Serena Williams fined $10,000 for outburst

Turns out you can’t just go around telling line judges, “I swear to God I’ll fucking take this ball and shove it down your fucking throat! Do you hear me? I swear to God. You better be glad–you better be fucking glad that I’m not, I swear,” during a semifinals game at the US Open. I mean, you could, but you might be fined and lose the match like Serena Williams did.

Williams battled Kim Clijsters during a semifinal match on Sunday when she blew up after being called for a foot fault which resulted in a double fault. A point penalty was given for the outburst which gave Kim the win. Serena was also fined $10,000 and an investigation has been opened to look into her “threatening manner.” In addition, another $500 was taken away for Serena smashing her racket after the first set of the match.

People just don’t understand. Sometimes you get emotional during a tennis match. Like last week when I was losing to this 13-year-old, I got so mad I smashed the racket over my knee. Apparently rolling on the floor clutching your knee and crying isn’t as intimidating as you think.

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