Serena should have been suspended and really fined

@stealthy (8189)
United States
September 16, 2009 6:09pm CST
For her behavior in the semifinal match at the U. S. Open, Serena Williams should have been immediately suspended, no doubles finals allowed the later, and fined at least the amount she won in the tournament. Instead she got a slap on the wrist and a lot of free publicity for her book. She is always so calculating, she probably did it to get the publicity for her book and either didn't realize it would cost her the match right then and there or knew that Clisjters was going to win since Clisjters had been beating her soundly and so decided to go for the publicity.
7 responses
@artistry (4154)
• United States
17 Sep 09
...Hey there, I am not sure that this was a calculation. She raised her racket at that woman who called the foot fault, incorrectly, I might add, they played the tape back and Serena did not make a foot fault. She was agitated because, as you say she was being beaten throughout the match. This was the problem, Kim had already won, Serena lost her temper and her cool, she let the worse came out, and I am really of the mind set that she should be suspended for at least one month, and pay a bigger fine. Her behavior should not be tolerated. She is the number one payer in the world an she should be a role model for the younger women. Her actions were gross.
@stealthy (8189)
• United States
17 Sep 09
There was never any camera angle that gave as good a view as the lineswoman would have had. No one can make the claim it was an incorrect call. Also, Serena had already had several foot fault calls by other lines people during the U. S. Open. In any case as you say she should have been suspended and, in my opinion immediately and for longer than a month.
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
17 Sep 09
Yeah well, some sportsmen and -women get spoiled pretty soon. Their personality changes and they turn out witches. It's a shame and if I were the linesmen I would have patted her on the back with a tad bit too much force...
@stealthy (8189)
• United States
17 Sep 09
Except it was a lineswoman who probably weighed 70 or 80 pounds less than the steroidal Serena.
@tvb2009 (237)
• Singapore
23 Sep 09
Yes, i think so too. More harsh punishment needs to be dished out on situations like this..
• Poland
17 Sep 09
Serena only get ~10.000$ to pay. But what is 10.000$ for her? :/ She shouldn't be alloweg to play doubles final I think.
@ansh0727 (83)
• India
17 Sep 09
hello i thought that it is just the pressure of that big game and as she is on down side it would be quite huge. but on other side i thought that she must be careful being a professional and having such great fan following.
• India
17 Sep 09
Very shameful behavior on part of Serena as she is among top ten players in world ranking. it clearly shows lack of sportsmanship & respect for the officials. it is just publicity stunt which should cost her for entire lifetime. further she should be suspended in all Grand Slam events in future with immediate effect. this year we noticed amature players reined over ranked players & few upset results in last stages of the U. S. Open Tournament. which shows promising Future for young & energatic players. keep it up my friends.
• Canada
17 Sep 09
She should be suspended. That was a classless display. What happened to sportsmanship?