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Serena Williams weighs in on Caroline Wozniacki ‘impression’ of her

Serena Williams weighs in on Caroline Wozniacki ‘impression’ of her

by theGrio | December 22, 2012 at 9:43 PM



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“I know Caro and I would call her my friend,” she wrote in an email to USA Today. “And I don’t think she (meant) anything racist by it.”

Still, Williams acknowledged that it might be time for Wozniacki to retire the homage to her physique.

“I must add,” she wrote. “If people feel this way, she should take reason and do something different next time.”
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Re: Serena Williams weighs in on Caroline Wozniacki ‘impression’ of her

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We've had a thread on this already.
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Very diplomatic from Serena - post-USOballshovinggate, and her brush with serious illness, Serena has really grown up. I always found her irritating and entitled when she was young, but credit where it's due, she really has matured a lot in recent years.

But the stupid non-issue needs to go away. There is so much real and destructive discrimination going on in the world on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, religion, etc - that it makes me insanely angry when people waste time, energy and effort in trying to paint a stupid joke as some sort of racist statement that it clearly was never meant to be. Talk about diluting a message... people need to stop desperately searching for perceived insults where none were intended and instead tackle the real discrimination that thrives even in "tolerant" countries. *gets down off soapbox* (Sorry, this whole thing just pisses me off.)

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Serena will just channel any hurt caused (which I don't think there was although it does make you think) into a passive-aggressive lashing on the court. It only makes their match up that much more interesting for 2013. I do like the fact she asked, why noone spilt the stormy tea when other people did it in the past?

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Very diplomatic from Serena - post-USOballshovinggate, and her brush with serious illness, Serena has really grown up. I always found her irritating and entitled when she was young, but credit where it's due, she really has matured a lot in recent years.

But the stupid non-issue needs to go away. There is so much real and destructive discrimination going on in the world on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, religion, etc - that it makes me insanely angry when people waste time, energy and effort in trying to paint a stupid joke as some sort of racist statement that it clearly was never meant to be. Talk about diluting a message... people need to stop desperately searching for perceived insults where none were intended and instead tackle the real discrimination that thrives even in "tolerant" countries. *gets down off soapbox* (Sorry, this whole thing just pisses me off.)
This is only because she's going unchallenged at the moment methinks, if she starts getting challenged again I think we'll see her old self come out pretty quickly.
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This is only because she's going unchallenged at the moment methinks, if she starts getting challenged again I think we'll see her old self come out pretty quickly.
Hater, hater...it's that what you guys are hoping for, huh?! Well, since in her 15 years, she only had two chapters..I think those implosions were the norm.

Heck even Wozniacki herself has more run ins with umpires than Serena. ( saying umpire lacked education, her run-ins with Kader Nouni, etc..)

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Fair enough. A very mature reaction from Serena.

This was a really tricky situation for her. Some of her friends (Caro, Roddick) did the impersonation that is considered to be racist inside her own community. You must be really careful with these statements, because you don't want to hurt anyone. Every word can be misinterpreted.
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The odd thing is. As soon as she did her "impression"....Maria began to play exactly the way she's been playing against Serena this past while back
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Very diplomatic from Serena - post-USOballshovinggate, and her brush with serious illness, Serena has really grown up. I always found her irritating and entitled when she was young, but credit where it's due, she really has matured a lot in recent years.

But the stupid non-issue needs to go away. There is so much real and destructive discrimination going on in the world on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, religion, etc - that it makes me insanely angry when people waste time, energy and effort in trying to paint a stupid joke as some sort of racist statement that it clearly was never meant to be. Talk about diluting a message... people need to stop desperately searching for perceived insults where none were intended and instead tackle the real discrimination that thrives even in "tolerant" countries. *gets down off soapbox* (Sorry, this whole thing just pisses me off.)
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This is only because she's going unchallenged at the moment methinks, if she starts getting challenged again I think we'll see her old self come out pretty quickly.
Exactly right. It's pretty easy to seem diplomatic and mature in the presence of advisors, agents etc...

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Exactly right. It's pretty easy to seem diplomatic and mature in the presence of advisors, agents etc...
Coming from of Masha-fan..aka the PR-machine, you guys would know better than anybody.
When was the last time, Masha said anything, without it being rehearsed?!

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