Tennis star Serena Williams let out some steam during her match against Samantha Stosur of Australia on Sunday (Sept 11). After hitting one of her lightning speed tennis serves at her opponent, the 3-time US Open champion yelled, “Come on!’ right before Stosur was able to hit the ball. Immediately after, the chair umpire Eva Asderaki issued the point to Stosur, telling Serena that “it’s her point” because when she “called out, she (Stosur) got distracted.” Naturally, Serena was NOT having that and openly expressed her anger:
“Are you the one that screwed me over the last time? You’re a nobody. [...] If you ever see me walking down the hall, look the other way, because you’re out of control. [...] You’re totally out of control. You’re a hater, unattractive inside. Who would do such a thing? And I never complain. Wow. What a loser.
“Give me a code violation because I expressed my emotion? We’re in America last time I checked. Really, don’t even look at me. I promise you. Don’t look at me, because I’m not the one.”
About two years ago, Serena got way more heated with an umpire after a line judge called a foot-fault call on her at the end of her game loss to Kim Clijsters in the 2009 U.S. Open semifinals. All I know is, Serena does NOT play when it comes to tennis!
Check out the actual play and Serena’s comments towards the umpire in the first two videos below. In the third video, she shares her thoughts on the umpire incident during a press conference.
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Watch: Serena Williams’ Play & Reaction to Umpire
Watch: Serena’s Rant (Continued)