It seems like tennis legend Serena Williams always has to defend her body or her looks in some way. Saturday, a journalist drew ire on social media after asking the tennis champion if she was intimidated by rival Maria Sharapova’s looks.
Bill Simons of Inside Tennis magazine is backtracking his sexist comments after social media flood him with comments in Williams’ defense.
The sports journalist has since apologized after his condescending “baby” comment and asking if she was intimated by Sharapova because of her “alluring” shoulders after fans protested.
“I apologize if my awkward ques seemed 2 empower Trump or attack Serena/ I SO admire her/ I’ve spent [my] lifetime fighting racism/ sexism/ homophobia,” Simons wrote.
“Started campaign to name US Open Stad 4 Ashe/ Lobbied long 2 get Serena 2 return to I. Wells/ Called out police violence vs Blake/ I’m so sorry (sic.