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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.



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  • http://www.facebook.com/basheba.heard Basheba Heard

    maybe if she stuffed her trophy case with medals she would seem more like Serena. Right now the cubbords are pretty bare

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3DDURFB5BZFMPGNBNUBAJ37FHI dre

    I agree with you Basheba

  • http://www.facebook.com/sam.ojekwenwajehovah Sam Ojekwe-nwaJehovah

    SERENA WILLIAMS’ response is CLASSY. yet, it does NOT change the REALITY that CAROLINE WOZNIACKI’S ANTICS were FULL OF MALICE, MEAN SPIRITED, ABRASIVE, ABUSIVE, OFFENSIVE, CRASS, CRUDE, CLASS-LESS and IDIOTIC. it ALSO does NOT change the REALITY that ON EACH OCCASSION where RODDICK and DJOKOVIC have each behaved in a SIMILLARLY STUPID MANNER BEFORE, RODDICK and DJOKOVIC have also each being OFFENSIVE, ABUSIVE, ABRASIVE, CLASS-LESS, CRUDE, CRASS, MEAN SPIRITED, FULL OF MALICE and COMPLETELY IDIOTIC. yeah …. really ———

  • Xamayca

    Nothing in what Serena is quoted to have said indicates the she is not offended:“… focused on things to become better and not bring me down.” She seems willing to give Caro the benefit of any doubt seeing she “would call her friend”. She also highlights the double standards in responses to the male vs female impersonations of her. I think her response was a mature understanding of the press and an effort to diffuse what could be a more uncomfortable time for the struggling Caro. Kudos to you, Ms Williams!