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



  • spence (Sep 11, 2018)

    anyone who actually knows the rules of tennis and isn't a casual fan knows Serena was 100% wrong

  • Scizor 3000 (20 hours ago)

    +Roman Henry Lol dudeI'm off 2 night Add me on ps4 it'ssarg127Or come add me on switch

  • Roman Henry (20 hours ago)

    +Scizor 3000 I forgot about this thread, but fyi, you don't work a 14 hour shift...

  • Mindfook Films (Sep 23, 2018)

    I cant believe these people are justifying that disgraceful act of her.

  • Tyran Mathurin (Feb 3, 2019)

    Didn't Stephen A Smith point out Serena Williams was wrong? So, why did you say "these people" are justifying her disgraceful act?

  • Alexander Ognianov (Jan 24, 2019)


  • Harry Fishnuts (Sep 18, 2018)

    The white guy is a Serena apologist because he’s afraid of the race card. Let a brotha tell the truth.

  • Alexander Ceja (Feb 6, 2019)

    +MikeyManMiami They tested Armstrong and he doped.

  • Steven McGee (Feb 5, 2019)

    Harry Fishnuts you nailed it

  • Sebastien (Sep 21, 2018)

    Osaka WAS victimized, but not by the umpire, it's by the actions of Serena. Serena is the one who stole a great moment from Osaka with her SJW temper, and even though she doesn't give a shit, she should be ashamed. Funny enough, I'm writing this from Osaka, Japan.

  • Krista Swain (Feb 9, 2019)


  • Tyran Mathurin (Jan 28, 2019)

    Actually, she does give a shit! That's why she asked the crowd to stop booing, during the award ceremony. Now, I agree that it is Serena's actions that spoiled Naomi's great moment. Serena was wrong and is completely reprehensible. But what transpired between her and the umpire, took place during gameplay. And I'm sure Serena would've expected any reaction from the crowd to take place during the time of the incident, not the award ceremony.

  • Abhishek Baba (Sep 20, 2018)

    3:07 he's basically saying rules must be overlooked for vetrans like LeBron or Serena that's BS

  • Titch Lewis (Dec 13, 2018)

    You mean like Tom Brady?

  • DerrickKet562 (Sep 30, 2018)

    It’s not veterans he’s talking about, it’s stars. Superstars who transcend the game. And even though I don’t agree with his overall opinion, he’s right in that regard. At the end of the day, sports is entertainment. People pay to see the biggest stars in the biggest moments, not the officials.

  • ny_kia31 (Sep 10, 2018)

    Those rare moments when Stephen A has it absolutely correct.

  • Wombat Combat (Jan 27, 2019)

    Ciaron Smith did you not listen to Stephen? Yes he sure as hell would have. He’s hardcore to everybody he umpires for. And that is his call because he is always acting with the rules and regulations of the game. You should probably listen carefully next time before making an argument that’s already been shredded

  • Burn Neblograv (Dec 5, 2018)

    Hes right

  • aF Kayzar (Sep 21, 2018)

    It was her third violation. Her third. Do you know what it says in the rules for your third violation? It costs you a game. So how about we ask the real question that should be asked? At what point is in on Serena to get her act together and act professional? As someone who has played the game for the better part of three DECADES, and has won many opens, she knows the third violation is a game point. She should know that yelling and picking a fight with an umpire is never correct. Serena is the reason ...

  • A B. (Jan 31, 2019)

    miahgeorge99 many say she is a man, ugly man.

  • Raph Bleechmore (Jan 24, 2019)


  • Fade (Sep 20, 2018)

    White dude acting like it’s the referees fault 😂😂 what an air head

  • GanksAlot Come again (Jan 28, 2019)

    Fade if he did not agree you would call the white guy a racist. He has a name asshole.

  • +Roger Lost Jewish people have white skin.

  • Clarity A1 (Sep 18, 2018)

    Max is an idiot. Lets remember this is the same guy that said that the Notre Dame mascot was racist.

  • Melo Bryant (Sep 25, 2018)


  • Nirman Gaihre (Sep 21, 2018)

    I feel sorry for naomi osaka.

  • coolandtall (Jan 4, 2019)

    She probably didn't want all the attention, anyway.

  • wong (Dec 30, 2018)

    +Liz Newsome You are a fucking moron