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Serena Williams is really a disgrace to the game of Tennis, notwithstanding how many matches she wins. If she wasn't such a 'cash cow' for the USTA, the ITF & other corporate entities, she would have been banned from the 2010 U.S. Open, rather than having the ridiculously small fine of $82,500 assessed against her for threatening a lines person & uttering obscenities.
Tennis Magazine (March 2010)-'Baseline', (page 20) reported that--
"After being fined a record $82,500 for her outburst at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams, writing on globalgrind.com, accuses ITF officials of sexism and says they should apologize for the "wrong and disastrous "foot fault" call."
"Metaphorically speaking, Serena might want to consider shoving a ball down her own throat at this point."
While this amount may seem like a lot of money to the average tennis fan, it's really a very small fine and barely a 'slap on the wrist' to this out of control athlete.
She earned $800,000 -with the potential to earn up to another $2,625,000 (Olympus U.S. Open Series) for making it to the singles final at the Open, and split $420,000 with Venus for winning the Women's Doubles Championship.
Williams was called for two foot faults in the match against Kim Clijsters, and later admitted at one of her three press conferences about the incident that she "probably did foot fault". Williams also apologized to the lines person (who was, of course not present) & said she would "like to hug her if she could".
Serena, you really are a hypocrite & and a sore loser as well as simply being a nasty human being!