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

Shrinner
Shrinner

She was wrong it’s not discrimination, it’s against the rules , people say but other men yell at refs .... yes but have you ever heard of DIFFERENT REFS

4 hours ago
Ya Bish
Ya Bish

The thing is novak, nedal amd venus didnt conduct themselves in th same idiotic way as serena did. Any umpire would done the same.

21 hour ago
Tracie Warren
Tracie Warren

While the umpire could have overlooked Serena's violations, he still had the authority to enforce each one of them. It was really up to Serena to move past this regardless of her personal feelings, refocus on the match, and take her grievances through the proper channels after the match. Greatness doesn't always mean you get it right or act appropriately and unfortunately, she let her emotions get the best of her. It left a nasty stain on this match and tarnished Osaka's triumphant moment!

Day ago
Nick Mougros
Nick Mougros

max is a moron. i use to think he knew shit. He doesnt.

Day ago
New World Order
New World Order

Serena has lost respect and credibility for acting like a whiny SJW bitch.

Day ago
Max Clifford
Max Clifford

male players who throw their racket "all the time" like the women on this show said also receive code violation penalties. Serena threw a tantrum and maybe she didn't deserve the first violation but it is still uncommon for a player to receive a single violation in a match let alone 3. Even if they were controversial decisions she still ruined Osakas moment and she has lost the little respect i had left for her due to the way she has dealt with losses over the course of here career. Good riddance when she retires

2 days ago
Sumer
Sumer

ESPN does it always , each one of the panelist takes one extreme side and start sucking up

3 days ago
Charlie Johnson
Charlie Johnson

Stephen A. Smith is the funniest guy as a Kevin Hart!

4 days ago
Charlie Johnson
Charlie Johnson

January 2019

4 days ago
Akash Sahu
Akash Sahu

Obviously she was but in this #metoo year people are slightly biased towards ladies so they are having a tough time seeing Selena wrong.

4 days ago
Chief Denis
Chief Denis

That white guy sounded so incredibly stupid, serena was wrong 102% she simply doesn't know when to let off the gas

5 days ago
max man
max man

max is an idiot and i will never watch first take because of him

6 days ago
CD
CD

Max is a product of our time; he can't speak his mind because of possible negative feedback....aka white man privilege. Stephen is allowed to because of years of struggle. Anyhow, Stephen's points were stronger. He had proof that the chair umpire has a history of making these calls on both the men and women's tour. The lady in the middle is only there because she's a woman(sorry, I don't know her name). She mentioned that men slam their rackets all the time....and they get fined and penalized all the time. It's ok to be emotional but have facts when you're debating.

7 days ago
Hr Awad
Hr Awad

Max "S.J.W." Kellerman

8 days ago
Christian Ifuku
Christian Ifuku

Stephen is a homie. The other two......don’t talk to me.

10 days ago
not da vinci
not da vinci

wtf is wrong with y

11 days ago
Phia Yang
Phia Yang

Ryan Reynolds..stay in hollywood..dont commentate beta-male

12 days ago
Rusty Bridges
Rusty Bridges

What ever Serinas ratchet.

13 days ago
Aaron Webb
Aaron Webb

"They should just look the other way " Max is losing me on this argument

13 days ago
David Creyke
David Creyke

It’s tough for a dominant athlete to get beaten so convincingly. That still doesn’t excuse her ridiculous tantrum.

14 days ago
Sder Ware
Sder Ware

Just so you ESPN stars know, "this referee" is recognized as the best umpire in action today. He is the best ténis referee and you are just mad Serena lost. If her coach admited he gave instructions it's because he knew the umpire got him and there's footage supporting it. And no, Molly, you don't play tenis. When you get a warning and don't stop your erratic behaviour, it will accumulate and award you worse penalties. Blaming the referee when he was right was a disgrace in this show.

14 days ago
Anthony P
Anthony P

Serena lost to a man barely in the top 100. How could she be the goat when she isn't even the top 100 today?

15 days ago
Anthony P
Anthony P

Serena cheated, threw a temper tantrum, lied, blamed other people for her loss, and embarrassed the entire nation on international television. Kellerman is the biggest cuck on ESPN and that's a hard competition to win right now.

15 days ago
Calvin Hill
Calvin Hill

SHE SHOULD HAVE JUST CLOSED HER MOUTH, AND FOCUS ON THE GAME, SHE GOT OUT PLAYED AND SHE DID NOT LIKE IT, SHE STILL IS THE GOAT. HER GAME WAS NOT BACK TO A, SHE PLAYED A C GAME.

