Serena Williams won the semifinals match against Agnieszka Radwanska at the Australian Open this past Thursday and will take on Angelique Kerber in the finals today. “I kind of relish every win and every final and every match now. I think, maybe in the past I didn’t as much. I was just like going through the motions,” Williams said. “Even though I was super excited, I just feel like now it’s even more exciting,” she said. As usual, fans were in the stands emphatically cheering on the tennis great but one in particular took her enthusiasm to a place it need not ever go. Holding up a sign beside a friend that read, “Keep Calm And Be Serena,” the young woman wore blackface to the sports event, leading many to one main question, “Why?”
For her sake, let’s hope this ignorance is nowhere near the court at finals.
— Russell Brown (@publicaddress) January 28, 2016