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Serena Williams did not find Caroline Wozniacki’s imitation to be racist

Caroline Wozniacki was accused of being racist when she stuffed her chest and behind in an attempt to imitate Serena Williams during a recent exhibition tennis match.

Williams, who calls the Danish tennis player a friend, has responded and indicated she did not find the imitation to be racist.

“I know Caro and I would call her my friend and I don’t think she (meant) anything racist by it,” Williams told USA Today over email.

“(Roddick) and (Djokovic) do it all the time and Caro does (it) and now it’s racist.??” she wrote. “At the end of the day I spend my time focused on things to become better and not bring me down.”

Though Williams does not believe the imitation is racist, she thinks her impersonators might be wise to shelve the act given the backlash.

“I must add if people feel this way she should take reason and do something different next time,” she said.

Maybe Serena’s comments on the matter will serve as a cue for people to drop the racism accusations. Like she referenced in her emails, nobody called it racist when Andy Roddick did the same thing last year, or when Wozniacki did it last time.

Caroline Wozniacki breaks out her Serena Williams impression again (Video)

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Caroline Wozniacki busting out her Serena Williams impression, complete with a stuffed shirt and some butt enhancements. Over the weekend, Woz stuffed her clothes during a match against Maria Sharapova and paraded around as if she were Serena. She pulled the same stunt last year at this time and the crowd seemed to enjoy it then as well. Shockingly, Sharapova won the match 6-2 7-6.

I’m still going to give the nod to Andy Roddick when it comes to Serena impressions, simply because it’s just that much funnier to see a guy execute it. For whatever reason, tennis players seem to love impersonating each other. Serena is one of the most popular targets, but she can rest assured knowing that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

Caroline Wozniacki takes shot at Rory McIlroy’s ex-girlfriend Holly Sweeney?

Caroline Wozniacki appeared to take a shot at her boyfriend Rory McIlroy’s ex-girlfriend Holly Sweeney over the weekend.

Last year, Sweeney hosted a “Golf Pros, Tennis Hoes” themed-party on TV3’s “Come Dine With Me.” The theme for the party was a clear shot at McIlroy and Wozniacki, who are two of the top golfers and tennis players in the world, respectively. The episode was filmed a handful of months after McIlroy left Sweeney for Wozniacki. It aired in Ireland in April, leading to some backlash for Sweeney.

Sweeney’s “Come Dine With Me” episode aired on Channel 4 in the UK on Saturday evening, and it appeared to prompt a response from Wozniacki, who tweeted the following message on Saturday night:

Though the episode was enough to set off Wozniacki, it appears as if Sweeney is over it. She distanced herself from the episode in response to those who asked her about it over Twitter.

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Caroline Wozniacki denies engagement rumor after Twitter prank

Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy are not engaged, despite what one prankster led many to believe.

Sascha Bajin, who is the hitting partner for Serena Williams and frequently interacts with Wozniacki over Twitter, decided to play a little joke on Monday.

USA Today’s Chris Chase says journalists were scrambling to confirm the rumor after Bajin’s original tweet. As seen in the Twitter reply above, Wozniacki killed the rumor with her response a few hours later.

The two continued to banter over Twitter, and even Victoria Azarenka chimed in:

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Caroline Wozniacki interrupts Rory McIlroy’s press conference to ask if she is getting a nice Christmas gift

Rory McIlroy got off to a strong start with six birdies in the first round at the DP World Tour Championship on Thursday, but Caroline Wozniacki had no interest in listening to her boyfriend talk about that. According to the Golf Channel, Wozniacki snatched a microphone from a reporter during McIlroy’s press conference on Thursday to ask a personal question.

“If you win this week am I going to get a really nice Christmas present?” Woz asked.

“Have you not already got a lot of nice presents?” McIlroy responded.

Rory then assured his lady that she’s going to have a memorable Christmas regardless of the outcome of this weekend’s tournament.

“I have been looking, I have been looking,” McIlroy said. “But it won’t take winning this week to buy you a nice present – I’ll get you a nice present anyway.”

Needless to say, the world’s No. 1 golfer probably isn’t too concerned about hitting up Black Friday deals or hopping on his computer for Cyber Monday. He made over $13 million in PGA and European Tour tournaments alone this year, let alone the millions he rakes in from endorsements.

As much of a Rory fan as I am, I still miss Holly Sweeney dearly. Interrupting each other’s press conferences to talk about Christmas is simply the latest in a string of obnoxious things the couple has done like exchange corny gifts and take cheesy pictures together. But when you’re No. 1 in the world, you can pretty much get away with anything you want.

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Graeme McDowell: Traveling to see Caroline Wozniacki is fatiguing Rory McIlroy

Both Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy have struggled in recent months, and Northern Irish golfer Graeme McDowell says all the traveling McIlroy is doing to be with his tennis-playing girlfriend is part of the reason for his issues.

“There’s no doubt, all the travelling is wearing him down a little bit and we are seeing a little bit of fatigue,” McDowell said on the Golf Channel Thursday as he co-hosted the Morning Drive show, according to Irish Golf Daily.

“Yes, his performance in the big events this year have not be really up to his standard,” McDowell said. “But he is going through a little bit of a voyage of discovery right now – for all the right reasons.”

Though McDowell was critical of McIlroy, he still believes in his countryman.

“But he’s a fit kid and he’s a young kid and he has all the talent in the world. It is only a matter of time [before he comes back].

“He’s very happy with his personal life and Caroline is a great girl. He will be okay,” McDowell believes.

We had a feeling things were headed for the worst when the two began calling themselves “Wozzilroy,” and when they took this obnoxious picture. That was all last year. Since then, McIlroy has struggled mightily as has Wozniacki, though she says their relationship is not to blame.

McDowell says McIlroy is the one doing most of the traveling to meet Caroline because he is one person whereas she has a big entourage. In other words, it’s easier for him to go where she is. So far it seems to be coming at the cost of his success, but like McDowell says, it’s not a bad problem to have. Rory is young enough where he can figure out how to balance his life. At any rate, we still believe he made a mistake by leaving the lovely Holly Sweeney.

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Caroline Wozniacki says relationship with Rory McIlroy has nothing to do with their recent struggles

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki have been struggling mightily over the past couple of months. The fact that they happen to be dating could be a reason for their poor performances or simply a coincidence. At one point, the young golfer and young tennis star were at the top of the world in their respective sports. Now, McIlroy can’t seem to make a tournament cut and Wozniacki has slipped to No. 7 in the world rankings. However, Wozniacki says her relationship with McIlroy has done nothing but help her.

“For me, it’s important to have a life off court,” she said according to the Daily Mirror. “Tennis is very important. I’m 100 percent focused when I’m on court and practicing. But it cannot be your whole life. You see some of the girls and if they are injured, it’s over.

“For me, if you can relax off the court, you can refresh your mind. I can go and play mini-golf and be fresh when I play. If you don’t get a good result everyone is ‘This is a disaster.’ I’m saying: ‘Relax, it’s not a disaster. I lost a tennis match.’”

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