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Drake is clearly to blame for Serena Williams’ U.S. Open loss

#BlameDrake surfaces following Serena meltdown.

Feb 29, 2020, 7:54 pm*

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Josh Katzowitz

Roberta Vinci on Friday pulled one of the biggest sports upsets in recent memory when she handed Serena Williams a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 loss in the semifinals of the U.S. Open. The upset nixed Williams’ attempt to win tennis’ first Grand Slam honor since 1988.

How big of a long shot was Vinci’s victory?

https://vine.co/v/eFAdEITjeKK

And when that big of a favorite gets beaten, the only logical explanation is that something in the player’s immediate atmosphere must have been so repulsive, so abhorrent, so utterly toxic that the only response was for that player to lose all control of his or her talent.

On that note, Williams reportedly is dating rapper Drake, who seems to curse just about every team for which he cheers. And you know who was in New York to watch his girlfriend, don’t you? And you know who the Twitter universe immediately blamed for Williams’ defeat, right?

Drake!

It all started innocently enough. Even though Williams was likely disappointed she was pushed by Vinci to a third set, she started that final set by winning the first two games. And then Drake did this.

https://twitter.com/CorkGaines/status/642402816863150081

And from there, the match went to hell.

https://twitter.com/rgay/status/642405809272393729

https://twitter.com/MsDannah/status/642414563221225472

https://twitter.com/lucasbros/status/642416325852295168

But there was one piece of good news for Drake.

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*First Published: Sep 11, 2015, 8:04 pm