Originally Posted by Apoleb
Serena described herself as an animal on the court, incidentally. I don't think Flavia meant that Serena was strong physically, because she referenced the Italian players' lack of confidence straight afterwards. I think she meant her mentality (aggression/passion/ruthlesness).. like a predator targetting its prey. That statement in itself doesn't necessarily reflect any racism. You have to be in Flavia's head to make sure of that.
so true: Flavia was not racist at all...
but that word is not very elegant