Serena Williams is at the top of her game heading into Wimbledon, which begins at the All England Club next Monday.
But on Tuesday, it was a statement reportedly made to a Rolling Stone writer that had the world's top women's tennis player back in hot water off of the court.
In an excerpt from an upcoming Rolling Stone feature first published by Deadspin , journalist Stephen Rodrick describes a moment in a hotel room when Williams reacted to news of the Steubenville (Ohio) High School rape case .
Here's how it played out, per Rodrick: We watch the news for a while, and the infamous Steubenville rape case flashes on the TV--two high school football players raped a 16-year-old, while other students watched and texted details of the crime. Serena just shakes her head. "Do you think it was fair, what they got? They did something stupid, but I don't know. I'm not blaming the girl, but if you're a 16-year-old and you're drunk like that, your parents should teach you: don't take drinks ...