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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 01:58 PM   #2926
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I don't recall a big controvery the last time Caro impersonated Serena or when Roddick and Dkjokovic impersonated Serena.

Oddly this didn't become a story until several days after the match.

There was even a story about it this morning on the Today show. At least they mentioned it wasn't the 1st time she'd impersonated Serena and that Roddick and Djokovic have also impersonated Serena.

For the future I think Caro should drop her impersonations of Serena or other players for that matter as it'll probably attract more unwanted negative attention.
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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 03:09 PM   #2927
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People are really crazy. It´s to much. She didn´t mean it in a bad way.
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I'm used by now to the abuse that Woz gets at GM no matter what she does or says or doesn't do or say. But this is much more serious since it's a seemingly wordwide attempt at character assassination. Bloggers, newspapers and inevitably thousands upon thousands of internet crazies trying as hard as they can to put the racist label on her. Her facebook and twitter are a mess - full of the most vile comments imaginable.....And for what? I just hope that this crap doesn't ruin her reputation and I hope that it doesn't hurt her feelings too much either. This is a time when it's probably a good thing that she has Rory to comfort her.

.........Great!!! To have something like this on her mind is just what she needed a few weeks before the new season gets underway!
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The media disgusts me, it's irrelevant whether Wozniacki has done the impression before, Big ass and boobs aren't exclusive to black women.
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I'm used by now to the abuse that Woz gets at GM no matter what she does or says or doesn't do or say. But this is much more serious since it's a seemingly wordwide attempt at character assassination. Bloggers, newspapers and inevitably thousands upon thousands of internet crazies trying as hard as they can to put the racist label on her. Her facebook and twitter are a mess - full of the most vile comments imaginable.....And for what? I just hope that this crap doesn't ruin her reputation and I hope that it doesn't hurt her feelings too much either. This is a time when it's probably a good thing that she has Rory to comfort her.

.........Great!!! To have something like this on her mind is just what she needed a few weeks before the new season gets underway!
Agree! This is CRAZY!
And it's truly unbelievable how irresponsible the media has become!
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Its because one person, probably not a tennis fan, saw Caroline's exhibition and decided to label her. Then it just blew up, because Caroline & Serena are stars.
But its so unfair, and its not something she created, so I dont think its going to hang around more than another day or 2

It is making her a major celebrity, and when she shows up in Australia, I expect she'll have the biggest crowd for her 1st press conference.
But this one person put Caroline's name in a race controversy, and she has nothing to do with any controversy. Just a successful tennis player doing what she saw other players doing in exhibitions. And they had no controversy doing the same imitation.
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so I dont think its going to hang around more than another day or 2
you think, really, it's on CNN, it's fucking everywhere!
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I'm used by now to the abuse that Woz gets at GM no matter what she does or says or doesn't do or say. But this is much more serious since it's a seemingly wordwide attempt at character assassination. Bloggers, newspapers and inevitably thousands upon thousands of internet crazies trying as hard as they can to put the racist label on her. Her facebook and twitter are a mess - full of the most vile comments imaginable.....And for what? I just hope that this crap doesn't ruin her reputation and I hope that it doesn't hurt her feelings too much either. This is a time when it's probably a good thing that she has Rory to comfort her.

.........Great!!! To have something like this on her mind is just what she needed a few weeks before the new season gets underway!
Agree!!!! Good Post!!!!!!
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I see that Caro & Serena havent tweeted about it.
So I think the strategy for right now is to let it blow off steam now. Not address it all now.

Most of the people involved in a race discussion have a strong bias, one side or the other. You cant reason with them, so let them ponificate. Eventually that hotheaded stuff ends.

Then in a few days, all the hotheads spewed their BS, and then it calms down.
Nothing happened. Caroline didnt do anything that wasnt done many times before. Didnt break any law, didnt mean any harm.

This will all cool out. Now its just social media BS.
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No matter how Caroline's career turns out; she might win 5 majors, marry Rory and he wins 20 majors..
No matter how her career comes out, there will be paragraphs on her Wikipedia page about when she put 2 towels in her outfit during an exhibition and the internet exploded
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Serena Williams has a donk.

This information is about as Earth-shattering as water being wet or, for that matter, Williams being one of the best tennis players who has ever played.

