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Serena Williams Has Another Outburst at U.S. Open (Video)

Serena Williams has earned a reputation for having poor sportsmanship. During Sunday’s final at the U.S. Open against Samantha Stosur, she showed once again why the reputation is so well-deserved. Here’s the point that got Serena upset:

After a side change, Serena really blew up on the chair umpire:

Serena lost the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 and the controversial point took place early on in the second set. Williams had already dropped the first set and was facing a break point when she yelled “come on.” The chair umpire ruled that Williams’ yell hindered Stosur’s ability to compete that point and she awarded the point to Stosur. Chair umpire Eva Asderaki’s ruling was actually in accordance with the rules.

International Tennis Federation rules say: “If a player is hindered in playing the point by a deliberate act of the opponent[s], the player shall win the point. However, the point shall be replayed if a player is hindered in playing the point by either an unintentional act of the opponent[s], or something outside the player’s own control [not including a permanent fixture].”

Serena felt the point should have been replayed. The umpire thought the action was deliberate and that’s why she penalized Serena the point. That’s debatable, but there is only way one to view Serena’s reaction: inappropriate.

She proceeded to bully the chair umpire the way she’s attempted to bully so many umpires in the past.

“If you ever see me walking down the hall, walk the other way,” she warned. “Because you’re out of control. Totally out of control. You’re a hater, you’re unattractive inside. Who would do such a thing. And I never complain. Wow.”

“A code violation because I expressed who I am? We’re in America last I checked. Am I gonna get violated for a water? Really, don’t even look at me. I promise you, don’t look at me because I am not the one. Don’t look my way.”

You know what the sad thing is? Serena had that chair umpire confused for the one from her 2009 U.S. Open match where she notoriously exploded on a sideline judge. And in case you were keeping track, she also lashed out at the U.S. Open umpires in 2008.

Serena, you’re right: it’s the umpires who are out to get you. None of this has to do with your poor sportsmanship and overall behavior.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dennis-Edwards/1177942173 Dennis Edwards

    It is common for blacks today to say that anything that goes against them in any way to play the race card. No race is more racist than the blacks without a doubt.

  • Susan Pomeroy

    Are you serious?  Your really gonna use the race card?  No one is asking her to dance to anyone’s tune, everyone (but yourself) wants her to represent the US with dignity, respect, and sportsmanship.  As usual everyone dislikes her because of her color, RIGHT!!!!  Grow up, she comes out and dedicates the final to the victims, survivors, and family member of 9/11!  Then she performs that way!!Let me say, on a day where hearts are heavy and reflecting on a tragedy that happened to our nation and then she comes out attacking a human being because she is doing her job.  You must be ignorant to even post such a comment.  It sounds like your the one walking around with the chip on your shoulder about race!!  Black or white stop making excuses for your poor behavior….GROW UP!!

  • Anonymous

    You need to put the bottle down, or the pipe, and go to sleep. Serena is mean, when she’s losing, simple.

  • Anonymous

    So r a lot of other athletes .. Welcome to the sportsworld..dumbass and r u suggesting I drink and smoke crack because I am black? Stop sucking on lightbulbs ..

  • Anonymous

    I don’t recall any professional athlete of her stature making threatening remarks against a referee or an umpire and getting away with it.  Getting penalized a point is nothing  compared to what she should deserve—a long suspension which will negatively affect her bottom line– her earnings.  This, more than any thing else, will curb her immature and threatening behavior.  What she said to the umpire was personally offensive and threatening to the umpire and she should be suspended but I expect WTA to back off because they don’t want to be seen as being racist.

  • Anonymous

    U don’t know Serena. U don’t know a damned thing about what she goes through as a black female in a white-dominated sport but somehow she is supposed to behave in a manner that placates YOUR expectations. How does that work in ur feeble damned brain?If U had to deal with a tenth of the stress and pressures this woman goes through you would show ur ass at ur local post office with automatic weapons. STFU! And it is sad that she can be woman enough to dedicate her game to the people who lost loved ones and died in 9/11 and still be treated like dirt because she is BLACK  and u so-called patriots root for any foreigner to beat her as long as they r WHITE.,Ur boring and predictable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kaunda-Grant/781303089 Kaunda Grant

    tell ur mother that at the end of the day  u  will never accomplish wht she has r the money  that she has white trash

