Outbursts

A Remorseful Serena Williams

Serena Williams has womaned-up to eat a little crow. In an interview Tuesday with Good Morning America, she backed away from the expletive-ridden tantrum she threw at a line judge at Saturday’s U.S. Open who ruled that her foot crossed the line during a serve, resulting in a double fault and costing her a $10,000 fine. "At that point, I had really just lost control," she said, adding that she wanted to give the line judge "a big hug, obviously after the whole tirade was over" and tell the judge "you know, 'I'm sorry.'" On her site Monday, Williams officially apologized to the lines woman, opponent Kim Clijsters, and tennis fans, especially the kids. "I need to make it clear to all young people that I handled myself inappropriately, and it's not the way to act [...] in any sport."