Williams has a curvaceous body, and even though anyone can see that with a glance, it's causing consternation in the sports world.

That's because during an exhibition match in Brazil, fellow tennis player Caroline Wozniacki played to the crowd by doing an impersonation of Williams, her on-court rival.

Wozniacki padded her skirt and shirt to display the full, curvy Serena effect. A few folks in attendance laughed, including Roger Federer and Wozniacki's opponent, Maria Sharapova.

That was supposed to be the end of the joke. But it turned out to be the beginning of a discussion, and now questions are being raised about whether Wozniacki's impersonation was racist.

Caroline Wozniacki impersonates Serena Williams.
Hold on a minute. Racist?

It looked like a harmless joke and whether it crossed the line is an issue that only can be determined by Williams, depending on the nature of her relationship with Wozniacki. Reportedly, Williams and Wozniacki are friendly. Other tennis players have mimicked each other, including Novak Djokovic, whose impersonation of Sharapova is well known.

This shouldn't have touched a nerve, but it did, particularly among African-Americans.

I understand why it made some black people uncomfortable. For years, Williams' body has been scrutinized in a way that is drastically different from her professional female peers.

Unlike a lot of the other female tennis players, Williams is powerfully built. She's not a stick figure, and flaunts her voluptuous frame.

The media has, at times, been harsh, eyeing Williams' weight and proportions in a way that sometimes has made me uncomfortable.

Williams' physical assets aren't considered the norm, since on nearly every women's magazine cover (and not a few targeted at men) there seems to be a rail-thin teenage girl. Even in sports, most of the female athletes who are widely considered "hot" are shaped more like magazine models.

Women of every color struggle with body image issues, but this can be an extraordinarily sensitive issue for some black women because, for the most part, the mainstream's idea of beauty has excluded women who look like us.

"I know they're friends, but still it does something inside of me because we've been made fun of for so long for different parts of our body," Sherri Shepherd, co-host of "The View," said when the show discussed Wozniacki on Tuesday. "And to see Serena Williams reduced to this, I don't like it."

But the curves are something that many black women embrace. In a recent survey conducted by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation, 66 percent of black women identified as obese by the government standard had high self-esteem compared to just 41 percent of average-sized or thin white women.

Black women love their curves.

Who cares if someone makes fun of them?

For the record, I think Williams is beautiful, and if there were any athlete's body I could steal for myself, it would be hers. I'm also glad that Williams isn't afraid to show the world that she's proud of her body, regardless of what others might say about it. Exhibit A: The infamous catsuit.

Wozniacki's joke picked at some cultural insecurities, but who knows if she was even aware of them. Wozniacki might not exactly be Tina Fey, but she certainly isn't Mel Gibson.

Besides, as many professional athletes have discovered, their bodies and appearance are fair game. For example, LeBron James' hairline is the source of constant jokes. During TNT's "Inside the NBA" in February, Charles Barkley jokingly stretched a headband from underneath his chin to the center of his head to clown LeBron, who always wears a thick headband, presumably to cover his follicle issues. LeBron, however, has been a good sport about it, and has even poked fun at himself.

The best way for Williams to respond to Wozniacki is to chuckle. Williams has been a great role model for women who struggle with body image issues and Wozniacki's impersonation won't change that.

"I want women to know that it's OK," Williams said in ESPN The Magazine's Body issue in 2009, for which she was the cover model. "That you can be whatever size you are and you can be beautiful inside and out. We're always told what's beautiful, and what's not, and that's not right."
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I hope this doesn't ruin Caroline & Serena Friendship
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You know what's the most ridiculous thing about all this? This is NOT the first time Caroline impersonated Serena! She did that before at exhibition in Bratislava and nobody cared. So, it's obvious that this is just an attempt to fill in the off-season and get attention. Media are like hyenas these days..
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It's just an attempt to make her even more mentally pressured...Media never loved her and can't but feel great when she struggles as they all go: "she never was worth of that n°1 place and now she's struggling even to win matches...etc."



for the record, I think she looked quite much like her and if it wasn't funnny (i smiled broadly), I didn't see it as offensive...and by the record, I know it's not good to make labels, but generally black people are too fast bringing the racist scream out, had she imitated Cornet for her nose I doubt all French people would have moved seas and mountains.
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