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Tennis Player Scolded By Cranky Announcer: "Oh Do Shut Up, Jelena"

Some drama went down during a quarterfinal match between Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships yesterday. The drama was made all the better by the presence of a fussy British TV announcer who decided that it was a good day to do some scoldin'.

During the second set of the match, Jankovic seemed to take issue with something that Williams was doing, and she had some words for both Williams and the umpire. That's when the man calling the match, David Mercer, decided that he'd had enough of Jankovic's whining. Skip to 1:25 in the video above to hear the old man drop some bombs.


Jankovic ended up getting getting crapped on from all directions. The umpire didn't seem to sympathize with her complaints, and she caught this look from Williams:

Jankovic lost the match on very next serve.



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