Serena Williams Loses Cool With Chair Umpire In U.S. Open Final

Serena Williams lost the final match at the U.S. Open, losing the tournament title to Australia’s Samantha Stosur with 6-2, 6-3 after the final game turned into a match of wrath and poisonous verbal attacks. Serena was missing from major tournaments for almost a year following a string of injuries and medical problems and was expected to return with a title from a major tournament. She tried but failed in the attempt after Eva Asderaki, the chair umpire at Arthur Ashe Stadium, gave Williams a code violation and a point penalty in the first game of the second set of the match.

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Unbelieving Serena threatened Asderaki calling her a hater, saying, “If you ever see me walking down the hall … walk the other way.”

Later, Stosur kept her nerves and played a good match to win the tournament while Serena Williams evidently lacked concentration after the chair umpire decided against her. Willams shouted “Come on!” just before her forehand shot hit Stosur’s racket and Asderaki decided to give a point to the Australian thus allowing her to get the game.

Williams revealed it was probably the best and most beautiful her shot in the match and refuse to comment on Asderaki’s decisions further. Game officials are often criticized for making biased decisions in decisive moments of the game, pundits commented.


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