You have to go back a little ways, and know that this Serena Williams-Maria Sharapova feud is not new, and not just about some catty remarks about boyfriends.
It is incredible timing that just as Wimbledon is about to begin, the two best tennis players in the world are having it out this way. Williams said that Sharapova is boring and won’t be invited to “the cool parties.’’ Sharapova responded that Williams is a homewrecker, breaking up the marriage of a man with kids.
Let’s just say that this isn’t the usual guy-feud you see in sports.
But this rivalry has been around for a while, usually bubbling hot under the surface. Think of it this way: Williams represents breaking down doors in tennis, an African-American without the traditional tennis body type. And Sharapova? She represents the door.
The idyllic stereotype for tennis: tall, blonde, skinny, white, beautiful.
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