Sunday, November 2, 2014

Happy 3rd Anniversary!

On November 2, 2011, TMZ reported that Serena Williams locked herself in her panic room when out-of-competition anti-doping officers arrived at her house to collect a sample.

No sample was collected.

Serena has never spoken publicly about the incident, or faced a question on it during a press conference.

The only tennis writer that has publicly reported on the event is Simon Cambers, who questioned the ITF's anti-doping manager about the incident.

This is tennis.


16 comments:

  1. And here my present! Cheers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmj_zLH-u2g

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  2. 4 days late... Happy 5th anniversary, Becker! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/atptour/6461555/Boris-Becker-Im-struggling-to-understand-why-Andre-Agassi-wanted-to-confess.html

    Becker's statements regarding Agassi's meth use were mind boggling. It's like he's dissapointed in Agassi, not for taking an stimulant, but for breaking the 'silence pact'.

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  3. http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/10/wada-and-uci-both-appeal-roman-kreuziger-biological-passport-case-to-cas/

    http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/10/uci-wants-ban-of-between-two-to-four-years-for-kreuziger-loss-of-results-from-march-2011/

    http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/10/report-pantani-1999-giro-exclusion-didnt-follow-correct-protocol-was-mafia-involved/

    If only tennis journalism was just a little bit better... If only.

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  4. Adding to the celebrations, at 33, and after outgunning plenty of his 10 year younger peers in a more than suspicious year:

    "Federer has been selected by his peers as winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for a 10th time and by fans as the ATPWorldTour.com Fans"

    It seems that nowadays it is necessary to have many years of accumulated "experience" to be able to be at the top, as the over 30s climb back or stay up the rankings ladder, headed by Fed. What a farce this has become!! :-)

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    2. Keep trying, perhaps in time you will come up with something tangible. In the meantime, go back to fretting over Nadal's pictures on his hospital bed. We all wish him a speedy recovery.

      P.S The curious case article needs updating I think :)

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    3. What was Fed's record against the always sick/injured Nada this year ?

      How many GSs did Fed win in 2013, 2014, compared to Nadal ?

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    4. Nadal vs. Federer 5-0 (2013/14) including at the WTFs where he had never beaten Federer before in 4 tries. As for Grand Slams: Nadal 3, Federer 0. Yeah he's really displaying shocking behaviour for a 33 year old. Meanwhile Nadal who is 28 years old shows no signs of slowing down despite his history of supposed chronic injury.

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    5. Are you for real, guys? I don't know apanchuful so I don't know if he's a Nadal fan but why all 3 of you mentioned Nadal in your answers?

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    6. So... From what I gather from you is... Being defeated by Nadal is proof of being clean. Then the ITF was right. There's no doping problem in tennis. Just one guy dopes... :-/

      No wonder why people generally thinks that those who complain about doping are just crazy or paranoid and don't take this issue seriously, you guys just make us look bad.

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    7. Go back and read previous posts.

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    8. :-)
      Yes I am A fan of Nadal, and a fan of tennis and a fan of this site, and a fan of all Fed fans that write here, all well, I try to be respectful and give my opinion, and I am looking forward to London... I just love it, even if it is a farce, but... What a farce!!!

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  5. Danielle Bracciale has partially admitted match fixing...... Tennis at the lower levels is ripe for these kind of shenanigans.............

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/tennis-busted-racquet/italian-tennis-player-admits-to-match-fixing-210416679.html?soc_src=mediacontentsharebuttons&soc_trk=tw

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    1. When you allow doped players (Big Four et al) reign undisturbed at the higher levels, dispatching lower level players with the seeding system and have ridiculous prize money for first rounds or challengers/futures, the ITF/ATP itself is causing match fixing. There's no one else to blame.

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  6. I would love to know the details of that panic room incident. Had the tester seen Serena before she ran to her panic room? Did the tester try and communicate with Serena before she ran and hid? What was the excuse for not submitting to a drug test when the mistake had been cleared up?

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