LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Serena Williams outburst shocked the U.S. Open in 2009. Last night, yet another Serena Williams outburst hit the court. During the U.S. Open 2011 action Sunday, Williams was shouting again at the judges (video below). Now insiders believes a fine is expected for Williams. So what did Serena Williams say this time at the U.S. Open?
In November 2009, Williams was fined a record sum for her U.S. Open outburst. Her $82,500 fine broke a previous record set by Jeff Tarango of $48,000.
Despite the 2009 fine, Williams defended her outburst. “I did not threaten to kill you. Are you serious? “An apology from me? How many people yell at linespeople? I see it happening all the time” she told news. “I don’t know how many times I have seen that happen. I am a professional. I’m not the beggar, like, ‘Please, please, please, let me have another chance,’ because it was the rules and I play by the rules.”
Williams’ 2009 outburst was concerning a foot fault. Williams said to the line judge at the time “I swear to God I’m… going to take this ball and shove it down your… throat, you hear that? I swear to God. You better be glad… glad that I’m not, I swear.”
The U.S. Open was unhappy about the 2009 controversy stating “The maximum permissible on site fine of $10,000 has been levied for unsportsmanlike conduct against Serena Williams for her on court behavior during the women’s semi-final. Ms Williams also will be fined $500 for racket abuse which took place at the end of the first set of the same match.”
The U.S. Open has yet to comment about Williams’ conduct yesterday. But in 2009 it stated what its code of conduct details. “No matter what the circumstances, no player should be allowed to engage in such behavior without suffering consequences. I have spoken with the USTA about this matter and I agree with the action they have taken. As a role model, it’s important for a leader like Serena to step forward and recognize her behavior last night was unacceptable.”
This time Williams was angry at judge Eva Asderaki. “Aren’t you the one that scr—wed me over last time here? Yeah you are. Seriously, you have it out for me? I promise you, that’s not cool. That’s totally not cool. I truly despise you” Williams started.
Then she added “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 just unattractive inside.”
Williams still wasn’t finished. “Who would do such a thing? And I never complain. Wow. What a loser. You get a code violation because I express who I am. We’re in America last I checked. Can I get a water? Or am I going to get violated for a water? Really, don’t even look at me. I promise you don’t look at me… Don’t look my way.”