do... tenderfoot Sep 2018 #141
I didn't see a single person referring to Serena as hysterical LisaM Sep 2018 #7
Agreed. Her behavior was totally unprofessional. Trust Buster Sep 2018 #8
Yes it was. She is the one who should apologize. milestogo Sep 2018 #12
no need to apologize nt heaven05 Sep 2018 #22
Apologize for what? Double standards? InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 2018 #65
Any evidence that women players are penalized more John Fante Sep 2018 #81
Apologize for unsportsmanlike behavior. milestogo Sep 2018 #97
You have it SO completely backwards... I see Serena as a hero for standing up against that bullshit. InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 2018 #127
I see someone who thinks she is bigger than the game. milestogo Sep 2018 #134
It never ceases to amaze me the capacity people have for twisting things Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #139
Yeah, it never ceases to amaze me either. milestogo Sep 2018 #142
Never ceases to amaze me how some people so easily dismiss blatant sexism. InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 2018 #145
But it's not blatant. It's not a given here. Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #148
You have the right to your opinion. LenaBaby61 Sep 2018 #157
That pos cartoon has racism written all over it. rockfordfile Sep 2018 #159
nah, wrong nt heaven05 Sep 2018 #20
+1000 Pachamama Sep 2018 #11
nah, wrong nt heaven05 Sep 2018 #18
Care to explain why he/she is wrong? John Fante Sep 2018 #83
not to you or anyone heaven05 Sep 2018 #91
Exactly! justie18 Sep 2018 #50
She owes the judge an apology janterry Sep 2018 #70
The one percent versus the ref who made 450 dollars Tursiops Sep 2018 #161
Of course there is a double standard MuseRider Sep 2018 #9
Methinks I lend credence to Serena and Billie Jean griloco Sep 2018 #14
Those saying it wasn't a woman thing, DON'T follow tennis. LenaBaby61 Sep 2018 #104
I've been following tennis since 1975 Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #120
Or she's a witch zentrum Sep 2018 #15
It doesn't make it right Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #122
I agree. zentrum Sep 2018 #151
It does apply to men Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #170
i feel so bad for Osaka. Kurt V. Sep 2018 #16
I don't and NEVER WILL heaven05 Sep 2018 #17
i can't help feeling for her. it should have been a great moment not a sad one, Kurt V. Sep 2018 #28
I doubt that poster cares RhodeIslandOne Sep 2018 #32
It was already a blowout before the 2nd set started...Osaka had her number...coach intervened... Fred Sanders Sep 2018 #37
Not necessarily. Someone always wins the 1st set. Doesn't mean the match is over. brush Sep 2018 #156
Nah- Naomi played great tennis all tournament malaise Sep 2018 #30
I still won't heaven05 Sep 2018 #35
OK malaise Sep 2018 #39
No logic needed at times. She DID NOTHING WRONG. But punish her if it makes you feel better. nt USALiberal Sep 2018 #47
logic, in cases like this, is for heaven05 Sep 2018 #56
1%? ok. nt USALiberal Sep 2018 #58
Let me clarify heaven05 Sep 2018 #59
Making up your own truth is fun! nt USALiberal Sep 2018 #61
actually heaven05 Sep 2018 #63
You realize Osaka is a minority also? Miss that part? nt USALiberal Sep 2018 #64
Nope Inescapable heaven05 Sep 2018 #69
They admit they didn't even watch the match RhodeIslandOne Sep 2018 #80
This message was self-deleted by its author John Fante Sep 2018 #85
Unless she was in on the ump being on her side she is innocent in this nini Sep 2018 #75
ok nt heaven05 Sep 2018 #89
Naomi was whipping Serena comfortably. John Fante Sep 2018 #84
ok nt heaven05 Sep 2018 #90
Naomi was whipping Serena comfortably. LenaBaby61 Sep 2018 #106
How is this related to yesterday's match in any way? John Fante Sep 2018 #114
For holding Serena accountable for her deplorable actions? Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #94
nothing deplorable about Serena heaven05 Sep 2018 #95
She's verbally abused linesman and refs repeatedly over the years and that's verifiable. Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #98
you can hate heaven05 Sep 2018 #116
Hate? Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #118
yes hate heaven05 Sep 2018 #154
Aw, poor baby Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #172
no heaven05 Sep 2018 #173
Uh huh Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #176
you are heaven05 Sep 2018 #181
Wow, compelling argument Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #188
