Serena Rips Ump as 'Hater'

'We're in America,' tennis star complains
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2011 3:47 AM CDT

(Newser) What did Serena Williams say to the umpire after she lost a key point for yelling during a shot against US Open winner Sam Stosur yesterday? A lot. She completely lost her cool, notes Gawker, going off on an extended rant in the changeover between games. "If you ever see me walking down the hall, look the other way, because you're out of control," groused a furious Williams from her chair. "You're totally out of control, you're a hater, and you're unattractive inside."

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While the exchange was not as volatile as the one that infamously occurred in 2009, when Williams was fined $10,000 for breaking a racket and going on a tirade, Williams seemed to accuse the umpire of being the same one who "screwed" her over "last time." "And I never complain," said Williams. "We're in America last I checked. Can I get a water or am I gonna get violated for a water?" (Read more Serena Williams stories.)

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