Serena Williams smashed a racquet as she recovered from a set down to overcome stubborn resistance from Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals at the WTA Finals last week. It was not the first time the world No 1 abused her playing equipment. Take a look at previous moments when she soaked up her frustration on court by smashing her racket.
Serena Williams destroyed Romania's Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday to win the WTA Finals in Singapore, proving once again why she remains the most formidable force in women's tennis.
But the triumph was not before displaying her racket-smashing skills in the semi-final against dear friend Caroline Wozniacki.
You won’t like Serena when she’s angry.
Williams called her racquet smash 'legendary', but insisted she wasn't proud of losing her cool.
She slammed her racquet three times and thus destroyed her equipment. She also incurred an official warning from the chair umpire.
"I kind of lost my cool a little bit," Williams said. "At least you know I'm passionate. I give 200 per cent."
"When I play, doesn't matter how I feel, I'm going to give everything I have for every shot and every point."
"I'm not the kind of girl that goes out there and just plays through the motions and just doesn't care whether I win or lose. I give everything."