Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Serena Show:: Meltdown at the US Open & Perhaps Homage to Samuel L. Jackson

Way back in May, I blogged about Serena Williams drama at Roland Garros.  She lost a point when María Sanchez didn't call herself out after having the ball touch her.  Last night, at the semifinals at the US Open, a foot fault was called, resulting in a meltdown::

Here's a deep link to the alleged foot fault and her reaction in the above video.  While hard to hear with the crowd noise, her response to the line judge was the following:: 
"I swear to God I'm fuckin' going to take this fuckin'  ball and shove it down your fuckin' throat, you hear that? I swear to God."
Everybody strap in::

Speaking of meltdowns, my favourite dramatized tennis version is Ritchie Tenenbaum v. Sanjay Gandhi at the "U.S. Nationals"::

I feel for the unseeded and unranked Kim Clijsters, who was playing a great game and won the match 6-4, 7-5.  She wound up beating both Williams sisters in this year's US Open.

It's too bad, as I thought Serena carried herself well after Wimbledon and was hoping she turned a corner on the diva attitude.  Oh well, I smell a new ESPN reality show in the making with Serena. Maybe American Hi-Fi can do the theme song {below}.

Twitterversion:: #SerenaWilliams gets penalized into loss in #USOpen womens' semifinal emulating Samuel L.Jackson & taking away from #KimClijsters' great game. @Prof_K

Song:: The Art Of Losing - American Hi-Fi

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