Serena Williams Loses in U.S. Open Semifinal: Let the Drake Blame Game Begin
And just like that, it’s over for Serena Williams and her quest to become the first person to win a Grand Slam in nearly two decades.
On Friday (Sept. 11), Williams failed to advance to the women’s singles finals at the 2015 U.S. Open when she lost the semifinals match in three sets (2-6, 6-4, 6-4) to Italy’s Roberta Vinci. The unseeded (!) Vinci will next face fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta in the finals.
The Canadian rapper was spotted watching the tennis great go for even greater inside the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Friday, along with thousands of others. Here he is applauding Williams for a job well done, despite the heartbreaking loss:
Naturally, the Blame Drake bit got a bit out of hand:
I’m not saying Venus should grab Drake and go for a walk. But she really should. I mean now. Not walk. Run. #JinxesAreRealPeople
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) September 11, 2015
Drake is no longer allowed to attend major sporting events. — Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) September 11, 2015
Uber but for sending Drake to important moments in your enemies’ lives
— Zack Goldman (@ThatDamnYank) September 11, 2015
Drake about drop 3 songs bc Serena lost — Henry Pham (@Henitals) September 11, 2015
— Karen (@runitupdamiddle) September 11, 2015
Drake the curse bruh. First Kentucky NOW Serena.
— Neiman Marcus (@_MHooks) September 11, 2015
Elsewhere, while track-and-field star Lolo Jones didn’t disagree with the general consensus, she did have a suggestion for the rapper’s near future:
Well when Serena breaks it off with Drake I’m here for you boo. My season is already in the crapper so no one will blame you.
— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) September 11, 2015
I look up to her so much. Winning or in defeat. I would trade 10 of my good days for one bad day of Serena’s — Lolo Jones (@lolojones) September 11, 2015
While it’s pretty clear Drake will shake this off with a new song or two, let it be known that Drizzy, we’re here for you if you need anything.