  • Anonymous

    Stupid behavior by pro tennis players does not begin and end with Serena Williams.  Many of them start acting this way when their skills are declining and she is no exception.  She needs to stop trying to squeeze 300 lbs. of BS into a 50 lb. sack. It tends to leak out through her mouth. Her tired, old act has no place in the headlines on a weekend when other pro sports were honoring the memory of  true American heroes. Serena, don’t go away mad, just GO AWAY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kaunda-Grant/781303089 Kaunda Grant

    she live better than u  get a life and a career.. u  white trash

  • Anonymous

    Oh yes and how is it that Serena had an outburst in ’09 and had another outburst against a referee in 2011 and that qualifies her as “unsportsmanlike?” How exactly does that work, dumbass? She is ruled against continuously , she is a professional athlete but somehow in ur warped racist brain it’s “everytime a black person is ruled against its racist.” STFU u r too damned dumb.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kaunda-Grant/781303089 Kaunda Grant

    u  ppl who  are all talking trash about serena get off her back if she was white u  all wouldnt have any thing to  say. Hingis and McEnroe was a bully she dont need to  apoligise and jus remember she gt $1.4 million so  a mere  $2000 is nothing to  her she will still be in grand slam and she will win. Look u  all need to  get a life and leave black ppl alone….

  • Anonymous

    Hahahahaa!

    Over 90% of BLACKS voted for Obama.

    Tell us who is RACIST again?

    Spare us YOUR racist BS.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4XGA4U5CQG7GT2I3BSE7EA3PDY Tia

    Why the comparison of Serena to other black people, Setiabakti?  She’s a human just like Chris Everett Lloyd…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TU2OCP52UDP5RYK7ZQMSMBMP4 Thomas Frank W

    Typical SW behavior. Looks who’s talking, you’re unattractive both inside and outside. Should have been fined more and suspended for your repeated lack of respect.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4XGA4U5CQG7GT2I3BSE7EA3PDY Tia

    Well bobbo61, you remarked everything short of calling her a N*$&@*…. classic. Would you return to play where the crowd yelled verbal insults to you and your family?  The Williams’ risk suspension and a fine for not playing at Indian Wells but that does not deter them from RESPECTING themselves by not gracing the place with their presence.

  • Anonymous

    It is well known in the Tennis ‘circles” that Serena Williams is a very poor sport. She has, when on TV a seemingly pleasant demeanor, but, as they say, you can take the girl away from the farm, but, you cannot take the farm out of the girl. She is an embarrassment to US Tennis. All one had to do is see the look on the face of her sister, Venus’ face when all this started. She has talent, but her demeanor is best suited for the NFL….or, pro wrestling. What is puzzling to me is that the announcers just kiss her supersized butt..

  • Anonymous

    Actually, it was a meaningless point coming in the middle of a good ol’ fashion azz-whupping. A dying sport and a fading player starving for relevance. A grunt became headlines. How pathetic. Even more shameful was the U.S. Open’s response to one of its chair umpires being humiliated in public. A $2,000 fine. Chump change to Serena’s $1.4 million in earnings. Two grand is probably more than the umpire made for taking abuse from players and fans alike throughout the tournament. And Australian Samantha Stosur, the champion, will quickly be forgotten because she was humble in victory and followed the rules. America, we certainly have our house in order, don’t we!
     
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=760545300 Erica L. Jennings

    Both sisters have ugly attitudes.  AND I”M BLACK and I’m saying this.  Serena is the worst.  I never root for them to win. NEVER!  Serena continues to show poor sportsmanship.  she was wrong Sunday just like she was wrong 2 years ago against Clijsters.  Her reactions were horrible and unacceptable.  She continuously verbally insults other players in her post match interviews (yes, i’ve seen her do it plenty of times).  So you tell me, why the hell she gets treated so bad.  Oh that’s right, she still doesn’t.  They still put Serena up on a pedestal.  And since you wanna talk about Hingis, She quit b4 the WTA could determine a punishment.  That $2000 fine on Serena should have been more.  Her ugliness inside disgusts me.  A black woman in her position should be setting a better example for this race.  I get so sick of black people not owning up to mistakes and just blaming it all on racism.  Serena broke the rule.  NO white person was trying to thwart her. NO one made her break the rule.  SHE did that and was properly punished.  Stop blaming racism where there was none.

  • Anonymous

    what are you talking about ??????????

    read much??????????

  • Anonymous

    Blacks are locusts who make EVERYTHING worse.

    It seems to this author that if we were to deport the africans (one drop rule, of course) to someplace where they weren’t so “oppressed” by free food, housing, schooling, paved roads and rule of law, that the cities would bloom overnight, crime would be reduced by 75%, the quality of schools and culture would dramatically rise, the budget would be balanced, we could once again leave our cars and homes unlocked with confidence.

    Considering the obvious and immediate cultural, economic, and political benefits, I am amazed that this is not more seriously debated and discussed. 

