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Serena Williams Makes a Racket at U.S. Open

Serena Williams Makes a Racket at U.S. Open

Tennis player Serena Williams talks to the media on Monday (September 14th) about her temper tantrum over the weekend at the U.S. Open in New York City.

The 27-year-old number 2 ranked player in the world captured the women’s doubles title along with her sister, Venus Williams, on Monday (September 14th.) The powerful sister duo defeated the number 1 ranked team, Cara Black and Liezel Huber.

The talk of the Open, however, was Serena Williams exploding at the line judge for a foot fault penalty. Due to her outburst, she was assessed a point penalty, giving the semi-final match to Kim Clijsters (who went on to win the title).

Her outburst included, “If I could, I would take this (expletive) ball and show it down your (expletive) throat.”

Serena issued a statement on Monday, saying, “I want to amend my press statement of yesterday and want to make it clear as possible — I want to sincerely apologize first to the lineswoman, Kim Clijsters, the USTA and mostly tennis fans everywhere for my inappropriate outburst. I’m a woman of great pride, faith and integrity and I admit when I’m wrong.”


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82 Responses to “Serena Williams Makes a Racket at U.S. Open”

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  1. 1
    bwah Says:

    She’s a BEAST

  2. 2
    kenza Says:

    I think it was sincere. We’re human, we all get angry somtimes, esp. things we are passionate about

  3. 3
    Brandon Says:

    I think the apology is sincere. I have been watching tennis for years, and I have never seen either of the Williams sisters get this upset about a referee call. Serena has the heart of a champion – something few top-ranked tennis players have. The part of the story that the media (except JustJared) shares is that she got upset over a foot fault, a call that is rarely called. In fact, the only time I have seen it called is when the Williams sisters play, which is rather odd since I am sure it happens more times than that. She got pissed and should be fined, but I think this will only make her want to be No. 1 even more. Team Serena.

    p.s. If Americans don’t pull for our own, who else do we have willing to take the Williams sisters’ place? Oudin is good, but she has miles to go…

  4. 4
    Brandon Says:

    Sorry – typo: “The part of the story that the media DOES NOT share…”

  5. 5
    alex Says:

    first time i believe a woman has ever had an outburst in the tennis world..
    she was under pressure..its understandable…at least it wasnt a kanye west thing…sheessh

  6. 6
    Really Bogus Apology Says:

    Ghetto BIT*H. First Kanye now this.

  7. 7
    Really Bogus Apology Says:

    Sorry but that is no way to talk to the referee.
    Just because she is a woman does not mean her apology was sincere.

  8. 8
    Marieke Says:

    I’m glad Kim Clijsters won, such a class act and sweet girl. I do not like Serena (love venus though!)

  9. 9
    wed mother Says:

    I have seen Serena and her sister out and around in my community many times. They have a home nearby.

    Serena sometimes seems quite arrogant and self involved. Venus, in contrast, is usually quiet and polite.

    So, so I think Serena’s apology is sincere? No. She sees her commercial endorsements in jeopardy.

    In fairness, to call a very minor and questionable foot fault at that point, at that level in the US Open is almost unheard of, and if she hadn’t gone ballistic, I suspect the umpire might have over ruled. You don’t decide a tournament on such a flimsy basis.

  10. 10
    Maria Says:

    There is no comparison to Serena’s outburst vs. Kanye DOUCHE West’s. If you all remember John McEnroe did that same sh!t. Did Serena and McEnroe dissed a fellow athlete and a young one at that? No. Although it’s not acceptable on Serena’s part no one is more DOUCHE , a racist and prejudice against his fellow artist/athlete than that of Kanye DOUCHE West.

  11. 11
    anon Says:

    I think she is sincere, however she did try to deny what she said yesterday to the line judge. Also, she should watch the line judge’s reaction to her, it was fear. Serena’s comments last night about having a worse temper is the past is no excuse either. She needs to get some help if she goes around putting people in fear like that and making threats as such. Threatening to kill someone is not right.

  12. 12
    karen Says:

    Patrick Swayze died today.. I think that should put things in perspective.

    how important is this story anyway..

    Rest in Peace.. Mr. Swayze.

  13. 13
    April88 Says:

    Serana was way out of line-she also said at the end of the above sentence “I would kill you” In any other sport she’d be suspended.

    JARED- Patrick Swayze reports on other sites,can you confirm????

  14. 14
    janelle Says:

    Sincere. She was out of line but people snap after awhile.

