Drake and Serena Williams are a thing, and that’s become increasingly apparent over the past couple weeks. So, naturally, it’s time for Drake to chill out with the loose flirting.
Here’s an example. Yesterday, Drake and fashion god Anna Wintour were photographed sitting together during a fashion show–understandable, it’s Fashion Week in NYC–and Drake grabbed the photo and put it on his Instagram with the caption “me and bae.”
Amidst the over 4,000 comments under the picture, there was Serena, putting up two emoji hands to the post, declaring her disproval. She would later delete the comment, but who doesn’t love a good screenshot?
There will be no calendar Grand Slam for Serena Williams this year.
The fiery #1 Women’s Tennis player in the world won the first three major tournaments in 2015–Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon–and was expected to blow through the U.S. Open by many, especially after outlasting her sister, Venus, in the quarterfinals.
Well, Roberta Vinci had other plans.
The #43 player in the world, Vinci, of Italy, just pulled off an inspiring victory at Flushing Meadows, beating Serena in 3 sets to move on to the U.S. Open Final, willing the crowd to cheer for her as well as Serena as she left it all on the court in the biggest victory of her career. Following the loss, Tickets to the U.S. Open Women’s Final dropped %126 per ticket site Rukkus.com
Where did the notion that athletes–especially female athletes–have to smile all the time in their post-game or post-match interviews?
Serena Williams, who just got through a 3-set victory over her sister Venus, was probably weighed down by fatigue, the media that had been swirling around her family before and after their contest, and the idea that she’s got to suit up and do this three more times to achieve the coveted (and historic) calendar Grand Slam.
So what if she wasn’t smiling, reporter? She was tired. And, quite frankly, she didn’t want to be sitting there.
That isn’t speculation, by the way, that’s exactly what she told him. Good for you, Serena.
Serena Williams will bring her dominance to Queens, New York, as the 2015 U.S. Open begins today. Williams will begin the quest to complete the calendar year Grand Slam against 25-year-old Vitalia Diatchenko in the opening round.
The Russian tennis player is ranked as the #86 player in the world. Williams has already completed the Serena Slam–she’s the current title-holder of all four major championships–but winning this U.S. Open will put her in a place of dominance experienced few. Names such as Jordan and Tiger are among the only people who could compare to the sheer greatness taking place.
The final stop on the world tour starts in Queens today, but the legacy will reach far beyond center court. 7 pm tonight.
Remember that time a while back when Common and Drake had their mini rift? It resulted in Common directly calling Drake out in a diss track to the beat of “Stay Schemin”. Common also threw subliminal shots at Drake in his single “Sweet” in which he confirmed was for Drizzy on Sway in the Morning.
Drake didn’t hop in the booth the same way he handled Philly emcee Meek Mill, but he did respond in an interview on a live show saying, “I might sing, but I ain’t no bitch. If Common got something to say, say it to my face.” Serena Williams did in fact play a part in this beef according to Common. Now years has past since then and Drake and Serena were spotted lip locking, looking like they couldn’t keep their hands off each other. What’s Common got to say about that?
Well he told TMZ:
Serena is a friend of mine, as long as she happy I’m good. We dated, that’s done, that’s been done a long time ago, so it’s now like we friends. As long as she happy, I’m good.
Click here to watch the clip of Common’s encounter with TMZ.
Over the past week, Drake‘s apparently romantic relationship with Serena Williams has come to the forefront, and it most certainly explains Drizzy’s affinity for attending tennis tournaments this summer. He’s been photographed stalking around at Wimbledom, googly-eyeing Serena at a mid-major Cincinnati tournamnt last week, and will most certainly be in the crowd when Serena goes for the U.S. Open crown next month.
Of course, the elephant in this room is Common. It’s no secret that his 2011 feud with Drake stemmed from their respective relationships with the dominant tennis player, and now that Drake and Serena have circled back around and ended up in a relationship, of course, folks want to know how Common feels about all of this.
Well, he’ll tell you. And it’s just the kind of answer you’d expect from a guy like Common.
“As long as she’s happy, I’m good.” Watch the full clip of Common’s run-in with TMZhere.
Drake did say the girl of your dreams to him is probably not a challenge…
TMZ spotted the 6 God lip locking with Serena Williams. There were rumors surfacing that the two were an item and I guess these pictures are a confirmation.
According to TMZ, Serena won the WTA tournament in Cincinnati and Drake was in the crowd — probably supporting her. They then went to celebrate at a fancy Sotto restaurant in a private booth that obviously wasn’t private enough.
Bruce Jenner being awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award as “Caitlyn” has been a polarizing topic. While many applaud ESPN for recognizing the Olympic gold medalist’s courage it took to reveal he would be transitioning into a woman as Caitlyn Jenner, others, including comedian D.L. Hughley, were not so supportive.
Hughley addressed the matter and expressed that Jenner didn’t deserve the award for courage because what he is going through is nothing compared to the trails and tribulations of tennis legend Arthur Ashe. The political commentator rattled off a list of Ashe’s accomplishments to TMZ and called him a symbol of courage. However, when relating Ashe and Jenner he felt Lauren Hill should have received ESPYs Courage Award for playing college basketball while battling terminal cancer. Hill was posthumously honored with the Best Moment Award instead. Hughley stated,
Caitlyn Jenner put on a dress. It’s not the same thing. I don’t think it’s the same. That girl Lauren Hill was courage in the name of sports.”
Hill was a college basketball player who continued to play basketball after it was discovered she had an inoperable brain tumor. She died at 19-years-old. Many believe Hill should’ve been presented the award because the trophy is given to a person who, “possesses strength in the face of adversity, courage in the face of peril and the willingness to stand up for their beliefs no matter the cost”. Hughley and many others don’t see how Jenner announcing he’s a transgender woman fits the criteria because Jenner and Ashe have “very little in common”.
In the midst of dissing Caitlyn Jenner’s award, D.L. also was in support of tennis champion Serena Williams and challenged the mainstream media’s idea of beauty.
In the last month we’ve had the media tell us Caitlyn Jenner was beautiful and Serena Williams looks like a man. I think Serena is one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen on a tennis court and Bruce Jenner looks like every P.E. teacher I ever had.”