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.
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.
Drake looking nervous watching Serena pic.twitter.com/HmwZ0MyL3f
— Mark Mal (@markmal18) September 11, 2015
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.
“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.
See what fans had to say about Serena’s loss on Friday:
— Karen (@runitupdamiddle) September 11, 2015
Drake is the Jessica Simpson to Serena’s Tony Romo. #BlameDrake
— Madelyn Burke (@MadelynBurke) September 11, 2015
Serena lost thanks drake ????????????
— AYY SWEEZY (@Antonio_Tyrone) September 11, 2015
Drake jinxed Serena man
— b (@brandynmarshall) September 11, 2015
You know Drake is about to get all of the blame for Serena losing
— D (@ThereGoesRhodes) September 11, 2015
Drake the curse bruh. First Kentucky NOW Serena.
— Neiman Marcus (@_MHooks) September 11, 2015
— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) September 11, 2015
Dang Serena 🙁 I blame Drake
— Carl Hairston (@GeeCeeJR) September 11, 2015
Drake about drop 3 songs bc Serena lost
— Henry Pham (@Henitals) September 11, 2015
They gonna blame Drake for Serena Williams loss today
— Jmoney (@jmoney818) September 11, 2015
Drake holding you back Serena. Meek ain’t holding back Nicki.
— Rocko (@rockosmodurnlif) September 11, 2015
Its alllllllll Drake’s fault Serena lost
— Bryan J. Reaves (@B__major) September 11, 2015
Drake has now successfully cursed the Heat, Kentucky, Serena, Tidal, and MMG
— Winston Bishop (@UptownAceBoogie) September 11, 2015
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