Serena Williams U.S. Open Outburst Prompts Investigation

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Serena Williams' outburst in the women's championship match was the talk of the U.S. Open Sunday, and the tennis star could dace further consequences yet.

Williams was docked a point early in the second set against Samantha Stosur - who won 6-2, 6-3 - after shouting "Come on!!!" as encouragement to herself.

That's typically standard, but because she yelled before the point was over, she was penalized ... and then LOST IT at the umpire for evoking the "hindrance rule."

Watch Williams' U.S. Open outburst here:

"If you ever see me walking down the hall, look the other way because you're out of control," Serena said. "You're a hater and you're unattractive inside."

It is worth noting that Williams, who infamously lost a match by virtue of a pair of code violations in her 2009 semifinal meltdown, did not use any profanity.

Nevertheless, she ranted to the point where a referee will pass along the findings of the investigation to the Tournament Grand Slam Committee.

That board will decide what discipline, if any, is appropriate. Fines are all but a given; Worst case is she could be banned from future tournaments.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal play for the men's title today at 4 p.m.

UPDATE: Officials just fined Serena $2,000 for the outburst, deeming that "Williams' conduct ... does not rise to the level of a major offense."

Evidently not. Her runner-up prize? $1.4 million. So that's that.

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The sefufr they design is accessable. Venus' sports clothes are affordable which is nice and her tennis dresses are beautiful. Serena's jewellery is also affordable.

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Night matches at the US open have been going on for a long time. The night playing is what makes the tournament unique and stand out from the rest. I have been there at the open for many of the night matches and it's a great experience. There is not anything racial or upsetting about the night schedule when it's all people talk about bc they want to get tickets in order to be part of watching tennis under the lights. As far as the delayed men's match, I thought they decided to do it on Monday in observance for sept 11. There were many memorial services held throughout the day on 9/11 in NYC which ended in the afternoon. I remember a tennis commentator stating early in the tournament that on sept 11th there would limited matches due to the legitimate reason above. I believe it was a good decision. Stop the hate!!

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Louis, I am a teacher and a football coach. I have the highest expectations of my players. If one of my students delivered that tirade it would be the last time he would play on any team I was coaching - and would probably be refused in any other sport in the school. To call it an unusual call is fair, I think. But to impugn a person publicly like this is a shallow and disgraceful act. I am not American but every one of your fellow Americans should stand up and say no way. The fine was the equivalent of making me pay less than $100 for making slanderous suggestions in front of millions of people. I'd be happy if I never saw her swing another racket.

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Louis, I am a teacher and a football coach. I have the highest expectations of my players. If one of my students delivered that tirade it would be the last time he would play on any team I was coaching - and would probably be refused in any other sport in the school. To call it an unusual call is fair, I think. But to impugn a person publicly like this is a shallow and disgraceful act. I am not American but every one of your fellow Americans should stand up and say no way. The fine was the equivalent of making me pay less than $100 for making slanderous suggestions in front of millions of people. I'd be happy if I never saw her swing another racket.

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Please stop throwing the race card....lets look at the behavior and compare it to others in the same situation regardless of race.

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