Serena Williams Has the Classiest Response After a Reporter Insults Her Performance

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Serena Williams defeated Lucie Safarova in the second round of the Australian Open 6-3 6-4 on Thursday, and she wasn't about to let anyone insult her game.

The tennis champion was speaking with reporters after the match when one unlucky reporter referred to Williams' performance that day as "scrappy."

“That was a bit of a scrappy performance," the reporter said. "A few more unforced errors, a few double faults.”

Williams, who is a notable legend in the game of tennis, was not here for the criticism, and fired off an appropriate response in return.

“I think that’s a very negative thing to say,” she said. “Are you serious?”

Williams then asked the reporter if he wanted to apologize, which he quickly did.

“Thank you very much,” she said. “That was a great performance. I played well. She’s a former top-10 player. The last time we played together was the finals of a Grand Slam.”

The 35-year-old finished by saying she thought both she and Safarova had played well, further cementing her status as one of the classiest athletes around.

See Williams' full response in the clip above.

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