Serena Williams made history as she emerged victorious in her sixth Wimbledon victory at the Roland Garros stadium.
Not only did she manage to wow fans on the court, but her indomitable spirit has landed her one of her biggest fans yet. World famous author of the Harry Potter series, J. K. Rowling, took to Twitter to express her admiration for the tennis star. The author tweeted a picture of herself posing with Serena Williams, who looks ready for action in her tennis whites. “I’m #TeamSerena today,” Rowling declares in the tweet, before enthusiastically cheering her on for her final.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 11, 2015
The famed author was understandably ecstatic when Serena Williams emerged victorious, as she continued to tweet shortly after the tennis star’s victory. Rowling’s excitement at the victory is palpable in the tweet declaring “what an athlete, what a role model, what a woman!”
#SerenaSlam! I love her. What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman!— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 11, 2015
Unfortunately, not everyone seemed as enamoured by Serena Williams as J.K. Rowling was, with one offensive Twitter user sending a scathing reply.
“ironic then that main reason for her success is that she is built like a man”
Time reported that there was a string of angry backlash from Twitter users at the offending comment made to the Wimbledon champion. However, it was Rowling’s reply that seemed the most fitting to the obnoxious tweet.
Rowling proved once again that she is the queen of Twitter responses with her reply, where she posted a stunning picture of the tennis star in a body hugging, sexy red dress and heels, looking every inch the beautiful and powerful woman that she is. If the picture was not enough to silence the critic, her post was.
To date, her reply has been retweeted over eighty-five thousand times and favorited by over 110,000 users. This just goes to show that Rowling can still create magic with her words.
Serena Williams defeated Spaniard Garbine Murguruza in the women’s final of the 2015 Wimbledon tournament. The American won the match 6-4, 6-4, proving that she was the champion of Centre Court while she claimed her sixth Wimbledon victory. This was also her twenty-first Grand Slam title, as well as the third of 2015. According to the BBC, her next tournament will be the U.S. Open next month, where she hopes to complete the first calendar Grand Slam of her career.
And just in case anyone still questions whether Serena Williams is built like a man, check out the images of Serena looking stunning at the Wimbledon Champions Ball.
[Photo: Serena Williams / Instagram]