Blaming Drake! What could be more fun? Actual jokes, I think.
Serena Williams lost to underdog Roberta Vinci in the U.S. Open semifinals, dashing her hopes of a calendar Grand Slam. Twitter users have taken to blaming onetime “Degrassi” star Drake, an acquaintance of Williams', for her downfall. It's a cute, harmless way of diffusing the disappointment of Williams' loss. It's also not that funny.
Here are ten jokes, comments, and quips from Twitter users who managed not to blame Drake. I've included my own tweet first due to vanity, but the ten selected tweets follow.
“Meryl Streep once lost to Sandra Bullock.” – Serena Williams' comforting gay friend
– Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) September 11, 2015
Roberta Vinci's first words after beating Serena Williams in the U.S. Open Semifinal were “Sorry.” Classic.
– Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) September 11, 2015
DAMN SERENA GOT WASHED BY THE MANAGER OF A CHICO'S
– The Kid Mero (@THEKIDMERO) September 11, 2015
Please disembark the Serena bandwagon in a calm and orderly manner and be careful for items that may have shifted in the overhead bins.
– Sam Laird (@samcmlaird) September 11, 2015
More surprising than Serena losing is how many people there are pretending they're tennis fans.
– The Guy (@theguydf) September 11, 2015
“Like ‘True Detective,” Vinci proved to be Serena Williams” downfall on Friday afternoon” – Lede I would write if I wrote about tennis.
– Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) September 11, 2015
Oh, really? Did Serena lose? She's still *THE GREATEST ATHLETE OF OUR TIME.* Go do a press conference about living in your mom's basement.
– Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) September 11, 2015
I willingly volunteer as the man Serena Williams punches in the face after losing
– Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) September 11, 2015
This is just the dramatic prequel before Serena's Golden Slam in 2016.
– T. Kyle (@tkylemac) September 11, 2015
Very disappointed for Serena (yacht runs aground at Lincoln Harbor spilling my Clos d”Ambonnay flute).
– Larry (@VocabuLarry) September 11, 2015
It's interesting: so many of us were watching this match to see Serena make history. And in a way.. we did. Just not the history we expected
– trey wingo (@wingoz) September 11, 2015