Saturday, September 12, 2009

Serena Curses Out the Umpire on MP; Gets Docked a Point and Loses the Match vs. Clijsters

Like Serena Williams said at a press conference at the French Open, drama follows her wherever she goes. Saturday night at the Open was no diferent. Serving at 15-30, 5-6 and down a set, Serena Williams was called for a foot-fault on her second serve by the lineswoman on the left baseline. After the controversial call (personally, Serena did NOT foot fault) Serena said something along the lines of, "I'm going to shove this f***ing ball down your throat. You're gonna be f***ing dead." The linesperson then reported what was said to the chair umpire, as she is supposed to do. Serena then walked over argued for a couple seconds, but then accepted the fact that she just cost herself a birth in the U.S. Open finals, and possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars from endorsements. Williams strutted over to Clijsters' side of the net, congratulated her, and walked off of Arthur Ashe Stadium court to an array of "boos". Clijsters will now play Caroline Wozniacki, who defeated Yanina Wickmayer 6-3, 6-3, in the finals.

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