While tennis star Serena Williams is busy apologizing for her comments around the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case, it seems she also targeted her old rival Maria Sharapova during a recent Rolling Stone interview. In response to Williams calling her boring, Sharapova released a few jabs of her own during a pre-Wimbledon press conference on Saturday, according to the New York Post.
“At the end of the day, we have a tremendous amount of respect for what we do on the court. I just think she should be talking about her accomplishments, her achievements, rather than everything else that’s just getting attention and controversy,” Sharapova said.
“If she wants to talk about something personal, maybe she should talk about her relationship and her boyfriend that was married and is getting a divorce and has kids,” Sharapova continued. “Talk about other things, but not draw attention to other things. She has so much in her life, many positives, and I think that’s what it should be about.“
Williams has been linked to coach Patrick Mouratoglou, but neither has confirmed their relationship extends beyond the court. When Mouratoglou was asked about the topic at the French Open this month, he smiled and replied: “Sorry. I don’t understand the question.”
Read more at the New York Post.