He's a dick nini Sep 2018 #105
Is it OK to abuse referees just because she is a woman? Renew Deal Sep 2018 #38
Also not okay to impose double standards. InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 2018 #66
What is your evidence of double standards? Renew Deal Sep 2018 #68
While I agree with BJK, Serena was wrong underpants Sep 2018 #40
Pure nonsense Hav Sep 2018 #45
Serena was classless and went off her nut because she was going to lose. Botany Sep 2018 #49
On another note BeyondGeography Sep 2018 #52
The Lady doth Protest too much. jalan48 Sep 2018 #53
Within the past year, Kyrgios has twice been penalised a point for name calling muriel_volestrangler Sep 2018 #57
Serena was inappropriate, but her premise was 100% correct. jayddrew Sep 2018 #60
He invoked a rule that her team was breaking. janterry Sep 2018 #72
She's a black and a woman. She should just have shut up and taken it. LenaBaby61 Sep 2018 #107
I support Serena. InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 2018 #67
Then you support her engaging in verbal abuse and bullying Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #92
Nope, I support her lashing out against the WTA's blatant sexism... and, frankly, racism too InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 2018 #121
No, it's not "plainly evident to everyone". Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #126
Well, it should be. InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 2018 #128
No, it shouldn't be Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #135
The only mess is that which has been created by the WTA that leads to crap like this... InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 2018 #144
Okay fangirl Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #149
So do I. She's had to put up with so much crap over the years. Demit Sep 2018 #112
It's gotten fuckin' ridiculous!!! Good for Serena standing up against the bullshit InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 2018 #124
Serena Was WRONG, Period WiffenPoof Sep 2018 #71
That point when she 'flipped' the switch janterry Sep 2018 #73
Lleyton Hewitt made a racist DAMN fool of himself at the 2001 US Open... LenaBaby61 Sep 2018 #110
Thank you for pointing out the blatant double standards Serena is fighting against. InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 2018 #129
Thank you for pointing out the blatant double standards Serena is fighting against. LenaBaby61 Sep 2018 #150
Thanks for that response... AWESOME post! InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 2018 #155
Unless she knew this umpire moondust Sep 2018 #74
Post removed Post removed Sep 2018 #76
Everyone should listen to this from Serena Williams. Gothmog Sep 2018 #96
She is doubling down and portrying herself as the victim. redgreenandblue Sep 2018 #100
Meh. Serena is just another in a long line of athletes who made asses of themselves. redgreenandblue Sep 2018 #99
Never has a male tennis player had a game taken from him b/c he called the chair ump a name. Demit Sep 2018 #113
Serena lost a game because it was her third infraction. John Fante Sep 2018 #115
The warning for her, against her coach coaching, was a crap call. Demit Sep 2018 #147
Not really. Illegal coaching is rife, yes. But other players are called on it Tursiops Sep 2018 #160
Ace!! InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 2018 #130
Really... are you sure about that? whistler162 Sep 2018 #164
Yes Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #137
Some one once said whistler162 Sep 2018 #101
It blows me away that so many people refuse to believe a woman knows sexism when she sees it. Reader Rabbit Sep 2018 #111
I am with you! disenfranchised Sep 2018 #140
Thanks. Reader Rabbit Sep 2018 #187
The Whole Thing Was Troubling colsohlibgal Sep 2018 #146
This should have never been couched in gender politics Tursiops Sep 2018 #158
Belinda Cordwall (now that I have your attention) brettdale Sep 2018 #162
Hmm. Sorry, going to go with Billy Jean King on this one. kcr Sep 2018 #165
Serena has a htory of going after umpires males or females brettdale Sep 2018 #167
I'm with Serena Williams. It seems though from the start of the tournament Serena was a target. rockfordfile Sep 2018 #163
Martina Navratilova: Serena Lost the Plot brettdale Sep 2018 #169
Well said Martina Sugarcoated Sep 2018 #175
Thank you BJK Wawannabe Sep 2018 #185
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