‘Mediocre white men’: Mockery as poll says 12% of men think they could win point off Serena Williams
Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner, faces Simona Halep of Romania on Saturday as the US ace bids to equal the all-time record for Major titles.
And as Williams prepares to take to Centre Court at the All England Club, a YouGov poll has revealed how many men and women think they could claim a point from the 37-year-old serial winner if they met her on court.
According to the poll, 12 percent of men (1 in 8) thought they could win at least one point from the veteran ace. That compared with just 3 percent of women.
The results of the survey met with mixed reaction, with some Twitter users claiming it showed the delusions of "mediocre white men."
Lord, grant me the confidence of a mediocre white man.— My Sweet Baboo Redux (@babsben) July 12, 2019
Men are ridiculous— Iris Schenk (@Demandor) July 12, 2019
Unless only eight men were surveyed and one of them was Nadel, these men are what’s known in tennis terms as “fucking deluded”— James Felton (@JimMFelton) July 12, 2019
Others appeared confused as to what "taking a point" off Williams actually meant and whether the parameters applied to a single game of tennis or a longer match. Some felt that their best chance would be if Williams double-faulted during the hypothetical encounter.
The question is about a match, not a game.— Fabius Maximus (@Fabius039) July 12, 2019
Winning one point vs 48 points is not so impossible.
Note that 3% of women also believe so.
If we're taking about a best of 3 set match, where she'd be serving at least 6 games, the odds of her making at least one double fault aren't too far away from this to be fair. Otherwise it's ridiculous.— The Supreme Meme 🇬🇧 (@mylifeisanmeme) July 13, 2019
Williams will be in real-life action when she takes to the court against Halep at SW19 at 2pm local time on Saturday.