Is the sound of Serena's sponsors' sabers rattling at 9am this morning.
Serena's new and improved "amended" statement:
I want to amend my press statement of yesterday, and want to make it clear as possible - I want to sincerely apologize FIRST to the lines woman, Kim Clijsters, the USTA, and tennis fans everywhere for my inappropriate outburst. I'm a woman of great pride, faith and integrity, and I admit when I'm wrong.
I need to make it clear to all young people that I handled myself inappropriately and it's not the way to act -- win or lose, good call or bad call in any sport, in any manner.
I like to lead by example. We all learn from experiences both good and bad. I will learn and grow from this, and be a better person as a result.
Nice to see you've really taken the time to think about this whole situation and let people move on. Oh, except that there's no reason you couldn't have said this yesterday, you know, before the women's final was played so that we could all move on and simply celebrate the good stuff that came out of the USO.
Get. Out. Of the spotlight. It's tacky as fuck.
In case you missed it, here was her original statement:
“Last night everyone could truly see the passion I have for my job. Now that I have had time to gain my composure, I can see that while I don’t agree with the unfair line call, in the heat of battle I let my passion and emotion get the better of me and as a result handled the situation poorly. I would like to thank my fans and supporters for understanding that I am human and I look forward to continuing the journey, both professionally and personally, with you all as I move forward and grow from this experience.”
Can't wait to see Kanye's amended apology in about, oh, 16 hours.