Stephen A. says Serena Williams was wrong for 2018 US Open controversy | First Take | ESPN

  • Published on Sep 10, 2018
  • Stephen A. Smith says Serena Williams was wrong about the way she approached the chair umpire, adding that when she brought the issue of sexism into the argument, “that’s where she lost.”
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  • MR.Notmine 500
    MR.Notmine 500 46 minutes ago

    Carlos is the goat

  • Speck The fallen wolf

    In my opinion both Williams and the chair umpire are in the wrong what should’ve happened it’s that coaching should’ve never been called but if the racket throwing happened that’s a warning then for a thief the umpire needs to grow a pair but that fact is he might of felt threatened and interpreted that as verbal abuse so a point penalty would be justified but it should’ve never happened cause coaching happens all the time at every level so coaching should’ve never been called then Osaka could’ve just beat Williams ass point blank

  • Alexander Baratheon

    The woman in this video needs her teeth kicked out the dusty rodent.

  • Austin Wagner
    Austin Wagner Day ago

    If she was a man with the same amount of talent she’d be terrible.

  • Natalie Scabbia
    Natalie Scabbia Day ago

    All of those justifying her disgraceful action are afraid of being labelled as racist and sexist. What has any of this has to do what happened on the match? Ridiculous era we live in..

  • Michael DeSilvio

    transgendered turd burglar gargoyles are trying to dominate womens tennis.

  • Apolo Hazza
    Apolo Hazza 2 days ago +1


  • kingdudeh
    kingdudeh 2 days ago

    Serena broke the rules and she paid the consequences for it. People like
    Max claiming that the game was taken from her are crazy. Basically what Max is saying is she broke the rule but shouldn’t pay the consequences for it. If you don’t think the game should of been ended, then go make a petition to change the rule

  • Suf
    Suf 2 days ago +2

    How is SAS gonna call Serena the goat when she lost to a dude that wasn’t even ranked top 200 lmao

  • Steven Irizarry
    Steven Irizarry 2 days ago

    She was upset cause she was losing. I can't remember the opponent's name but Serena did something Simi where she threw a fit for some reason but she was getting her ass kicked that game too.

  • ohIcanChangeMyNameIDKthat

    She acted like a child.

  • Joshboston
    Joshboston 3 days ago

    God.. the white dude is so over the top. It’s annoying.

  • AL K
    AL K 3 days ago

    Lool all those man who insults and break their raquette got fine a % of their purse given in the tournament.
    Yo she lost to another black female who grew up in NY

  • Hiram Abiff
    Hiram Abiff 3 days ago

    You can't say anything critical of a bitch these days without someone calling it misogynistic. Furthermore the Ghetto Gagger sellout Serena isn't Black inside nor does she or her sister represent Black people or care about us. Fuck her and fuck these misandristic bitches. That bitch on ESPN got a man fired over conjecture. Serena is a sellout and a bedwench.

  • Johnny Walker Jr
    Johnny Walker Jr 3 days ago

    I agree with SAS all the way. This referee has been the same way with both men and women, what I love the most are the facts that he gave, this is how you shutdown an argument.

  • Chris Taggart
    Chris Taggart 4 days ago

    Why are white dudes always afraid to tell the truth?

    • ohIcanChangeMyNameIDKthat
      ohIcanChangeMyNameIDKthat 3 days ago

      Because if they do they get called a racist, homophobe or sexist. That's what happens when they tell the truth about minorities

  • Mark joesph Foletti
    Mark joesph Foletti 4 days ago

    well said stephen she was never going to win abd when u try to argue with a golden chair umpire theres only 22 of them in world tennis and he has been on the circut since 1994 he knows what the rules are and was never ging to be over turned by any offcal being top umpires that dose not happen in nearly every sport if it did then every one would be tryig to over turn decisions she fucked up her coach admitted he was coaching she picked the wrong umpire and lost the arguement and the match and disrespected a young girl whos first grand slam win the first japanese woman ever to win one ruined her win vut thats serena williams selfish and a bad loser its like she was having a break down after the birth of her child she should have been at home with her child ilnstead of worryi g about a fucking game and her rep

  • TrikShotsGaming
    TrikShotsGaming 4 days ago

    These 2 are complete clowns. Max talking about not touching second base on a double play, back then you didn’t need to touch second base as long as you were close. He also said they wouldn’t throw Mike Trout out of a World Series game but he will never make a World Series. Then Stephen A said that if Serena was a man she would be the goat, if she was a man she would be unranked

  • Seb Fox
    Seb Fox 4 days ago

    If Serena was a man she'd be competing with Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic, so it's not certain that she'd get more credit.

