The Player and the President

Anyone watching Sunday's women's final at the U.S. Open tennis tournament was treated to an appalling display of temper on the part of Serena Williams.  At the beginning of the second set, Williams was judged to have hindered her opponent by shouting "come on" in the course of play.  The point, and, as it turned out, the game, was awarded to Williams's opponent, Samantha Stosur, who went on to win the match quite convincingly. Not willing to leave well enough alone, Williams badgered the chair umpire, Eva Asderaki, during changeovers for what seemed like the rest of the match with remarks like, "Aren't you the one who screwed me over last time?" (apparently referring to her 2009 match versus Kim Clijsters at Doha, but at which Asderaki did not umpire).  "I promise you that's not cool," she pouted.  "That's totally not cool.  I totally despise you."  When Asderaki turned toward her during the exchange, Williams yelled, "Don't look at me.  Don't even...(Read Full Article)

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