Twitter is petty AF … but what else is new. On Wednesday, tennis star Maria Sharapova announced her retirement from the sport but instead of receiving celebratory tweets she received a good ol’ dragging. Yep you read that right.
Apparently folks thought it was a good idea to remind the world of all of Sharapova’s shortcomings and glorify the woman who beat her several times … Serena Williams.
Sharapova Says Goodbye
“How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?” she wrote. “How do you walk away from the courts you’ve trained on since you were a little girl, the game that you love—one which brought you untold tears and unspeakable joys—a sport where you found a family, along with fans who rallied behind you for more than 28 years? I’m new to this, so please forgive me. Tennis—I’m saying goodbye.”
Twitter Praises Serena Williams
Within hours Serena was the #1 trending topic on Twitter.
That time Serena Williams hit the crip walk after beating Maria Sharapova to win gold at the 2012 Olympics > pic.twitter.com/4Crzeswhjh
— peej (@pjsmi_) February 26, 2020
Her getting her ass whooped every chance she got by Serena, then taking drugs to enhance her skill to still get her ass whooped by Serena. Also her crying and talking shit about Serena and this imaginary “rivalry” with Serena…which she never win a game against. https://t.co/zEiBt3MAJR
— KombuchaChai Lover (@MsMicaLuv) February 26, 2020
Is this the lady who got beat by Serena Williams 20 times? https://t.co/Ve7V6P7zbl
— Veronica McDonald🗣 (@Purify_toast17) February 26, 2020
The Wile E. Coyote to Serena’s Roadrunner. You will be missed (?) https://t.co/ZRNzMBvYf0
— Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh…. (@DragonflyJonez) February 26, 2020
well at least she beat Serena at something https://t.co/6OM23jxlZH
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) February 26, 2020
remember how they tried to make maria sharapova out to be serena’s rival even though she played serena 20 times and lost 18 of em pic.twitter.com/HV8Ntdz1FM
— 🌙 (@beforemoonlight) February 26, 2020
Of course the predominantly white Tennis world will try to paint #MariaSharapova as a champion now that she retired, but will ignore how she used a performance enhancing drug for ten years which aided in her slam wins🙄. If this was Serena, there wouldn’t be such loving remarks. pic.twitter.com/pnbWT5EMXj
— Paris Milan (@ParisMilanYT) February 26, 2020
How does losing 19 times to the same person count as competitive? Maria hasn’t beaten Serena in 15 years. Maria is 32. Her whole adult life never beating Serena Williams. https://t.co/FwcSYFqX3u
— #BlackWomensHistoryWeek 2/25-3/3 (@FeministaJones) February 26, 2020
Sharapova: I’m retiring.
Serena: You were still playing? Oh, I hadn’t noticed.
— Touré (@Toure) February 26, 2020
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