It's Time to Admit It: Serena Williams Is a Terrible Sport

Sep 19, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Bleacher Report

I thought it was peculiar that sports broadcasters slammed Serena Williams for her on-court outburst during last week's US Open.

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wilfish4774

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When will there be a punishment levied ,when she splits the head of a judge open? A one year suspension would be very reasonable in this case.

TMD

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When will there be a punishment levied ,when she splits the head of a judge open? A one year suspension would be very reasonable in this case.
A one year suspension from you posting on topix would be very reasonable. Maybe then you can come up with a reasonable argument for acting like the "thought police".

Serena Williams tirade was reprehensible and should (and will) be punished by the WTA. It's not the first time a tennis player has been at odds with a line judge, and won't be the last. However, the punishment should be commensurate with what she actually did, not what you think she did, or what she was thinking.

In the US we don't punish people for thinking something. We punish them for doing it.
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'When will there be a punishment levied when she splits the head of a judge open? A one year suspension would be very reasonable in this case.'

If you follow that rationale and want to be consistent then John McEnroe should have been suspended for about 15 years, given the amount of abuse he directed at tennis officials between 1977 and 1993. In fact if we applied your legal argument to other players who have committed similar offences, then McEnroe wouldn't have had a career at all, Connors would have been suspended for about 3 years and Nastase for 5. Or do you think Serena should be made a scapegoat?
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Jun 28, 2010
 
wilfish4774 wrote:
When will there be a punishment levied ,when she splits the head of a judge open? A one year suspension would be very reasonable in this case.
It's accepted in her case, because you can take a girl out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the girl.

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