Skip to comments.Serena Williams Lets Loose on Umpire Again, Loses to Samantha Stosur in 2011 US Open Final
Posted on 09/11/2011 8:09:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited on 09/12/2011 5:38:36 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Serena Williams + US Open = drama!
It wasnt quite Serenas [####] material, but the former world No. 1 brought the drama to Arthur Ashe Stadium once again in the womens final of the 2011 US Open during a surprising loss to Australian Samantha Stosur on Sunday.
After losing the first set 6-2, Williams unraveled early in the second when she was docked a point for yelling Come on! after hitting what she thought was a winner, but was a ball that Stosur got a racquet on. Applying the ITF hindrance rule, the chair umpire let Serena know that she had lost the point. Taking the point penalty as a person attack, Serena then lost it.
Arent you the one who screwed me over last time? Williams directed her anger toward the chair umpire Eva Asdaraki. You have it out for me? I promise you, thats not cool. That is totally not cool.
During the changeover Williams amped-up her vitriol at Asdaraki.
If you ever see me walking down the hall, look the other way, Williams said. Because youre out of control, youre out of control. Youre not only out of control, youre a hater, and youre just unattractive inside. Who would do such a thing? And I never complain. Wow! A code violation because I expressed who I am? Were in America right now! Dont even look at me! I promise you, dont look at me, cause I am not a [inaudible]. Dont. Look. My. Way.
Williams went on to lose the match 6-2, 6-3 to Stosur, one of the few players who can out-power the younger Williams.
Afterward in her press conference, much like two years ago when she threatened to force-feed a ball to a linesperson who called her for a foot fault, Williams feigned memory loss about the incident.
I dont even remember what I said, she said. It was just so intense out there. Its the final for me. I guess Ill see it on YouTube. I was just in the zone. I think everyone, when they play, they kind of zone out kind of thing. I dont know, Ill see it later Im sure.
While the point penalty gave Stosur the break to start the second set, Williams broke back immediately, but could not sustain her fire.
I tried to get more fired-up and kind of get more like into it and kind of just get more Serena-esque and into the match and get going and stuff like that, she said.
Lost in the ugliness was the first Slam win for Stosur, who became the first Australian woman to win a Slam since Evonne Goolagong Cawley at Wimbledon in 1980.
I cant actually believe I won this tournament, the 27-year-old Stosur said. To go out there and play the way I did is obviously just an unbelievable feeling.
On bouncing back after Serenas tirade, the Aussie said, For sure, it was difficult to stay focused, and then obviously the crowd got heavily involved. You know it was probably the loudest I ever felt a crowd in my whole entire life. It was definitely an overwhelming feeling. But once I hit that next ball in the court and started playing again, I felt settled.
VIDEO: Serena Williams calls umpire a hater and loser at U.S. Open
Every time a Williams sister loses a match, an angel gets his wings.
The sense of entitlement never ends.
Steroids aren’t helping her, either.
Eric Holder will be investigating the umpire.
What I would give to trade places with that little alligator...
Now I can add that to my resume.
Ugly American loses it at the US Open.
What a disgrace on 9/11. I was embarrassed for Williams and NYC on this 10th anniversary of the AQ Act of War on us.
Crude, classless waste of talent.
What a douchebag. Just retire already, lard ass.
Yea--- uh. She hot. She big. She Serena. She scare me. Oh yeah. Oh yeah. In da zone. Oh yeah-uh.
“Every time a Williams sister loses a match, an angel gets his wings.”
Here’s my old fav...
“Everytime a democrat loses, a Moonbat gets it’s wings burned off.”
Yeah, baby got back.
Now she can go back to what she’s best at, punching somebody out at a McDonalds...
At the local tournament, when Serena would play, some of the volunteers would drive her around the city, as they do all the players (top seeded get their own rental cars, but can opt for transportation w/ driver). Serena has a favorite seafood restaurant she likes to visit. I heard first hand she insisted the driver (volunteer) sit down to dinner with the family and she treated the driver like one of the family.
This is in contrast to some of the tennis players who, will not make eye contact, and will not converse with the volunteers. (Most players, however, are pretty friendly though very absorbed in the business of the game, where a loss can mean negative dollars, and expenses are high.) Serena is a crowd favorite and a favorite with the backstage people she comes into contact with. She is also very generous with her family, bringing an entourage of family with her.
