Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Serena Williams Makes A Fool Of Herself And Deserves Punishment [Calls For Suspension]
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dwyre-us-open13-2009sep13,0,5348697.column ^

Posted on 09/13/2009 8:28:50 PM PDT by Steelfish

Serena Williams Makes A Fool Of Herself And Deserves Punishment

Serena Williams offered no apology and showed no remorse for her behavior during her U.S. Open semifinal loss to Kim Clijsters, 6-4, 7-5.

Her tirade toward U.S. Open to lineswoman goes beyond those of McEnroe and Nastase in earlier days, especially as she shows no remorse. She should be heavily fined and suspended.

Bill Dwyre. September 13, 2009

Let's get right to the point. Serena Williams should be fined heavily and suspended for a while from the pro tennis tour.

FOR THE RECORD: A column in Sunday's Sports section about Serena Williams' loss in the U.S. Open semifinals said Williams' outburst at a lineswoman began when she was called for a foot fault on her first serve at 15-40. Actually, Williams was called for a foot fault on her second serve at 15-30.

Let's see what kind of guts the normally soft-on-discipline sport of tennis has this time. If she were an Oregon football player, she'd be out for the season.

If you saw it on television, you know what happened, you know that she made a fool out of herself Saturday night in an ugly incident at the U.S. Open. If you didn't see it, we'll confirm it:

The quick details are:

* She was given a point penalty on match point, which meant she lost her semifinal to Kim Clijsters, 6-4, 7-5.

* She was given the point penalty because, after a linesperson called a foot fault on her first serve at 15-40, she went over to the linesperson, shook her fist at her, and from just several feet away, said, according to several witnesses courtside, "You don't know me. You better be right. I could shove this ball down your throat." Interspersed with this were several F-bombs.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: tennis

1 posted on 09/13/2009 8:28:50 PM PDT by Steelfish
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

She’s the female version of John Mac Enroe.


2 posted on 09/13/2009 8:31:00 PM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

In another thread they said she was fined $10,000

That is, what, 32 seconds’ income lost?


3 posted on 09/13/2009 8:31:42 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

How long before Obama intervenes?


4 posted on 09/13/2009 8:32:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans! "Behaving badly" since April 19, 1775!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shadeaud

MacEnroe never behaved that badly.


5 posted on 09/13/2009 8:32:39 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Socialism is the plundering of the productive by the unaccountable)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

“Serena Williams Makes A Fool Of Herself...”

More like an “arrogant thug”.


6 posted on 09/13/2009 8:32:40 PM PDT by aquila48
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

She needs to be suspended.

A Judge claimed, the animal told her, “I will kill you”.


7 posted on 09/13/2009 8:34:21 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nmh

Who the hell does she thinks she is? The President


8 posted on 09/13/2009 8:36:01 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

Now, now. We must be tolerant of her bad behavior. We do not understand what her people have suffered. Lest we be thought of as racists.(sarc).


9 posted on 09/13/2009 8:36:55 PM PDT by llevrok (As a matter of fact, yes I DO care if Jimmy cracks corn !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freedumb2003

I think that’s not the end of it. An inquiry into suspending her will follow.


10 posted on 09/13/2009 8:39:48 PM PDT by Steelfish
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

Racists.


11 posted on 09/13/2009 8:40:27 PM PDT by ditchdigger
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: llevrok

I think Serena should be given a chance to “recalibrate” her words


12 posted on 09/13/2009 8:41:40 PM PDT by Steelfish
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: al baby

A Michele wanna be!


13 posted on 09/13/2009 8:42:33 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: nmh

>>A Judge claimed, the animal told her, “I will kill you”.<<

I say the whole thing on TV (sports coverage). She said “I will shove this f’ing ball down your f’ing throat!”

Not a death threat, but a threat of violence. Even McEnroe never actually threatened a judge.

She should be suspended for a LOOOONG time.


14 posted on 09/13/2009 8:42:42 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: ditchdigger
Racists.

LMAO! Sadly thats exactly what anyone who condemns her primate behavior will be called.

15 posted on 09/13/2009 8:43:02 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

...Obama claimed that the tennis police “acted stupidly”.


