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The good Serena Williams...

September 14, 2009
AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Serena Williams, left, of the United States, hugs her sister Venus after winning the women's doubles championship over Liezel Huber, of the United States, and Cara Black, of Zimbabwe, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday.
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September 14, 2009 AP Photo/Elise Amendola Serena Williams, left, of the United States, hugs her sister Venus after winning the women's doubles championship over Liezel Huber, of the United States, and Cara Black, of Zimbabwe, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday. (The Spokesman-Review)

Good morning, Netizens...


AP Photo/Elise Amendola


Serena Williams, left, of the United States, hugs her sister Venus after winning the women's doubles championship over Liezel Huber, of the United States, and Cara Black, of Zimbabwe, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday. This is, of course, not the “Evil Serena” that yesterday verbally ostracized a judge and threatening her, which may have resulted in her being fined or perhaps even worse.


The initial foot fault that began the fireworks was a terrible call by the line judge. Not only was it a terrible procedural call, it wasn't a foot fault. The replays show that Serena's foot was behind the line when she served. You could make the argument that it was close but not close enough to make the call. Let the line judge explain the video replays.  Aside from the shoddy call by the line judge, Serena was about to lose the match anyway. Maybe that is what this was all about. 


No, this is the “good Serena” who seemingly wins tennis tournaments with relative ease, smiles for the cameras and normally keeps her priorities straight. Yesterday her courtside manner cost her a tennis match.


Dave




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