Serena Williams has never been shy when arguing her point on the tennis court and yesterday was no different. Serena felt that a U.S. Open official had wrongly given her a code violation and a point penalty…sheÂ subsequentlyÂ lost the game and title!
According to ABCNews,
Serena Williams unleashed her wrath again on another U.S. Open official when she was called out for on court hindrance during Sundayâ€™s womenâ€™s final. Williams, who may have now tarnished her charmed comeback after injuries and medical problems kept her off court for almost a full year, ultimately lost the match and tournament title to Australiaâ€™s Samantha Stosur, 6-2, 6-3.
Williams, 29, and Stosur, 27, were in the first game of the matchâ€™s second set when the Australian went after Williamsâ€™ forehand shot. But just before the ball hit Stosurâ€™s racket, Williams belted out â€œCome on!â€ Stosur barely tapped the ball, and the score went from 30-40 to deuce.
Eva Asderaki, the chair umpire at Arthur Ashe Stadium, gave Williams a code violation and a point penalty â€” giving the game to Stosur.
Reacting to the decision, Williams did not quite have a repeat of her 2009 on court calamity, when she physically threatened a lineswoman who called her for a foot foul in an obscenity-ridden rant. But she was heard to say the following to the umpire:
â€œDonâ€™t even look at me. I promise you, donâ€™t look at me â€¦ Donâ€™t look my way,â€ â€œWhat a loser,â€ â€œYouâ€™re a hater,â€ â€œA code violation because I expressed who I am? Really?â€ But the kicker â€“ which could potentially be seen as a threat was: â€œIf you ever see me walking down the hall â€¦ walk the other way.â€
Its good that Serena held her composure, we don’t want a repeat of 2009!
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