Serena Williams lost in the U.S. Open to Roberta Vinci in the semifinals on Friday. The Internet was quick to blame Drake.
You see, Williams and Drake have had a long-rumored relationship that has been something of a sideshow during Williams’s push for the calendar Grand Slam. A win over Vinci would have advanced Williams to the tournament finals, and a win there would’ve locked in the slam and given Williams her 22nd Grand Slam title, tying her for most in the professional era with Steffi Graf.
Alas, Vinci emerged a 2–6, 6–4, 6–4 winner. In the eyes (and Twitter fingers) of the Internet, Drake was to blame.
Well when Serena breaks it off with Drake I'm here for you boo. My season is already in the crapper so no one will blame you.— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) September 11, 2015
Kentucky. The Raptors. Now this. Drake kills dreams.— Farmer Jones (@thefarmerjones) September 11, 2015
Drake is more of a curse than Rog— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) September 11, 2015
the drake curse is real— Caitlin Kelly (@caitlin__kelly) September 11, 2015
Drake is clearly the reason why she lost— Ghost (@simmons_jjs) September 11, 2015
If Drake bet every horse in a race, I'm guessing an elephant would somehow prevail.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) September 11, 2015
Drake is about to show up in the Finals in Vinci's suite with her parents— Zito (@_Zeets) September 11, 2015
Soon as they showed Drake, Serena started struggling. Coincidence? I think not 😂😂😂😂😂— Nate Butler Jr. (@ATLSportsNate) September 11, 2015
drake’s record at attending sporting events is approaching “tony romo” levels— @richmazelopez (@richmazelopez) September 11, 2015
Drake is loving this, man. Achieving large amounts of success and still getting to act really disappointed is his WHEELHOUSE.— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) September 11, 2015