Serena Williams has opened up about her relationship with rapper Drake for the first time.
The pair were rumoured to be dating after being spotted on a string of dates late last year, though neither of them confirmed the romance at the time.
But speaking publicly about the Canadian rapper for the first time, the tennis ace said he shouldn’t have been blamed for her loss to Roberta Vinci at the US Open semi-finals last September.
Following the game, the internet quickly blamed the Canadian rapper for her shock loss, with a #BlameDrake hashtag even popping up.
“I told y’all if Serena lost I was gonna #BlameDrake. I now hate Drake until Serena Williams again. I need a ghost writer for my diss track!” one Twitter user joked.
“I don’t think that was fair,” Serena told the July issue of Glamour magazine.
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“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.”
The 34-year-old also opened up about having children, though admitted she isn’t ready just yet.
“I definitely want to have kids one day. That’s something I’ve always wanted since as long as I could remember,” she shared. “The older I get, the more I’m like, ‘I’m too young!’”