Serena Williams makes her second appearance on the list for a 2011 tirade against an umpire during her U.S. Open final against Australian Samantha Stosur. After hitting a blistering forehand that looked as if it would elude her opponent, Williams yelled out a celebratory “Come on!” She celebrated too early, however — Stosur just touched the ball, putting into motion the hindrance rule, which is designed to prevent players from verbally interfering with an opponent’s ability to complete a point. The point went to Stosur and the crowd began to catcall as Williams, clad in a tomato-red tennis dress approached the umpire. “Aren’t you the one that screwed me over last time here? Yeah you are. Seriously, you have it out for me? I promise you, that’s not cool. That is totally not cool. I truly despise you.” The umpire was not in fact the same one who had presided over her 2009 match, but it didn’t stop Williams from continuing her outburst, pointing her racket at the official and haranguing her during a changeover later in the match. “‘If you ever see me walking down the hall, look the other way because you’re out of control,” she said. ’You’re a hater and you’re unattractive inside.” Williams went on to lose the match.
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