During the US Open Final on Sunday (Sept 9), Serena Williams made the match a personal grudge agenda with the seat/line judge. Simply said…if she knew the judge was strict and rigid, then don’t mess with him. Save it for the press conference.
#Germany Angelique Kerber put the stunts on #USA Serena Williams, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the Women’s Australian Open Final… the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup!!! Kerber would deny Serena of her record-tying 22nd Grand Slam with consistent play, and terrific passing shots! Serena was a little sloppy on serve, and her approach was quickly thwarted by Kerbers’ defense. Now the next match to watch is the Men’s #AussieOpen Final: #1 #Srbija Novak #Djokovic vs. #2 #UK Andy #Murray on ESPN 3am EST (9am SRBT).
It was absolutely a tale of David & Goliath with Vinci at a 300-to-1 odds to win, and Serena perhaps get caught up in the hype and distractions (Drake kept leering in the crowd)! She seemed to be a bit over-animated on her winners and at points even serving up unusual facial expressions! The biggest story in Women’s Tennis and the US Open was building up to be Serena Williams going onto win the Calendar Slam (winning all four majors in the same calendar year), BUT in the semi-final today the story changed quickly! 43 ranked Roberta Vinci played her heart out, and ignored all the cheers and jeers from the crowd for the heavily favored Williams, and came back to win 2-6, 6-4, 6-4!!!
During the pre-game commentary, former 18-time slam winner, Chrissy Everett implicitly uttered “She plays her best when she’s mad,” well I guess Serena was “mad” because she won in two sets 6-4, 6-4 over up-and-coming Spains’ Garbiñe Muguruza to win the Wimbledon Finals and complete the ‘Serena Slam’ (winning four Majors in a row)!