The claws are out on the tennis courts! And ish is getting personal right before the start of Wimbledon. Serena Williams' arch nemesis Maria Sharapova blasted the French Open champ about something that's been only whispered about since Serena and her tennis trainer went public about their relationship.
Ish talking has now moved off the court and has gotten extra personal. Just weeks after Serena beat Maria for the French Open trophy, and after Maria heard about some comments that Serena made (she didn't specifically name Maria but it's petty obvious who she was speaking about) in her newest Rolling Stone interview, Maria snapped back in a press conference today saying Serena needs to worry about her own MARRIED boyfriend, Patrick.
During the pre-tournament press conference, Maria was asked about Serena's indirect attack in Rolling Stone on her and her man. Maria's response, according to Huff Post's Sporting News:
"Obviously I have a tremendous amount of respect for Serena and what she's achieved on the court. 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. Talk about other things, but not draw attention to other things."
Basically she told Serena to keep her comments to herself since she's essentially a homewrecker. Damn! Last year when Serena and her french man put their romantic status on display, reports started to flow that he was (and is) actually still married with kids. Serena still hasn't commented about the status of his marriage, or even confirmed they are a couple.
As for the comment that sparked Maria to pop off....here's the excerpt from RS that indirectly has Serena talking ish about Maria:
"There are people who live, breathe and dress tennis. I mean, seriously, give it a rest." Serena exits the car and the conversation moves on to a top-five player who is now in love. "She begins every interview with 'I'm so happy. I'm so lucky'—it's so boring," says Serena in a loud voice. "She's still not going to be invited to the cool parties. And, hey, if she wants to be with the guy with a black heart, go for it."
Retract those claws ladies and focus on Wimbledon. Or don't. We'll be watching either way...