domingo, setembro 13, 2009
"I swear to God I'm ... going to take this ... ball and shove it down your ... throat, you hear that? I swear to God," Williams was reported to have said. After the line judge reported her to the umpire for verbal abuse, Williams added: "I never said I would kill you, are you serious?"
Statement from Tournament Referee Brian Earley
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Statement from Tournament Referee Brian Earley regarding the end of the Kim Clijsters vs. Serena Williams match:
Serena Williams was assessed a Code Violation, Warning, for racquet abuse after losing the first set, 6-4.
At 5-6, 15-30, Miss Williams was called for a foot fault on her second serve, making the score 15-40. She then yelled something at the line umpire, who reported it to the chair umpire. Based on the report, Miss Williams was assessed a Code Violation, point penalty, for Unsportsmanlike Conduct, ending the match.
posted by Luís Miguel Dias domingo, setembro 13, 2009