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slapshots1515 t1_j3yshd6 wrote

Never seen so much hate over a pregnancy announcement, geez


TheRomanRuler t1_j3zs56u wrote

Good for her. Just because shw has a career should not prevent her from having a family.


Giannatorchia t1_j3z6oxd wrote

Anyone else know why she’s getting so much hate ? I thought her Instagram post was really sweet


AqUaNtUmEpIc t1_j3zr8vt wrote

People are calling her soft and are seeing her withdrawals from tournaments prior to this as ridiculous. A lot of people think she’s addicted to attention and pity.

This is an opportunity for those people to pour it on even more. Instead of congratulations they’re telling her to retire already. Being a new mom will make things much more difficult than when she was backing out of tournaments without them.


[deleted] t1_j4247gd wrote

Some people didn't like that she stepped away from the game for a while over anxiety and depression, which is frankly dumb. She's free to do what she wants.


kbig22432 t1_j41e1r8 wrote

She’ll be playing doubles for about 9 months


Mcguidl t1_j3zlbzu wrote

Good for her. I hope to see her on the court sometime in the future.


Mystavis t1_j3zmfct wrote

Hope pop pop is also a pro athlete cause that kid will be an Olympian


orswich t1_j40noo0 wrote

Her BF is a short king, no idea what the guy does though.

But congrats to her


LuukeC t1_j40qgl8 wrote

Unless they broke up and I didn’t know, her boyfriend is Cordae, a successful rapper


cluelesspcventurer t1_j41haun wrote

5ft 9 is not short. Its not tall, but its definitely not short


HalcyonEnder t1_j424mro wrote

Her endorsements net her her 60 mil a year, she’s the highest earning female athlete (3 years in a row)…the whole drama over mental health when the USTA has repeatedly claimed it has offered assistance and the whole sitting out tournaments and refusing to speak to press, she honestly should just take her mountains of cash and her family and go have the most magical life ever.


MRToddMartin t1_j41skp9 wrote

Who’s the father? I heard his name is Pressure.


NiggityNiggityNuts t1_j41vz4v wrote

Serena’s passion is at a different tier, but congrats to Naomi


teacher_comp t1_j47smvb wrote

What is she? She’s so weird looking.


Deegootbar t1_j43ggud wrote

So Unlikable. Even the most imperceptible muscle twitches is a defiant political act for her


L3oSanch3z t1_j40h178 wrote

Hopefully this will help her mentally..Cause she needs something to get her mental health back to normal.


blondechinesehair t1_j41pxb6 wrote

You don’t know her. You don’t know what she’s been up to. But you are talking like her dad or something.


L3oSanch3z t1_j42m1vd wrote

You are right.I don’t know her and I don’t know what she has been up to. But, she is a human being and a human being is not perfect. And I am a parent, apparently you are not.🙄🙄


blondechinesehair t1_j42o5ut wrote

Congrats on being a parent. I’m a parent too. Why does that make us an authority on something like this?


L3oSanch3z t1_j436sl6 wrote

Don’t know what you are talking about? nobody has no authority on anyone.. Only wishing her the best for her mental health. Being famous and wealthy doesn’t mean she is perfect.


retrograderevolution t1_j3ya8uw wrote

World says “who?”


Rac3318 t1_j3yhfc1 wrote

Just the highest paid female athlete in the world. Obviously no one knows who she is. 🙄


sfitz0076 t1_j4687xg wrote

Those sponsors must love all the tournaments she's missed.


Rac3318 t1_j46b0wt wrote

She does a lot of commercials but yea probably


Repulsive-Toe-8826 t1_j3yl0iy wrote

Women tennis doesn't have the visibility you think it has, in many countries.


Rac3318 t1_j3yld1h wrote

In the US? Maybe not so much. But global? Tennis is a massive sport, like the 4th or 5th biggest sport in the world. Osaka is easily one of the most recognizable names out there for female athletes. By a mile.

There’s not even a close second for the next highest paid female athlete after Osaka. She’s got a lot of visibility.


