Sunday, 13 September 2009

When Sport Stars Loose the Plot!

There seems to be a growing trend in sport at people totally loosing there cool. Some do it at when they are 2 set points off loosing the match. Some do it to force a substitution.

My case and point being Serena Williams in her semi-final match against wild card entry Kim Clijsters. There's no doubting that both Williams sisters are good for tennis as the sport very rarely comes across people who can have such a impact on the game. But the game also needs people like Clijsters who can push these people. So while I may be a little biased (being a big Clijsters fan) did Williams really have blow her cool quite so dramaticly? There are much more graceful ways to accept loss, to someone who has played better than you. So while it was possible the most crucial point in the match there ways to make linesmen/women understand your frustration. Watching Serena Williams loosing it so dramaticly must have have people remebering the days of McEnroe. Had hawkeye had been around in McEnroe's time would he be as remebered and loved by fans as much? We'll never know. While sports needs to enteraining does it really have to be at the point of someone not getting to celebrate a great win that Clijsters was robbed?

But I have never been good at playing sports so I don't know what it feels like being so in the moment, but sportsmen/women need simmer down a little. Go about things in a more dignified manner.


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