Vol­ley poor show from star Ser­ena

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - OPINION -

Un­like fel­low colum­nist Judy Mur­ray, I’m not too big on my ten­nis and haven’t been since I was a young boy. Back then we would all drop the foot­ball and pick up the ten­nis balls and rick­ety rac­quet when Wim­ble­don was on. I do know a tem­per tantrum though when I see one, any­one who ever watched the hi­lar­i­ous and his­tor­i­cal melt­downs of the bril­liant John McEn­roe in the 1970s would. And Ser­ena Williams re­cent tele­vised spat with the um­pire in the US Open was a tem­per tantrum of McEn­roe pro­por­tions. It had noth­ing to do with women’s rights as she claimed. She wasn’t be­ing un­fairly treated and picked on be­cause of her gen­der. She spat the dummy out, made a racket while break­ing one, in­sulted the um­pire and match of­fi­cials and de­served to be pun­ished. Game, set and match!

Ser­ena Williams af­ter the fi­nal

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