This past Saturday (Sep. 12), Williams lost her cool during a U.S. Open match, yelling, cursing, and even threatening the ref.
Etiquette expert Barbara Pachter, author of The Power Of Positive Confrontation (Marlowe & Co.), classifies Williams antics as uncivil and says she shouldve saved the meltdown for home.
Pachter says Williams couldve screamed into her pillow and broken her racquet behind closed doors, or squeezed her hand into a fist to relieve her anger.
In the middle of a heated moment like that, proper etiquette calls for biting ones tongue and walking away, no matter how hard.
Pachter says public figures like Williams have to be even more conscious of their manners because they serve as role models.
If Williams doesnt clean up her act, her bad behavior on the court could affect her business relationships, because no one wants to work with a loose cannon.
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