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Watch: Serena Williams just masterfully defended herself against a manipulative reporter and gave us all a world class lesson in self love at the same time

There are 101 ways this exchange could’ve gone differently. However, Williams’ concise directive, “You should apologize,” did more than demand kindness. It demanded accountability for rudeness. Well done. This is truly the perfect lesson in “How to respond to respond rude people in 2017.”

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Serena won her first Grand Slam at 17. She’s part of the only pair to win a Career Doubles Golden Slam.

She was the 5th woman to hold all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously.

She was the only player in history to win three Grand Slam singles titles by beating top two ranked players.

She has the most hardcourt grand slam singles titles. She’s the oldest player to hold all four Grand Slam singles titles.

She’s the first player ever to win 80+ matches at 3 of the 4 grand slam events. Has “Roger” done that?

Serena greatest athlete ever! Definitely no one close in tennis.

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Serena Williams is pregnant!

  • The Serena Williams, the queen of tennis, is expecting.
  • In a Snapchat posted on Wednesday, Williams announced to her followers that not only is she pregnant, she’s 20 weeks in.
  • Williams is currently engaged to Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian. She announced the engagement with a poem she shared on Reddit, naturally. Read more (4/19/17 11:30 AM)

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“I really would like to take this moment to congratulate Venus. She’s an amazing person. There’s no way I would be at 23 without her, there’s no way I’d be at 1 without her. There’s no way I’d have anything without her, she’s my inspiration, she’s the only reason I’m standing here today and the only reason the Williams sisters exist so thank you Venus for inspiring me to be the best player I can be, inspiring me to work hard and every time you won this week I felt like I had to win too so thank you so much. She deserves an incredible round of applause, she’s made an amazing comeback and I definitely think she’ll be standing here next year.  I don’t like the word comeback, she never left, she’s been such a great champion so thank you Venus.”

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Our Best 65 Guesses As To What The Hanging Tennis Ball In Garages Is For

It’s got to be one of these.

  1. A reminder about tennis
  2. Coyote trap
  3. Tiny speed bag
  4. Toy for a tall cat
  5. Garage ballast
  6. The house’s uvula
  7. The sun in an in-progress garage model of the solar system
  8. Awful birdhouse
  9. A prank on Federer
  10. Sauce dipping practice
  11. Flood storage for a tennis ball
  12. Secret egg
  13. Natural growth
  14. Goat feeder
  15. Fixed point for sonar
  16. Car treat
  17. Peace offering to garage thieves
  18. Some kind of anglerfish-type deal
  19. Expert-level anal bead
  20. Blowdart target for practice on tiny heads
  21. Sundial prototype
  22. Bouncing
  23. Spare tennis ball
  24. Spare string
  25. Storage place for one bullet or coin
  26. Companion for the cars
  27. To let people know they’re in a garage and not just a garage-smelling room
  28. Silent babysitter
  29. Christian amusement
  30. Soul vessel for a bug’s ghost
  31. Hypnosis aid for the short
  32. To distract a garage beast
  33. To keep cars from hitting the wall
  34. Tennis ball calibration
  35. Tennis racket calibration
  36. Tennis net calibration
  37. Tuggin’
  38. Emergency sphere
  39. Decoy fruit
  40. Something from the Bible
  41. Vestigial
  42. Air seasoning
  43. Parasite
  44. Motion capture node
  45. Car massager
  46. Like a mezuzah, kind of
  47. Extreme challenge for top sniper
  48. Blood sac
  49. Pus sac
  50. Mystery sac
  51. Bauble for dull child
  52. Placeholder for a chandelier
  53. Bribe for the Garage Creeper
  54. Perch
  55. Leftover decoration from a lean Easter
  56. DIY earthquake alarm
  57. Indicator for nearby gravity wells
  58. Grave marker for a secret king’s skeleton
  59. Constant source for tennis ball smell
  60. To show which way is up
  61. Petting
  62. Sporty pendulum
  63. God of mice
  64. Lightning rod, in case it comes from below
  65. Contemplation