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Serena Williams Lets Loose on Umpire Again, Loses to Samantha Stosur in 2011 US Open Final
Tennis X ^ | 09/11/2011

Posted on 09/11/2011 8:09:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 09/12/2011 5:38:36 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Serena Williams + US Open = drama!

It wasn’t quite Serena’s [####] material, but the former world No. 1 brought the drama to Arthur Ashe Stadium once again in the women’s 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.

“Aren’t 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, that’s 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 you’re out of control, you’re out of control. You’re not only out of control, you’re a hater, and you’re just unattractive inside. Who would do such a thing? And I never complain. Wow!…A code violation because I expressed who I am? We’re in America right now!…Don’t even look at me! I promise you, don’t look at me, ’cause I am not a [inaudible]. Don’t. 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 don’t even remember what I said,” she said. “It was just so intense out there. It’s the final for me. I guess I’ll 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 don’t know, I’ll see it later I’m 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 can’t 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 Serena’s 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.”


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1 posted on 09/11/2011 8:09:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

VIDEO: Serena Williams calls umpire a ‘hater’ and ‘loser’ at U.S. Open

See here:

http://www.rickey.org/serena-williams-calls-umpire-a-hater-and-loser-at-u-s-open-video/


2 posted on 09/11/2011 8:10:21 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Every time a Williams sister loses a match, an angel gets his wings.


3 posted on 09/11/2011 8:14:03 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Gangsta Tennis”.


4 posted on 09/11/2011 8:14:05 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: SeekAndFind

The sense of entitlement never ends.

Steroids aren’t helping her, either.


5 posted on 09/11/2011 8:17:43 PM PDT by SirLurkedalot (Never forget who our enemies are!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
and now for something completely different:

6 posted on 09/11/2011 8:18:11 PM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Eric Holder will be investigating the umpire.


7 posted on 09/11/2011 8:20:48 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ari-freedom

What I would give to trade places with that little alligator...


8 posted on 09/11/2011 8:22:08 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SeekAndFind
Evidently, disagreeing with a black = HATER!!!

Now I can add that to my resume.

9 posted on 09/11/2011 8:22:43 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


10 posted on 09/11/2011 8:23:52 PM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Crude, classless waste of talent.


11 posted on 09/11/2011 8:24:18 PM PDT by GBA
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To: All

Ghetto Trash


12 posted on 09/11/2011 8:26:44 PM PDT by troy McClure
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To: SeekAndFind

What a douchebag. Just retire already, lard ass.


13 posted on 09/11/2011 8:27:36 PM PDT by montag813
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To: PA-RIVER

Yea--- uh. She hot. She big. She Serena. She scare me. Oh yeah. Oh yeah. In da zone. Oh yeah-uh.

14 posted on 09/11/2011 8:32:08 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Provide for the common defense.)
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To: buccaneer81

“Every time a Williams sister loses a match, an angel gets his wings.”

LOL!

Here’s my old fav...

“Everytime a democrat loses, a Moonbat gets it’s wings burned off.”

Cheers!


15 posted on 09/11/2011 8:46:00 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Sarah Palin 2012 "Not For Sale!")
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Yeah, baby got back.


16 posted on 09/11/2011 8:46:43 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: ari-freedom

Not guilty!


17 posted on 09/11/2011 8:47:11 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now she can go back to what she’s best at, punching somebody out at a McDonalds...


18 posted on 09/11/2011 8:49:00 PM PDT by djf (One of the few FReepers who NEVER clicked the "dead weasel" thread!! But may not last much longer...)
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To: SeekAndFind
I would like to say a word or two in Serena's defense.

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.

19 posted on 09/11/2011 8:50:30 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm guessing there is no drug testing in tennis, right?


20 posted on 09/11/2011 8:59:20 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: SeekAndFind

She needs to file a grievance with her union rep.

Is there a black players association?

Maybe they can help her.


