Image via Twitter (@jkrowling).
As has become all too (disappointingly) common with female athletes, the conversation quickly turned from her incredible achievement to her looks. But proving she’s a real life “patronus” (Harry Potter nerds, that one’s for you), JK Rowling was having none of it. (Post continues after gallery.)
Rowling, who was tweeting regularly during the final, saw a since-deleted tweet from user/troll @diegtristan8: “Ironic then that the main reason for her success is that she is built like a man.”
The Harry Potter creator, who earlier posted a picture of her with Williams saying she was “#TeamSerena today”, was quick to put him back in his place and address his body-shaming comment, carrying out a grand slam of her own.
While it's saddening that talented female sportswomen continue to be reduced to their looks (A Brazilian official made headlines a few weeks ago after claiming that the growing popularity of women's soccer was down to shorter shorts and more makeup), Rowling's response had people cheering.
It's been retweeted nearly 80,000 times and favourited more than 100,000, although Williams has not commented on it - probably too busy celebrating (quite rightly).
JK Rowling is no stranger to Twitter trolls herself, and is known for publicly addressing (and shaming) those with wit and sass when she believes they've crossed the line.