ITF mulls suspending Serena

ITF mulls suspending Serena

There are 9 comments on the The Globe and Mail story from Oct 4, 2009, titled ITF mulls suspending Serena. In it, The Globe and Mail reports that:

ITF mulls suspending Serena Serena Williams argues a call by the line judge which led to her disqualification during the women's singles semi-final against Kim Clijsters at the 2009 U.S. Open.

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Tennis Lover

San Rafael, CA

#1 Oct 4, 2009
Terrible for one of the few remaining sports where most are ladies and gentlemen !!!
Tennis Lover

San Rafael, CA

#2 Oct 4, 2009
I forgot to say "SUSPEND HER !"
Tennis Buff

Portland, TX

#3 Oct 4, 2009
Why is it taking the ITF so long to act. She should have been suspended right after it happened. She should be suspended for a full year. The fine was a joke.

Since: Jul 08

Longview, TX

#4 Oct 4, 2009
Tennis Buff wrote:
Why is it taking the ITF so long to act. She should have been suspended right after it happened. She should be suspended for a full year. The fine was a joke.
and so are you!

Since: Jul 08

Longview, TX

#5 Oct 4, 2009
and so are you!
Tennis fan

El Reno, OK

#6 Oct 4, 2009
She should never have been allowed to play doubles the next day, and should be suspended for a year. She is an ambarishment to the country, like John McEnro jused to be.
No Pampering

Virginia Beach, VA

#7 Oct 5, 2009
For a highly paid professional all these years, ghetto talk while being viewed by the world should merit a maximum penalty to set the bar for civility. Too many are let off with "in the heat of the battle" defense. Are we saying pro athletes cannot responsibly control themselves? If they can act insanely, all the more reason to get them off the scene to learn self control. Serena would do well to look at some film showing how Venus gets through trying situations-she just plays better and gets good results.
skaizun

Frankfort, KY

#8 Oct 5, 2009
It would have been unfair to everyone if Serena had been suspended immediately, as even the lowest judicial courts in the land need time to sort things out (granted, the prima facie evidence would have been enough to "hang" Serena, but, fair is fair). Also, it would have been grossly unfair to Venus had Serena been suspended the next day for their doubles final. However, Serena should not be allowed to keep any winnings from that win, and, arguably, she should have that win and trophy stripped from the record.
gene

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Oct 5, 2009
Suspension without doubt. She threatened physical violence and used indefensible language to an official. That gets you suspended in ANY sport. Her 'apology' was a day late and many dollars short. The process will run its course but there is ample precedent for how to treat such events. And that precedent should be followed here...

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