Don’t say entail things to the G.O.A.T tennis pro and expect to get away with it.
World number 2 women’s tennis player, Serena Williams was clearly wasn’t down with a reporter labelling her Thursday performance “scrappy, ” after she finished up a tough match against world number 61, Lucie Safarova, at the Australian Open.
The reporter tried to highlight Williams’ higher number of double flaws( 6) and unforced mistakes( 23) in comparison to her opponent, but she clapped right back.
“Oh I think that’s a very negative thing to say, ” Williams said after the reporter’s “scrappy” comment. “Are you serious? “
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“Just my observation, ” the unnamed journalist replied.
“Oh okay, well you should’ve been out there. That wasn’t very kind. You should apologise. Do you want to apologise? ” Williams asked. And of course, the reporter obliged.
Williams then went on to explain why she actually played well, in the face of a formidable opponent.
“She’s a former top 10 player. Last time we played was in the finals of Grand Slam. You know, it’s not an easy match … you have to go for more, which obviously makes a few more faults, ” she said.
And that’s why she’s the best. You get served, unnamed reporter.