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Semis rant a thing of the past: Serena

sports Updated: Aug 30, 2011 01:40 IST
Serena Williams

Serena Williams insisted on Monday that her infamous 2009 US Open rant had been consigned to history and she was looking forward to being probably the most dangerous 28th seed in the event's history.

The three-time champion shocked the tournament two years ago when she unleashed a tirade of abuse at a lineswoman during her tense semi-final clash with eventual champion Kim Clijsters.

A penalty point sealed her fate in a 6-4, 7-5 defeat.

"I just remember I lost, and that was that. I got really popular. A lot of people were telling me they thought I was super cool, that they'd never saw me so intense. It was awesome," said the 29-year-old.

"But I don't think about it. Are you still thinking about it? Oh, my God, that was like two years ago. This is like two years later."

Williams has endured a roller-coaster period since that horror show.

All the highs and lows since her last appearance in New York have given Williams a new perspective on her career.

She said that her lowly status in the draw does not concern her. "I think it's fine. I'm 29 maybe in the world, so I don't see where else I should be seeded," she said.