  • Nathaniel Roso
    Nathaniel Roso 4 days ago

    We know she’s black for the love of god. Race has literally nothing to do with this, yet it gets brought up somehow

    • Bruno Oliveira
      Bruno Oliveira 3 days ago +1

      The white guy is affraid of getting fired because she's a black woman,if it was Nadal he would had agreed with Stephen,some people are just boneless

  • Dwight Cook
    Dwight Cook 4 days ago

    Williams cant beat males tenis players. Lmao not the goat. She is of womens side. Overall hell no. She cant beat men.

  • Csmith Gaming
    Csmith Gaming 4 days ago

    They said she was the goat. Let’s see her play Federer the true goat. She wouldn’t get a game

  • Jeston April694
    Jeston April694 4 days ago

    This people are idiot it cause her the game of course and it's her fault...the umpire just did his job..what kind of agruement blaming the umpire..for the action of serena..she literally played a victim..i guess it's a girls privelege.

  • Major Micah
    Major Micah 4 days ago

    Yeah she was just being a sore loser

  • Flurest
    Flurest 4 days ago

    lol they keep ignoring her

  • Shawn Baker
    Shawn Baker 4 days ago

    Max is such a snowflake. It's disgusting. Calling that sexism is stupid AF!!!! Men get points taken all the time. The official was doing his job. Good for him. She did have a meltdown. She had a temper tantrum like a brat!

  • Rohan Prince
    Rohan Prince 5 days ago

    So according to the white stupid guy, if a person has become good they should be given special privileges. Wow did he damage his brain?

    • AtrHoliday
      AtrHoliday 4 days ago

      Rohan Prince Max is and has always been a fucking moron

  • Walker #0919
    Walker #0919 5 days ago

    Serena is a sore loser!!

  • FaiisHD
    FaiisHD 5 days ago

    Women will never get what they want when they keep throwing that sexist card

  • Ryu
    Ryu 5 days ago +1

    Typical Feminist

  • Dirty Diana
    Dirty Diana 5 days ago

    Stephen A., Serena is not the GOAT you fool!

  • Ricky J Sports
    Ricky J Sports 5 days ago

    I know i am late but she clearly broke the rules.. she faced the just consequence..

  • Mike D.
    Mike D. 5 days ago

    Nowadays people use race and sex as excuses.

  • thesparrow 85
    thesparrow 85 5 days ago

    I wonder if Max Kellerman is ever going to finish growing that beard out...

  • Jordan Dennis
    Jordan Dennis 5 days ago

    One of the few times Stephen A Smith hasn't cucked himself since the Ray Rice thing.

  • alphonsevallery
    alphonsevallery 5 days ago

    serena pulled the woman and mother card and it backfired. she cheated plain and simple.

    • alphonsevallery
      alphonsevallery 4 days ago

      Seb Fox 😂😂😂 just like they made a big deal about her winning while pregnant. the baby was the size of a grape when she won 😂

    • Seb Fox
      Seb Fox 4 days ago

      Yeah, I thought that she was in the wrong, but then I found out that she was a mother, so that changes everything. Smh!

  • shash phadte
    shash phadte 5 days ago +3

    Serena was completely wrong. I mean Osaka APOLOGIZED for winning. I mean wtf.

  • H&SAnimations
    H&SAnimations 5 days ago

    fuck both williams sisters, yeah serena was great but then her antics taint her legacy. When she took, what was probably the biggest moment of Osaka' life, because she lost and needed someone else to blame but herself. despicable, anyone who defends her actions or tries to justify it doesn't deserve a seat anywhere in sports. I bet Mr.White supports Trans women competing in Womens sports

  • Horse Gang
    Horse Gang 6 days ago

    as an actual tennis player, let me say this. and i know this has been a year ago, but the conversation should not be over. the problem is that everyone in tennis nowadays is treated equally, no matter rank, race, and gender. serena had lost the match, before it was over, there is no defending her

  • Don Trump
    Don Trump 6 days ago

    I lost all my respect for Serena Williams. What a shame?

  • R Fou
    R Fou 6 days ago

    she is a top notch bitch

  • david glover
    david glover 6 days ago +2

    Serena Williams is fine when she's winning but always has an excuse for losing. Surprising she can play with that chip on her shoulder.

  • david glover
    david glover 6 days ago

    The white bloke is quite insane. He needs to see a psychiatrist. Definitely has some sort of mental problem. He obviously knows nothing about tennis. What a prick.

  • Sakunika Ganegedara
    Sakunika Ganegedara 7 days ago +1

    Serena wasn't playing against a man. She was playing against a woman, actually a girl. She should then clearly behave like a woman with composure not like a man. Maybe she is a man. I don't know. She can't bring up the sexism card or the mother card

    • MsXperienced
      MsXperienced 6 days ago

      she sure is built like a trans.....shoulders waist etc....I do wonder.

