Serena Williams Gracefully Asks For Apology After Reporter Called Her Tennis Performance 'Scrappy'

The tennis star asked a journalist to apologise for his harsh comments following her stellar performance in the second round of the Australian Open 2017

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The last thing you want someone to do after playing 86-minutes of intense tennis is criticise your performance.

Especially after a game that saw you at the top of your serving game, nabbing 15 aces.

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So, imagine newly-engaged Serena Williams' shock when a reporter said her tennis playing against Lucie Safarova in yesterday's Australian Open second round match was 'scrappy'.

When quizzed about her 23 unenforced errors during the match, Serena told the journalist:

'I think that's a very negative thing to say. Are you serious?'

When the reporter replied saying his comment was the result of his 'observation' of the game, the World No.1 tennis champion replied:

'Well you should have been out there. That wasn't very kind. You should apologize. Do you want to apologize'.'

After receiving an apology from the reporter, Serena happily discussed her game and praised her Czech opponent, who she eventually beat 6-3 6-4.

Despite the unfair criticism, we have a feeling Williams won't dwell on the reporter's comments too long.

She's still one of the best tennis players the world has ever seen and she's now free to have a lovely Australian jaunt with her fiancé Alexis Ohanian by her side, who has been spotted cheering on his wife-to-be from the sidelines, days after she flashed her engagement ring.

If this isn't a face of pride, we don't know what is:

The lesson here, never called Serena Williams 'scrappy'.

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