Serena Williams' Tennis Racket Didn't Survive Her Double Fault to End Match
We hope that tennis racket's family wasn't watching.
As Chase notes, the racket smash comes at the end of a grueling three-match set against Liezel Huber and Chan Hao-Ching in Beijing.
A pivotal double fault gave Huber and Hao-Ching the win, and it produced a wonderful moment for tennis fans to sit back and enjoy what happens to a racket that dares to defy Williams.
Venus Williams, who has seen this kind of tirade before, isn't fazed in the slightest and goes to greet her sister with the embers of an annihilated racket presumably smoking in the background.
It isn't all bad, because ESPN reports Williams has moved along smoothly in singles competition at the China Open, beating Francesca Schiavone, 6-4, 7-5, in second-round play.
Unfortunately, there were no reports of rackets brutally discarded from that match.
Oddly, the best part of the video has to be the complete shift in attitude. Williams gets the frustration out of her system and then goes to greet the competition with a a classy hug and genuine smile.
Anyone who has played sports long enough has tossed a bat or thrown a helmet down in disgust. That frustration usually remains for quite some time afterward.
Aspiring athletes, take notes from one of the best. Smash and then move on with your lives.
Actually, belay that order, because Williams has the benefit of a near-infinite supply of luxury rackets to use, abuse and destroy.
It might be best to just count to 10, because it will prove to be far less expensive.
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