An article linking pregnant tennis player Many Minella to expectant Grand Slam winner Serena Williams backfired, primarily because the former lost her first-round match at Wimbledon.
During the early stages of her pregnancy in January, Williams famously won the Australian Open and earned her 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Tennis.com’s Baseline ran an article Tuesday, July 4, saying Luxembourg native Minella, who is four months pregnant, “pulled a Serena” during the first round, where the world No. 82 fell to 37-year-old and No. 72-ranked Italian Francesca Schiavone, 6-1, 6-1. Comparatively, Williams beat her sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 in the final at Australia.
The failed comparison immediately got Twitter users talking.
She didn't "pull a Serena" because she didn't win. She just a lost a tennis match while pregnant. https://t.co/g9McD2QRzW
— Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 (@AngryBlackLady) July 5, 2017
I pulled a Michael Jordan and didn’t make the NBA
— mikey the apache (@m1kety) July 4, 2017
Wouldn’t that require oh I don’t know, WINNING? Delete this headline. Do NOT diminish/pin Serena against anyone.
— WitchyKilljoy (@JJovana) July 4, 2017
Mandy Minella pulls a Mandy Minella. She set her own standards, no need to drag the 🐐 into this mediocrity.
— Dagreatone1 (@freddie005) July 4, 2017
— Ashley Ja’Terria (@All_N_Yo_Tweets) July 4, 2017
Despite having the best possible reason to be doing so, Williams seemed to be missing Wimbledon as she showed off her drills on Instagram Monday, July 3.