I hope her remaining years are pleasant ones, and hope she can manage her anger.
She needs to file a grievance with her union rep.
Is there a black players association?
Maybe they can help her.
in baseball, you're not even allowed to talk about a call to the umpire....you get thrown out of the game....and if a coach or player in football or basketball goes on tv venting against an official, its a big fine....
That was a peeing on the floor kind of funny! LOL!
I hope that’s all true. I really do. Unfortunately in times like we’re having in America — where no one owns up for their mistakes, etc... Serena is fair play for “not remembering” while she was in the zone.
Gimme a break.
She's not all that bad. It's not a team sport. If microphones recorded my every breath for three hours straight, who would go that long without saying something stupid in a competetive individual sporting arena?
And FWIW the Ryan family was a class act tonite in the Jets Cowboys game. Buddy looked very ill, and I pray for him. I hope he makes it for one more season. He should be proud of his boys and their families. All forty toes.........
Snowflake beats Rocky Mudslide............
Maybe Stosur is a racist.. no affirmative action...
The America-embarrassing, spoiled punk, John McEnroe would be pleased.....
Could be she looks very “roidal in that pic...
I wonder how many people on here that are complaining about Serena cheered on John McEnroe when he went on his tirades. Athletes lose their temper, it’s not something to be proud of , but it happens.
Let's not confuse gender proclivity with the intensity and stakes of professional competetive sport!
Is it just me did’nt Moochelle paid a visit and met with Serena? I swear just like Odumbo that visit companies only to go out of business. Maybe the Curse of the Wookie rubbed off on Serena. Who would have thought the White Hut Couple are a bad omen. =)
But until you have some facts...I'd suggest you don't wonder.
The Obama curse runs deep. I wouldn’t let that family near me if I want to be on a baseball card or go to the olympics.
Serena showed anger but restraint. Women in my workplace carry on far worse about much, much smaller things on an hourly basis.
Our culture almost celebrates behavior it used to abhor.
I’ll wonder all I want, thank you. All I know is that McEnroe’s tirades were crowd favorites when they occurred, especially in New York City.
"I wonder how many people on here that are complaining about Serena cheered on John McEnroe when he went on his tirades."
....FR, ain't N.Y. City....
is that serena? if it is....oh my....GOD!!! G U I L T Y!!!!
Her accomplishments on and off the court will be judged in greater context some day. I can wait. She's not that vital to our society that we need to understand her in total today or next year.
I’m sorry, but to let these sisters play with the ladies seems to be a bit much to me. They seem to have taken enough steroids to beat most men.
I agree she’s just an accomplished athlete. Somehow I didn’t see the same outrage from people about Ryan Harrison’s racket throwing and ball kicking in his 1st round loss. Although he is not on the same level as Serena, bad behavior is bad behavior. By the way Ryan Harrison, 19 yrs old, is considered a promising up-and-coming junior player.
Black don't crack or wrinkle. It's also why they don't swim very well. Muscle is denser than other tissue.
Serena is a healthy body image IMHO. A lot better than BAWG's (boney a$$ed white girls) that our society values so dearly.
Women like Serena and Queen Latiffa are a threat to Katie Courics who are more comfortable interviewing Ashley Olsen on her feelings about eating a tuna sandwich than getting some real uncomfortable biatch slapping from real women.
Almost everybody! Really, can you honestly say that she is a woman playing against other women? Can you at least ask for more stringent testing?
She is all woman and no man juice. Her body mass distribution supports that she's just the right balance of what she's got. People said the same thing about Flo-Jo too.
Let's not focus on her appearance, but where she may be in a decade to be a leader in society. Powerful black women shouldn't be restricted to the likes of Maxine Waters or Shiela Jackson Lee.
The Williams sisters have been coddled by the media for over a decade! HNIC? Salt in the wounds by the media? Get a grip! These two sisters don’t have that kind of “skin in the game”!
She is a sore loser!. Color of the skin doesn’t care about sportsmanship.
“Don’t even look my way”! ? What the hell was she going to do about it? Whip up on the “whitey” official?
Your kind of comments will only continue when people let you get away with it!
I call BS blackdog!
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