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Former Tennis Umpire Sues USTA For Gender Discrimination!

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female former tennis umpire files lawsuit for gender discrimination

It looks like the U.S. Tennis Association has some serious explaining to do, and unfortunately our fantasy of the man-candy pictured above just won't answer everything!!

Former umpire Laura Mattson is suing the USTA's Pacific Northwest Section for $5.6 million for gender discrimination and wrongful termination.

According to the lawsuit, she claims she was not allowed to officiate higher ranked events due to her gender, and the jobs were usually given to less qualified males instead.

Laura says she complained about it, and she allegedly got a response from an USTA official that read:

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Serena Williams Goes OFF On Umpire During U.S. Open Women's Final

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Meow!

In the final women's match of the U.S. Open, Serena Williams may have been playing Samantha Stosur for the championship, but that didn't stop her from facing off against the umpire too!

After a point was called out that Serena believed to be fair, she turned her attention toward the official and reportedly shouted:

"You have it in for me? I promise you, that's not cool. That's totally not cool. I truly despise you."

She didn't stop there. During the change over, Serena sat down for a drink of water and continued to berate the umpire sitting above her. She even goes as far as to call the official "unattractive inside."

Check yourself before you wreck yourself, gurl! Ha!

The rest of you can just check out the video above!

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