  • Walfredo
    Walfredo 7 days ago

    max is a cuck

  • Walfredo
    Walfredo 7 days ago

    understatement of the year

  • YoungDNA
    YoungDNA 7 days ago

    fuck you serena Williams you sore loser piece of shit

  • Mannmade
    Mannmade 7 days ago

    Unbelievably selfish, unprofessional and acted like spoiled rotten CHILD.

  • Haroof
    Haroof 7 days ago +3

    Max hasn't ever been more wrong than he is here.

  • TallCoolDrink
    TallCoolDrink 7 days ago

    Kellerman is a fool.

  • Tom Cooper
    Tom Cooper 7 days ago

    The white dude should realize how the code violation is handled...point then game. It wasn't outside of the rules, it was WITHIN the rules. Serena lost because of her own conduct.

  • Michael Kagan
    Michael Kagan 7 days ago

    Argument? What argument? Williams is a semi-literate prima donna with no ability to argue. She emotes from her ego, just like trump.

  • Michael Kagan
    Michael Kagan 7 days ago +1

    Racket abuse is an automatic penalty. I despise this excuse making for one of the most obnoxious players in the game today. And spare us going back 30 years to men. It is not an argument.

  • Michael Kagan
    Michael Kagan 7 days ago +1

    The "the men get away with worse" is a laughable tu quoque fallacy and it is false. She acts out more than any player on the circuit. This first moron needs to get a logic textbook, learn how to reason, and stop his emotional ranting.

  • Blue&Orange
    Blue&Orange 7 days ago

    SAS used reverse logic to make the valid match point.

  • Justice Forall
    Justice Forall 7 days ago

    She's a sore loser. Period. I don't give a damn who she is. 👎🏾I use to respect Serena. I mean, a black woman, doing well in the gam5of tennis. Now, that respect is "TOTALLY GONE!" I first thought she was a jack@$$ when she did the "crip dance." But this, being a sore loser, bruh... "IT'S OVER THE TOP!" 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️👎🏾

  • independent research
    independent research 8 days ago +5

    first of all... federer is the greatest to have ever lived.

  • Om Mehta
    Om Mehta 8 days ago

    Max is out of it

  • Frank Da Iel
    Frank Da Iel 8 days ago +1

    Every time sirena faces adversity her true character shows up. Rude arrogant entitled classless

    • MsXperienced
      MsXperienced 6 days ago

      yup she was close to losing it again at wimbeldon!

  • Frank Da Iel
    Frank Da Iel 8 days ago

    Man is a beta cuck assclown

  • lflagr
    lflagr 8 days ago +14

    So Max is mad because the official is doing his job? lol (BTW, who came here after 2019 wimbledon final? lol)

    • Jordan Dennis
      Jordan Dennis 5 days ago

      @ItsmehDoovid max isn't mad. He's white and a male sobl he's scared to criticise a black woman.

    • ItsmehDoovid
      ItsmehDoovid 5 days ago

      He isnt mad. Dude is white. If he says anything against Serena it would be a race thing.

  • Sotirios Spanos
    Sotirios Spanos 8 days ago

    The guy on the right is a retard. It’s not the umps fault, he didn’t ruin it for Osaka, Serena did.

  • GPO
    GPO 8 days ago

    she was defending women's rights lol

  • Aaron Wade
    Aaron Wade 8 days ago +1

    Could be the first time I heard Steven A speak calm and rational. Gained some respect from me

  • Nicole Haastrup
    Nicole Haastrup 8 days ago

    Serena will always be a Champion despite all the haters🤗

    • That guy D.R.E
      That guy D.R.E 6 days ago

      No hating here a penalty os a penalty gender race it doeant matter its the rules.

  • Mike
    Mike 9 days ago

    Shooters shoot, and Losers loose! - FakeKlay

  • dbreiden83080
    dbreiden83080 9 days ago

    I seriously can’t stand how much of a entitled bitch she is. And how much the media fucking lets her get away with it. Most of the mainstream media acted like she can just do and say whatever the fuck she wants. Total bullshit. She acted like a complete bitch and deserved what she got. Hell she deserved worse. She deserved to be disqualified.

  • Common Sense
    Common Sense 9 days ago +1

    “As a black man” FOH sellout

  • Sandor Clegane
    Sandor Clegane 9 days ago

    The rev was doing it to a man.....

  • jack jon
    jack jon 9 days ago

    Ramos sat there for 5 mins while he had someone harassing him. He showed more restraint than the vast majority of officials I have seen. Talking 96-99%

  • Anthony Behrends
    Anthony Behrends 10 days ago

    When you can't argue the rules or principle, you resort to screaming about sexism, racism, and all the rest of the liberal "rules for moronic thinking" nonsense!

  • XLR Eight
    XLR Eight 11 days ago

    Just got an ad of Serena Williams......

  • m j
    m j 11 days ago

    she acted disgracefully!!!! shame on her. and she does it all the time!!!!!!!

