American tennis superstar Serena Williams suffered a double black-eye in her recent loss in the just concluded US Open Finals. Aside from failing to snatch the tennis crown from Australian tennis star Samantha Stosur, Williams was also fined $2,000 for humiliating the umpire in their match. The US Open officials said what Williams did is bad and she deserved some monetary penalty for it.
The officials however spared Williams from any suspension or ban thinking that her fine is enough for her offence. Williams earlier insulted the umpire in their game due to what she perceived as questionable calls. The 2011 US Open incident is the second time Williams had an outburst on the prestigious tennis tournament. It was learned that in the 2009 US Open, Williams als o exploded on what she viewed as bad calls by the umpire.
Williams is considered to be one of the greatest women’s tennis players of all time, despite a career hampered by numerous injuries. She has won 27 Grand Slam titles that places her ninth on the all-time list: 13 in singles, 12 in women’s doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles. Moreover, Williams has won more Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles than any other active player, male or female. She also won two Olympic gold medals in women’s doubles.