Serena Williams was one point away from winning the US Open but her mouth lost her that one point.
After a linesman call of a foot fault on Serena she went ballistic and cursed the official out…while banging her racket. According to on-lookers the linesman had been calling foul foot faults all throughout the match and we guess this one took Serena over the edge:
Instead of stepping to the baseline to serve again, Williams went over and shouted and cursed at the line judge, pointing at her and thrusting the ball toward her.
“If I could, I would take this … ball and shove it down your … throat,” Williams said. She continued yelling at the line judge, and went back over, shaking her racket in the official’s direction.
In a press conference, Serena explained her behavior by stating she thought the official said they would take her life, but later she apologized stating it was a huge misunderstanding.
Nothing lost on Serena, she has enough wins under her belt to last a lifetime, but it was good entertainment to see her lash out.