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2018-09-10 Home Front: Culture Wars
Serena Williams is tennis's Hillary Clinton
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-09-10 04:27|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [442 views ]  Top

#1 Similar bitch? Fixed the game-s?

Serena Williams' temper has also triggered embarrassing headlines and record-breaking fines. In November 2009, she was fined a then-unheard of $82,500 and risked being suspended from the U.S. Open after she went nuts on a lineswoman over a foot-fault call that led to match point for rival Kim Clijsters at the tournament. 

"I swear to God, I'll f****** take this ball and shove it down your f****** throat," Williams allegedly yelled, according to the New York Daily News. Serena, who'd received a warning for racket abuse earlier in the match, received a point penalty for her outbust, thus ending the match altogether. The jaw-dropping encounter, which elicited boos from the crowd, should have been enough for Williams to learn her lesson, but at the same tournament two years later, she had a tense confrontation with a chair umpire that resulted in a $2,000 fine. "If you ever see me walking down the hall, look the other way because you're out of control," Williams reportedly yelled. "You're a hater and you're unattractive inside…"

At the Wimbledon tournament in 2016, she was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct after smashing her racket and throwing her equipment following a dropped set in the second round. She wound up winning the match, but…yeah. Not cool.

Posted by Woodrow 2018-09-10 07:12||   2018-09-10 07:12|| Front Page Top

#2 ’They get away with it because they are men.’

John McEnroe could not be reached for comment.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-09-10 07:47||   2018-09-10 07:47|| Front Page Top

#3 how about Ile Nastase
Posted by 746 2018-09-10 11:32||   2018-09-10 11:32|| Front Page Top

#4 Still wonder about her (alleged) foot injury (allegedly) at a Munich night club several years ago.
Posted by DooDahMan 2018-09-10 12:04||   2018-09-10 12:04|| Front Page Top

#5 They get away with it because they are men.

She's probably correct but that doesn't make it right. Once upon a time tennis was as civilized as golf, then came Conners, Nastase & McEnroe. And now Williams claims women are and should be as uncivilized as the men.
Posted by Glenmore 2018-09-10 13:11||   2018-09-10 13:11|| Front Page Top

#6 She should be banned from the US Open. Since this will not happen, all I can hope for is that she gets beaten by the younger, more decent players in all future major tournaments.
Posted by Si vis pacem 2018-09-10 13:47||   2018-09-10 13:47|| Front Page Top

#7  And now Williams claims women are and should be as uncivilized as the men.

They already grunt like primates with every hit
Posted by Frank G 2018-09-10 15:39||   2018-09-10 15:39|| Front Page Top

#8 I heard that they made a new rule banning the grunt, I guess because it had become so obnoxious. The current players were grandfathered in.
Posted by swksvolFF 2018-09-10 16:41||   2018-09-10 16:41|| Front Page Top

#9 So frisky, if old, was the primate,
To Frisco he rolled... for the climate.
He wallowed (the waters!)
With all the see oughters,
And grunted like... bugger, can't rhyme it.
Posted by Zenobia Floger6220 2018-09-10 18:12||   2018-09-10 18:12|| Front Page Top

#10 ZF6220 (polite golf clap), now rhyme with orange!
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2018-09-10 18:15||   2018-09-10 18:15|| Front Page Top

#11 They already grunt like primates with every hit Posted by Frank G

Takes balls to make noises like that.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-09-10 18:21||   2018-09-10 18:21|| Front Page Top

#12 rhyme with orange!

Sigh. Off I scampered -- to cheat, of course -- and back I slink. Had no idea of a place called Blorenge. Had in fact forgotten that The Auld Orange Rhyme was so notorious (sadly, I find a lot of old stuff novel lately). Never knew about the "Rhymes with Orange" comic. Pretty good, isn't she, for a commie?

If I'm ever going to get good at this limerick thing, looks like I'd better 1) cheat more, 2) start reading other people's stuff, 3) get competitive. And maybe retire in the meantime?
Posted by Zenobia Floger6220 2018-09-10 19:00||   2018-09-10 19:00|| Front Page Top

#13 
Posted by Anomalous Sources 2018-09-10 19:12||   2018-09-10 19:12|| Front Page Top

#14 ROID RAGE — #1 Question In Women’s Tennis: Has Serena Williams Been Doping With Steroids?
Posted by Anomalous Sources 2018-09-10 20:05||   2018-09-10 20:05|| Front Page Top

#15 ..that is so East German of them.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-09-10 20:29||   2018-09-10 20:29|| Front Page Top

#16 If you only saw the legs of Serena Williams, hairy legs, you would flip out:

Nice to see the boys in Stechschrittland taking such a keen interest (SF redirect to DM pix in RR article linked above).
Posted by Thumper Shavique3492 2018-09-10 20:42||   2018-09-10 20:42|| Front Page Top

#17 Just the day before at the men's US Open semi final, Novak Djokovic (very much a man) was penalized for taking too long to set up his serves (which just this year started to be timed). His facial expression showed that he thought it was unfair but he took the penalty like a gentlemen and without a word. He was penalized again for the same thing in the final on Sunday. Again, a gentlemen.
Posted by warthogswife 2018-09-10 22:31||   2018-09-10 22:31|| Front Page Top

22:31 warthogswife
21:40 3dc
21:22 badanov
21:00 Besoeker
20:46 Old Patriot
20:42 Thumper Shavique3492
20:29 Procopius2k
20:28 charger
20:05 Anomalous Sources
19:20 ruprecht
19:12 Anomalous Sources
19:00 Zenobia Floger6220
18:22 Besoeker
18:21 Besoeker
18:15 AlmostAnonymous5839
18:12 Zenobia Floger6220
17:49 Whiskey Mike
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16:54 Skidmark
16:41 swksvolFF
15:39 Frank G
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