Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Knows Just How To Troll Maria Sharapova
There have been two winners at Serena Williams’ U.S. Open match towards Maria Sharapova on Monday evening: Williams — who handily defeated the Russian participant in straight units in lower than an hour — and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
Followers appear to assume that Ohanian took a jab at Sharapova by carrying a black “D.A.R.E.” shirt beneath his jacket, which he solely unzipped after the match was over and Williams had received 6-1, 6-1.
Beneath the “D.A.R.E.” acronym, which stands for “Drug Abuse Resistance Schooling,” reads the previous anti-drug program’s well-known phrase, “Retaining Children Off Medicine.”
It seems Ohanian wore the shirt in a delicate dig at Sharapova’s two-year ban from tennis. In 2016, the Worldwide Tennis Federation discovered that Sharapova had violated its anti-doping guidelines by taking and testing optimistic for the banned substance meldonium for undisclosed well being causes.
Intentional shade or not, followers beloved Ohanian’s assist for his spouse:
As author Roxane Homosexual tweeted in response to an article in regards to the shirt, “That is marriage excellence.”
Williams and Sharapova have had a contentious relationship through the years, however there isn’t a rivalry on the court docket, as Williams has soundly bested the Russian athlete in almost all of their contests.
In Sharapova’s 2017 autobiography, “Unstoppable: My Life So Far,” the tennis participant steered she had a rivalry with Williams and spoke disparagingly of the American in passages all through her guide.
She mentioned the “rivalry” started after her 2004 victory over Williams at Wimbledon.
“Principally I feel she hated me for listening to her cry,” the 32-year-old wrote. “Not lengthy after the event, I heard Serena advised a good friend ― who then advised me ― ‘I’ll by no means lose to that little b**** once more.’”
She additionally steered that Williams hated her for being “skinny,” and included a racially charged description of the U.S. participant as a lot larger than she is ― although Sharapova is not less than 4 inches taller than Williams.
“Initially, her bodily presence is far stronger and larger than you notice watching TV,” Sharapova wrote in her guide. “She has thick arms and thick legs and is so intimidating and robust. And tall, actually tall.”
Williams has referred to as Sharapova’s passages about her “100 % rumour.” In a 2017 interview with Vogue, Williams spoke about having to be “twice pretty much as good” as Sharapova as a result of she’s black.
“I imagine that the opposite ladies within the locker room will say, ‘Serena’s very nice.’ However Maria Sharapova, who may not speak to anyone, may be perceived by the general public as nicer. Why is that? As a result of I’m black and so I look imply?” Williams mentioned. “That’s the society we reside in. That’s life.”
However Williams doesn’t let her get it down.
“They are saying African-Individuals need to be twice pretty much as good, particularly girls. I’m completely OK with having to be twice pretty much as good,” she added.
Williams is a worldwide adviser to Verizon Media, HuffPost’s mum or dad firm.
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