Serena Williams is coming off a high of being named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year and on Friday she was named the Associated Press female athlete of the year, but you’d never know it judging from some of her Christmastime social media posts.
Exhibit A: “As always, dinner for one.”
On Christmas Eve, the 21-time Grand Slam champion posted a picture of a roasted chicken on her Instagram account and captioned it with a depressing sentence, “As always, dinner for one.”
The 34-year-old star, who most recently was connected to the rapper Drake, added, “I like the leg. #leftoversforaweek”
Of course, perhaps Williams was just teasing her first Christmas Day post, which brings us to…
Exhibit B: “Have a good day.”
Williams doesn’t just like legs, she’s got legs and she showed them off on Christmas morning. And while it’s fine to flaunt it if you’ve got it, the timing of Williams’s leggy post seemed odd on a day like Christmas, when other athletes are posting photos of themselves in silly onesies with their friends and family.
Williams’s fans were not hating, though. They thanked the star for her holiday gift. Williams’s photo was liked over 70,000 times, yet still the only caption on it was, “Have a good day.” Not even an exclamation point.
As some people on Twitter pointed out, however, Williams is a Jehovah’s Witness, a sect of Christianity that doesn’t believe in celebrating Christmas with the traditional fanfare. So it’s likely Williams is feeling a-okay, especially compared to Saints linebacker Kasim Edebali, who made a video of himself coming home to an empty house on Friday.