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    Serena Williams Roasted for Marching on World Tennis No. 1 Call at Aus Open

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    The world is closely watching the US tennis star’s comeback at the Australian Open after giving birth, not only paying attention to her sporting victories. After Serena Williams sent shockwaves online with her onesie suit, she also tickled netizens with a seemingly foreshadowing mistake before beating current WTA number one Simona Halep.

    Serena Williams seemingly became confused after she walked onto the court following the announcement of the WTA number one instead of Romanian Simona Halep, who currently holds the rank. The US athlete, who has topped the international rating of tennis players numerous times during her career, swiftly turned around and disappeared under the stands, letting Halep greet the crowd in the stadium first. The blunder, along with Serena’s priceless reaction, was caught on video and posted online to the delight of tennis fans and netizens.

    ​Some suspected that it was nothing but a Freudian slip for Williams, who is used to being ranked on top, but has had to fight her way back up after the long break that she due to her baby.

    ​Williams’ reaction prompted a meme storm on Twitter.

    ​Her fans insisted that the current ranking doesn’t matter when talking about Serena.

    ​Some pointed out that the mishap was prophetic, as Williams eventually beat Halep and eliminated her from the battle for the Grand Slam title.

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    ​Others seemed to be more down-to-earth, insisting that it was the tournament’s organisers who had made a mistake when announcing the players and accidentally misled Williams.

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    social media reactions, viral video, tennis, Australian Open 2019, Women Tennis Association (WTA), Simona Halep, Serena Williams, Melbourne, Australia, Romania, United States
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