Serena Williams Owns Maria Sharapova On The Court And Off
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova squared off in Wimbledon, with the American bringing her racket and a complete dominance of the Russian 's to today's semis. Williams was 17-2 against the screaming, grunting Sharapova, and after today's straight set drubbing (6-2, 6-4), the shellacking continued. But the tennis court might not be the only place where Serena owns Sharapova.
Sharapova: I have no quarrel with you. Serena: An ant has no quarrel with the boot.
— Joe Posnanski (@JPosnanski) July 9, 2015
But as reported by the "Daily Mail," Serena also beat her to the bed of Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov. Dimitrov, known as Baby Fed (which for this discussion is a much better nickname than Little Roger), is currently Sharapova's boyfriend, but back in 2012 he was reportedly working on his ground strokes with Serena. The two had the same coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, but that wasn't enough to keep them together, and he dumped her for Sharapova.
Was Serena bitter? In a 2013 Rolling Stone was profiling Serena and relayed a phone conversation she had with her sister, Venus, where she talked about being bored with Sharapova and added:
She's still not going to be invited to the cool parties. And hey, if she wanted to be with the guy with the black heart, for for it.
Meow. When in 2013 Serena started a relationship with Mourataglou, 12 years her senior, Sharapova shot back:
If she wants to talk about something personal, maybe she should talk about her relationship and her boyfriend that was married and is getting a divorce and has kids.
The worst thing you can do is make Serena mad, I think Sharapova said something sideways about her long time ago, still taking it out on her
— Robert Littal (@BSO) July 9, 2015
Double Meow. So while it looks like Sharapova won that love match, realize two things: first, two years later Mourataglou is still working on his Serena Slam, and second, as for Sharapova, remember that Adam Levine quote about her in bed (note that his camp quickly denied it but then again, he likely wouldn't have expected it to become public):
She wouldn't make any noise during sex... I really thought, like a lot of guys, that she'd be the loud screaming type.
He also reportedly said she was "like a dead frog" (one can only wonder what his point of reference was for that simile). Perhaps she doesn't like to mix work screaming with pleasure screaming, but that sounds like a win for Serena, who now advances to play Garbine Muguruza in the finals.
No word on if Serena has slept with Muguruza's significant other.
Photo via Getty
David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated and is one for SportsGrid.
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