Serena Williams And Drake may be over, but that doesn’t mean the pro tennis player doesn’t have his back. The two had a love affair that lasted a few months on and off, which isn’t too notable, but taking into consideration the huge matches that happened during their romance, their relationship was one for the ages, at least for the tabloids.
When Serena Williams lost at the U.S. Open, many blamed Drake. The singer would show up at every match he could make it to, and some said he was a distraction. That, coupled with the fact that Williams was expected to win that match, and the story that it was Drake’s fault that she lost the match really got some traction.
Serena Williams has always been private about her love life, and for the duration of their relationship, she was coy about her “special friendship” with Drake despite pictures of them making eyes at each other and making out. So, it was a bit of a surprise to hear Williams actually stick up for the rapper.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 7, 2016
Of the 2015 Grand Slam title that she lost out to Roberta Vinci, Williams said to Glamour that it wasn’t fair to blame Drake, without actually mentioning his name.
“I don’t think that was fair. I’m the one who’s playing, who’s making mistakes or making winners. I’m not one to blame anyone else for anything. And I don’t think anyone else should either. I played a really good opponent that day. And I wasn’t at my best.”
As for Drake and Serena Williams, it doesn’t seem like Serena was the girl for him. When rumors started to heat up about the two, he told Entertainment Tonight the following.
“Most people I know stay in Toronto. I plan to spend the rest of my life there. The talk, the smell, the sound that comes out of that city is home to me. When I think about the girls I want to get romantic with, it’s a girl from Toronto who knows what I’m talking about when we drive around the city.”
At the time rumors swirled around the couple, Williams’ rep said the two were “just friends,” but pictures said otherwise.
— Justin Kollar (@kollarjustin) June 3, 2016
— TVE7.COM (@TVE7COM) February 11, 2016
Drake And Serena Williams Caught On Camera Kissing! https://t.co/pRrZhCrygs pic.twitter.com/BFRyLTQSlb
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At one point, it was rumored that the pair were engaged, but that turned out to be nothing but a pesky rumor. That said, their history began way before the U.S. open. According to TMZ, the two were on and off in 2011, but that ended because Drake had a few other girls in mind, including strippers and Instagram girls. Because of their “good vibe,” Serena wound up giving Drake another chance years later, but as it turned out, it didn’t exactly stick.
Despite keeping her personal life on lockdown, Williams isn’t exactly staying at home. The tennis champ, who once dated rapper Common for years, said that she’s making the most out of her 30s.
“Who says that your thirties is when you’re supposed to be done? I would like to know who made that rule! I was talking to my mom one time, like, ‘Gosh, I’m 30.’ And she’s like, ‘In your thirties you’re even stronger than in your twenties.’ I didn’t believe her, but I have played better in my thirties. My consistency is better, my momentum is better, my wins are quicker.”
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