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serena's injuries..hhmmm

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serena williams is down 4-2 in a 2nd set tie break, suddenly cramp appears in her legs, taking the momentum away from her opponent, then rain comes to her rescue. They reappear, Hantuchova wins 2nd set and games go with serve. Hantuchova appears to be in ascendancy at which point williams demands to have a toilet break, ref refuses and play continues. williams then breaks and when ref tells her she can have a loo break she turns it down. this girl has done this too many times over the years, she uses gamesmanship constantly and i've seen her feign injury rather than take defeat. I long for henin to destroy her. No doubt her injury will flare up at 6-4 5-3 (30-love)to henin and she'll retire, dont laugh, she's done it before. Nothing racist about this post either, I just don't like her extreme gamesmanship and the bad loser aspect of her ie. never commending a player after being beaten by them.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

Iím not sure if it is the BBCís coverage or the commentary made by some of commentators which ignite these sorts of comments. But some spectators feel that they have a licence to make remarks. Like it or not Serena & Venus Williams are world class athletes.

Continually criticism from day one has been unjustified, unfair and some comments made without foundation. From the moment the Williams sisters made their debut. Issues where raised about the way their father trained them, of their poor background, their physical appearance, the way they hit the ball, the amount of matches they play, and to add insult to injury cruel comments made about their parents. I could list a long line of players who seemed to have faked injury, but I have no proof and would not make a statement by just assuming.

I wonder if the girls where white, not broken any world records and had names like Tim Henman or Andy & Jamie Murray would we then LIKE them! And would we talk about their brilliant skills as athletes. Letís not forget the fact that Tennis is a sport, we should watch enjoying that fact.

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comment by Terry (U8467660)

posted Jul 4, 2007

This thread now needs a footnote. Great to see Henin and Venus win.

Shame about Serena, and shame that she's made more enemies than friends on this Wimbledon trip.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

So the great serena goes out to Henin, and hardly a limp in sight. I say hardly because when she lost a few tight points as the game reached the end what did we see? a fake grimace here and a sharp grasp of her leg there gave the impression of her injury playing up. Wasn't too slow racing to those little drop shots of henins was she. She's an amazing player and doesn't need to play these games, we all have to lose sometimes serena.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

Manufemalefan: come off it, don't try to debar people from criticising black athletes just because of their colour and past trophies. If Serena cheated, let's hear it loud and clear, just like we hear it about whiteys.

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posted Jul 5, 2007

Serena is simply the best in female tennis, without her there won't be many reasons to watch female tennis, especially now that there are so few really good players. Stop hating her and enjoy her game, cuz she puts up a darn good show most of the time

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posted Jul 5, 2007

I am pretty sure that hitting your leg repeatedly with your Racket! not your hand is not going to be good for you. It is quite clear to me Maganha that you are the ignorent party here because you believe that hitting yourself will make cramp go away!

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posted Nov 12, 2007

I have found a few flaws in this article. When the injury struck she was not 4-2 down in the tie break she was 5-6 down in the set and after her medical time out she served aces and unreturnables to take it to the tie break. The rain came on at 4-2 and i have so much respect for her being able to block out the pain and win the match.

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posted Nov 15, 2007

Tell me in your own words what cramp has to do with heat. Take your time.

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posted Dec 7, 2007

she did not have cramp that was just assumed at the time by the commentators

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comment by Ohound (U5480169)

posted Dec 8, 2007

terry paine : What causes leg cramps?

Cramps can be an indication of dehydration, which may be caused by heat.

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