For anyone that missed the U.S. Open semifinals on Saturday night, you missed a very harsh outburst by none other than tennis star Serena Williams.
We’re all used to her shouts and grunts following nearly every serve or volley of the tennis ball, but this latest outburst came against the line judge after the judge called a “foot fault.” Because it came after a fault, it gave Serena a double-fault, and consequently put her opponent, Kim Clijsters, one point away from the win.
Serena wasn’t very happy about that.
Her response to the line judge: “If I could, I would take this f***ing ball and shove it down your f***ing throat!” Because she broke her racket when she lost the first set, she had already received a code violation. After this second violation, Clijsters received a penalty point, giving her the win. Serena was nice about it, shaking hands and whatnot, but still.
Congratulations to Ms. Clijsters, though… not only did she win, but she became the first mother to advance to the final of a Grand Slam tournament since Evonne Goolagong won Wimbledon in 1980. But, just like Kanye did to Taylor Swift at the VMAs last night, Serena definitely stole Ms. Clijsters’ shine. Oh well.
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