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Serena Williams Loses US Open Match, First Grand Slam Bid in 27 Years, Internet Blames Drake

Serena Williams loses the US Open semifinals while Drake watches
Serena Williams lost her bid for the Grand Slam on Friday, Sept. 11, and fans are blaming her rumored beau, Drake. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images; Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Serena Williams lost her bid for the first Grand Slam in tennis in 27 years on Friday, Sept. 11 — but the Internet isn’t pointing any fingers at the tennis champ.

Instead, fans of Williams, 33, are calling the athlete’s rumored boyfriend, Drake, her bad luck charm. 

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The “Started From the Bottom” rapper, 28, was spotted looking nervous in the stands at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, N.Y., rooting Williams on as she took on unseeded player Roberta Vinci, but his cheers didn’t seem to do the trick.

Williams lost 6 to 2, 4 to 6, 4 to 6 to Vinci, barring Williams from what would have been the first Grand Slam since legendary tennis pro Steffi Graf’s 1988 win.

The tennis champ beat out her older sister Venus earlier this week in the match watched around the world (see which Hollywood celebs turned up for the big event!).

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“So happy for you,” Venus, 35, told Serena as she hugged her after losing 6 to 2, 1 to 6, 6 to 3, on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

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Serena Williams loses the US Open semifinals to Roberta Vinci of Italy on September 11, 2015. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

See what fans had to say about Serena’s loss on Friday:

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