Repulsive-Toe-8826 t1_j3ymqsl wrote

Again, women tennis is not as visible as men tennis in many countries, and tennis as a whole is not top dog in most of them (apart from Fed-Nadal-Djoko of course, but those levels of marketing reach won't be seen again soon).

Today is was out there jogging, in a big city of southwestern Europe, and I saw billboards of Mbappè "selling" sunglasses, and of Messi "selling" fucking Sodastream :) Compared to what actually "sells" here, Osaka has got no reach. Her "dual representation" did good to her finances, but her face is a seller only in selected countries, rich ones, but still very selected.


Rac3318 t1_j3ynffh wrote

Women’s tennis is not as visible as men’s tennis, but there’s a reason why tennis is the highest paid sport for women. To say Osaka has no reach is utterly laughable and downright wrong. She’s one of the most recognizable female athletes in the world.


Repulsive-Toe-8826 t1_j3yonwx wrote

She's rich because she represents 2 rich countries - but she's in no way global enough to sell some mundane crap like Sodastream on billboards. That's global.

I see where you're coming from, you're just overstating her "globalness". There are plenty of countries where people would just go "Osaka who?"


Rac3318 t1_j3z9vtw wrote

No, you seem to be massively understating her global popularity and reach. She’s in a ton of commercials. You clearly have no idea what you’re talking about.


blondechinesehair t1_j41q9y9 wrote

So you are saying that she is rich because she is American Japanese? Where do I collect my cheque?


d4nowar t1_j41yny7 wrote

Foreign soccer players wouldn't be on a soda stream billboard in most countries, wtf are you talking about?


PM_ME_A_FUTURE t1_j3z0eir wrote

Mbappe, another athlete she out-earned last year. Even with the sunglasses!


orswich t1_j40nwhs wrote

I am highly doubting she out earned Mbappe. The guy makes 50mil a year on just salary, his endorsement deals are insane (and he could have more if he wanted, but he is pretty picky) and his image rights earn quite a bit also..

She may do well I don't doubt, but not Mbappe level


lostryu t1_j40v4vw wrote

Absolutely not. His salary is 50 million alone. Her on court earnings were only 2 million.


testaccount0817 t1_j40obmb wrote

Is there any sport other than football that has a more global reach?


blondechinesehair t1_j41qlqt wrote

I checked google and apparently basketball is number 2 then tennis is 3


testaccount0817 t1_j41s4a3 wrote

How is this determined? I know a lot more tennis than basketball players


blondechinesehair t1_j41tcg0 wrote

Ya but you only live in one place. I know a lot more basketball than tennis players but I love somewhere else and I played basketball in university.

Not sure how it’s measured though, or if it even takes the women’s side into account.


testaccount0817 t1_j41uml5 wrote

I just realized its probably due to China. I heard basketball is huge there and they have 1/6th of the world population.


d4nowar t1_j41yvl1 wrote

Phillipines as well, and basketball is pretty huge in many parts of Europe due to the strength of their national teams.

Israel has an entire basketball league and they have the population of New Jersey.


testaccount0817 t1_j41zuex wrote

>basketball is pretty huge in many parts of Europe due to the strength of their national teams.

Well, most Euros I know rather know about tennis than basketball.

>Israel has an entire basketball league and they have the population of New Jersey.

Thanks, i know even less how many that are.


d4nowar t1_j420a2e wrote

Yeah tennis might be bigger in Europe specifically, but in terms of global numbers, the euro basketball fans add to the total number. China and high population SEA countries definitely push basketball into the #2 spot


blondechinesehair t1_j4258wx wrote

Yes but that is also one country. That wouldn’t make it a global game that makes it a popular game in the biggest country.


testaccount0817 t1_j428tum wrote

How else if not by the total amount of people would you measure global popularity? And China makes up a decent amount of the global populace.


blondechinesehair t1_j4295v9 wrote

I would figure it would have to have something to do with multiple countries. Otherwise whatever sport China likes most will be the most global game in the world. But I’m just guessing.