What she said:
"You’re out of control. You’re a hater, and you’re just unattractive inside."
What she really meant:
“That has a lot to do with you docking me the game. Yeah!”
What she definitely didn’t:
“I don’t really mean all these things. I suffer from selective amnesia ; you ought to take a cue from me. ”
MakeTimeForSports touched base with 2011 US Open runner-up Serena Williams after her loss to Sam Stosur.
1) What do you think is the reason for your loss to Sam Stosur?
The chair umpire had it in for me, of course.
2) Don’t you think that you tried to intimidate your opponent?
What, that little shriek? I yell like that when I see chocolate cake too.
3) You say you can’t recall what you said on court?
Yeah, like I rehearsed.
4) You’ll catch yourself on YouTube….
Yes, isn’t that super-cool???
5) Do you have a real, good excuse for your on-court behaviour?
Hmmm.. how about ‘I was testing my lung power’?
Disclaimer: The character(s) are real but the interview is fictional.
Quote of the day:
The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind. – H. L. Mencken
Serena dropped nary a set on her route to the final. Stosur, on the other hand, let many an opportunity to close matches early slip through her nervous fingers.
However, it was the Australian, much like Petra Kvitova at Wimbledon against Maria Sharapova, who exhibited nerveless character in the role of underdog. She was calm, composed and assured in her demolition of the 13-time Grand Slam champion.