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Wozniacki cops criticism for Williams impersonation

Published: 7:51AM Thursday December 13, 2012 Source: ONE Sport

Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has come under fire from some quarters for impersonating fellow player Serena Williams at a recent exhibition match.

Playing against Maria Sharapova in Brazil, Wozniacki stuffed her top and shorts with towels to impersonate the American star.

The 22 year-old Dane said in her press conference afterwards that she had impersonated "her friend" in front of a crowd that "have a lot of fun".

However the impersonation fell flat with a number of fans with several taking to social media, calling the performance racist.

One blogger on Tumblr wrote, "this isn't 'harmless fun' as one article described it. its racist. out and outright racism. mocking and making fun of the bodies of black women for a laugh? real funny, stupid white girl. real real funny."

"This is an old racist trope about our supposed hypersexuality and sexual abnormality," commented Twitter user @hazzarDeuce.

Williams has yet to comment on the incident herself, but having people impersonate her is nothing new with notorious impersonator Novak Djokovic and fellow American Andy Roddick both having done their own imitations in recent years.

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