After her victory in Madrid, Serena Williams told the press, “Women are way tougher than men. That’s why we have the babies. You guys could never handle kids. We ladies don’t complain, we just do our best. On the WTA we are real performers, we are not about going out there and being weenies.”
Now, I’m no stranger to Serena being over the top, take for example, the US Open (2009 and 2011), criticizing her colleagues, and a handful of other incidents that are “palm-to-face-worthy.” This just takes the cake. Just the arrogance alone is shameful, but to criticize the entire ATP because of two players who spoke up about how they felt about a tournament.
Don’t get me wrong, I think that Nadal and Djokovic boycotting the Mutua Madrid in 2013 is lame, though they are only speaking for themselves and not the rest of the ATP. Though there is no place for Serena to compare herself to the rest of men’s tennis. I will give Serena that women carrying and giving birth is about the most painful, natural thing I can imagine anybody doing, and we males have not the slightest clue what it feels like, and I agree that does make women tough as nails. To have Williams to say that, without actually having experiencing giving birth herself, holds no weight at all.
I would like to see just how tough Serena Williams is after playing a full calendar of tennis, like the rest of the WTA not just “selected” events, maybe even throw in the four majors as best of 5 sets instead of 3. Including Indian Wells, since the two ‘weenies’ do play that every year…it’s been what? 11 years since you’ve shown up there Serena?
I’m quite annoyed with the these words coming from a part time WTA touring professional.