Tennis ace Serena Williams has assured fans Drake was not to blame for her 2015 U.S. Open defeat.
The two pals were rumored to be dating at the time and many people piled on Drake when the world’s number one missed out on a Grand Slam when she was upset by Italian Roberta Vinci, but Serena insists her performance had nothing to do with the rap star, who was in the crowd.
“I don’t think that (criticism) was fair,” she told Glamour magazine. “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.”
This year, there is no rapper to blame for her loss in this year’s Grand Slam to Garbine Muguruza.
If it’s any consolation, Serena Williams just unseated (cheater) Maria Sharapova as the highest-paid female athlete in the world with earnings of just under $29 million.