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Williams says promoter contacted her on cell phone

Updated: November 29, 2006, 5:38 PM ET
Associated Press

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Serena Williams told a jury Wednesday that she felt "harassed" and "violated" when one promoter of a "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match called her personal cell phone and repeatedly urged her to take part in the event.

Serena Williams, testifying in a breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by promoters Keith Rhodes and Carol Clarke, said she thought it was "unprofessional" for Rhodes to contact her directly about the event. And she was surprised that Rhodes ...

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