Serena Williams did it again! The tennis star was cited and fined $2,000 for an angry outburst directed towards the chair umpire Eva Asderaki during her defeat against Samantha Stosur in straight sets (6-2, 6-3) at the 2011 US Open Women’s Finals on Sunday (September 11)- watch video below.
Umpire decided to give Serena a point penalty for shouting “Come on!” while the ball was still in play during a critical moment in the second set, while Serena was serving the first game of the second set after losing the first. Serena lost her service game, and quickly lost the match.
As expected, Serena was absolutely angry with the umpire’s decision and started to ramble. She told the chair umpire, “If you ever see me walking down the hall, look the other way because you’re out of control. You’re a hater and you’re unattractive inside. Who would do such a thing? Wow.”
In the press conference, Serena tried to explain she said what she said in an attempt to find the fire she was missing to be able to get herself back into the game. “Definitely I tried to get more fired up and kinda get more like into it and kinda get more Serena-esque and in to the match and get going and stuff like that,” she said.
The umpire cited Serena for “verbal abuse” and the US Open referee Brian Earley decided to fine the tennis star. Ironically, the $2,000 fine is only 0.0014% of the $1.4 million Serena earned for the US Open runner-up title.
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