Sunday, September 13, 2009
Serena Williams: A disgrace to tennis
Earlier this summer I remarked on the unsporting behaviour of Serena Williams after she had won the womens' title at Wimbledon. But if Williams is arrogant in victory, when facing defeat she is totally obnoxious, as she showed in the semi-final of the US Open last night. I can't remember more appalling behaviour on a tennis court, and Williams' post-match attempts to try to gloss over what she had done only showed her in an even worse light.
By contrast, Belgium's Kim Clijsters is one of the nicest, and most sporting tennis players of recent years. It's great to see come back so successfully from retirement-and great to see her beat Williams in the semi-final.