After defeating her sister Venus in the US Open on Tuesday, the 33-year-old tennis champ took to the podium to answer questions that were presumably about her win. However, the situation went a little bit off script when a reporter asked Serena why she wasn't smiling.
"You just won a match. Normally you smile when you win. You come in here, you laugh," the reporter asked. "What happens tonight? Is it because you beat Venus or because you're thinking about what is going on next? What's wrong?"
A visibly weary Serena didn't even attempt to offer a pre-packaged reply. Instead, she kept it refreshingly honest.
"It's 11:30. To be perfectly honest with you, I don't want to be here," Serena said. "I just want to be in bed right now and I have to wake up early to practice and I don't want to answer any of these questions. And you keep asking me the same questions. It's not really ... you're not making it super enjoyable."
So, is anyone else thinking that Serena totally needs to join forces with the creator of the "Stop Telling Women to Smile" campaign? We can't help but love a woman who has no problem speaking her mind, despite the overwhelming pressure to play by everyone else's rules.
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