Serena Williams Threatens To Sue Wimbledon
Serena Williams in in search of her 22nd career grand slam victory. If she wins at Wimbledon, she will tie Steffi Graf for the 2nd most majors championships of any women's tennis player ever. Serena is still at the top of her game and Margaret Court's 24 majors won are very much in play.
Serena is known as one of the fiercest competitors to ever play any sport. She currently is through to the semi-finals but not before a little non-troversy of sorts. In Serena's fourth round match, the conditions at Wimbledon were taking a turn for the worst. The rain was starting and Serena was not pleased about having to play through it. Despite there only being a drizzle at the time, Serena pleaded with the chair umpire to either close to roof at Centre Court or suspend the match until the rain subsided. The umpire refused and Serena turned to the match official and threatened to sue Wimbledon if she was hurt due to the rain.
It was a bizarre scene in what was, at the time, a close match against Svetlana Kuznetsova. Serena would go on to win the match without incident, but it was still a strange confrontation. After the match, Serena clarified her comments, stating,
"I was in the moment. I was on the court. What I say on the court, whether it's smashing my rackets or it's in the heat of the moment ... I have no plans, no future of suing Wimbledon. Let's get serious. That's not what I do, that's not what I am.
"I'm not answering any more questions about that, nor will I want anyone reporting that either. That's just completely absurd and wrong."
Here is Serena talking about the toughness in playing in the conditions against a tough opponent.
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