*On the tennis court Serena Williams is unchallenged.
Well actually unchallenged is poor choice of words ’cause she’s literally challenged all the time. So, maybe we should just say she’s the reigning champ among women players on the pro circuit.
But that doesn’t mean she can’t be and isn’t challenged off the court … and recently she was in a journalistic kind of way by Gayle King. And from the looks of things, Serena won that challenge as well.
Basically, she was on the CBS This Morning show, which Gayle co-hosts, to discuss her US Open victory on Sunday. Gayle sorta slyly inquired about her relationship with married tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou.
Oops. Game over.
As Rhymes with Snitch put it, she “paused for a few awkward beats before ignoring Gayle’s messy fishing expedition and replying to a question that had already been answered.”
Good try Gayle, but you just got served an overhand lob from Serena who, for good reason it seems, doesn’t want to open that can of worms cause it could get real interesting and not in a good way for her.
That’s because, if the tabloids – such as Lipstick Alley are correct – Mouratoglou and his wife have three children and are separated, but not yet divorced:
And while I applaud Serena for the way in which she handled the questioning here, let’s not pretend that this isn’t a story. She is sleeping with her MARRIED coach. It’s an issue and a story (always a story with athletes and their coaches) whether you are a Serena fan or not. The same way in which the story would be hyped if this were about her father as her coach, it’s hyped about her LOVER who is her coach. I’ve actually been shocked by the way in which the media has treated the whole thing with kid gloves.
OK, now that you know the back story, check out the interview (Gayle’s question comes at about 3:05):