Serena Williams ft. the fucks she gives about Raymond Moore
Today, in the latest episode of Guys Who Need To Stop Talking About Women Forever, we have the CEO of Indian Wells Tennis Garden. A former pro tennis player, Raymond Moore commented that “You know, in my next life, when I come back, I want to be someone in the WTA because they ride on the coattails of the men. They don't make any decisions, and they are lucky. They are very, very lucky. If I was a lady player, I'd go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born because they have carried this sport. They really have.”
Two words for you, Raymond: Serena Motherfuckin’ Williams.
Ok, that was three words but riddle me this, kids. When you hear tennis, who do you picture? You picture Serena, right? You picture her because she’s been playing her ass off for 20 years and she’s won freakin’ everything there is to win and she’s arguably the best tennis player in the history of the sport. So, shut up about Rafa and Roger, m’kay?
Novak Djokovic, who is usually my favorite non-Williams-sister tennis player, decided to weigh in. He says that prize money in tennis shouldn’t be equal between men and women players but should be proportionally distributed "who attracts more attention, spectators and who sells more tickets”.
Novak, I love you but we are so in a fight. Come talk to me when you have as many Grand Slam titles are Serena.
Speaking of Serena, she just shut the whole thing down with these words: “There’s only one way to interpret that. ‘Get on your knees,’ which is offensive enough, and ‘thank a man’? We, as women, have come a long way. We shouldn’t have to drop to our knees at any point.”
Serena went on to say, “You look at someone like Billie Jean King who opened so many doors for not only women’s players but women’s athletes in general. So, I feel like that is such a disservice to her and every female — not only a female athlete but every woman on this planet — that has ever tried to stand up for what they believed in, being proud to be a woman.”
Preach, Serena. Motherfuckin’ preach.