Controlla: Serena Williams Addresses the 'Drake Curse'

Serena Williams, Drake

Controlla: Serena Williams Addresses the 'Drake Curse'

Did the so-called hex cost her in the U.S. Open last year or not?

Published June 8, 2016

When Serena Williams suffered a shocking upset loss to Roberta Vinci in the semifinals round of the U.S. Open last September, internet trolls immediately blamed Drake for the tennis Queen's defeat, calling him a career killer.

Drizzy was in attendance to witness Williams's loss and the two superstars were rumored to have rekindled their romance at the time, so that was more than enough for Twitter and Instagram to declare the "Drake Curse."

Serena never really addressed it... until now.

When speaking to Glamour recently, Williams said the internet gave Drake the raw deal by destroying him on social media and blaming him for her unexpected loss — easily one of the biggest in women's tennis history with Vinci being a 300-1 underdog entering the match.

"No. I don’t think that was fair," Williams told the publication over social media dragging Drake after her shocking defeat. "I’m the one who’s playing, who’s making mistakes or making winners. I’m not one to blame anyone else for anything. And I don’t think anyone else should either. I played a really good opponent that day. And I wasn’t at my best."

You buying that from Serena or are you still sold on a "Drake Curse" being real in the field — or on the tennis court — out here?

Adding to conspiracy theorists' beliefs about a 6 God hex is the fact that whatever Serena and Drake had going fizzled out shortly after her loss.


Was Serena simply not at her best or was there some "Controlla" vibes gone wrong that September day? 

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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