Tonight, Serena Williams will play Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of the French Open.
While Williams has won the last 18 times she’s played Sharapova, she has lost to the Russian twice – most memorably, in the final of Wimbledon in 2004.
So when the press had the opportunity to speak to Williams on Sunday ahead of her much-anticipated match, it was this loss they decided to focus on. More specifically, one of the theories behind the loss.
Apparently, Donald Trump had his own explanation for why Sharapova went home with the Wimbledon title in 2004. On a golf course 14 years ago, the now President of the United States said Sharapova’s “alluring shoulders” and “supermodel good looks” were probably intimidating to Williams, affecting her ability to win.