Obviously a lot of us have doubts about the severity of Serena's ab injury, but dude, you don't say that shit to her face:
"I think what I should do, I should make you work out for — how old am I?— for like 22 years and make you have a severe stomach strain, and then tell you to play for the sponsors, yeah. So, that's kind of how it works. You should try it," she said.
Reporter: "I think I would if I was here among the elite eight in the world." Williams: "Well, then you really should. And you should go for it. You should live your dream. I encourage you."
Totally bush league.
Also bush league? Baiting the other players into more controversy:
Jankovic did not wish to become involved in the controversy, but said that "from my opinion, this is the last tournament of the year. I have also problems, but, you know, I'm willing to try my best and to finish the year in the best possible way. If it was some other tournament, you might pull out. You don't want to risk an injury that can be worse, and then you have to be off the court for a long time.
"But this is the last one. It's the Championships. It's a very big tournament. You know, I'm motivated to do well. So this is my opinion, and I cannot say about the other players."
I'm so sad the year is over. It was just starting to get interesting.
I hope the bad blood continues in 2009.