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    Serena Williams Shut A Reporter Down After He Called Her Performance "Scrappy"

    "I think that's a very negative thing to say. Are you serious?"

    Let's just state some facts about Serena Williams.

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    She's been the world number one in women's tennis on multiple occasions, and the last time she held the top spot for 186 weeks.

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    That ties the record for the most consecutive weeks at number one in women's tennis with Steffi Graf.

    Serena has also tied the record for the most Grand Slam singles titles in men's or women's tennis, with 22.

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    The record is tied again with Steffi Graf.

    So you can probably understand that after a 6-3 6-4 win in the second round of the Australian Open, Serena was a little taken aback when a reporter called her performance "scrappy".

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    In the post-match conference, the reporter can be heard saying: "That was a bit of a scrappy performance. A few more unforced errors, a few double faults."

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    After pointing out that it was a very negative thing to say, Serena asked the reporter if he wanted to apologise.

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    After thanking him for his apology, Serena went on to say that she thought she played well, while also pointing out that her opponent was a former top 10 player.


    She finished by saying that she thought it was a good match overall.

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    And obviously the internet loved Serena's response to being told she'd played bad.

    "Do you want to apologize ?" I love this woman.

    This would be Serena’s 16th ace of the night.

    The best part isn't even Serena asking for the apology. Best part is when Queen breaks down all the reasons why the…

    A queen, on and off the court.

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    You can watch the full video here.

    “Scrappy Performance?” 🤔 @SerenaWilliams​ doesn't think so... #AusOpen

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