Maria Sharapova frowns upon Serena Williams’s Stubenville rape comments
While Serena Williams gets herself ready for the Wimbledon final, Maria Sharapova had her own comments to make on Wiliams’s previous remarks on the Stubenville rape case.
At the pre-Wimbledon press conference, Sharapova had a lot of things to say to Williams and none of it was good, according to the Associated Press.
“At the end of the day, we have a tremendous amount of respect for what we do on the court,” Sharapova told AP. “I just think she should be talking about her accomplishments, her achievements, rather than everything else that’s just getting attention and controversy.”
Sharapova also said that if anything personal was brought up by Williams, it should have been about something positive, Fox News reported.
“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,” she said.
In a Rolling Stone story, Williams was quoted as saying, “I’m not blaming the girl, but if you’re a 16-year-old and you’re drunk like that, your parents should teach you: Don’t take drinks from other people.”
Williams realized the insensitivity of the remarks she supposedly said and immediately made a statement to the family, apologizing for what was printed and quoted in the story.
Williams is situated in England busy training for the Wimbledon final.