21 posted on 09/11/2011 9:03:31 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: SirLurkedalot
I've seen worse...from the men's side.....

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....

22 posted on 09/11/2011 9:05:54 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Baynative

That was a peeing on the floor kind of funny! LOL!


23 posted on 09/11/2011 9:08:07 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Provide for the common defense.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

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.


24 posted on 09/11/2011 9:10:45 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Provide for the common defense.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Once they know they can get under your skin.........

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.........

25 posted on 09/11/2011 9:12:32 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: SeekAndFind

ping


26 posted on 09/11/2011 9:13:27 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: ari-freedom

Snowflake beats Rocky Mudslide............


27 posted on 09/11/2011 9:14:50 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe Stosur is a racist.. no affirmative action...


28 posted on 09/11/2011 9:17:24 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: SeekAndFind
Like Golf, tennis rules are very precise. Williams made the mistake of yelling before the ball reached Stosur. Williams probably would have lost anyway, but typical, looking for an excuse to bitch.
29 posted on 09/11/2011 9:19:37 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: SeekAndFind

The America-embarrassing, spoiled punk, John McEnroe would be pleased.....


30 posted on 09/11/2011 9:20:14 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Baynative

Could be she looks very “roidal in that pic...


31 posted on 09/11/2011 9:20:31 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


32 posted on 09/11/2011 9:23:29 PM PDT by wrcase
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To: Logical me
"Williams probably would have lost anyway, but typical, looking for an excuse to bitch."

Let's not confuse gender proclivity with the intensity and stakes of professional competetive sport!

33 posted on 09/11/2011 9:26:19 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: SeekAndFind

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. =)


34 posted on 09/11/2011 9:26:31 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: wrcase
Well you can wonder all you want....

But until you have some facts...I'd suggest you don't wonder.

35 posted on 09/11/2011 9:28:46 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: Patriot Babe

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.


36 posted on 09/11/2011 9:29:27 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: wrcase

Serena showed anger but restraint. Women in my workplace carry on far worse about much, much smaller things on an hourly basis.


37 posted on 09/11/2011 9:31:39 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: cherry

Our culture almost celebrates behavior it used to abhor.


38 posted on 09/11/2011 9:33:02 PM PDT by SirLurkedalot (Never forget who our enemies are!!!)
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To: Osage Orange

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.


39 posted on 09/11/2011 9:33:38 PM PDT by wrcase
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To: wrcase
Well here's what you said,

"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....

40 posted on 09/11/2011 9:39:23 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

is that serena? if it is....oh my....GOD!!! G U I L T Y!!!!


41 posted on 09/11/2011 9:41:16 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: wrcase
When a black tennis player comes unglued, they are uppity and full of rage. When you're a black female playing singles tennis, you are the HNIC. Combine that with media scrutiny and their handfuls of salt to rub into your blisters, and it's a lose-lose.

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.

42 posted on 09/11/2011 9:42:11 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


43 posted on 09/11/2011 9:44:13 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: blackdog

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.


44 posted on 09/11/2011 9:54:59 PM PDT by wrcase
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To: Deagle
Jimmy the Greek's observations regarding athleticism in the black race were not incorrect, just inappropriate to voice.

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.

45 posted on 09/11/2011 9:56:30 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Osage Orange

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?


46 posted on 09/11/2011 9:57:03 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Deagle
Vera De Milo ping!


47 posted on 09/11/2011 10:03:19 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Deagle
I think you got your wires crossed...........

fwiw-

48 posted on 09/11/2011 10:12:06 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: Deagle
Black women in very good shape, swinging a tennis raquette at full force and in a sweat will tend to look like that. If you played professional tennis for three to six hours a day and consumed a 7,000 calorie a day diet while doing so, you'd pack on the muscle like the incredible hulk too.

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.

49 posted on 09/11/2011 10:12:06 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: blackdog

Ha!

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!


50 posted on 09/11/2011 10:13:06 PM PDT by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal thought!)
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