Building competitive mixed ATP-WTA teams for the Grand Slams
Halep keeps on improving every year....
I can live with her as #1 (even if she does not win this slam).
Thisis the third match I've seen today (only saw parts og Garbine) and all were top-quality.
If RG and Wimbl are an indication of WTA post Serena and post-Maria, then I can live with that
"Never argue with an idiot - they take you down to their level and then beat you on experience"
"Don't wrestle with a pig: you both get dirty, but the pig actually likes it"
<font color=brown>@ <b>Skilletsauce</b>:</font>
Didn't see it. Is this what the commentator below is referring to as 'slightly confusing moment'?
Konta into the semi-finals 18:54
Johanna Konta reaches the Wimbledon semi-finals with a gutsy display of tennis against the tenacious Simona Halep. Konta has the steely Romanian on the run as she serves out the match. Halep is really digging deep to find a way past but Konta sets up match point with a crosscourt winner. The British No.6 seed completes a 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 6-4 win when Halep fails to make a return in a slightly confusing moment. Nonetheless, Konta goes through.
#ed_op#font color="brown"#ed_cl#@ #ed_op#b#ed_cl#Skilletsauce#ed_op#/b#ed_cl#:#ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl# #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#i#ed_cl#Do you know off-hand whether the Chair has discretion to call a "hindrance" for that type of disruption during play and replay the point? My immediate reaction to what happened is that I would've called a let and replayed the point, for that is a sad and disrespectful way for Simona to lose on match point. Notice how awkward the handshake was at the net and how dead the crowd was afterward, for the action was cheap and killed the natural enthusiastic crowd response to a Johanna victory under other circumstances. #ed_op#/i#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#
Last edited by rex on Jul Tue 11, 2017 1:35 pm, edited 2 times in total.
It's just going to multiply, intensify and get out of hand when Konta plays Venus. Don;t be surprised if a few racists incidents occur. Even Murray complained a few years ago that he was often racially/ethnically abused by British fans, particularly when he lost.
<font color=brown>@ <b>rex</b>:</font>
I'm not quite sure if the chair has discretion under those circumstances Rex. Fans yell out quite often during play and even yell "out" calls so I believe the chair can only admonish the crowd when it happens.
It was truly a very bad way for the match to end as Simona was cleary disturbed by the loud shriek and Konta seemed stunned as well as she went to shake Simona's hand. Crowd partisanship at its absolute worst. I believe I saw someone in Konta's box mutter "oh well too bad." Truly disgusting.
Last edited by Skilletsauce on Jul Tue 11, 2017 2:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
The irony is that Romania and the UK just recently had a similar incident in Fed Cup, with Konta left visibly shaken by the crowd's behavior. Illie Nastase was punished by the WTA for his part.
Last edited by Grossefavourite on Jul Tue 11, 2017 3:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
This is no doubt directed at Graveller by an Ace supporter at the BBC:
Ostapenko impresses in defeat by Venus
11 Jul 2017 From the section Tennis
French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko, 20, impresses on her Centre Court debut despite a straight-sets defeat by five-time champion Venus Williams in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.