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It happened in the US Open in a women's match in the semis or finals

I think it was Serena, but not positive.

The girl hit what appeared to be a winner and let out a YESSS!!! After the shout, the other girl was able to get her racket on it. Though I don't think she got it back in play and wouldn't have gotten it back at least 9/10, However, the ref called a hindrance and the girl who yelled YESSS!!! Lost the point.

If an opponent makes a unnecessary audible sound and the other person just gets a racket on it (doesn't have to put it back in play, the person making the sound can lose the point.

And the basic one is you simply can't make a random comment/unnecessary sound prior to an overhead or the opponent has the right to call a hindrance. In college tennis, there are plenty of jerks who will push the lines into a grey area or work any rule they can
[Post edited by 22903 at 04/20/2017 7:02PM]

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Posted: 04/20/2017 at 7:00PM


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