1 in 8 men in Britain believe that they would win a point in a tennis match against Wimbledon women’s finalist Serena Williams, if they were playing their very best tennis.
On Saturday Serena Williams has the chance to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 singles Grand Slam titles when she takes on Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final.
Williams has an incredible record at every ‘Slam’ and is considered one of the best tennis players of all time, however, in a YouGov poll of 1732 British adults, 12% of men asked believed they would win a point against the American, compared to just 3% of women.
Sure, you’re probably wondering what the hell is wrong with that and sure Serena might throw in a double fault but it’s worth noting that the question says ‘win a point,’ and ‘play at your best.’
Playing at your best and Williams throwing in a double fault aren’t really the same thing are they, they’re errors from the 37-year-old.
Okay if we’re going to allow for errors and double faults then it’s still actually unlikely. Against the average person the seven time Wimbledon champion won’t need to go for as many massive shots.
The answers seem to follow a trend where people seemed hell bent on comparing Women’s football to Men’s during the Women’s World Cup.
Did anyone ever watch the women’s 100m final at the Olympics and think that either they could run faster or that the women don’t run as fast as the men? No. So stop doing it with other sports.
Anyway, Serena would kick all your asses.