Serena Williams may yet face much sterner punishment after her outburst at the US Open against Kim Clijsters. The second article says there is now an investigation which could lead to Williams losing all her prize money for the US Open or even worse, be banned for two grand slam tournaments. Williams told the line judge that she would “shove this f***ing ball down your f***ing throat and kill you.” But apparently Williams may have said something that is far worse! I shouldn’t act surprised though because I’m not. As far as I’m concerned Williams only showed her true colors, and it was only a matter of time before something like this would happen. She is an utterly egotistical individual and who knows what she is capable of.
I hate when they mention Williams and Roger in the same sentence, because they are two utterly different individuals. Williams is so full of herself that it is impossible not to notice, and it reflects poorly on the women’s game. Roger on the other hand is a down to earth guy and the peRFect ambassador for the men’s game. In the second article John Wartheim, who is supposedly a respected tennis writer, is quoted to say that Williams got a very shaky call and if any further steps is taken against Williams then it would be a miscarriage of justice. But how exactly does he know it was a shaky call? Was he sitting next to the court? The only camera angle that exists is completely inconclusive and it could well have been a completely accurate call. Who is John Wartheim anyway?
Isn’t he the guy who said Roger will lose to Djokovic at the French Open or something? Anyway my view on this newest developments is clear, which is that it is the right thing and that there is no reason not to investigate this any further. What Williams did was unacceptable and so far she has come away with far too light a punishment. Being fined $10k is really nothing for her. Not even taking away her prize money for the US Open would be that big a deal for her, because she would still be stinking rich. I think banning her for two majors would be more appropriate, depending on what she said to the line judge. If Jeff Tarango was banned for two majors for calling the umpire corrupt and refusing to play, then Williams should already be banned for two majors. End of story.