15 days ago
coolandtall
coolandtall

Kellerman is always about racism, sexism and homophobia.

15 days ago
Nicholas Eiti Dan
Nicholas Eiti Dan

I agree with the black man...

16 days ago
Andyontherocks
Andyontherocks

Ohhh its nearly time for the Melbourne Meltdown. Cant wait!!!

16 days ago
ikawangtubo
ikawangtubo

Mr. Serena Williams is a bad loser worse than Nick Kyrgios and Marcos Baghdatis combined

17 days ago
master omar
master omar

These assholes are cucks

18 days ago
LifeLongStrong
LifeLongStrong

No you idiot, Serena took it away.

19 days ago
James Wilson
James  Wilson

Definition of Cringe...Serena William's and the crowd booing..gross and disgusting

19 days ago
Perfect I said Perfect.
Perfect I said Perfect.

Saying Serena is wrong is actually wrong. If you know Tennis you know she broke the rule. True: however every fucking coach does this. Every player does this. You need to ref fairly. If you call her out for it you have to call all of them. Pure and simple which is what she is saying. Every major male player does it. She wants fairness. She didn’t get it. If you can explain why it’s ok for some people to do it and not others than please do. If you are just going to state it’s agains the Rules no one is debating that not even Serena.

19 days ago
Wayne tu
Wayne tu

How pathetic she was wrong and played the sexism card mother card black card every card she had to get her way. Open your eyes people

19 days ago
dan hemmerling
dan hemmerling

What gets me is that someone tapped Serena Williams. Who was drunk or high enough to think " hey that's good enough to tap" that's 5 paper bags worth of nasty ugly.

19 days ago
Kevin .Alvarez
Kevin .Alvarez

Bruh what no way I tougth this happened like a year ago or something,something's wrong here,I remember September 10 I don't think this happened that day.

20 days ago
wong
wong

As I wrote at the time to a "brotha", and he loved it.  "Basically, Serena is full of her own self importance and deserved everything she got. She is an insult to everything she claims to stand for and has set so many things backwards because of her petulance and infantile hissy fits. I have been complaining quite a lot recently about tennis stars acting like they owned the word, instead of them owing the world everything. A prime example was Djokovic, who I suspect has been put firmly in his place by all around him because he is now acting more like an adult and not a spoilt 6 year old. Did you see the match when a kid couldn't understand when he was called out and penalised for hitting a ball into a chair umpire's eye and injuring him "because everyone does it". And that is what Williams and her ilk are responsible for. She should be ashamed of herself and apologise to the world. fyi I have read and watched reactions and reports from around the world and the telling thing is that the only country where Williams gets support is the USA, which is also an indictment of the sorry state the USA has sunk into. I remember JFK with his ”My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. Trump, Williams et al : "My fellow Americans, ask not what you can do for your country, ask how much your country can subsidise and support you, whilst you avoid doing anything remotely meaningful in life."

20 days ago
Aggie 2021
Aggie 2021

The way I look at it think of it like a ticket sure the cop might not have been justified in the initial ticket but how you react to him is dependent on you if you assault an office Bc of a dumb ticket you shouldn’t blame the officer the first violation might not have been necessary but 2 and 3 were solely on her all she had was a warning everything else that actually made a difference was Bc she was a crybaby

20 days ago
Pravar Parekh
Pravar Parekh

If she were a man, federer would still have been the goat. She would never have been able to get past nadal at paris.

20 days ago
Gina Deaville
Gina Deaville

if Serena was a man they would all be happy with the decision except people don't care and if you say a women is wrong your reputation could be ruined. I know that men use to get away with it a few decades ago but now officials crack down on rules. if I was to call someone sexist it would be Serena as she just says your a man , I'm a women therefore if you say I'm wrong your sexist. Playing the gender or race card ECT isn't equality , if you can do that you have the upper hand in society (something like that was said by the late xxxtentacion, rip x)

21 day ago
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No Videos 1000 Subscribers Challenge

its so blatantly obvious Serena is in the wrong, and just whining because she lost

21 day ago
NextYear44
NextYear44

https://www.instagram.com/p/Br8XDjlFAuZ/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_video_watch_again

21 day ago
Lewis Corkhill
Lewis Corkhill

Fucking leftist idiots

21 day ago
Georg Shkodo
Georg Shkodo

huge morons

22 days ago
Georg Shkodo
Georg Shkodo

the black dude is awesome

22 days ago
x1990x
x1990x

Agree with Stephen A!