    This 12% of sub humans are a millstone too heavy to carry any further, and they fail any internal rate of return study however measured.

  • Anonymous

    This whole tread just reinforces the fact that racism is alive and well.  May God help us all.

  • Anonymous

    and 95% of you n i g g e r s voted for barry X the b astard, and you ll do it again.

  • Anonymous

    The umpire was there for love of the sport. The tennis star was there for love of the money. When the day was done, who walked away the better person? The official, for trying to maintain a semblance of sportsmanship and fair play? Or the millionaire, who believed her money entitled her to step on anyone in her way? And what of the champion, who stood quiet, humble, and poised? Will she be forgotten because her opponent was loud, arrogant, and boorish? Unless tournament officials can answer these questions, they must strike the “U” and “S” from the event’s namesake. Our country does not stand for Serena Williams’ behavior in the presence of competitors from around the world.

  • Anonymous

    “multi-culturalism” is communist Newspeak for anti-white.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VIFDJGZAOJDB3SRBZOOUVUWZCM Jim

    Racism is alive and well on both sides obviously. But it isnt relevant to the fact that Serena Williams is poor Sportsman. Period.

    And to whoever thought John MacEnroe got a pass for his antics? Try doing some reading for christ’s sakes. He was punished far more severely than Serena has been. Yet he went down as one of the best to ever play the game. And guess what..so will Serena.

  • Anonymous

    you are an idiot.  i guess the refs call was racist? whites in positions of power? and yes white folks continuosly try to thwart black folks! it is completely laughable. she is a spoiled, rude child who should get more than the 2g fine. maybe her mother should teach her some manners. or maybe she should use some of her hard earned money, laughable, and go to a therapist to learn how to deal with her tantrums. poor serena! please, enough of the race bs

  • Freedom_from_Tyranny

    You are an idiot.  You’d believe anything you read or heard, so long as it fits your agenda.  You ignore the rest.  Ignorance is one of the saddest states a human mind can exist in, especially one that honestly does not know the difference. 

    http://www.schweitzer.org/faq?lang=en#rasist

  • Anonymous

    Idiot.  If you were half as smart as you think you are, you might have actually passed 9th grade english.  And the yelling or grunting WHILE you’re doing something challenging, sure, most folks can understand that.  But that’s not the same thing as screaming for no good reason just as the ball reaches your opponent.  Beyond that, whatever reason all of you apologists would like to offer for them, her comments were ugly and went on waayyy too long.  I say that as someone who’s had my share of outbursts.  She should simply apologize, even while also saying she feels like she was disadvantaged.  And just to make you happy, I AM sorry Vick is quarterback on my team because the only thing that HE’S sorry about is getting caught, not mercilessly hurting sentient, feeling animals.  Oh, yeah – he also fails to get it done in the biggest games, just like Andy Reid.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MCNTK6KBVISIBS3Z23PCPCCE2Q SUCKA

    if the white girl would’ve said that then it would’nt have been an issue;point blank the white ppl are doing anything they can to cheat serena because they are tired of her. even the bitch ass announcers were being like ass holes.WHITE PPL YOUR HORNS(DEVIL) ARE SHOWING.

  • Anonymous

    he went to prison for 5 mos. for income tax evasion

  • Anonymous

    who has been jailed? bonds has been found guilty of lying to a grand jury. not for using steroids. the authorities were after the distributers not the users.

  • Anonymous

    pressure? u know serena? tennis is just ping pong with bigger paddles

  • Anonymous

    she’s rich. she’s set for life.

  • Anonymous

    really truly. stop ur crying

  • Anonymous

    who cares about hingis? she’s from switzerland or something. doesn’t make every white american racist. the only racist on this website is u.

  • Anonymous

    right ur not a bigot

  • Anonymous

    all white people just trying to keep the black race down. ur comments could be construed as all black people are against white people. i know that aint true. i dont know bout u though

  • Anonymous

    In case you didn’t notice, the debate here is not about race, it’s about stupid behavior, which comes in all colors. And it’s about respect, which Serena Williams should have kept in mind on a weekend when her fellow Americans were striving for hope and healing 10 years after one of our saddest days. And it’s about what the “U” and the “S” stand for in the tournament she was playing in. Unless she remembers all these things, all the money in the world will never buy her happiness. And the only grand slam she will ever experience is falling off her wallet onto her fat glutius maximus.

  • Anonymous

    all in your head.

  • Anonymous

    when does serena deal with racism? even if the umpire was wrong it was just a judgement call. u think everytime a black basketball player called for a foul its racist? all this racist stuff is bs.