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Just a few days after recalling John McEnroe's famous tantrums, it was not so surprising really to come across Serena Williams' tirade against a line judge -- an outburst that cost her the match and, later, a $10,000 fine.
Williams apparently said she'd shove the tennis ball down the judge's throat, and later tried to reassure the match referee and other officials that she had actually never threatened the judge's life. Her critics say that while there are many past incidents, they are generally restricted to yelling out profanities or questioning the judges.
Perhaps it is time to recall some of the more famous tantrums. There is of course, John McEnroe:
And then there was the other bad boy, Jimmy Connors:
Why, even the great Borg lost it once - what a pity that they turned off the microphohes then:
In recent times, of course, we have had Marat Safin getting angry:
And there was Mikhail Youzhny's absolutely bizarreself-flagellation:
And, of course, Andy Roddick's always been around to provide some amusement:
And there is Maria "Are you fucking kidding me?" Sharapova:
Really should have looked for people who have made such lists. Here are two that Google threw up:
Kicking myself for missing out on some of the obvious ones that I should have remembered -- or at least looked up: Goran Ivanisevic, Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski particularly...
Anything in particular that you remember? I a sure the Amritrajs were too well-behaved to have ever lost it on court. Somehow am missing Becker on this list... Anything to do with Sania? Or has she also been well-behaved?