News: Serena Williams Addresses Drake Romance, Dating Rumors

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 9:13AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Tennis superstar Serena Williams has finally addressed her recent spottings with Young Money star Drake and the question of whether or not they are a couple.

According to Williams, the media and fans should view them as close friends.

She looked around to her supporters -- her father Richard, and, elsewhere, Toronto rapper Drake. Later, she would sigh exaggeratedly when asked what the deal is between her and the 24-year-old musical polymath. "Oh, man. Really?" she said. "We're really close friends. Can't be too close to a friend nowadays, I guess." (Toronto Star)

Earlier this week, romance rumors surrounding both entertainers emerged online.

Has Young Money rapper Drake finally moved on from his alleged love affair with Rihanna to a new romance with tennis star (and rapper Common's ex) Serena Williams? According to, LiveTennisGuide.com the pair have been getting extra cozy over the past few weeks with the most recent rendezvous being last week in South Florida. Last week, after Drake tweeted to Serena 'I Can't Wait To Put It On You And Make You Sweat... during our match this weekend", the two had some one on one time on the Tennis Court. Days later, Drake was spotted cheering her on as she competed for the 2011 Rogers Cup tournament in Toronto. (Necole Bitchie)

A couple weeks ago, a photo of the two playing tennis landed online.

Common lost! Just kidding, Com. Drake and Serena Williams only hooked up on the tennis match over the weekend. But, uh, Drizzy sure sounds like he had something else on his mind when he referenced it on Twitter late last week, huh? Just saying. (Complex)

Days prior, Drizzy publicly hinted at his match-up with Williams.

"@serenawilliams I cannot wait to put it on you and make you sweat..........during our match this weekend.," he tweeted August 3rd. (Drake's Twitter)

Check out some recent Drake footage below:

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