US Tennis Open, Anything But Serene … Serena Williams Loses her Mind and Match … “I’ll take this ball and shove it down your $#@$ Throat”
“I’ll take this ball and shove it down your #%$&* throat.”
WOW, woman’s tennis just received an ugly black eye last night in NYC. Which is rather sad because the story of the US Open was the breath of fresh air, 17 year old Melanie Oudin from Marietta, Georgia who took Manhattan. Sadly, this US Open will forever be know for this controversial ending.
Serena Williams’ John McEnroe moment … “Are you serious!”
We have witnessed this type of behavior is football, basketball, baseball, soccer and hockey. We have even seen this type of behavior in other lesser events, but woman’s tennis? Even the antics of John McEnroe never came to such a sad and disgusting display of behavior like this.
Defending US Tennis Open champion Serena Williams goes postal on the lines judge during the semis last night and loses the match on a conduct violation. Her unprofessional and uncalled for behavior occurred on match point after the lines judge had called her for a foot fault on the previous serve. Losing a semi-finals match on verbal abuse on match point? WOW!
It still remains a mystery as to what Williams said to the lines judge. Williams denies that she said that “she would kill her.” Although, you can hear in the video that when Serena pleads her case with officials that she never said that she you kill her, fans in the background are heard to say, “yes you did”. What was made out in the video is that Williams did threaten the lines judge by saying, “I’ll take this ball and shove it down your #%$&* throat.”
Amid the exchange, Williams could be heard saying to the lineswoman: “i didn’t say i would kill you. Are you serious?” It’s unclear exactly what she did say, but it was enough to earn her the code violation, and the match penalty.
Williams had already been given a warning, for breaking her racket after she lost the first set. This second code violation, by rule, cost her a point. With that penalty, the match ended.
After the line judge called the foot fault with Serena serving at 5-6, 15-30 in the second set, the youngest Williams sister intimidatingly stared her down before screaming at the official with a jabbed finger. After a few seconds, Serena turned back around to serve, thought better of it and resumed the badgering. The chair umpire then called over the line judge to ask what Serena had said, rules officials were summoned, a brief summit occurred at the net and it was determined that Serena would be assessed a point penalty for a conduct violation. The point gave Clijsters the match.
After the smoke, confusion and words had settled with this bizarre and confusing ending … Kim Clisters found her self in the finals and Serena Williams with egg on her face and a scar on her brilliant career.
Sadly in the post match interview, seen HERE, Serena Williams says, “she doesn’t know why she (the lines judge) would have felt threatened.” Gee Serena, maybe its because you were going off on her, shaking your racquet at her and threatening to shove a ball down her throat?
UPDATE I: Serena Williams fined Maximum $10K
Serena Williams has been fined $10K for her unsportsmanlike behavior for threatening a lines judge and reportedly, although denied by Williams threatening to kill her. Please tell me that this is not all that they are going to do against Serena Williams.
Serena Williams faces an anxious wait to see if she is to be banned from future Grand Slam tournaments following her controversial outburst at the U.S. Open.
Williams was levied with a $10,000 fine by the U.S. Open for unsportsmanlike conduct on Sunday for her foul-mouthed tirade at a line judge the night before, as she slumped to a semifinals defeat to Kim Clijsters. The fine was the maximum possible at this stage.
10K? Oh wait they are also fining her $500 for racquet abuse. WTF!!! Do you know how much these tennis players make? The entire amount of fines levied, $10,500 represents 3% of Williams earning for the US Open. Oh yeah, that’ll learn her. What a joke. For what she did, she should forfeit the entire amount of the purse the won and be suspended for future Grand Slam events. If not, there is nothing to ever stop her or another tennis player from doing the same thing in the future.
Posted September 13, 2009 by Scared Monkeys
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are we supposed to be surprised at this behaviour ?
For a while now, I’ve been wondering about Serena Williams’ physique. While she has always been a large woman, lately, her muscle development has progressed to the point where, I believe, that, if it were a man, the steroid use question would arise. I don’t know all that much about drug testing or professional tennis but I think that some testing might be in order.
If athlete had been white and the lineswoman had been black
this would have been “RACISM” screamed from the headlines!
And the athlete’s career would be OVER!
I’d like to know what Serena really said to the lineswoman… I highly doubt that Serena threatened her and for this woman to say that Serena was going to kill her?… I question the lineswomens veracity.
With technology what it is today, why aren’t there microphones placed courtside sensitive enough to pick up the dialogue between player/linesman,whomever… then, we’d all hear what was truly said…
It seemed like a child running to tattle tale to the man on the court… “Serena said this ~ whah, whah, whah…!~”
I’ve not followed tennis much, but time to change the courtside lineswomen/men ~ what credentials did this lineswoman have? I’d like to know that…
If Serena questioned this woman and said,… are you serious?… I really doubt Serena would throw away the U.S. open with such a comment…
I want to know, what was really said.
