Drake might be having a good year, but his luck did not rub off on rumored girlfriend Serena Williams. On Friday the 33-year-old tennis star went up against unseeded Italian player Roberta Vinci in the U.S. Open semifinals. Williams lost in the third set to Vinci in one of the most stunning upsets in tennis history.
Williams was on a 33-match win streak heading into the semifinals at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York. The game was initially delayed due to the heavy rains Thursday night. The No. 1-seeded player was expected to win against Vinci, inching closer to the U.S. Open title and “Grand Slam.” For those unfamiliar with a “Grand Slam” in tennis, it’s when an athlete wins the four biggest tournaments of the year – the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. The last tennis star to have the Grand Slam title was Steffi Graf in 1998, according to the Associated Press. Only five players have ever won all four tournaments in a single year.
NPR reports that Williams immediately left the court following the match, and TMZ is linking her loss to her rumored beau. According to the gossip site, this was Serena Williams’ first U.S. Open match that Drake attended. While some may now consider him a “bad luck charm,” the site also notes that he did attend one of her winning Wimbledon matches.
Check out some of the funny tweets below:
Serena: Drake's coming to my game tonight. Me: pic.twitter.com/36l6M0pf0I
— Snukes (@QueerDiscOx) September 11, 2015
Serena lost and Drake has a beard, see he's draining folks of their powers.
— DJ Static (@BeImpressive2U) September 11, 2015
Drake: "I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you" Serena: "I'll kill you in your sleep"
— Colin (@ColJE10) September 11, 2015
— Marc Mesmer (@TheMezSays) September 11, 2015
I told yall if Serena lost I was gonna #BlameDrake. I now hate Drake until Serena wins again. I need a ghost writer for my diss track!
— George Wrighster (@georgewrighster) September 11, 2015
— Josh Wolf (@joshwolfcomedy) September 11, 2015
.@Drake Kentucky in the Final Four, Raptors in the playoffs, Serena going for the Slam. Doing well, fella. Doing well.
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) September 11, 2015
Drake: "So cry if you need to, but I..." Serena: "STOP SINGING."
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) September 11, 2015
I TOLD YALL DRAKE AINT NO GOOD FOR SERENA, I TOLD YALL
— Tracy LaFway Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) September 11, 2015