Serena Williams: 'Emotions' at fault for attacks on chair umpire

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Serena Williams talks to the chair umpire Eva Asderaki during the women's championship match against Samantha Stosur of Australia at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Sunday, Sept.

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Ricardo

Virginia Beach, VA

#1 Sep 14, 2011
How old is she going to get before she stops making excuses for her rude, disrespectful attitude and language? Like Federer who is competitive and I am sure very frustrated during his decline, she and others ought to learn to be a professional, and show sportsmanship with opponents as well as respect for officials doing their job correctly. If she gets emotional, use that emotion fuel better focused playing.
JimW

San Jose, CA

#2 Sep 14, 2011
The explanation was OK, now how about a formal apology?
10SPlayer

Huntington Beach, CA

#3 Sep 14, 2011
It is not necessary to make racist attacks against Serena. Her character defects are not caused by her race, but by her arrogance. She was a bully two years ago, and totally narcissistic, believing that when she did injury to a lineswoman half her size, that it was a simple matter of excessive expression of a champion's spirit. No, it was the expression of a chump and a bully, race notwithstanding. And now her repeat performance shows not her strong emotions (everyone has them) but her immaturity and lack of impulse control. To be that gracious in triumph and vicious in defeat brings to mind descriptions of psychopathy.$2000 fine? An invitation to continue. Banning her from the tour and a couple of Majors? That would be more like it. But of course, she is a money-maker, and those profiting from her otherwise outstanding performance and skills cannot make a just decision here. Shame on the WTA and the Major's. And shame on any member of her family who has not told her that her behavior shames the family and is inexcusable for a public member. Except for her father, who is obviously brilliant in some ways, but emotionally retarded. But especially for Venus, who is a real lady and out to be outraged at her sister's disgraceful performance.

This, for your information, from a mostly Caucasian man who dearly loves his African American friends and those who are also members of his family. Hang your head, Serena!!
Jazzybluesy

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Sep 14, 2011
To 10SPlayer, I couldn't have said it better myself. Serena could have been a great champion all these years but her lack of humility, generosity and class, whether in triumph or defeat, disqualifies her from the "champion" category as far as I'm concerned. My thoughts go out to Sam Stosur who by all rights should be the one we're all talking about and celebrating her well-earned and well-deserved triumph but once again, Serena's abysmal conduct has trumped the real champion's accolades as it did with Kim Clijsters last year. This woman is just shameless and I hope one day she looks back on her career conduct with deep and abiding regret.
anonymous

Chicago, IL

#5 Sep 14, 2011
Serena is the greatest champion ever in women's tennis. That umpire should apologize to Serena for taking away the point on an obvious winner!! People grunt louder than a little "come on" after a point. Stosur was not impaired by Serena's little outburst in any way! Wake up and smell the coffee people. Serena is a victim here!!!!
darrel

Chattahoochee, FL

#6 Sep 14, 2011
whats the big deal just fine her and lets let this be over please.
olmanadams

Fort Plain, NY

#7 Sep 14, 2011
serena's gonna start actin like manny.
chris Miller

Buffalo, NY

#8 Sep 14, 2011
She is no CHAMP... SHE IS A CHUMP! What planet are you from? New movie, "Planet of the BRAT ATHLETE" coming soon to a town near you!
( Only dont tell "Princess Serena" she might get a tummy ache.) Serena, you are a manner less, self absorved women and we, the public are sick of your "Primal like" acting out. It will be a pleasure to watch as you age and all the young women with manners kick your butt on the court! Bye-Bye now... No hall of fame for you, "old Lady"...
anonymous wrote:
Serena is the greatest champion ever in women's tennis. That umpire should apologize to Serena for taking away the point on an obvious winner!! People grunt louder than a little "come on" after a point. Stosur was not impaired by Serena's little outburst in any way! Wake up and smell the coffee people. Serena is a victim here!!!!
Aldo Ferrone

Kanata, Canada

#9 Sep 14, 2011
JimW wrote:
The explanation was OK, now how about a formal apology?
" The explanation was OK ". Are you out of your mind?????? You must be realted to this obnoxious family!!!!!!!!!!
Aldo Ferrone

Kanata, Canada

#10 Sep 14, 2011
anonymous wrote:
Serena is the greatest champion ever in women's tennis. That umpire should apologize to Serena for taking away the point on an obvious winner!! People grunt louder than a little "come on" after a point. Stosur was not impaired by Serena's little outburst in any way! Wake up and smell the coffee people. Serena is a victim here!!!!
This is not ever worth responding to you moron but I will. Serena is not the victim you idiot. She is a spoiled little crybaby who complains when she doesn't get her way. She should be banned from tennis for 1 year and fined $250,000 and also should have to apologize to the umpire for her actions on Sunday. As far as being the best ever, not even close. Steffi Graf is probably the greatest ever with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilove also in the conversation. if you don't know what you are talking about, you should refrain from commenting.
dasha

West Palm Beach, FL

#11 Sep 15, 2011
Go on Serena, yet again, you are rude, disrespectful, vulgar and a disgusting player to watch! An absolute ape with no manners!
Yet again, she gets away with a slap on the wrist just because she is black. On court she is a brutal animal and offcourt she puts this gentle-voiced, lady face, a complete front. Fake.
She is a great athlete and fighter, but I would not accept Serena as a role model for my children. There are many graceful, educated, and respectful athletes out there who I much rather watch and root for. I have been on the tennis tour and know Serena and Sam. I'm so proud of Sam and very happy she won. She deserves the championship and I wish her the very best for her career.
Aldo Ferrone

Kanata, Canada

#13 Sep 16, 2011
dasha wrote:
Go on Serena, yet again, you are rude, disrespectful, vulgar and a disgusting player to watch! An absolute ape with no manners!
Yet again, she gets away with a slap on the wrist just because she is black. On court she is a brutal animal and offcourt she puts this gentle-voiced, lady face, a complete front. Fake.
She is a great athlete and fighter, but I would not accept Serena as a role model for my children. There are many graceful, educated, and respectful athletes out there who I much rather watch and root for. I have been on the tennis tour and know Serena and Sam. I'm so proud of Sam and very happy she won. She deserves the championship and I wish her the very best for her career.
Very well put!!!! An absolute ape with no manners lol. I have 2 girls who are 12 and 15, and even though they don't play or watch tennis, I would NEVER in a million years want Serena as their role model. She is an absolute fake and a disgrace to the women's game. Good for Stosur for kicking her fat ass all over New York last Sunday. I have been watching tennis since the 70's and I can honestly say I have never enjoyed a beating as much as I enjoyed Stosur over Serena.

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