SM: Kitty, what the lines judge did was the protocol of tennis. She did nothing wrong. Serena Williams is 100% responsible and guilty for what she did. She did threaten her by saying she would shove the ball down her F#^#ing throat. That was caught on video.
I would tend to say that Serena did say it as people in the audience yelled, yes you did.
Personally, if I were the lines judge and she pulled that crap, Serena would have had that racquet slammed into the side of her head.
These athletes have no right to act in a manner just because they think they are elite. They are all out of control.
Just last week we had the college FB player for Oregon sucker punch another player. Until these idiots get charged with felony assault, maybe that will teach them there are consequences to their actions.
It has become unreal just how out of control athletes have become and it is because they have been protected, coddled and allowed to believe they are better than everyone else and above the law.
With have NCAA football players sucker punching people in broad daylight, NFL players acting gangsta and shooting themselves in the leg in night clubs, NBA player going into the stands and fighting and now tennis players threatening officials. It is just unreal.
As I have previously said … charge them with felony assault and see how funny they think it is and if it ever happens again.
What a joke to fine Serena $10k+! She should have copped ten times that’ just to put a “dent” in her prize money at least! And what has been said about an apology, firstly to the lines judge, and secondly to the viewing public?? Not good enough,…
I think Serena’s charge was appropriate. Fans will shun her, endorsement will drop. She will be dropped like a hot potato. Perhaps this will stop others from these types of outburst.
gender test needed immediately !!!
I was sooo disgusted at Serena’s outburst and equally disguested at her obvious lack of remorse in her press conference after and in her press statement! The fine is a joke! No player, no matter how good, should be able to display this kind of verbal abuse and then receive a slap on the hand! To date Serena hasn’t even offered an apology to the lineswoman!!! This isn’t about racism as her father Richard purports, but rather perhaps someone who thinks she has gotten the right to behave in any manner she chooses because she is a top player! Shame on you Serena, I hope you lose endorsements because of this, it seems that’s the only thing out of this entire mess that might affect you!!!
I read elsewhere that she said she’d put her racket where the sun don’t shine. I hadn’t heard she said she’d kill the line judge, but if those NY fans say she did, I’d put money on it. They love their tennis, they love some antics, but this is so over the top. I agree with Scared Monkeys that she should be banned from all future Grand Slams or at least US Opens. By this morning, her outrageous behavior had taken a back seat to Kanye West taking the microphone from Taylor Swift at the VMA’s. What’s going on? People, how did your parents raise you? Where’s a nun with a ruler when you need one?
“where’s a nun with a ruler when you need one.?”
or a mom to wash williams’ mouth out with soap.
I don’t condone her behavior or antics on the court…or off the court ~ She needs to apologize ~
I caught part of her being in the face of the lineswoman as I watched on t.v. and did not hear her comments to the judge… whoa ~ nasty, nasty!
Thank you for the explanation of what she clearly said ~ it is very appreciated ~ yes, Her nasty comments were inexcusable and highly inappropriate ~ unprofessional to boot ~
It’s true, many athletes & Professionals tend to forget that they are in a leadership role, there is a higher level of accountability & responsibility ~ they need to follow proper decorum, stop playing the race card ~ and they need to be ever mindful of their behavior they are in a public setting…(especially being a role model for children)… that goes even for our Congressmen ~ & our President of the United States…
Tennis is a very “proper” sport too… Serena should receive some form of discipline besides being removed from that particular game, being fined ~ big deal… she should apologize to the lineswoman, to the fans & U.S. Open folks…and suffer severe consequences of her behavior… unfortunately, it’s probably not going to happen…
Hey, with our President not willing to apologize for his comments about Sgt. Crowley… where are the examples of those role models? (Obama & Crowley ended up with a beer summit ~ what does that say??) At least Congressman Joe Wilson apologized immediately and publicly for his outburst last week and that was the proper thing to do ~ (he was honest with his comment, however, it was not the time or place to burst it out) ~
Decorum, manners… civility… does it exist any more?
Perhaps, with Serena ~ she was outmatched and her outburst was a way of her getting out of the match without getting her butt publicly whooped ~ by her opponent ~ I’m just trying to wrap my mind around why she was spewing such venom… no excuses!
loved the above comment about the nun… My Mamma could have identified with that one ~ happened to her in parochial schools… When I mouthed off to my Mom as a teenager ~ once ~ yes, ONCE… she slapped me hard across the face and that was the LAST time, I ever mouthed off to her, ever again ~ stunned, in shock…yes…~ and was I ever humbled… I apologized to her, gained the outmost respect for her and I NEVER did it to her again.
My Mamma would’ve volunteered to have given Serena a slap across the face ~ if she was still with us ~ believe me, Serena would NOT have ever spewed such filth again ~ EVER. My Mamma would’ve set her a$$ straight. Rest her soul ~
by the way,
Serena should be charged with assault, as it is just that ~ perhaps, the lineswoman should press charges?
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Andy Roddick is and has always been an ass. He should be fined for berating the line judge that called a foot fault on him. The game umpire should be reprimanded for letting him carry on the way that he did.