Serena Williams argues a call by the line judge which led to her disqualification during the Women's Singles Semifinal match against to Kim Clijsters of Belgium on day thirteen of the 2009 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 12, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »
In a bizarre turn of events, tennis star Serena Williams
completely lost it on Saturday at the US Open after being called on a rare foot fault. It was match point and a judge called her out on the foot fault.
That's when Williams, a three-time US Open winner, lost it, approached the judge and, according to the Associated Press, shrieked at the official, “If I could, I would take this … ball and shove it down your … throat." Day-um.
This was deemed unsportsmanlike and Williams was deducted a point, which, because it was already match-point, cost her the match. Her opponent, Kim Clijsters
, was unranked and unseeded prior to the freak upset. She now moves on to the next round.
Williams told AFP: I said something and I guess they gave me a point penalty and unfortunately it was on match point. Clearly in all this year I've never, never been foot-faulted and suddenly in this tournament they give me foot faults. I'm not saying I don't foot fault, but it was what it was. I've never been in a fight in my whole life so I don't know why she would feel threatened. I'm clearly not happy.
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