Talk:Serena Williams

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Battle of sexes[edit]

I am continuing to wonder why there is still a dedicated section on an exhibition match. The references are poorly cited and are not accessible for fact-checking; it is as if the section is written in an anecdotal manner. If anything, it seems it was written purposely to shed poor light on Serena and Venus, at a time when they were just bursting onto the scene. Please consider removing or reassessing the section unless credible references are made available to our readers. 2607:FEA8:5A40:162:4C4D:CF6F:5012:DE8B (talk) 03:42, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

The discussions are in the talk page archives. And it is not a dedicated section, it's a subsection. It used to be much longer in a subsection just above controversies. It also used to be longer and smack dab in the middle of her 1998 professional stats, which could confuse readers. As a smaller subsection it works pretty well. Fyunck(click) (talk) 05:10, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
This section is now being used to degrade Williams based on recent comments made by John McEnroe saying "she would be ranked around 700 if she played with the men". So it seems the people who want to minimize Williams' accomplishments and shed poor light on her (as many, many people have said) have gotten their wish.Svrodgers (talk) 03:14, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
Was something recently changed in this small paragraph? I didn't see it in the history but I certainly could have missed something. As for outside newspapers commenting on McEnroe's musings, it looks like the reputable ones use the original sourcing... not Wikipedia. I would have no idea why any real journalism would use wikipedia as a source. Fyunck(click) (talk) 04:58, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

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Many vs. Some[edit]

I'm confused as to why Serena Williams is not afforded the same type of respect Federer is shown on Wikipedia. It is a fact that just as many people view her as the greatest female/overall tennis player of all time, but she is only given the title of "some" commentators analysts, etc. There are ample sources to provide to back this claim up, but they are shot down with no real reasoning behind it. Can someone explain the difference between the two cases? Svrodgers (talk) 03:11, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

Two things. Federer should also say "some", and I've tried to get it changed to that. And it is not a fact that just as many people view her as the female goat. God I hate ceib (current era is best) from sportswriters. It has plagued tennis throughout it's 150 year history. Fyunck(click) (talk) 05:59, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

Serena vegan?[edit]

The article recently included a paragraph about Serena being vegan. The link was old and I couldn't pull it up anyway (I don't know why). I've read many articles and seen videos of Serena eating meat-based products and flat out meat. However, this article confirms she is not vegan or even vegetarian. There is some evidence that she eats "clean" during tournaments.--Esprit15d • talkcontribs 16:44, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

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