Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Throughout his Hall of Fame tennis career, John McEnroe was known as the king of profane and colorful outbursts.
But even McEnroe says Serena Williams did him one better last year at the U.S. Open when she unleashed a profanity-laced tirade at a lineswoman for a controversial foot fault call that ended up costing Williams her semifinal match against eventual champion Kim Clijsters.
“It was an aberration for Serena,” McEnroe said Wednesday on a conference call in advance of the U.S. Open, which begins Aug. 30. “I’ve never seen her lose it like that. There’s no doubt that she lost it far worse than I’ve ever seen her lose it. I dare to say even worse than I’ve ever lost it.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.