Serena Williams’ hope of clinching her 4th straight Grand Slam in a year was dashed on Friday after losing her U.S Open semi final match … and fans are blaming Drake for it.
Williams was the huge favorite entering the match that, had she won, will set her on the road to become the sixth player in history to win all Grand Slams in a year, like Steffi Graf did in 1988. But that hope went up in flames after her Italian opponent Roberta Vinci beat her in all three sets.
Now to the Drake twist: Serena recently rekindled a romance with the Toronto rapper, who was at the U.S Open match vigorously cheering for her. So when Serena lost, bitter fans immediately took to Twitter to blame Drake for ‘distracting’ her.
Below are some of the tweets:
Serena Williams lost I blame drake tbh
— ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (@NotMoe__) September 11, 2015
LOOK WHAT DRAKE DID RT @AP: BREAKING: Serena Williams loses in US Open semis, ending bid for tennis' first Grand Slam since 1988.
— veil of mist (@TotesMisty) September 11, 2015
Sit down Drake. This is your fault.
— roxane gay (@rgay) September 11, 2015
I can imagine Drake offering Serena a comfort hug and her bodying him to the ground in anger …
— hiSEAN808 (@Oahu_Raider808) September 11, 2015
WE ALL KNEW THAT DRAKE/SERENA WAS GOING TO BE A MESS. LOOK WHAT HE DID.
— Andrei with an 'i' (@AndreiDamane) September 11, 2015
— Cordel Finley (@CordelFinley_24) September 11, 2015
i think drake regrets his new haircut tbh pic.twitter.com/zScqiU12Kh
— L.A.S (@SartoriallyInc) September 11, 2015
Meanwhile, ticket price for the U.S Open women’s final dropped from around $1.412 to a mere $70 after it became clear that Serena will not be there.