Caroline Wozniacki was doing what she does best on a tennis court and lose to better (and sometimes worse) players than her, but took it to a racist level in Brazil last weekend. .
During an exhibition match she was playing against Maria Sharapova in Sao Paulo, Brazil she decided to mock tennis star Serena Williams’ curvaceous body by stuffing tissues in her breast and butt and waddling
around the tennis court.
Of course, the predominately white crowd thought Wozniacki’s antics were hilarious.
I didn’t, and not just because I’m a huge Serena Williams fan. Michael Arceneaux didn’t think it was humorous in this EBONY article and 84% of the people voting in a NewsOne poll at the bottom of the story discussing Wozniacki’s problematic stunt didn’t think it was funny either.
And the fact this isn’t the first time Wozniacki has mocked Serena that way pisses us off even more.
Once again this plays into the borderline racist disrespect aimed at the Williams Sisters ever since they have been on the women’s professional tennis circuit dominating it and the disrespect aimed at Black women in general for the last 400 years.
To borrow a comment from Michael Arcenaux’s article, Black women’s bodies are not a joke. We also take an extremely hard line about any disrespect aimed at Black women in general by white women.
I doubt Caroline will be laughing at the Australian Open next month if she happens to be in the same half of the draw with Little Sis and they are on opposite sides of a tennis court.
Frankly I pray that happens, and Serena pulls out a can of straight set whoop azz for Wozniacki’s flat behind.
Caroline, you really need to shop hatin’ on Serena’s curves because you don’t have them, the only way you’ll will is pay a plastic surgeon some of your prize money to get them and you don’t have a single Grand Slam title to show for your seven years spent as a tennis pro.