Serena Breaks the Fuck Down
Posted by hiphopmama on September 12, 2009
Wow. I can honestly say I’ve never seen this one before. After getting broken in the final game to lose the first set to Kim Clijsters – and picking up a warning for breaking her racket – Serena found herself down 15-30 on her own serve at 4-5 in the second. She was then called for a foot fault on her second serve, giving Clijsters two match points. Serena stepped back momentarily in disbelief at the call, asked for the balls for her next serve, and then approached the linesperson with her typical on-court venom. She pointed at the woman, showed the ball to her, and appeared to tell her, “You’re lucky I don’t take this ball and shove it down your fucking throat.” She had some more words for her, which she uttered while shaking her racket at her, before she finally retreated to the court to prepare to serve. The linesperson then, either on her own or after being prompted by the chair umpire, approached the chair, reported what had been said, and watched things unfold from there.
US Open officialdom came out onto the court and consulted with the chair to decide Serena’s fate. Her previous warning really did her in, because it meant the second violation resulted in a point penalty, which just happened to come on match point. Game, set, match Clijsters and the bizarrest ending to a match I’ve ever seen.
Watch for yourself:
I don’t think I’m alone in asking, WTF??