Sunday, September 13, 2009

Serena Williams Cuss

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.

5 Responses to “Serena Williams Cuss”

Ravin' Ray said...
September 14, 2009 at 4:33 AM

I agree. Why single out Serena when others have done so in the past? Let those who criticize her do so from a position that they are fellow, fallible human beings.

nycbrowndump said...
September 14, 2009 at 8:42 AM

Serena is amazing.....she has guts and yes.....she gets emotional. Too bad about the profanity....but these people need to GET OVER IT. It was the worst "foot fault" call EVER. And let's not forget, that race definitely has something to do with her penalty, not to mention her SEX. A man would never have been given the punishment Serena has had to endure. GO SERENA.....LOVE you!

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...
September 14, 2009 at 8:52 AM

thanks ray and nyc for the comments!

we all feel for serena. i admit she is a very sore loser but i can't help but feel bad for the treatment she's received all these years!

Ravin' Ray said...
September 14, 2009 at 11:26 AM

Jerick, here's a disclosure.

I was once a volunteer moderator for the message boards of Venus' and Serena's individual official websites, when the still had messageboards. Yes, a guy from our 7,107 islands was actually a moderator for the Willliams'es. Call me their most devoted fan in this corner of the world.

Raft3r said...
September 16, 2009 at 9:25 PM

i like serena.
i don't like the belgians.

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