  • Daniel Gilbert
    Daniel Gilbert 11 days ago +16

    Funny how everybody who actually are knowledgeable in tennis agree with the official

  • Kenta Neary
    Kenta Neary 11 days ago +2

    Stephen A trying to speak about tennis is funny

    IKER MAN 11 days ago

    Americans says she is the GOAT cause she is the american. She is not the GOAT, very close, but no

  • Rhys Cory
    Rhys Cory 11 days ago

    That guy is beautiful!!

  • endlessbasher
    endlessbasher 11 days ago

    For once I agree with Stephen A lol

  • Hutch
    Hutch 12 days ago +1

    Shut up Molly

  • David Henley
    David Henley 12 days ago

    good lord, the first guy is trying to such up all the oxygen. shut. up.dude.

  • LogicalNotes
    LogicalNotes 12 days ago

    The bigger issue here is, I'm black and you're white.

  • Jo Jo
    Jo Jo 12 days ago

    that does really suck for Osaka. Williams win soo many of these games already why she does this? I thing she's a crazy sexist person. I'm standing for all the guys! and Osaka.

  • DKGifford19608
    DKGifford19608 12 days ago

    Max and Stephan A. are both right. Serena was wrong and lost control and the ref was wrong and tennis is backward with its rules and Osaka was robbed of a great win. It was sad all around but Serena has the most to lose. Also, how is the women’s game not officiated by women- what year is this?

  • Randall Boggs
    Randall Boggs 12 days ago

    Molly is the worst

  • Philly Sports!
    Philly Sports! 12 days ago

    If she would of used the race card Stephen A would be all for it

    • Philly Sports!
      Philly Sports! 12 days ago

      @A H called out an offseason or two ago as being discriminatory because a hand full of black coaches were fired. Well first of all so were plenty of white coaches and second of all they all did a terrible job!!!!!

    • Philly Sports!
      Philly Sports! 12 days ago

      @A H bahah ok....hes a racebaiting idiot who only sees racism as a one way street. Called out the fact that Walton got a job again so quickly as discrimination but what about the suns coach??????? He sees racism where it doesnt belong.....

    • A H
      A H 12 days ago

      Philly Sports! No he wouldn't he's for what's right

  • Philly Sports!
    Philly Sports! 12 days ago +1

    Stephen A brings up race??? NO WAY!!!!!! SHOCKING!!!

  • Master Of The Craft
    Master Of The Craft 12 days ago

    Stephen A = Uncle Tom

    • A H
      A H 12 days ago

      Master Of The Craft he coonin for that white man check

  • assindiastignani
    assindiastignani 13 days ago

    At some point Serena realized she was not going to win, got very nervous and began looking for an excuse to loose. That's what this is all about. She wasn' "fighting for Women's Tennis" as she claimed in the interview. Bille Jean King fought for women's tennis, as did Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. This was just a brat having a tamtrum.

  • Antichrist
    Antichrist 13 days ago

    The greatest female player who ever lived*. Also Serena took it away from her. Also it wasnt sexism, she was being coached and it diminishes the word sexism

  • Xander Xen
    Xander Xen 13 days ago

    Respect for that guy.. And fuck off to the white guy who said "that might be true" fuckin soy boy
    Why because guys gets the same treatment and you don't talk about them. You focused on Selena cause she's a woman 'fighting for equality'... So this is a sexist itself.. But i can't be sexist if it's a man right? Because you only said woman power etc just to get the good attention from toxic feminist who want men die

  • donald deluxe
    donald deluxe 13 days ago

    this is a great conversation, but does anyone else notice how damn foggy it is in new York?

  • Martin Meyer
    Martin Meyer 14 days ago

    3:16 she'd be recognized as a groat

  • Greenman
    Greenman 14 days ago

    I dont believe any of these ‘’debates’’ they have on this show are. They are staged and thus I have nothing to get worked up about because I know them and the espn network are full of hot air

  • Greenman
    Greenman 14 days ago

    Max shut up

  • G The Mac
    G The Mac 14 days ago

    Molly is trash 🗑

  • G The Mac
    G The Mac 14 days ago

    Serena Williams you don’t get that privilege that your husband get 😂😂😂😂 marrying a white man didn’t chance anything you still a nigga lol all that chit she talked about black men I could careless Serena is trash 🗑she was acting like a privilege white human 😂😂😂😂😂

  • maimouna kone
    maimouna kone 14 days ago

    What about molly she's annoying right

  • miguelsantiago1991
    miguelsantiago1991 14 days ago

    Great explanation by the nigga

  • Call Me Cody
    Call Me Cody 15 days ago

    Woman always crying about something

  • e 90
    e 90 15 days ago

    She was 100% right the male players can say anything to the umpires and get away with it