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December 10, 2012

Stuffing Shirt & Skirt, Danish Tennis Star Pretends to Be Serena Williams

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Written by: Kelly Virella


hat’s funny about having large breasts or a big behind?

I honestly can’t say I know the answer to that, but apparently, in professional tennis, a popular court-side slap-stick comedy routine is to stuff towels into one’s shirt and shorts or skirt to look like Serena Williams.

A disturbing USA Today article hipped me to the joke today, saying:

Andy Roddick has done it.

Novak Djokovic has done it.

Now Caroline Wozniacki is getting into the Serena Williams imitation business.

To all that, I say, “WTF?”

Serena doesn’t appear to be offended. And good for her.



But I really wouldn’t try this joke on another sister, including myself. I think your wig would get snatched immediately.

When I see this, what I see is Hottentot Venus and what I hear is the myriad humiliating public comments I’ve received about my own body from perfect strangers. Lighten up, you say? Oh, how I wish I could. 

Take my advice: don’t try this one at the company picnic. The fallout won’t be nice.


About the Author

Kelly Virella
Kelly Virella lives in an East Harlem walk-up with her husband, her bicycle and her books. She's worked as a journalist for 11 years and started this website during the summer of 2011. She fell in love with New York City during her first visit here as a 16-year-old and finally made good on her promise to move here in April 2010.


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