Sunday, September 13, 2009
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This should be the line call of the decade. That one "foot fault" ended a fiercely-fought match between two of the best women tennis players of their generation. One trying to assert her position as the real world number one despite winning three of the last four grand slams, the other, a returning mother back from a 2-year hiatus.
Here was what Serena Williams said as quoted: "I swear to God I'll f*cking take this ball and shove it down your f*cking throat! Do you hear me? I swear to God. You better be glad--you better be f*cking glad that I'm not, I swear."
Sorry for the language but that was how angry she was. We often see players shouting at linesmen but this was, in my opinion, magnified into larger proportions. The lineswoman mentioned that Williams mentioned to her that she would be killing her. I felt bad for Serena there. One thing, I thought it wasn't a foot fault. Second, after losing the first set, they gave her a code violation for breaking her racket out of frustration. Seriously, how often did Serena do that and how often do they give players such violation. Federer didn't get one back in March or even Zvonareva when she had a tantrum earlier at the US Open this year. Why single out Serena?
I feel bad for Serena. I know she's a sore loser but she will never be too good for tennis. Her 11 grand slams will always lose its luster against her counterparts' lesser hauls. She would never get the respect other players get. Poor Serena.
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