News 10 // 09 Sep 2018, 16:07 IST SHARE Serena Williams' US Open outburst was by no means the first we have seen on sport's grandest stage.The 23-time grand slam champion stunned the watching world on Saturday by branding chair umpire Carlos Ramos a "liar" and a "thief" amid a series of code violations during the women's singles final against Naomi Osaka.Williams' comments eventually landed her with a game penalty, which ultimately gave Osaka the chance to serve out for a 6-2 6-4 triumph and a first major title.During the post-match presentation, the Flushing Meadows crowd made its feelings on Williams' treatment perfectly clear with a series of boos, although many have subsequently argued that Ramos was simply following the letter of the law after handing the home favourite a first-set warning for what he believed to be on-court coaching.That initial sanction was the one to really draw the ire of Williams, who demanded an apology, and when one was … [Read more...] about Serena joins Zidane, Tyson and McEnroe in catalogue of famous sporting meltdowns
John mcenroe you cannot be serious
TYRRELL HATTON has given his lowdown on Carnoustie's 'loop of doom' as he gears up for The Open. 15th - LUCKY SLAP - Par 4, 472 yards RIDICULOUS name for a hole because it can definitely slap you in the face — and what is so lucky about that? It is one of the hardest par fours about, with bunkers on the right gobbling up tee shots as the fairway slopes severely that way. The next big problem is getting the distance right on your approach. You can’t fly it all the way because a hard bounce will send your ball rocketing through the green — but if you come up short there is a wicked downslope that does the same thing! 16th - BARRY BURN - Par 3, 248 yards ANOTHER strange name because the burn that winds all through Carnoustie is not actually in play on this hole, unless you go miles left. It usually plays into the wind, which leaves you hitting as much as a three wood in. But if it’s calm or the wind is helping it is no more than a seven iron, which means there is a … [Read more...] about The Open 2018: Tyrell Hatton gives the lowdown on Carnoustie’s ‘loop of doom’
0 Have your say It is that time of year. Start of Wimbledon, start of the school holidays, and many a parent perhaps wishes they could have their own step-laddered high chair from which to look down disdainfully on the latest face-flushed, spittle-spatting strop and eyeroll wearily. Despite the painfully obvious ready-made title, the recent fad for funky tennis documentaries has, thus far, not ventured into the mysterious inner world of the tennis umpire, those blazered bastions of order who are as part of the fabric of British summertime as Sue Barker’s jug of Pimm’s.Which is the documentary world’s loss, as a fascinating hour in the company of John Frame, Scottish veteran of 25 Wimbledons and chair umpire in seven finals, reveals. He did strike back, though with polite good humour, as one Australian player was to discover, but first we must go back to a beginning which can’t help but, with your indulgence, prompt the response: … [Read more...] about Interview: John Frame’s 25p bus ride from Craiglockhart to Wimbledon
LONDON (Reuters) - John McEnroe, known for his on-court outbursts, would be in his element at next month’s Wimbledon tennis tournament, where every fist-pump of elation and cry of angst will be analyzed by artificial intelligence to compile video highlights. FILE PHOTO - Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 16, 2017 Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates winning the final against Croatia’s Marin Cilic REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge The All England Lawn Tennis Club and its technology partner IBM said the Watson AI platform had been taught to recognize players’ emotions, which it would combine with an analysis of crowd noise, players’ movements and match data. The IBM company logo is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau IBM’s Sam Seddon said the company was using machine learning to trying to find those seconds when players had a heightened sense … [Read more...] about ‘You cannot be serious’: IBM taps emotions for Wimbledon highlights
Opinion Australia's Nick Kyrgios after winning against Great Britain's Andy Murray at Queen's Photo: PA PA Wire/PA Images Mike Bacon, in his weekly column, takes a look at the antics of Nick Kyrgios and how is VAR doing for you? Great Britain's Andy Murray (left) shakes hands with Australia's Nick Kyrgios during day two of the Fever-Tree Championship at the Queens Club, London. The young Aussie showed Murray huge respect both before and after their clash Photo: PA Having been brought up in the John McEnroe, Ilie Nastase, Jimmy Connors era of tennis, there is something about Nick Kyrgios I so enjoy. I think it’s the fact the 6ft. 4in. 23-year-old reminds me much of those ‘bad boys’ of the 1970s and 80s. Halcyon days of tennis mind you, when arguments... ‘You cannot be serious’, tantrums and general naughty boy behaviour was almost the norm, especially during the Slams. OK, so it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But as a young lad, it was … [Read more...] about Bacon’s Bites: Kyrgios has potential to be gold dust to the game of tennis. VAR! Who’s NOT talking about it?