Friday, November 27, 2009

$1million fine for Serena? Penney Returns In Fine Form and Del Potro Again Too Tough For Fed


Serena Williams could possibly be forking out $1million for her antics at the US Open. The International Tennis Federations Grand Slam committee are close to finalising Serena's case. It has been almost 12 weeks since the outburst occurred. This would have to be one of the largest fines in sport? I agree with it though. What she did that day was unsportsmanlike and put a sour image on womens tennis and tennis in general. She is a role model and should've known better. Serena Williams has earnt over $25million dollars in her tennis career, so I'm sure it's just pocket money when you think of all the money she has earnt through endorsements. Do you think the fine is too harsh or does she deserve every bit of it?


Kirk Penney has made an outstanding comeback to the NBL after sitting on the sidelines for nine games with a back injury. Proving last years MVP title was no fluke, Penney chimed in with 22 points in only 20 minutes. Over a point a minute, very impressive! He also had 6 rebounds and 5 assists. If he played 35 minutes he may have had a triple double. It wasn't only his statistics which helped the Breakers get the win. Penney's presence on the court allowed Oscar Foreman(23 points) and Rick Rickert(16 points) play their role better than when he was out. More than anything it allowed CJ Bruton take a break from being the one man show. Let's hope Penney can stay healthy so the fans can continue to see such great talent. Breakers stormed away in the fourth quarter eventual winners 94-77.


Early this morning Roger Federer continued his struggle against Argentinian sensation Juan Martin Del Potro. It took the Argentine 3 sets to beat the champion from Switzerland, 6-2,6-7, 6-3. Del Potro has beaten Federer twice now in their last two encounters, previously in the US Open final. This win sends Juan through to the semi finals by the tightest of margins. His games won ratio to games lost beat Andy Murray's by one 44-43. This will be his first Masters semi final. I wish him all the best as he tries to conquer the world. I give him a great chance in the finals. I bet the Poms are spewing with home town hero Andy Murray not reaching the finals. I love it!


  1. Serena Williams had an absolute brain explosion at the US Open. I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw what went down. She needs to be penalised but $1 million dollars is loose change to someone like Serena, what would have been better would have been to ban her from the next grand slam. That would have certainly taught her a lesson or two.

  2. I think it's an excessive amount to fine her, even if it IS loose change. On the other hand, this isn't her first outburst on the court--she's famous for it. And making an example of her will hopefully send out a message not just to the tennis world but to all the kids who play tennis at school and look up to her.