During an exhibition tennis match in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki took a “playful” jab at Serena Williams’ assets during a mid-game “prank.”

Wozniacki, who has lost to Williams five out of six times this year, padded her top and her tennis skit to mimic Williams’ legendary physique, then pranced around the court to cheers from the crowd and laughs from the on-air commentators.

Pranks such as these aren’t exactly unique in the tennis world. Serbian player Novak Djokovic made a name for himself by impersonating many players from Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, to Maria Sharapova and Williams.  But many are viewing Wozniacki’s recent stunt as more than a prank.

While Yahoo Sports called Wozniacki’s gag “hilarious” and said her portrayal of Williams was “uncanny,” others don’t quite see it that way.

Users on Tumblr and Twitter have criticized Wozniacki’s “joke,” noting that—despite our success–black women’s bodies are always up for public scrutiny. And though some mainstream publications see Wozniacki’s impersonation as interesting, many black women have compared her portrayal to Hottentot Venus.

But what do you think? Is Wozniacki’s stunt a bad joke or a racist diss? You tell us. 

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  • Barbara2

    If indeed you are a Black person making this “linebacker” comment and not a White person, I say this to you…..

    I feel sorry for the Black woman who gave birth to you. I’m sure she must have loved and had aspiration that you would grow up with courage to face the racist community we had to deal with. Instead, you have turned your vitriolic self hatred towards her and her and Black women in general. Despite what we did our own children are brainwashed in White supremacy and self hatred.

    I hope you will find a White person to marry and breed yourself out of existance. Good riddance.

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  • ed

    If 4.5 Million Africans immigrated to Brazil, how come they’re the majority??? Do you know how many Europeans not to count Asians entered the country?! Do a little research and you’ll find that your figures are very inaccurate. Yes there is the fact that great portion of the population (not the majority) have mixture with blacks. That however does not make them blacks! (Why do people decide to ignore other ethnicities of mixed people?! Also being everyday in the sun makes you very dark skinned but not necessarily black as far as race goes. Lastly, you must have only visited Rio, Sao Paulo and Salvador to come up with such conclusions. Brazil is a big country and there is a LOT more to it than these megalopolis.

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  • Josh

    It sounds like Wozniacki is being a sore loser. She can’t win on the court so she tries to hurt Williams another way. It’s time for Wozniacki to grow up.

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