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Serena Williams Flips Her Shiz And Takes It Back!

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Repenting diva in action!

After her outburst toward a courtside judge at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams visits Good Morning America to promote her new book and set the record straight.

I "really just lost control," said Williams. "As a competitor and as someone who's really passionate about their work, I got a little over-excited."

The temper tantrum began when the judge ruled that her foot crossed the line during a serve, which resulted in a double fault.

"I feel like taking this [expletive] ball and shoving it down your [expletive] throat," she shouted as she approached the line judge pointing her finger and throwing out more expletives.

The tennis star was fined $10,000 for Sunday's rant and penalized the final point in her semifinal match against Kim Clijsters. Depending on the investigation by tournament officials, more punishment may follow.

Serena noted that the call was over a mistake she hadn't made all year and "I just thought, 'What's going on?'" But, she does feel remorse for the judge who did not deserve such aggressive treatment.

Adding, "I felt like I wanted to give her a big hug, obviously after the whole tirade was over. And tell her, you know, 'I'm sorry.'"

Williams has learned from the lessons of her past and posted an apology on her website after the Sunday outburst.

She said:

"I want to amend my press statement of yesterday, and want to make it clear as possible - I want to sincerely apologize FIRST to the lines woman, Kim Clijsters, the USTA, and tennis fans everywhere for my inappropriate outburst. I'm a woman of great pride, faith and integrity, and I admit when I'm wrong.

I need to make it clear to all young people that I handled myself inappropriately and it's not the way to act — win or lose, good call or bad call in any sport, in any manner.

I like to lead by example. We all learn from experiences both good and bad. I will learn and grow from this, and be a better person as a result."

Amen, sister!

[Image via WENN.]

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56 comments to “Serena Williams Flips Her Shiz And Takes It Back!”

  1. 1

    No class - never has had any, never will. Apologize all you want - you're a skant.

  2. 2

    cheap aSS site Mario, pay your f*ckn bills.
    clearly it was not Serena's fault

  3. 3

    Yikes… someone hold me… that picture just scared the living shit outta me.

  4. fiera says – reply to this


    Now that's an apology!!! Take notes Kanye!!!!

  5. 5

    If she admits she's wrong then why did she make the little pun at the VMA"s when introducing Pink to perform? She's just saying that she was wrong to get on America's good graces. Geez celebrities, take responsibility for the things that come out or come in your mouth. If you said it in the first place, you meant it, deal with it!

  6. exBFF says – reply to this


    now THAT's the way to apologize. Nicely handled.

  7. YUCK says – reply to this


    I could never hold any type of grudge towards serena because Yes she had an outburst but this isnt like her 20th tirade like our buddy kanye. kanye is off the hook and will not support anyone affiliated with him and his nasty and vile self.

  8. 8

    Good job, Serena. You lost your temper .. not the end of the world

  9. 9

    She also left out the fact that it is illegal in Tennis to EVER speak to a line judge. If you have a problem with the call you must talk to the ref, and the ref will deal with it. That is why the line judge HAD to report what Serena said. Additionally, all the people that have been posting on other blogs that Serena got penalized due to sexism or racism should know that the line judge was ANOTHER woman of color.

    Lastly, Jeff Taraongo was fined over $60,000 AND banned from two Grand Slam tournaments when he threw a hissy fit at a judge in 1995 so if anything Serena was given a break.

  10. 10

    Re: AprilAZ – I totally agree!

  11. 11

    it's cool that she apologized…everyone has been there when they lose their shit–whether it's in a meeting, sports event, whatever. although i've never said anything like that, i think it's mature of her to so clearly and honestly apologize. she lost her temper and admits it. doesn't change my opinion of her.

  12. Binks says – reply to this


    You can take the girl out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the girl. Same can be said for Kanye DOUCHEBAG West.

  13. 13

    Wonder if BLK BEAUTY will think Serena lost because Kim Clijsters is a WHITE GIRL!!!!

  14. 14

    so the fuck what she lost her temper MOVE THE FUCK ON they do this shit in basketball and football all the time why they got to make tennis a bitch sport you get really competive in it also trust me

  15. 15

    Roid Raging

  16. 16

    What is it with black people & lack of control issues?

  17. 17

    Re: justme09 – you said "so the fuck what she lost her temper MOVE THE FUCK ON they do this shit in basketball and football all the time why they got to make tennis a bitch sport you get really competive in it also trust me "

    The issue with this was, her first apology wasn't an apology, so she got pwned for it in the press and now finally apologized. If Celebs or Politicians would just apologize right the first time this shit wouldn't go on so long.

  18. 18

    this is in no way like kanye. we have ALL gotten frustrated when playing sports, especially if an "iffy" call is made. it happens. not the same as a 32 yr old grown ass man charging the stage when a 19 yr old girl is getting an award and she's all excited about it and telling everyone some other woman (black woman) deserves it more. do you remember being 19? that would have been so embarrassing! and for anyone who is black and thinks people are making this a race issue saying no one would care if it was the other way around, not true! if a 19 yr old innocent black girl was getting an award and was all excited and a grown ass 32 yr old white man marched the stage and said another white woman deserved it, yes there would be backlash! and he would have to explain himself!!!!!

  19. 19

    remember when he broke that camera? and he just spouts off at the mouth whenever he feels like it.. seriously can money make you that much of an egomaniacal jerk?!? my goodness who does he think he is?!? so immature. all the time. all the time. not just once. all the time. he needs a reality check.