22 days ago
mr suck your marge
mr suck your marge

Djokovic got the same treay ment just for shouting

22 days ago
kilahchris
kilahchris

not only Serena acts up. But she does it that worse times during championship matches. This is not first time this has happened in the U.S Open with her. It is a mental weakness to be able to move on from any perceived in justice. She is a 37 year old adult and she should me mature enough to know the game is not over and she still has a chance to win it all if she focus at the task at hand.

23 days ago
Paul Delaney
Paul Delaney

This dude would literally kiss her ass on national television if he could. What a beta.

23 days ago
Abram Visser
Abram Visser

If it’s sexism and theyre both women isn’t it even?

26 days ago
Royal Lioness
Royal Lioness

Fake news just to keep tranny Serena in the spotlight.

26 days ago
Maxxie
Maxxie

Shut the fuck up you pussy ass white boy

28 days ago
Loncey elie
Loncey elie

💯Stephen A

Month ago
L Cummings
L Cummings

Let’s face it. She got her ass kicked by a young hungry lioness. And sometimes it’s hard for those who’ve been on top to accept that it’s coming close to the end. Sloan Stephens. And the young lady Osaka aren’t afraid of her. And they want to beat her and take her spot. What’s wrong with that ? The ref didn’t break the rules. He enforced them. But Osaka took her out of her game and derailed that Serena mindset.

Month ago
juanjogrande11
juanjogrande11

I love how Stephen looks in the beggining, like getting ready to spit some truth

Month ago
Kai H
Kai H

Stephen spitting hard facts. Rare for him

Month ago
paul lee
paul lee

Agree

Month ago
Josh Freedman
Josh Freedman

This show is reverse psychology racism

Month ago
Tio Gabriella
Tio Gabriella

i like stephen.

Month ago
Francis Moussally
Francis Moussally

The first guy here is a moron. His argument is basically the application of the rules depends on the context in which they are being followed/broken. So because it's a close but still unconfirmed loss for Serena he should've been more lenient with her across all rules? So if I'm on my deathbed I can commit crimes without penalty? It's going to be game over for me very soon regardless so fuck all the people I harm by doing so? Fucking children. And just to play devil's advocate: in the same way the umpire knew what was at stake, maybe Serena did too and this was her way of buying more time? Can't argue one side without looking at the opposite side because then your 'objective' argument becomes a baseless opinion. Exactly like this dickhead's and Serena's 😁😂

Month ago
PHOTON
PHOTON

Wtf is wrong with these people. Serina Williams WAs completely at fault here. She said the guy was being sexist, but the guy was doing his goddamn job.She was the one to take the Japanese girl's victory. She should just end her career.

Month ago
Dat Tran
Dat Tran

this white dude ... like wth ?!?

Month ago
Eric John
Eric John

It's not about sexism! Like holy sh*t balls man! Serena violated the rules and worst she DISRESPECTED the UMPIRE. The UMPIRE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! She should just accepted the fault, shake it off and go back playing the game like professional athlete BUT NOOOOooooo.... She just had to use the "Women's Rights" card! What a SORE LOSER!

Month ago
Steven Stanton
Steven Stanton

Serena was totally wrong. It was her third offense. That means that the ref takes a game. She had a meltdown. Serena using the race card, the mom card, and the sex card is why I don’t respect her anymore.

Month ago
R Gibson
R Gibson

That honkey was 100% wrong.

Month ago
David Hoekstra
David Hoekstra

The umpire "inserted himself" by enforcing the rules? That is his job Kellerman, you idiot

Month ago
Raymond XL
Raymond XL

This white trash apologist for williams is a moron.

Month ago
Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith

Serena's Meltdown. I'm gonna say it she beat herself. She reminds me of LeBron James, or some other people who whine about Gender, or Race. Why should you get Special treatment if you are as clumsy as you are stupid. No one deserves special Treatment. No one.

Month ago
Li
Li

this drama might not be over yet. as the umpires might boycott serena williams matches.

