Serena Williams Loses in U.S. Open Semifinal: Let the Drake Blame Game Begin

Serena Schools Reporter
Off court, Serena Williams is also a winner.

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.

Already, everyone from your neighbor’s great aunt to your mysterious Twitter followers have been reacting with one common denominator: Drake, who is rumored to be romancing Williams.

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:

2015 U.S. Open - Day 12
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Naturally, the Blame Drake bit got a bit out of hand:

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:

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.