  20. 20

    That's americans for you. No grace or tact. Dispicable human beings they are.

  21. 21


  22. 22

    Re: Spindoc – bitch her ass just did apologize for it the problem is you dumb motherfuckers dont know how to accept apologys you like to DRAG shit out and judge somebody for an action 90% of human beings do whooa she got mad while playin a sport prolly gettin mad at herself more than anything because she kept fuckin up and now she is some kind of evil bitch get the fuck over it and to tell you the truth i dont know why the fuck people are hounding her about this shit she still has crazy skills so FUCK off get a life

  23. 23

    The ONLY reason she is even bothering to pretend to apologize is because what she did looks bad for her sponsors; therefore, it's bad for her pocket book. There is no other reason at all.

  24. 24

    Re: Lindsay Lohan

    hmmmmmm let me geuss white people always keep it together and classy huh o yes like the racist hick senator who shouted down obama yess the most classy people to walk this earth

    do your job and suck a dick bitch

  25. 25

    She had a McEnroe moment. Her apology seems sincere. I'm sure she won't lose it again. Moving on…

  26. 26

    Re: Joe Canada – all americans are dispicable human beings? ouch. lots of them are yes. i agree. but not all :)

  27. 27

    Re: Joe Canada – You said "That's americans for you. No grace or tact. Dispicable human beings they are. "

    Do you think it is graceful or tactful to use this example to badmouth an entire nation of people? Your lack of self awareness is hilarious. Canada must be SO prould of you.

  28. 28

    She deserved to lose after that. Never disrespect the judges.

  29. 29

    annieJ is right you have no class if you cant control your temper over something like that come on

  30. 30


  31. 31

    Amazing how the threat of a $250,000.00 fine and suspension can make
    her rewrite her statement and apologize. Too bad she didn't do that in
    the first place before she realized the full extent of punishment she could
    receive. Can anyone say INSINCERE.

  32. 32

    The difference with her outburst and other players outbursts is that she threatened physical harm to the lines person. John McENroe the worst
    for verbal abuse of lines people and referees never ever threatened
    them physically. She is suppose to be a professional and great champion
    she should behave like one under all circumstances.

  33. 33

    nicely done…

  34. 34

    In my opinion there is nothing more cowardly than someone who walks around saying anything and everything they want to people, leaving damage and trauma behind, and then they come back 24 hours later with a contrived apology and expect everyone to forget their abuse happened. You got something to say? Say it!! THEN OWN IT.

  35. 35

    A woman of INTEGRITY has filters and does not walk up to another and threaten to take their life. Don't flatter yourself Serena, you have NO integrity.

  36. 36

    Re: Spindoc – For a Canadian to have made this comment leaves me scatching my head and wondering if they are really Canadian. Sure doesn't sound like a Canadian attitude to me…. Canada is made up of countless races and nationalities and we tend to live in harmony together for the most part…. So, Joe Canada what cave did you just crawl out from?

  37. 37

    That's a good apology I have to say.

  38. 38

    Oh c'on. Am I the only one who thinks that it's pretty human to react like that when basically you're serving and about to lose a match. I understand the whole role model thing and bla bla bla. I'm not justifying it but isn't it just so human? I think it's good to apoligize but we shouldn't make a big deal out of it. And honestly I would have said the same ;-)

  39. issie says – reply to this



  40. 40

    She looks really good in this pic… that's all. :)

  41. 41

    It's funny - I was reading another blog (www.whythisblogsucks.com), and they blogged about BOTH Serena and Kanye. Shouldn't Serena get a bigger punishment?

  42. 42

    Re: Lindsay Lohan – im half black and still dont know why either

  43. 43

    i hate america media its complete trash these days

  44. 44

    Re: justme09 – nice grammar.

  45. 45

    Re: justme09

    wow - i feel your self hate from here!!! i am sorry you are black.

  46. 46

    Re: justme09

    Hounding her? because she has NO MANNERS? How come everyone else can play by the rules except BLACK people - ask Kanye - ask M. Vick - ask ACORN….hmmmm i see a pattern here.

  47. 47

    Re: justme09

    What about the nutty professor? Yes mr. gates….what a JOKE - this is what teaches at Harvard? what a JOKE….I AM A BLACK MAN…..blah blah blah…respect the law you BLACK man. oh, and this a friend of the Pres? Wow - i am impressed.

  48. 48

    BITCH LOSER, eat your words. such insincerity. Go back and take more steroids. L-O-S-E-R!

  49. 49

    how tacky and poor sportsmanship. 10grand thats like a chumpchange to her.

  50. 50
  51. Bren says – reply to this


    Just wondering………………. Do they test for steroids in tennis?

  52. 52

    Someone should do a dna test on her to see if she is a sasquatch.

  53. 53

    Re: AnnieJ
    No such word as "skant". Figures.

  54. 54

    I think that the vma's write the little announcements before the nominations first of all and to be fair on the girl, what she did was sooo wrong but come on, this is a very successful woman who cares a lot about her profession. Come on we've all made mistakes and had to apologise.

  55. 55


  56. 56

    Aren't female Tennis players supposed to be beautiful, cute and tiny women in their outfits? This Serena Girl resembles more a Line Backer who should be playing prefessional football. She is horrible to look at!!