Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Warning finger waved in face of World number one Serena Williams

SHOOT: The linesmen and women need to go onto a course regarding foot faults and such. But wouldn't want to be in their shoes. Imagine muscular Serena shoving a ball down your throat? OUCH! In the picture below it looks like she could easily wrestle everyone else to the ground with one arm tied behind her back.
clipped from www.nytimes.com

Trailing 4-6 5-6 15-30, Williams launched into a second serve but the baseline lineswoman called her for a foot-fault, meaning the American had served a double-fault to go match point down.

Astounded by the verdict, Williams launched into an expletive-laced rant at the official. She waved her racket in the lineswoman's direction and then shook a ball in her clenched fist as she threatened to "shove it down" her throat.

Having already received a warning earlier in the match for smashing a racket, Williams was handed an automatic point penalty for a second violation which abruptly ended the match, giving Clijsters a 6-4 7-5 victory.

Organisers fined her $10,500, the biggest given to a female player since records began in 1990, at the end of the tournament for her unsportsmanlike behavior.

Williams's $175,000 fine includes the $10,500 penalty she has already received.

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