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Serena smashes racket after double fault on match point in doubles loss

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Let it never be said that Serena Williams takes her doubles matches lightly.

Serena and sister Venus lost to Liezel Huber and Chan Hao-Ching 6-7 (3), 6-4, 11-9 in the first round of the China Open on Monday. After the sisters squandered a 4-1 lead in the second set and couldn’t convert two match points in the match tiebreak, Serena double-faulted on match point for Huber and Chan.

Needless to say, Serena was not pleased. As I said last week, no one breaks a racket like Serena. She proved it once again, smashing her racket with three big swings and then tossing it aside before walking to the net to congratulate her opponents.

The Williamses lost in the opening round for only the second time in their last 29 tournaments as doubles partners (the other defeat came at the 2009 WTA Championships, a four-team, single-elimination event.) Huber beat the sisters for the first time in six attempts. On their way out of the stadium, Huber and Chan posed next to the scoreboard so photographers could document the win.

(Screengrab from TennisTV)

(Screengrab from TennisTV)

So how did Serena’s racket smash compare to her awesome one at the Australian Open earlier this year? I say it’s a very close second.

  • Published On Sep 30, 2013
  • 18 comments
    medgabite
    medgabite

    People who hate Serena hate her the GREATER she gets.  Keep dismissing her greatness - but remember, she knows  you hate her, and it makes her better.  Keep the insults and bad talk rolling.  Not only will she smash her racquet but she'll start "bagel-ing" her opponents.  

    LisaChampPaluck
    LisaChampPaluck

    Not only is Serena smashing a lot of rackets lately, she's also being called on foot faults!!  You know, it's really easy to be gracious when you're winning,  but if you can't be gracious when you are losing than you have no class, as far as I'm concerned.    People that love Serena will love her no matter what she does or how she acts, the rest of us expect some common courtesy towards each other and the spectators.  


    dre
    dre

    Its sad we have to result in name calling.  What about the Caucasian men and women this year that smashed their racket out of frustration? What about Svelvana who threw her racket when she loss in Tokyo?   Do they get name called?  Its sad we still have racist stupid and ignorant people like all of you on here.  Please stop with the double standard and racism people.  Grow up!!!  Its 2013.

    Kin
    Kin

    Shame on her! What kind of classless pig scum of the Earth would break a racquet in frustration after losing a pivotal point on a careless error?! Not Federer, Murray, Djokovic, Azarenka, Tsonga, Roddick, Zvonereva, Baghdatis, Youzhny, Wawrinka, most of the ATP, hordes of college players, legions of club players, and many of the readers of this very blog. 

    Nope, not a one them.

    lilluke
    lilluke

    y'all act like Serena is the only one to break a racket. i don't hear y'all saying anything when wawrinka smashed his or novak or even Victoria so y'all need to get over yourselves. 

    Party_Gator
    Party_Gator

    Well I guess I'm thankful she didn't hurt anybody when she threw it.

    aachooo11
    aachooo11

    @medgabite I don't think that makes her play better. She may take steroids but what does she care for your opinion? This isn't a racist issue medgabite...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................okay????????????????????????? get it???????????????????????????????????????

    dre
    dre

    @Kin Sorry you must be stupid or Ignorant.  Roger Federer have broken many rackets out of frustration. 

    Bad_Girl
    Bad_Girl

    @Party_Gator 

    She has pin point accuracy. if she wanted to hit anyone they would get hit !!

    but Serena is not malicious !!