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Stosur Stuns Serena 6-2, 6-3

Serena Williams loses point for yelling during shot
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 11, 2011 5:29 PM CDT
Stosur Beats Serena Williams in US Open Final
Chair umpire Eva Asderaki talks to Serena Williams during the women's championship match against Samantha Stosur of Australia at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) – Already being outplayed by Sam Stosur in the US Open final, the last thing Serena Williams needed was to lose a game for yelling during a point. That's exactly what happened early in the second set, leading to an argument between Williams and the chair umpire, a scene less ugly than—but reminiscent of—the American's tirade two years ago at the same tournament. In the end, Stosur beat Williams, pulling off a 6-2, 6-3 upset Sunday for her first Grand Slam title, the AP reports.

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Stosur became the first Australian woman to win a major championship since Evonne Goolagong Cawley at Wimbledon in 1980. But the highlight of Stosur's career is likely to be remembered for 13-time major champion Williams' latest dispute with an official at Flushing Meadows. Down one set and facing a break point in the first game of the second, Williams hit a forehand and shouted, "Come on!" as Stosur was swinging at the ball. Chair umpire Eva Asderaki ruled that Williams hindered Stosur's ability to complete the point and awarded it to Stosur. (Read more US Open stories.)

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