I was watching the semi finals of the women's singles match of the US Open. Well, not the one between Wozianicki & Wickmayer, but the one between Williams and Clijsters. Well, at least now you know what is it I am getting at. What a match it was? Kim was leading by 1 game to 0 (6-4). In the second set, when it was 40-15 to Clijsters, something really bizarre happened on the court. Serena was serving when she was given a service fault by the line judge. She went mad - as in completely mad. She went on a foul mouth tirade at the line judge.
The line judge was called by the umpire to explain the call and when she did, the Chief Judges of the tournament were called in.
Serena was given a point penalty, hence, Clijsters won the match.
A night full of drama at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Serena was given the point penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. This was the first time I have seen such a player (Clijsters) get a place in a Grand Slam final for unsportsmanlike conduct of the opposition player (Williams). I hope this incident serves as a lesson to all sportsmen and women to be good role models on and off the court.
So stay cool on the field of play everyone :)
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