Month ago
james belcher
james belcher

' but were they cost a game ' ... come off it. why not just allow everyone to cheat, why not allow everyone to just flip out. it shouldn't matter whether its a US open, Wimbledon OR a small village game being played by complete beginners... RULES ARE RULES and she broke them. actions have consequences and to be void of them because its an important game is stupid. 'oh he broke the opponents leg during a dirty slide tackle during the world cup final... but lets just let it go because it's the final why not?'. its disgusting to see that people actually think its okay to violate the rules sometimes when it allows them to move forward. The only one taking away from Naomi's win is Serena when she could have just calmed down instead of shouting that the umpire called her a cheater. (hell she might have even won the game) absolutely disgraceful as a sports fan to see something like this from both Serena and anyone saying its okay for her to do this type of stuff.

Month ago
Delain124
Delain124

Oh my God did he just say you don't throw out Mike Trout for yelling at the ump in MLB. News flash you do.

Month ago
Briel 000
Briel 000

She didn't said "thief" in the air and got penalized, she told the umpire that he is a thief

Month ago
FREE WILLY
FREE WILLY

Poor Serena the million-dollar victim fighting for women's rights on the tennis court😂😂😂😂

Month ago
NextYear44
NextYear44

Serena name will be for ever etched in cement long after all of her haters has bitten the dust, and gotten to old to even remember her name or even remember tennis. Less hope that many others can strive hard to be just as great as Serena has been. At least they will never know how hard a time Serena has had in her career to get to where she is. None of the other players has had to prove themselves, and let the masses know that even though you are a black woman you can still Excel to new heights that you never dreamed was possible for you. Serena keep right on keeping on.

Month ago
Vegeta Uchiha
Vegeta Uchiha

+NextYear44 Yeah....but a sore loser nonetheless.People tend to cling on to our negative attributes.So whatever she achieves she will still have that beside her name.

22 days ago
NextYear44
NextYear44

+Vegeta Uchiha Yes , and as well as the sore loser who have 23 Grand Slams to her name.!

22 days ago
Vegeta Uchiha
Vegeta Uchiha

Yeah....but she will be known as a sore loser.

22 days ago
Little Traveller
Little Traveller

Hang on the chair didn’t take that moment away, that was Serena’s actions.

Month ago
PANTHER SPORTS
PANTHER SPORTS

This is not basketball or baseball wtf is this guy is talking about .

Month ago
janelylm
janelylm

YESSSS

Month ago
Diogo Ribeiro
Diogo Ribeiro

I really like if the wife of that man i black kkkkkkkkkkkk

2 months ago
Ricardo Amado
Ricardo Amado

Okay, here's the thing. I'm black American and I'm totally fine with it, but one thing I really hate is that black people nowadays are more racist than white. And one of the examples are "As a black man" or "As a black women"...we all know that you're black, you don't need remind us you're black. The majority of black people every time when they're about to talk they think that they have the right to remind the audience the they're black. Why ? They think we are blind ? That we don't know color ? And then they act like they are the victims of racism. Did you guys know that in Brazil, white people always say "Negão" ehich means nigga in English ? And they don't get their asses kicked by black folks ? Every white person in Brazil are always comfortable of saying that because everybody in Brazil use that word and no black folk in Brazil has ever kick a white person's ass for using that word. But here in America, the majority of black folks are racist and they always trying to remind us of their skin color. They are just stupid brainless people.

2 months ago
Teagun Linger
Teagun Linger

I never thought I would agree with anything ESPN had to say, but it’s finally happened.

2 months ago
Fortu Mohlala
Fortu Mohlala

The umpire took away the victory from Osaka? Okay Max.

2 months ago
takhilah1
takhilah1

Let me  just say that iv seen far too many disrespectful white people and rude white people than there are blacks. Whites are always rude and lack respect. Why now r they making it a ghetto thing? Coz while Serena was still in the hood she wasn't this argumental till she moved to white neighborhoods. Yall should stop talkin shit.

2 months ago
Anton Wereta
Anton Wereta

There's literally no question she us in the wrong it's a fucken meltdown. Pushing stupid sexism angles etc is just the weakest thing she could of done, and she done it lol

2 months ago
rolf778
rolf778

“Ur not gonna be in the court of mine as long as u live” “U owe me apology” “Say it say sorry now” “I have a daughter I would never cheat” Fuck this entitled ape..

2 months ago
Joey Ridzwan
Joey Ridzwan

Being a man who desperately demands for equality and fairness, I propose for the same 5-set match being used against WTA grand slam tournaments. While Sharapova might have put her vocal chord at risk, Serena might have literally turn white at the beginning of fourth game. Talking about gender bias..

