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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Sundaytrekker, Jul 5, 2019.
Indeed. That the defeat, in the final of a grand slam, of a 37 year old woman who gave birth less than two years ago and who has hardly played so far this year is considered a shock, speaks volumes about Serena Williams and her amazing talent.
Something she plays on at every opportunity. 'I am doing this for the mothers out there!'
Give me a break.
As for it indicating how great she is, I have just received a warning from the BBC and full censorship/removal of my post on their website which simply said
'this is more an indicator of how bad the women's game is, that a slow, overweight and not very mobile player is still there or thereabouts. Halep today showed what we all know - make WIlliams move and she throws in the towel'.
That post was taken down in less than 3 minutes.
It certainly seemed as though Serena either let the potential occasion get to her, or she is very short of match practice, or she just can’t do it any more.
Williams has been slow for a while. What she lacks in mobility she makes up for with brute force. On this occasion Halep was so strong on the return and so mobile Williams had to engage in rallies which is her weakness.
Wow what a doubles match. Mahut of course no stranger to long matches.
Roll on tomorrow.
This final looks to be going to be a good battle. I’d like to see Federer win.
Wow! What a thriller!
Painful loss for Federer, one that could bring forward his retirement.
Incredible match though. Seems like Ofsted were involved in organising sports this weekend though, as I was having to switch between Formula 1, tennis and cricket all afternoon.
If you thought the tennis was tense, the cricket was beyond silly!
I wanted Federer to win too. And he was serving for the match in that final set... It was painful for me aswell.
I was only switching between the tennis and the cricket. I had the tennis on live-recording, with a delay, so I could fast forward through all the nonsense, and replay the points at my leisure.
Yes, if someone had written the script for the cricket, it would have been rejected on the grounds of not being at all believable. The four extra runs from the "overthrow" onto Stokes' bat - I've never seen that before. And the "six" that was caught, and then the chap stepped back... Oops, I'm diverting the thread.
Ah I felt for the French team . The Columbians super aggressive and shots at the net I think not entirely in the spirit of the game? No one really commented on that ? I hope their reign @ no 1 is short lived
It must have been really painful for Federer. It will be hard for him to forget those lost Championship points.
I started the match wanting Djokovic to win, but by the end I wanted to rewrite the rules and call it a draw! Brilliant match.