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Serena Williams: I play better when I’m single

Ever since breaking up with Common, Serena Williams seems to have had a pretty quiet dating life. She claimed in January that she hadn’t been on a date in forever, and she said in April that she was done dating.

Could that be by design?

Williams rallied to beat Victoria Azarenka to win the US Open on Sunday — her 15th major — and she said on Monday that she actually plays better when she’s single.

“If I’m in a relationship, I’m fine; I do well. But I feel like when I’m out, I’m angry and I do even better,” Williams said with a laugh, according to The Associated Press. “I don’t know what’s better for me. It’s a win-win situation.”

So it’s either play well and be happy with a mate in her personal life, or be single, angry, and just dominate at tennis. Yup, sounds like she’s winning either way.

You might be wondering what prompted the dating topic, and it seems like it came up because of Maria Sharapova’s breakup. Serena even revealed that she went through a breakup last winter, though she kept the boyfriend’s identity private.

It’s pretty surprising that Serena says she was in a relationship because she claimed in January she hadn’t been on a date in forever. As for who the guy was, we have a few ideas. She and rapper Drake were said to be dating before having what many speculated was a painful breakup. And if she wasn’t referring to Common or Drake, then maybe she was talking about this guy.

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  • A K

    NO MATTER WHO SERENA DATES THEY WILL NEVER MEASURE UP TO HER-EVEN NOW AS THE #1 TENNIS PLAYER IN THE WORLD TO BLACK WOMEN-THE WORLD & THE MEDIA DOES NOT GIVE HER-HER DUE PROPS-SO WE WHO LOVE HER-TAKE OUR HATS OFF TO HER AND SAY DON’T SETTLE-BE AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOU ARE AND GOD WILL SEND YOU THE RIGHT MAN-STAY STRONG MY SISTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • benbennson

    God will send you the right man IF He can find one big enough. Wish Him luck.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000954743859 Jackieredz Le Gendre Smith

    THIS IS  TRUE…AND THE MEDIA ARE SO BIAS… SHE IS WORKING HARD TO ACHIEVE ALL …WITH GOD, FAMILY AND TRUE TRUE FRIENDS WHO NEEDS THE REST …..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7SW4QIWGUSACDKEWIGENFWZA6E Karen

    I am overwhelming excited by all your achievements.  I have gained so much encouragement from you as a sports player, an Africian American, and as a powerful woman.  Keep being all that you can be and giving praises to God and he will direct your path.  I too am a powerful Africian American woman who is finding it hard to be embraced by a good man who is able to love me inspite of my success.  Hang in there Serena God has a great plan for us as his kids also.  May God bless you in all your endeavors, love you!  Awesome job! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AVVM6NYB7W727TX4C4F2G33MVQ donald d

    Why do people have to always add the word god, in everything? It’s STUPID.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GBWVJOTMV2SQYGAZM4SOKG7SYI Taj Black

    stick to your tennis Serena..please do not try to make an record. you cannot sing..!
    i am a big fan but lets call it like it is. when she is trying to be a model, dating rappers, her game suffers, she is not a model, not a video girl, she is a beast on the tennis court and needs to focus on that until that day she decides to retire.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.jones.92167 Tom Jones

     shes got tony romo disease

  • reddiee23

    I’ts written; ” My people suffer from a lack of knowledge.” And you just happen to be one of those people.  You are so inept.  Don’t you know who is the “Author, Creator and Finisher” of all things?  Apart from God you can do nothing. And eveything you do must be so ungodly that you are unable to reverence God.  Don’t wait until you are in a  scarey place  to cry out to him.   That the time when most  people turn to Him.  And get no results.  He gave his ONLY BEGOTTEN Son for you. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IY56KSF5S4QWK7C4SU3WQY4R2Q APT

    somebody had to make those pedophile religious leaders…hence god

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IY56KSF5S4QWK7C4SU3WQY4R2Q APT

    yeah the one he begot by a virgin

    but didn’t come from taking Eve’s rib

    I got 2 ribs….just make a lab rat and I will consider it close enough

  • kingflez

    lack of knowledge my people perish said the Lord. Ronald d needs God, lets pray for him that one day he might find the owner of this universe and everything therein.
    For Serena, i always pray that she wins. i am an African man from Ghana and my country loves Serena and Venus. May the Almighty God continue to elevate them into greater and unlimited heights. For her partner, i know God is preparing a fine God fearing and selfless man for her.
    GO Serena….. 

  • quiet616storm

    Nuff respect Serena you are a model and mentor for many young black women  that it is possible to do and achieve great things in life if they are decipline and commited enough. God has blessed you with these few moments in time ask him for wisdom to use it wisely, for today is a gift and tomorrow we never see. love you a fan and praying friend.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MMI3ZKRWSUN5RWVYCQWHRPRKAI dle

    I think no one will ever date her because she so rudes, disrespectfull in her tennis sportmanship and especially when she looks more like a man figure.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I2PKXKSTIPIB7LR72RPGG5JUUM Michael

    Some people believe in God. If you don’t then don’t but don’t try to stop people from talking about God b/c you don’t believe in him. We are still in America and freedom of speech still abides here.

  • neicy1

    dle is terribly mistaken because he doesn’t understand the meaning of disrespectful and rude. That is him he is discribing. It sounds like him who is missing some male parts. Stop being a hater. I’m sure your not perfect….. What are you missing a shape? some color? some personality? someone to love you? Go and check yourself. Who raised you?