Serena Williams crushes racket in frustration during Hopman Cup [Video]


We have become used to seeing Serena Williams celebrating victories. But on those occasions when that doesn’t happen, we are reminded that Serena is human, and might have a wee bad temper.

Williams broke her racket out of frustration during the doubles final of the Hopman Cup.

With the U.S. 2-1 down in the second set, a point had to be replayed after Jerzy Janowicz prematurely celebrated after he thought John Isner and Williams both struck the ball.

Williams believed the Americans should have been awarded the point due to Janowicz’s distraction, and a five-minute argument involving all four players, the chair umpire, and a tournament referee ensued.

The Americans ended up winning the replay, but a few games later Williams, who was most vocal during the argument, twice smashed her racket on the court after missing a simple backhand.

A subdued Williams said she enjoyed the tournament despite failing to come away with the title.

“Thank you John, you really held me up and gave us a chance in the final. Sorry I couldn’t help you out,” Williams said.