2 months ago
Myranda Diaz
Myranda Diaz

OOOH THE BLACK GUY IS WOKE. GOOD POINT

2 months ago
Myranda Diaz
Myranda Diaz

this white guy gotta go. STFU

2 months ago
john knowing
john knowing

ESPN FAKE democrat lib news this is what really went down!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-Zz2OTAl7o Democrats cant even stop their Hate in Tennis Serana says she doesn't do politics LIAR shes comment about women equal pay WTF of the 3 richest tennis players in the world, 2 are WOMEN!! Out of he top 10 richest tennis players in the world 5 are WOMEN!!! Serena Williams because of endorsement shes worth 180 MILLION. Dem CNN etc FAKE news B.S. again as usual This is WHY CNN ratings news cant even beat Nick ad Night Dics Ch, etc etc Yet you Dems listen to your FAKE NEWS channels and think YOU know whats going on in America YOU dems are FOOLS LOONS to STUPID to LOOK up the REAL story and truths Even after that your COMMON Sense goes down the drain This is WHY you Dems couldn't even beat a guy off the street for Pres lololol https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/celebritymoney/article-2355923/The-worlds-richest-tennis-players-Where-Nadal-Federer-Murray-rank.html

2 months ago
Justin Ellender
Justin Ellender

Didn't get to Stephen's part but holy shit this white dude has no idea what he is fucking saying

2 months ago
Tommaso Pini
Tommaso Pini

Both serena and the umpire were wrong. There are men that are able to say worse things without beeing punished. And that was also a grand slam final you can’t give a game penality for something like that..

2 months ago
Psycho Slayer
Psycho Slayer

Oml... The sexist card.. ugh not surprised. It’s so tacky the way she behaved and her little temper tantrum took away from the girl who won. Scumbag. Maybe play the game and be level headed. If you didn’t act like a child this would have happened. Get that ego in check, girl.

2 months ago
Myranda Diaz
Myranda Diaz

PREACH

2 months ago
मार्तण्ड उर्फ मारू
मार्तण्ड उर्फ मारू

i lost my respect for serena... ironically not a good sport!

2 months ago
Marquis Vegan
Marquis Vegan

just to revisit this I told all you Osaka bandwagons that Serena is the goat haha fuck out of here now y'all hush mode and don't have shit to say now yall can finally stfu

2 months ago
NextYear44
NextYear44

Sloane Stephens came out on top in a match, between the two most recent US Open champions. The 2017 champion beat Naomi Osaka 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 on Monday, 10/22/18 at the WTA Finals, the season-ending tournament for the top eight players in the world. Both players are making their debut appearances at the tournament, but Stephens was more composed while Osaka, who became the first Japanese player to win a grand slam title last month in New York, never seemed comfortable. You Win some , and you lose some, Just ask Serena.

2 months ago
MidNiteR32
MidNiteR32

It's funny that SAS and Max say they are against sexism but they both treat Molly like a side hoe who doesn't exist, they constantly talk over her and never let say anything.

3 months ago
Micheal
Micheal

I agree, yes tennis is sexist but he just don’t like the Williams

3 months ago
John
John

People who believe Serena was right are either stupid or ignorant.

3 months ago
TheCpHaddock
TheCpHaddock

First time I agree with Stephen A.

3 months ago
Patricia the booke
Patricia the booke

I love Serena even more after watching this tennis match, standing up for yourself doesn't make you an angry black woman people should seriously think before speaking, the umpire owes her an apology.

3 months ago
Vegeta Uchiha
Vegeta Uchiha

Do you even know about tennis????.

22 days ago
K P
K P

No one see how evil the gorrilla whas and she whas playing good evil bitch

3 months ago
Jumper Guy
Jumper Guy

The referee's alleged JUDGMENT call didn't cost Serena SHIT!  All she got was a WARNING!...no penalty...no point deduction...probably no fine in the long run if that was where it ended.  But it DIDN'T end there.  Serena kept the fire going.  She then slammed her racket into the ground - a point deduction....she THEN continue to harp on the referee, first telling HIM not to talk to HER, then addressing him again directly, complaining....and then called him a thief!!  THAT is what cost her the GAME!  She didn't like him penalizing her for receiving coaching - which was only a WARNING!.....and she imploded after that.  These commentators are BOTH PUSSIES...Steven A. is just a little less of one in this discussion.

3 months ago
Mike Lehman
Mike Lehman

I dont believe Serena was going to win this one against Naomi anyways.

3 months ago

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