After getting ripped across the internet yesterday for her non-apology apology statement press release, Serena Williams issued another statement through the USTA today regarding the US Open final against Kim Clijsters where she threatened to ‘shove this f*****g ball down your f*****g throat’ to a linesperson. She also gestured menacingly at the linesperson with her racquet and reportedly threatened to kill her.
Serena Williams Statement, September 14, 2009
“I want to amend my press statement of yesterday, and want to make it clear as possible — I want to sincerely apologize FIRST to the lines woman, Kim Clijsters, the USTA and mostly tennis fans everywhere for my inappropriate outburst. I’m a woman of great pride, faith and integrity, and I admit when I’m wrong. I need to make it clear to all young people that I handled myself inappropriately and it’s not the way to act — win or lose, good call or bad call in any sport, in any manner.
I like to lead by example. We all learn from experiences both good and bad, I will learn and grow from this, and be a better person as a result.”
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