  15. 15
    bwah Says:

    She just showed her true self on national television

  16. 16
    Brandon Says:

    Really Bogus Apology: Have you ever played tennis? If not, then you really should refrain from commenting and passing such judgment. When you win close to 20 Grand Slams by the age of 30 years old, then you can make such a crass statement. This tournament will not define her and I am confident that she will tie, if not beat, Billy Jean King’s record next year, which is the real problem for many commentators. And if such outbursts are the “ghetto” thing, then what shall we call your random comment? Hmm…kettle, meet pot.

    Also, may I remind people that sometimes a temper on the court and controversy can gain you more money – re: John McEnroe.

    As for the Kanye comparison, say what you will about his actions (which I think were wrong), but everyone is talking about him today. Can any of us say the same? Musicians love controversy and sell more records, whether we love or hate them.

  17. 17
    hitch Says:

    this is what happens when we have a black president.

  18. 18
    Lealand Says:

    She never said she would tell her. Now she said is sorry the next question is “do you think she is sorry” come on! Are you serious! What you want to scream and cry. that call was wrong. TALK About that. The wrong call.

  19. 19
    rachel Says:

    “Serana was way out of line-she also said at the end of the above sentence “I would kill you” In any other sport she’d be suspended.”

    and in an world in which justice would prevail USA would be wiped off of the face of the earth because of your crimes and lies against humanity…

    I’m still amazed by your fake puritanism and indignation for things that dont really matter

    I dont like Serena I prefer Venus but come on she didnt kill the judge!
    Sincere or not she apologised!What can she do to satisfy your fake indignation?!

  20. 20
    Oh no you didn't Says:


    STFU you racist.. I guess when McEnroe was doing this crap it was because the president was white..

    and now the lineswoman is acting like she is tramatized. I smell a lawsuit.. If she is so scared. get another job.. Serena was wrong. Words are hurtful, but she did not touch this woman.. Give me a break.

  21. 21
    janis Says:

    Serena Williams is a sorry example of “sportsmanship”. The ONLY reason she apologized, in my opinion, is because of lost endorsements and PR people telling her that her reputation is at stake. She should have been kicked out and made an example of. Mary Carillo said that this is a stain on USTA and I agree. That wasn’t just an angry outburst, that was pure venom. And finally, what right does she have telling the line judge she was wrong anyway….that is her job!

  22. 22
    bwah Says:

    Oh please. She looked right at that woman and screamed at her that she’s lucky she doesn’t f’ing shove the tennis ball down her throat. Then proceeded to approach the woman telling her she should be glad she doesn’t do it, Then had the balls to hold her racket up to the woman as she was approaching the umpire continuing to approach screaming. Who the hell does she think she is?

  23. 23
    Trevor Says:

    She ment it or she would not of said it….. if she had what she said (pride,integrity and faith, it would not of even come out of her BIG OFFENDING MOUTH!!!!!!

    But on a sad note we wish to send our condolences from Australia to Patrick Swayze`s family.. RIP

  24. 24
    Arnold Says:

    This is completely fair because It’s not like in every other friggin sports game we don’t see watch coaches, whom are always white, get right up into the face of the official and berates them. It’s not like we see that in every game so this situation with Serena (who was a good twenty yards away from the woman) is completely fair.

    Of course if Serene, a Black female, takes a stand she will be labeled as “The Angry Black female!” Not only have Whites spun this petty issue into a media frenzy as if someone was murdered or assaulted, but the U.S. Tennis to which Serena is apart of is making her pay a bunch fines. Complete and utter B.S. and Whites just revel in it when Blacks make a mistake to blow it out of proportion and make anti-Black racist slurs all over the internet.

    Since Serena was apart of this incident, it’s been nothing but cowardly indirect racial slurs over the intenet from all these tanning Pales. You’ve got all this stupid comparison to Kanye West because they’re both Black. Just as with the Kanye incident, all these things are being blown way out of proportion by Polar Bears who just revel in it when someone Black does something wrong.

  25. 25
    bwah Says:

    Oh GMAFB. Stop trying to hide bad behavior and no manners by screaming racism. All this bs. Oh Serena’s a big black woman from Compton who’s father Richard had the nerve to teach his daughters tennis. Grow up. She’s a rude bish who thinks she’s entitled. Boo hoo people called Serena out on her weight. Well, she’s FAT! Boo hoo no one spoke to her in the locker room. Well it might have something to do with your moron father and racists crap he spill.

    Take responsibility for your own damn actions

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