Our hearts are broken as Serena Williams’ historic quest for a calendar slam came to an abrupt end during Friday’s U.S. Open semifinals match. After beating her sister Venus earlier this week and breezing through the earlier rounds, Williams lost in a surprising upset to Roberta Vinci, an unseated Italian player, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Williams had never lost to Vinci, a veteran player who apologized for ruining Queen Serena’s shot at history.

“For the American people, for Serena, for the Grand Slam and everything,” she said after the match. “But today is my day. Sorry, guys.”

After the match, Williams was in no mood to talk.

“I don’t want to talk about how disappointing it is for me,” she said during the press conference. “If you have any other questions, I’m open for that.”

The G.O.A.T. continued: “I don’t think I played that bad. I made more unforced errors than I normally would make, but I think she just played really well. She did not want to lose today. Neither did I, incidentally. But she really didn’t either.”

Williams also gave her competitor props for playing an outstanding game, then ended her press conference on a positive note.

“I felt very happy to get that win at Wimbledon. I did win three Grand Slams this year. Yeah, I won four [U.S. Open titles] in a row. It’s pretty good.”

Enough said.

While Twitter lavished love and positivity on Queen Serena, they reserved their ire for her rumored boo, Drake, who was center court to cheer Williams on.

Despite Drake’s feverish hand claps, folks directed their anger at the Toronto rapper…and it was HILARIOUS.

Thanks Drake.


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  • Mary Burrell

    The tweets are hilarious roxane gay’s tweet “Drake is trash” LOL!

  • Mary Burrell

    She is still the GOAT regardless of her loss we will always love her.

    • [email protected]

      Tabernacle and Amen.

  • FromTokyo

    I blame Drake too! Or rather, that was the first thing that popped in my head. :o/

  • paintgurl40

    Earlier this morning, I was talking to my husband about the Broncos/Cowboys game last night. I told him poor Russell Wilson better be on his A-game or everybody is going to blame Ciara. Then I clicked onto this article. Some of the tweets were hilarious. Even though Serena lost, she’s still the greatest. Life happens.