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Serena ousted in 2009 US Open
All players have had problems with the line judges and officials' calls. Sometimes the call is right, and sometimes it is down right wrong. In the end, the official rule of the head judge will stand.
Everyone remembers the showdown between Serena and the line judge in her semi-final match with Kim Clijsters. Serena got called on a foot fault on her second serve at 15-30 in the second set. That call cost Serena a point and sent the match to 15-40.
Serena then approached the line judge and motioned her racket at her while yelling profanities. The line judge approached the head judge along with Serena and U.S. Open officials.
In the end, Serena was charged with unsportsmanlike behavior, which cost her another point and the match.
A bewildered Clijsters was left without an explanation, and she would go on to win her second consecutive U.S. Open title.
Serena has always been about winning with prestige, and this wasn't just losing. It was a black mark that would go down in the record books. This is not the legacy Serena wants to leave in New York. She is looking for redemption.