It’s going down and personal between women’s tennis superstars Maria Sharapova and Serena Willams, as the former has blasted the latter for having a boyfriend who is married with kids!
It first began with the recent interview Serena granted to Rolling Stone magazine, where she made the controversial Steubenville rape case comment, as well as indirectly dissed Sharapova for dating her rumored ex-boyfriend, Grigor Dimitrov.
‘She begins every interview with “I’m so happy. I’m so lucky”—it’s so boring,’ Serena was quoted by the mag as saying. ‘She’s still not going to be invited to the cool parties. And, hey, if she wants to be with the guy with a black heart, go for it.’
Serena didn’t mention names, but it’s apparent that she is making reference to her ex (and now Sharapova’s) boyfriend as ‘the guy with a black heart’ … at least that is the way Rolling Stone interpreted it.
Sharapova, obviously not happy with her rival’s comments, used her pre-Wimbledon tournament news conference to hit back.
‘Obviously I have a tremendous amount of respect for Serena and what she’s achieved on the court,’ she said. ‘If she wants to talk about something personal, maybe she should talk about her relationship and her boyfriend, you know, now is married and is getting a divorce and has kids. Talk about other things, but not draw attention to other things.’
Serena’s pre-tournament conference holds tomorrow. Let’s see how she’ll react to this one.