Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki likes to try it. During a recent exhibition match against Maria Sharapova in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wozniacki broke into an imitation of Serena Williams on the court. The Danish tennis pro actually stuffed her top and bottom and proceeded to grunt each time she hit the ball. Those in the audience, including her boyfriend, pro golfer Rory McIlroy seemed to have gotten a chuckle out of the act.
I laughed harder during the 20-minute wait period for my HIV test results. To me, the bigger gag was that Wozniacki lost the match 6-2, 7-6. Such a finish is why God created the word “oop.”
Still, this isn’t the first time Caroline has poked fun at Serena’s ample bottom half. During another exhibition match this time last year, Wozniacki stuffed her bra and behind and did an offbeat bop to Rihanna’s “S&M.” It was rather bizarre, but it’s apparently not all that uncommon.
Fellow tennis star Andy Roddick has previously impersonated Serena Williams and her famous posterior, too. Back in September 2011, Roddick stuffed multiple towels around his butt and imitated Serena’s infamous outburst during the 2009 U.S. Open. Roddick made fun of other tennis players that day – including Pete Sampras, Maria Sharapova, and Rafael Nadal
On his poking fun at his fellow athletes, Roddick explained to Oklahoma’s News 9: “It’s always nice to do these events, they’re always a little more light-hearted and we can have fun with the crowd. It’s not as serious for us but we can show some good tennis to this area.”
I can get Roddick’s point that a tennis match could use a bit of humor every now and then, but Wozniacki kind of seems like a jerk. The other person she’s best known for mocking is Rafael Nadal. Missy gave herself the chuckles when making fun of his painful cramps during a press conference. If you find that funny, you have no soul.
Surely some will accuse us Serena supporters of being a wee bit sensitive. If so, I don’t really care because I find that “big butt, waddle, waddle on the court like a damn fool” bit tired. While many have lauded the tennis icon’s famous curves, she has also been the subject of great derision for her shape. She’s been likened to a primate for no other reason other than she’s a Black woman with a stunningly chiseled body in a world where the average star is blonde and lithe. There is nothing funny about such a person who meets the desired ‘standard’ for tennis player aesthetics mocking Williams’ curves.
If you’re going to be a comedian, be good at it. It’s the least Caroline Wozniacki could do because evidently, stuffing her butt and bra is as close to Serena Williams’ career achievements as she’s ever going to get.