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.
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