Caroline Wozniacki Is Just Full of ‘Racist’ Serena Williams Impressions

Posted on December 12, 2012 by

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They say mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery and Serena Williams sure gets a lot of it.

During an exhibition match against Maria Sharapova over the weekend, Caroline Wozniacki churned out the second instalment in her repertoire of Serena Williams impersonations.

This is not the first time Serena has been the butt of her pro-tennis colleagues jokes; pun very much intended. Last month, Novak Djokovic pulled out a Serena imitation by stuffing his shirt with towels. Wozniacki previously did a Serena imitation to the sound track of a Rihanna song in 2011 and Andy Roddick also stuffed his pants with towels in honour of Serena while entertaining the crowd at an exhibition match in 2011.

Unfortunately, Wozniacki’s joke has been described on Feministing as racist, stating that “when a white woman makes fun of a black woman’s body, especially in a way that hypersexualizes her and draws on the stereotype of black women’s big butts, it’s racist.” This has sparked an online debate as to whether or not Wozniacki’s actions should be classified as racist or if they should be taken seriously at all.

Serena is yet to wade in on the controversy. Neither has her sister Venus, or any member of their family. Could it be that they don’t care or are not taking this issue seriously? Heaven forbid. Or maybe its because they remember that Wozniacki also made fun of Rafael Nadal in more precarious circumstances (i.e. his cramps), and therefore know that she’s just a prankster.

What do you think? Racist, joker or just plain tacky? If your views are anything like Walt’s on the UPI blog, who thinks that the answer to this issue is naked women’s tennis, we’d love to hear them.

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