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Tennis star Serena Williams made headlines last week when comments she made in a Rolling Stone piece about the Steubenville, Ohio rape case went viral. For those who missed it, here is the controversial excerpt that landed her in hot water with majority of the public.“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 from other people. She’s 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn’t remember? It could have been much worse. She’s lucky. Obviously I don’t know, maybe she wasn’t a virgin, but she shouldn’t have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that’s different.” Williams issued an apology soon thereafter, however, her initial apology seemed to cast blame on the writer instead of taking responsibility. On Monday, Williams released a second and more heartfelt apology on her website. This time she took full responsibility for her comments and seemed much more sincere.“I am deeply sorry for my insensitive and misinformed comments. It was not my intention to cause the victim and her family any additional pain. But I did, and I am sorry. I am grateful to them for the opportunity to personally apologize, and I am humbled by their strength, grace, and forgiveness.“I also want to extend an apology to the millions of sexual assault victims in America whose pain could have been compounded by my inappropriate remarks. Rape and all forms of sexual assault are completely unacceptable, no matter the circumstances. Sexual assault perpetrated against women and men is never acceptable and *never* the fault of the victim.”Williams' comments about the rape victim isn't the only thing that has got her into trouble lately, though. The feud between Williams and rival Maria Sharapova rose to another level this week after the former took to the media and slammed the Russian's personal life.The two could very well meet each other in the Wimbledon Final if all goes as expected.Via For the Win
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Serena Williams has issued a new apology for what she called ''insensitive and misinformed comments'' she made about the victim in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case.
In a Rolling Stone story posted online last week, Williams said the 16-year-old girl ''shouldn't have put herself in that position.''
The next day, Williams apologized in a statement...
It took a few days, but Serena Williams has finally issued a real apology for comments she made in a Rolling Stone article about the highly-publicized Steubenville rape case. Williams did not blame the victim — a 16-year-old West Virginia girl — for being raped, but she was quoted in the Rolling Stone article as [...]
Serena Williams is really offending a lot of people these days as a (presumably) unintended result of her Rolling Stone interview.
First, there was everything wrong with what she said about the Steubenville rape case. Then, she apparently made a comment to her sister, Venus, over the phone about Maria Sharapova's dating life:
"There are people who live, breathe...
“Keep your paws off of married men home wrecker!” Well Maria Sharapova didn’t say that exactly, but that pretty much sums it up.
After beating Maria in the French Open, Serena Williams did an interview with the Rolling Stone, where she appeared to take a few subliminal shots at her arch nemesis. Below is an excerpt from the article.
“There are people who live, breathe...
(June 25, 2013) Serena Williams began the defense of her Wimbledon crown in dominating style by conquering Luxembourg’s Mandy Minella 6-1, 6-3 in a first round match on Tuesday on Centre Court. Williams did not lose a point on her serve in the first set which captured in 19 minutes. The 92nd ranked Minella took [...]
Serena Williams says she offered an apology to Maria Sharapova two days before Sharapova took a verbal swipe at Williams over comments in a magazine article.
Speaking Sunday at Wimbledon, where she's the defending champion, Williams declined to directly respond to Sharapova's broadside from 24 hours earlier. The back-and-forth began with a recent Rolling Stone story, in...
Serena Williams and her handlers may need to reach out to ESPN and orchestrate a public-relations fiasco as embarrassing as "The Decision." I'm serious.
It's clear now "The Decision" is the best thing to ever happen to LeBron James. "The Decision" and the devastating backlash it created caused James to search his soul and emerge a better man...
Looks like Maria Sharapova won't be invited to the cool parties OR win Wimbledon.
With a whole lot of yelling and screaming, poof, there went the fun we were expecting for two weeks at Wimbledon. Sharapova lost 6-3, 6-4 in the second round Wednesday to Michelle Larcher de Brito. They are two of the loudest grunters on tour.
No more snickering comments back and forth with Serena...
By now, two days into a tennis major, the US media usually have rushed in to talk about all the new hope in American tennis. Why the rush? Because the future is now! No, really it's because in two more days, everyone but Serena Williams usually would be out.
So it's now or never. And I'm usually ridiculing the rush. But this time, for the first time in years, the hope...
WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 INTENDED ORDER OF PLAY FOR TUESDAY 25 JUNE CENTRE COURT – SHOW COURT – 1.00 PM START 1 Serena Williams (USA)  1 vs Mandy Minella (LUX) 2 2 Novak Djokovic (SRB)  1 vs Florian Mayer (GER) 2 3 David Ferrer (ESP)  33 vs Martin Alund (ARG) 34 [...]
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS Wimbledon, Great Britain June 24-July 6, 2013 Grand Slam Grass/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Ladies’ Singles – First Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. Mandy Minella (LUX) 61 63 (4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (Q) Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 61 61 (6) Li Na (CHN) d. Michaella Krajicek (NED) 61 61 (7) [...]