16 posted on 09/13/2009 8:45:12 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

She’s an animal. A ghetto thug. Her abuse of this judge using the “F” word, “S” word and others that don’t even deserve mentions was cause for more than a paltry $10,000 fine.


17 posted on 09/13/2009 8:45:14 PM PDT by albie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freedumb2003

It won’t happen. Within two days there will be claims she was a victim of racism. Count on it.


18 posted on 09/13/2009 8:45:50 PM PDT by comps4spice (The Democrat party is a criminal enterprise.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer

She never apologized. That, to me, speaks volumes about her character. Or lack thereof.


19 posted on 09/13/2009 8:47:26 PM PDT by albie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: comps4spice

You are exactly correct. I would bet good money on it. How far we have fallen.


20 posted on 09/13/2009 8:48:12 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: nmh
Agreed. She needs to be suspended and fined even more heavily. If she is permitted to play the doubles' final, it will be a crying shame.

Like many others, I just finished watching the women's final match. The class and grace exhibited by those two young women, both on the court and after the match, is what should be celebrated.

Don't care if Serena is an American ... she does not deserve to be supported by Americans. She is a nothing more than a foul-mouthed thug that can't control her emotions or temper, and can't even seem to come up with an apology or an ounce of regret.

21 posted on 09/13/2009 8:50:22 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: al baby
Who the hell does she thinks she is? The President

Or maybe Kayne West? This guy is equally classless. He interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech on 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. You can view it here. You will probably need to scroll down the page a bit to view the video. West and Williams are both absolutely classless.

22 posted on 09/13/2009 8:50:37 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

So I heard an explaination from this thug. She said that she didn’t think the line judge understood that it was a match point. WHAT A COMPLETE A_HOLE! As if that makes any difference. If she stepped on the line she stepped on the line. The rules of tennis do not change subject to the importance of a point. Neither do the rules regarding player behavior. Obviously SHE knew what points were at stake, and yet she still (reportedly) stepped on the line and abused an official. Now she wants to blame the official. She is a real class act.


23 posted on 09/13/2009 8:51:06 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer
How long before Obama intervenes?

Or the Justice Brothers ? (Rev's Al and Jesse)

24 posted on 09/13/2009 8:55:25 PM PDT by llevrok (As a matter of fact, yes I DO care if Jimmy cracks corn !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

I really hope she is suspended, but it should’ve happened already. She’s playing doubles tomorrow. It’s outrageous.


25 posted on 09/13/2009 8:55:47 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (So how about, in honor of the American soldier, ya quit making things up? - Gov. Palin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: 70times7
she was trying to pull the NBA defense... some "stars" get to walk, camp out in the paint, shove their way in, don't have to dribble and generally act like ghetto thugs...

Doncha know who she was... she actually has to NOT FOOT FAULT... oh my gawd!!!

Then she acted like, with a frickin smirk on her face.., "gee, I don't know why she'd be afraid of me...I've never even been in a fight.".

Well how about the fact that you're about 8 inches taller, 70 to 90 pounds heavier and could f'ing sit on her with your fat a## and squash the woman... but you had a racquet in your hand and were shaking it at her and threatening to shove it down her "f#$@ing throat"...

Nah... no reason to feel threatened. What world does this diva wanna be think she lives in?


26 posted on 09/13/2009 9:08:47 PM PDT by erman (Give a man a fire, warm him for one night. Set a man on fire, warm him for the rest of his life.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: stripes1776

Serena and Kanye are getting married. They both deserve each other.

They’re getting married in Las Vegas at the Low Class Trash Chapel of Scum Love.

I wonder if they could both be “racists”? Nah, they’re “African Hyphen American’s”, they can’t be “racists”. Can they?


27 posted on 09/13/2009 9:09:53 PM PDT by garyhope ( It's world war IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islamofascism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: freedumb2003
I say the whole thing on TV (sports coverage). She said “I will shove this f’ing ball down your f’ing throat!”

I actually backed up the DVR and hit record so that I could review it over again. She told the line judge "I feel like taking this ball and shoving it down your fu**ing throat ... do you hear me? I swear to God you made me mad and (unintelligible) you ought to be fu**king glad that (something about the point) ...

