WATCH: Serena Williams Doesn’t Care for Your Dumb Questions About Why She’s Not Smiling
Queen of sports, Serena Williams, is dominating the tennis court, dumb questions in press conferences, and basically life right now.
Williams, currently the No. 1 seed in women’s tennis, defeated her sister Venus in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday night. Afterwards, she was forced to partake in a late-night press conference where we assume she was asked in every which way something along the lines of, “what was it like facing off against your sister for the 27th time?” and such.
One reporter stepped over the line during the post-match press conference when he asked, “You just won a match. Normally you smile when you win. You come in here, you laugh. What happens tonight? Is it because you beat Venus or because you’re thinking about what is going on next? What’s wrong?”
As you can see in the video, Williams take a deep inhale and exhale, probably considering whether or not she should really call him out. Instead, she saves her breath probably because she knows dumb questions like that don’t even deserve to be entertained.
Instead, here’s her amazing response:
It’s 11:30. To be perfectly honest with you, I don’t want to be here. I just want to be in bed right now and I have to wake up early to practice and I don’t want to answer any of these questions. And you keep asking me the same questions. It’s not really … you’re not making it super enjoyable.
Just being honest.
Obviously, the dude didn’t catch what was a very obvious hint, as he attempted to ask yet another question. She seamlessly joked, “Is it about Venus again?”
Immediately after the match ended and her and Venus embraced, Serena commented, “She is the toughest player I’ve ever played in my life, and the best person I know. So it’s going against your best friend and at the same time for me going against the greatest competitor in women’s tennis. So it was really difficult today.”
Blood is nonethelss thicker than water. She posted a beautiful tribute photo on Instagram yesterday:
Should Serena win the U.S. Open this year, she’ll have swept up all four Grand Slam trophies this year, joining Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court and Steffi Graf as the only women to ever do so in a single season. It will also be her fifth consecutive Grand Slam (she won the U.S. Open last year in 2014), and her seventh U.S. Open win overall.
Serena Williams is truly a Queen. Good luck to Williams in the semifinals, which was supposed to be held tonight but postponed due to rain. She will therefore face Roberta Vinci, an unseeded Italian 32-year-old, on Friday afternoon, with the finals scheduled as planned on Saturday afternoon.