You ever heard a tennis player call a chair umpire a “hater?”
If you’ll remember two years ago, Serena Williams laid the verbal smack on a tournament referee after the ref called her for multiple foot faults. Don’t play tennis? Don’t worry about it, this is still supremely entertaining. Following the second foot fault, Serena said all kinds of good stuff to the petite line judge, including that she’d cram the ball down her throat. With the addition of a expletive adjectives.
Yesterday, Ms. Williams was locked into the U.S. Open Final vs. Australian Samantha Stosur, and after striking a ball, Serena shouted “Come on!” Not as she struck the ball, but after she struck the ball. I believe the actual rule is considered a hindrance, and the point, which Serena won, was awarded to Samantha Stosur.
The call by the chair umpire was correct, when considering the rules of the game. But honestly, there’s so much screaming, grunting and groaning in the women’s game, I thought it was a slightly odd call to offer Stosur the point.
Obviously, Serena disagreed, and it didn’t take long for Serena to turn herself into the victim with a few classic one-liners. In all fairness, Serena Williams does go into beast mode during a match. Almost like she’s possessed, but she’s gotta get this kind of crap under control.