"Not a death threat, but a threat of violence."

The words about killing the judge didn't come at that time (if they ever came). Serena had gone back to the baseline to serve and when the line judge got back to her chair, Serena suddenly pointed at her again, moved in her direction a few steps, repeatedly jabbed her finger at the judge and said something that didn't come through on the audio. THAT is when the little judge ran back to the net area and the tournament official said "what did she say?". THAT is when the judge reported the death threat and everyone got really concerned.

Given Serena's body language and her size as compared to the line judge, there was definitely a reason to be unnerved.

28 posted on 09/13/2009 9:10:09 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: garyhope
Serena and Kanye are getting married. They both deserve each other. They’re getting married in Las Vegas at the Low Class Trash Chapel of Scum Love.

LOL

29 posted on 09/13/2009 9:14:15 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: erman

Do they test women players for steroids? Her body cannot be obtained simply from working out.


30 posted on 09/13/2009 9:14:47 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: nmh
She was channeling Achmed The Dead Terrorist?
31 posted on 09/13/2009 9:16:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: freedumb2003

Chump change, will have no effect on her, she should be suspended for a while to make her really digest her behavior, right now I don’t think the tennis world, fans and athletes alike, think too highly of her at the moment. Wonder what the fan reaction will be like tomorrow when she shows up to play there in lib mecca N.Y.?


32 posted on 09/13/2009 9:17:14 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish
..roid rage?

Like father; Apple...tree.....

33 posted on 09/13/2009 9:19:33 PM PDT by Banjoguy (Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat party are among the enemies of The Republic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

She’s the top female player representing our country. When you’re running down my country, hoss...


34 posted on 09/13/2009 9:23:07 PM PDT by drubyfive
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: erman

Body by Steroids.


35 posted on 09/13/2009 9:35:05 PM PDT by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: freedumb2003

They will take it from the $350,000 check they are handing her for making the semifinals.


36 posted on 09/13/2009 9:48:24 PM PDT by Defiant (Hey socialists-- We're right, we fight, get used to it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SeaHawkFan
they really are strict with the men on the ATP tour, but I've always suspected Martina Navratilova and Serena of steroids. Just too big in the bottom with arms that are ripped with very little subcutaneous fat.

It would be easy to find out because all they have to do is start random hair, urine and blood testing all year like cyclists and watch what Serena's body becomes after a year of strict testing.

Eh.. but that would be too easy, not politically correct and go against the big minority/politically correct push by the USTA.

Sure makes you wonder whose names are in the Balco case..... but gee, what are the chances of a girl from Compton California getting a hold of the "clear" or some other androgen/growth hormone precursor? Then maybe finding masking agents that are either diuretics or substances to alkalanize your urine in order to mask tests....

I'm just curious.... lots of anger this week at the US Open by Serena.

37 posted on 09/13/2009 10:13:40 PM PDT by erman (Give a man a fire, warm him for one night. Set a man on fire, warm him for the rest of his life.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: erman

How can a female have arms like those?


38 posted on 09/13/2009 10:20:53 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: little jeremiah

“I think that’s not the end of it. An inquiry into suspending her will follow”.

Yardarm?


39 posted on 09/13/2009 10:33:02 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: 70times7

...Obama claimed that the tennis police “acted stupidly”.

lol


40 posted on 09/14/2009 12:12:05 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: little jeremiah

The good news is she is not reproducing.


41 posted on 09/14/2009 12:15:24 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer

I would not put it past him. Probably call it a teachable moment.

Hey Barack, stick your teachable moments where the sun doesn’t shine. Would have used don’t but I can’t stand ebonics.


42 posted on 09/14/2009 1:05:46 AM PDT by shaft29 (Just your typical black woman.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: JustaDumbBlonde

Thanks for looking/listening to the whole thing.

You are right — Venus we be an intimidating foe for a lot of the GUYS on this board, much less a regularly built female judge.


43 posted on 09/14/2009 5:14:16 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: erman

Okay, that pic is just SCARY.


44 posted on 09/14/2009 7:41:59 AM PDT by mancini
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

Comment #45 Removed by Moderator

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson