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Tennis fans were shocked when Australian pro tennis player Dominic Thiem accused women's superstar Serena Williams of having a "bad personality."

Thiem was outraged when his post-match press conference was interrupted by officials who wanted him to make way for Williams to speak to the press after losing her tennis match.

Thiem was instructed to vacate the main press room to make way for Williams, who had just lost her match.

Thiem was livid.

"I don't really get it, seriously. I mean, what the hell? No, but it's a joke, really. I have to leave the room because she's coming?" Thiem reportedly said in anger.

"What's my point of that? I have to leave the room because she's coming. Well I'll leave also then. I can also do whatever I want."

Tournament director Guy Forget apologized to Thiem for making him leave the room.

"Actually, I wasn't angry or frustrated. Maybe for a couple of minutes or so. It is just the principle," he later told Eurosport Germany. "It doesn't matter, if it is me who sits in there. I still made a wrong statement. I said that I am not a junior anymore. But even if a junior is in there, every player has to wait," he said.

He specifically blamed Serena for always demanding special treatment from tournament officials.

"It is a matter of course. It also shows a bad personality in my opinion. I am 100% sure [Roger] Federer or [Rafael] Nadal would never do something like that," he added.

Serena and Naomi Osaka, the 2018 US Open champ, were both ousted in round 3 of the 2019 French Open tennis tournament.

The 37-year-old Compton native was eliminated in the third round by 20-year-old American player Sofia Kenin. Earlier in the day, the No. 1 seed Naomi Osaka was ousted 6-4, 6-2 by 42nd ranked player Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic.

Photos by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images, Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

  • Dowoop

    Oh shut up and move over!

  • luVn_liFe…

    "It is a matter of course. It also shows a bad personality in my opinion. I am 100% sure [Roger] Federer or [Rafael] Nadal would never do something like that," <- YES clearly your a JR.. of course they would and worse!
    Get out of the way you pompous @$$

  • Lucky8

    Make way for the queen

  • tintin

    he just mad a black woman woman is more important, even if she loses.
    get the f**k on white boy

  • Lisa Left Eye

    Haters stay mad. Serena has star power and who ever this loser is does not

  • ALLMINE?

    All yall gonna say he lying anyway..

  • Bashi22

    What does he have for personality

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    So now she got all this power when she can’t even wear what she wants on the court maybe the press wanted to hear from he really and not him at the time who is to say she demanded that? Either way she is a strong black woman and has had to have thick skin in a sport that is dominated by white ppl who also have issues with entitlement she has been in that sport since a teenager can you imagine how she was treated? I’ll never forget when her and her sister was young they were called nappy headed by someone white publicly!! She great at what she does and has had to go through a lot so I can see her having a I run shiiit attitude because that’s how She has had to act in order to not get ran over and treated any kind of way

  • LeeSeeCee

    HIS problem was with the PR folks and he took it out on Serena. FU dude! You got the stank attitude... https://media3.giphy.com/media/3oz8xKaVomTm8vI3uw/giphy.gif

  • R in NYC

    Serena has earned the right to be a diva!
    Tell that bitter dude to check her resume!
    #StayMad

  • Gloria

    He salty AF LMAO bish you are not the queen, you know who we here for ? whether she wins or not!!!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Bye Felicia!

  • Boonella

    He's Australian; I am not surprised by his opinions...it's par for the course....this didn't have anything to do with Serena...but whatever....

  • iWasteTime

    HE mad that THEY made him move for a black woman.
    She didn't have him move, or ask him to, hell she ain't want to do the press conference

  • Applebootay

    Fvk Thiem....Move Bish....get out the way...The Queen is coming...

  • doriday

    Yep that is what happens when you become a queen of champions on the court. Those who have studied Greek or Roman statues , Serena comes to mind.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Awwwww he big mad cause he's not popular

  • Guest

    Who? Love you Serena!

  • doriday

    He is acting like a crying baby without his pacifier.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Serena Williams = Hall of Famer
    Dominic Thiem = who?

  • MsSapphire9800

    Love it....Make room for Ms Serena Williams....he couldn't handle that an Australian Pro Player has to move aside for a Nubian Queen.

  • Yoni7
  • Yoni7

    Bow down, b!tches....

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Every season they try to portray Serena as some stereotypical black woman.

  • Yoni7

    Serena Williams > that other guy

  • Yoni7

    Serena Williams: 9543643431231231
    That other guy: -100

  • GAPeach

    So he's mad at her about someone else's decision to make him leave?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He's Austrian not Australian.

  • Yoni7

    Sounds about WHITE!

  • Coy little wink

    Who?

  • teather

    Don't even read this article. He's riding her coattail in order for us to even know who he is. Careful with wypipo they're always trickin'

  • teather

    See my comment below. LOL!

  • Topic Influencer

    So the winner of a match had to make way for a big named loser? Of unpopular opinion here but IDGAF. That is some straight bullshit. And IDC who it is. They should have apologized indeed because that is not okay. Glad they did. That was his moment. IDGAF if the Pope was outside waiting. If the Pope ass lost his match then his Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, needs to wait til the winner finishes.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Sandra changed his country and you and he will deal!?

  • Topic Influencer

    Now he needs to direct his anger towards the correct entity. That much I do agree on. Its not her fault. Its the tournament/Tennis league fault

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    (In my CB voice)

    "Fugg you Lil Boi!"

  • Soda

    Serena Williams has made history as the first athlete to make Forbes’ list of the World’s Richest Self-Made Women. What list is he on?

  • Guest

    Nan one.

  • Yoni7

    His issue should have been with the people, not Serena herself.

  • Renee Bee

    When a queen enters the room -- make way! That means bow down Mitch! Lol.

  • Renee Bee

    Great minds think alike Yoni. I just said that. ??

  • JustB

    It's hard for some people to see people with brown skin getting preferential treatment...oh well it happens when your in the presence of greatness!!!

  • jazmine

    So he’s never actually met her to say this?

  • leapyearpisces

    He is RIGHT. That was rude AF. I just don't understand why his vitriol was directed at Serena and NOT the people who made that decision.

  • Sassie

    I didn't see this as racial. He knows who Serena is. I probably would have felt like that also. Like damn. I have some rank too. I'll step aside, but LEAVE the room? Who is she. God? Yall can stop it with the race shit. This was more about about making somebody feel "less than" for no reason.

  • leapyearpisces

    Your AVI....OMG...Steaming HOT tears! Who in the heck is this little boy???? I see his face on so many memes, and HE NEVER disappoints. LOL.

  • sunni_daze

    Serena is GOAT. Please exit to the right sir.

  • DroneRivers

    His personality sounds so lovely... Mad at the wrong people
    https://media1.giphy.com/media/1gv8JOQt3tBjG/giphy.gif

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    WHY WHY do folk put people with some funky azz money up on a pedestal? Trust and beleive me IDGAF WHO YOU ARE... you are NEVER greater than me! Im just as important! I dont blame him!

  • Topic Influencer

    Oh I said that above/below depends on the sorting... and why I also said they SHOULD have indeed apologized bc it was their fault. Its misdirected anger indeed. And thats not okay either. But this happened in football acutally during a Super Bowl and it pissed me off then too. They were so in Kap, Vernon Davis, and Tony Dixon face I was like ummm the 49ers LOST. Can yall interview the damn it WINNERS? (the Ravens)

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    THANK YOU! Her armpits still stinky even with all that money she has... So she can wait!

  • Topic Influencer

    The list of mens winners (for now) at the French Open.

  • TriniHarlem

    I'm not nor will I ever listen to them over us. NEVER. Now if this is the case then clearly some humble pie needs to happen. I'm more than clear on how we are viewed, talked about and narrated by everyone else but us so for that alone idgaf bout his claims.

  • 88

    Why oh why do black ppl keep cappin for Serena sell out azz let her and her yt daddy exit stage left. BTW Althea Gibson is the GOAT! #facts

  • Topic Influencer

    For me its not about money. Its about winning and losing and the damn dude won. He deserved to be heard. This the kind of mess make me not want to support tennis PERIOD. It also goes to show they are not always racist OR sexist. I mean they certaintly CAN BE at times. But they are equal oppty. assholes in tennis and always have been.

  • Topic Influencer

    For me its not about money. Its about winning and losing and the damn dude won. He deserved to be heard. This the kind of mess make me not want to support tennis PERIOD. It also goes to show they are not always racist OR sexist. I mean they certaintly CAN BE at times. But they are equal oppty. assholes in tennis and always have been.

  • DroneRivers

    I don't think anyone blames him for being upset. He has every right to be mad; I would be too! But he should be blaming the French Open officials, not Serena.

  • DroneRivers

    I don't think anyone blames him for being upset. He has every right to be mad; I would be too! But he should be blaming the French Open officials, not Serena.

  • Topic Influencer

    Nah alot of folks are blaming him for being upset. And I would be pissed.

  • Soda

    I didn't know Serena's daddy is white. ?

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I'm thinking he thought SHE was the one who said she wanted him to leave. but you right it still falls on them for entertaining her demands no matter how rude.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    No one has to cape or like Serena, her stats speaks and defines her as a tennis player!

    She’s only a news topic because of her wins!

    We don’t know her, but MANY BLACKS are proud of two blacks girls from Compton reaching the apex of women’s tennis, and changing the game!

    We cape for Sloan Stephens and Naomi Osaka, and others!

  • WhoKnew

    Someone commented below that Serena is a GOAT. That may be true but does that make her better than everyone else in the world? Where there is smoke there is fire. This is not the first time that I've heard that she thinks she's better than anyone personally and not just associated with being an athlete and that she frequently treats people who are of a lesser stature as if they ain't shyt. That's why I keep saying stop worshipping these athletes, entertainers, raptors etc because that shyt goes to their heads and they believe that they are entitled to talk down to people, disrespek people yada yada. No. it does not sir, I mean m'aam. I noticed she ain't have shyt to say about Common when he dumped her years ago and he was going around saying that she stinks (body odor) and couldn't stomach her smell especially after sex.

    Oh and yo. For all of you GOATERS that will ride for a person who don't give AF about you while you out chere protecting their well-earned reputation for being a nasty bish you can go kick tennis ball rocks cuz you don't faze me, sticks and stones baby..oh, and I won't even waste my time responding to your comment(s)....

  • Junkanoo

    I don't really believe in blindly worshipping celebrities you don't really know what theyre like behind closed doors . I lot of them only respect other multi millionaires

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Clown shut up

  • hottlanta

    She had nothing to do with that. Get over yourself.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Just watched the first episode of Luther, and I wasn’t disappointed.

  • Soda

    I will watch just to see Idris walk.

  • Soda

    It wasn't about money, instead who more people would be interested in.

  • Guess Who

    LMAO!

  • Guess Who

    LMMFAO...goodness!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Maybe, he would have felt better if it was Maria Sharapova?!

    Serena probably DOESN’T WAIT AROUND FOR PRESS CONFERENCES, WIN OR LOSE! Just like entertainers have riders, I’m sure Serena, and other top athletes do too! Blame the Tournament!

    I’m sure, it’s WTA and the tournament officials, who want the press more than Serena!

    When she wins, there’s not a lot press, more when she loses, and CONTROVERSY LIKE THIS, “Angry Black Female Athlete,” MAJOR NEWS!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Yass that man walks like he has a HAMMER!! Remember the underwear scene in Takers? *goes back into lurk mode*

  • Sid

    I hope you’re not a black woman. Why rip each other apart? We are our own worst enemies

  • Trace da Ace

    yaassss!!!! I loveeeee to see him walk....like damn...that is such a turn on.....

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I totally agree!

    People need to stop believing every headline or word comes out of a mouth is true! Stop believing celebrities are perfect people, like this guy!

    It was the Aussie cartoonist who did the unflattering cartoon on Serena after her loss to Osaka!

    With all the black indigenous people who are the true native Australians, this guy might just have issues because it’s Serena. His OBVIOUS disdain was there before thIS slight by the Tournament Officials!

  • Trace da Ace

    chile...you gonna make me look it up on demand...fast forward to that scene...hit pause...fantasize for moment....cause hunty!!!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Exactly.

    Thank you!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    He made it all bout Serena, and wanted his tantrum heard!

  • Ryan

    Well I'm sure that this random has a just fine and dandy stellar personality. Somebody pat him on the head, give him one of those nasty Danish cookies that come in the blue tin and send him on his way.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    But, the Tournament made the call! I’m sure Serena would have gladly left the building, and no, I don’t believe at this stage in her career that she waits around to do press!

    I really don’t think most of these celebrities are most humble, most human beings aren’t, imo!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Because he had problem with her before this, just don’t like her, his choice!

    But, the Tournament Officials are to blame!

  • jazmine

    Oh thats the internet's lil stanka wanka lol Gavin hes adorable.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Who knows, if Serena had any idea this guy was going to be asked to leave the room?

    The officials wanted that concession press, Serena losing and saying why! Bottom line, and slighted this guy!

    Just like they made Venus play on a court, usually not reserved for players of her stature. Officials make the calls!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    yes indeed!!!

  • currvalicious

    I'm sorry sir, who did you say you are? What is your name?.....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile he told no damn lies ... I see this demon too .... ugly spirit ... gross ..
    ... folks will see

  • Topic Influencer

    Who knows, if Serena had any idea this guy was going to be asked to leave the room?
    ^^^^^^^^
    As I said before, his anger is misplaced and that is not okay either.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    This is what pisses me off, while they use anything black women have that helps their money grind!

    Hair Products (esp. natural hair care products)
    Makeup
    Cars and Apparel
    Kim Kardashian’s Prison Reformers

    When Serena doesn’t Play the US Open, ticket sales are down, way more when she does play! So, I can understand why they they give her star treatment, THEIR MONEY!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Thank you, Serena really hates press, it’s a necessary evil, and she helps promote women’s tennis (WTA)!

  • YellowSauce

    when your co workers have bad attitudes does it stop you from collecting those checks ??? ........... NOPE
    Carry On!

  • stacee

    Thiem ain't nobody checking for you.Serena= high ratings.

  • wonderwoman

    Why blame Serena, when it was tournament officials who asked him to leave.

  • EMILY POST

    Lol ?....

    There is a changing of the guard ... is Sloane Stephens still in it to win it!

  • Meme

    "those nasty Danish cookies that come in the blue tin and send him on his way."?

  • Meme

    This giff proper made me chuckle

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Sounds like dog face here is the one with the attitude problem

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa
  • DroneRivers

    I laugh every time I see it too

  • laidbackgal4real

    Really .. just another white man saying black women have nasty attitudes .. smh

  • Baaba Sanders

    She lost today.

  • StoneColdLady

    Maybe you are right, but I don’t see it on THIS situation

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You don't have to believe ...... I see her (it)

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You don't have to believe ...... I see her (it)

  • Faithz

    Whoopi said it best of all....

  • Faithz

    Whoopi said it best of all....

  • Faithz

    I sure can't see Serena the GOAT Even wanting to do a news Conference after she done got a bet down...I Like Thiem But what can he do about it but throw b(*&& fit like hes doing.

  • wonderwoman

    She loss today.

  • Li-Wright

    She always does a conference AFTER she's lost. She lost to Osaka and gave a conference. I've seen her lose plenty of times and give a conference.
    But he's right. It's Black privilege vs. white privilege. He should get used to it.

  • Guest©

    His opinion regarding her attitude is irrelevant tbh.

  • StoneColdLady

    Nooo! I’m NOT saying you don’t “see” I’m saying THIS situation sounds like the tournament officials and not her, per se

  • Faithz

    Thiem and his Tennis playing Girl friend will take Miles and Miles , Plus Years and Decades to reach Serena in the Winners Circle....

  • Kimberly King

    Ummmmm OF COURSE your ass needs to make way for the QUEEN. Get out of her way. She's a 23-time grand slam winner. A legend. Thiem can't even get through to the semi's. Stop bringing up champions name and learn how to become one yourself. Bum

  • SunSoy

    White privileged does not exist!

  • SunSoy

    How is this about race?

  • SunSoy

    There are ALOT of great players besides Sloane Stevens. Sloane will not dominate like Serena!

  • OvertheMississippi

    Oh no she doesn’t. That year Drake brought that dark cloud over the court, she left all her sh1t behind and went straight to the car!

  • OvertheMississippi

    Agree!

  • PlayerP

    You just mad you had to make way for a Black Queen...his reaction and statements show a "bad personality"...do it movin buster

  • PlayerP

    Oh wow...didn't know...yeah...I would feel a way too. But was it Serena that requested to go right at that moment or someone else? I don't watch tennis enough to know much about the sports decorum.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I do see what you are saying and still fugg her !!

  • Topic Influencer

    Not sure.

  • Allihave2say

    I think Serena has a bad personality too and I smell narcissism. When Serena started using her daughter as the excuse for every failure I saw her truth in the darkness. She will mistreat Olympia because she'll blame Olympia for her losses and not the fact that she can dose up anymore on whatever she took to get those manly features.

  • Malificent

    He need to go sit down somewhere. She can have a bad attitude if she want she’s a champ and has worked harder than most to her where she is and has faced extra challenges because of her circumstance of being a block woman in America. So..... https://media2.giphy.com/media/dUisbO50amVc4/giphy.gif

  • Malificent

    Actually I just had this conversation with my coworker. People who work hard in life to get to higher heights have a hard time respecting people who don’t strive for greatness like themselves. She’s no different from President Dump. She’s earned both reputations and she is great!

  • Meme

    "who was that"

    Well according to the press, just a space filler!!!?

  • Lady_Elle

    Whatever!

  • Lady_Elle

    She had every reason to do so!
    Most were angry for her!!!

  • Lady_Elle

    That is what a lot of black women do on this board...
    TEAR DOWN OTHER BLACK WOMEN! smdh

  • Lady_Elle

    Awe he was upset... TOO BAD!!!
    Serena did not ask them to do what they did!
    It is world news when Serena.... wins or loses!

  • Pamela

    He's Austrian, not Australian.

  • Allihave2say

    Well, out of her own mouth.

  • Society has changed

    She does.... ijs

  • laidbackgal4real

    Me don’t understand you ?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    My error on his nationality, the rest I stand by!

  • Boonella

    yea that's what i said....lol

  • Indies beauty

    Ain't no principle when your considered the best. Finish early and leave. Lol

  • Faithz

    Thiem and his Tennis playing Girl friend will take Miles and Miles , Plus Years and Decades to reach Serena in the Winners Circle....

  • Faithz

    Haterz and Thiem,,,, Catch Serena if you Dare...
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7a9pxy

  • Faithz

    Amen.

  • Faithz

    So.. what can u do about it?

  • Faithz

    Serena is the GOAT and got money in the bank....

  • Faithz

    We can't help how we looked when we was born Who is to say that you don't look like "Who Done It" and beside that u r here trashing Serena about her looks and attitude while Serena is living her best life and could care less about how you feel are what u broke as is whining about...Tell Thiem to keep Hitting them TENNIS BALLS HUN.

  • Faithz

    With a net worth of approximately $225 million, tennis star Serena Williams just became the first athlete to land on Forbes' coveted list of the richest self-made women under the age of 40. But if you think she earned her millions strictly from those 23 Grand Slam titles, you've underestimated her financial savvy.

  • Logan Roberts

    Everybody can't look Beyonce & Rihanna huni. Looks aren't everything.

  • Hunni24

    Serena requested to do her press right away. He was in the main press room. She said she'd go in a smaller room cause she wanted to get it over with. The tournament officials decided that Thiem could go to a smaller room and give Serena the main room. Theim was done with the main press and was just doing his German press. Even Serena said it was rude to move him, but she went along with the officials. I see why he's salty, but he went over board to say she had a bad personality. But her Roger Federer, he was laughing about it afterwards and no longer upset. The press is making much ado about nothing.

  • EMILY POST

    Does she need to? It’s a changing of the guard Serena is still one of the best and most decorated tennis players . Y’all hyping Serena after her prime though. Black people Late as usual.

  • EMILY POST

    So it’s only Madison Keyes left .

  • Lovers & Friends

    Bow down peasants. Serena Williams is tennis. They should have arrested him.

  • Lovers & Friends

    Finish? He should have been kicked out for the Queen.

  • Lovers & Friends

    Thank you. He should be carrying her bags.

  • Lovers & Friends

    I have met her. She does not have a bad attitude. She graciously signed autographs and took pictures for us after a match and in between her press briefings. He knows the process and is just jealous. He should be rushing to clear the room for her.

  • Lovers & Friends

    She was nice and gracious and professional when I met her. She’s a new mother and knows when her mind is not on the game but somewhere else. Hush.

  • Large Pro

    and she is ugly too.

  • Wile E. Coli

    She's no longer 'the best'. She is an arrogant, rude woman. Simple as that.

  • Marlika

    Typical YT crying victim? What’s new?????

  • EMILY POST

    ?? Does she have 2? Times up now.

  • freelancepimp .

    At my jobs I noticed all the good ol boys used to complain about this black lady who was a manager wanting or demanding too much stuff. I also noticed that she wasn't asking for anything more than other people in her position was getting. I am pretty sure it wasn't Serena herself who asked to have this guy moved.

  • LibgraScales

    Serena will always be "the best." She's simply the greatest woman's tennis player EVER and is considered as such. Even by the greats.

  • Wile E. Coli

    everyone gets eclipsed at some point. But, her playing ability isn't the topic here.

  • SunSoy

    Idiot I am not Black. Only Americans describe themselves as a color in a crayon box. Black is a color in a crayon box. Do you have a learning durability?

  • EMILY POST

    I don’t care what you or who you are... it doesn’t matter. It’s still a changing of the guard. Your not the brightest person.

  • Allihave2say

    Nah. Most narcissists are nice, gracious and professional but when you pay closer attention you catch the glimmers.

  • Allihave2say

    Why are you referencing Beyonce & Rihanna? I certainly didn't! It's fact that Serena exudes the essence of masculinity. My focus in comment was on her presentation and expressions about her daughter/birth being at fault for her losses. That's blaming her child. Good day Sir Roberts LOL!

  • Allihave2say

    Oh well. she can care even less about how you feel and your financial status. LOL. How tall is your stan hun? Who's to say I don't look like "I want to be her"? GTEFOHWTBS! You must be a masculine looking woman yourself. I said what I said because that's what I meant.

  • Allihave2say

    All that is true Serena is a beast and looks like one too.
    Her bank is built and I ain't mad.
    My daycare brings in $1.4M a year.
    Have a balling day!

  • Allihave2say

    What can you do about my opinion and my comment? Not a damn thing.

  • Faithz

    Get Lost Hater.

  • Faithz

    The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying so keep sitting on yo as whining about Serena Look and her Attitude While she keep right on "Living Her Best Life" .

  • Faithz

    Ain't that the truth.

  • Faithz

    Serena Know....That What other people think and say about you is none of your business. The most destructive thing you would ever do is to believe someone else's opinion of you. You have to stop letting other people's opinions control you , and that my deer is what time it is,,,You keep hating while Serena keep Smiling ALL... THE WAY TO THE BANK....And Beyond!!

  • Allihave2say

    Yo mama.

  • SunSoy

    Are you slow?