Wozniacki faces racism complaints after impression

Updated December 12, 2012, 7:40 pm

Caroline Wozniacki has endured something of an up-and-down time during the last two years.

The former world number one fell to 10th in the rankings and failed to make the quarter finals of any of the Grand Slams in 2012.

She was even forced to deny her relationship with golf superstar Rory McIlroy was causing her drop in form.

But thankfully the stunning 22-year-old Danish star has managed to keep a sparkle in her eyes and her sense of humour, as witnessed by her display during an exhibition match with Maria Sharapova at the weekend:

Some tennis players are known for having a laugh, particularly Novak Djokovic. He has made a lot of fans for his impersonations of other stars.

We're not quite sure how Serena - a friend of the talented Dane - will respond to Wozniacki's towel-enhanced boobs and bum.

But that hasn't stopped some on social media from claiming the impersonation was racist.

On Tumblr one person 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."

Executive director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, Hass Dellal, says while Wozniacki likely didn't intend her actions to be racist they could be interpreted as such.

"It's quite inappropriate to be mocking or making jest of people's physical shape or image, especially when it's such an issue with young people today," he said.

What a load of nonsense. As any sports fan will tell you it's making fun of Serena because she's got big boobs and a big bum - nothing to do with her colour.

Some people need to get out a bit more!

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  1. Kiwirich10:07pm Thursday 13th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    theres nothn wrong with her taking the #$%$ outta black people.Everyone should own at least 2 of them for houseworking duties so I can spend more time at the country club

  2. Kiwirich10:01pm Thursday 13th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    what a crock of shite.The whole basis of this story is from shite stirring pootahs with nothing else to do but think of ways that they could be upset.its utterly pathetic that these PC freaks are still allowed a voice in the real world

  3. 09:52pm Thursday 13th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    As with all attacks on others - the Intent of the offender has to be considered - before any judgement can be passed ... of course there was no attack on Serena - no Reference at All, to Serena - No Reference to Black people - No attack on anyone or anything ... what da phuk's the problem here - It's just a girl having a bit of fun ... oopsi daisy - that might be sexist? [saying girlie] ... what have you young people done to our World ? ... this nonsence has only emerged In the last 25yrs ... I can,t even call my neighbour a Golly wog any more ... hahahaha the black barsted ... If I call someone a Fat Barsted - It's only because I like them .. No .. I,m not going to change - don't want to ... phukk yous

  4. Erna09:29pm Thursday 13th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    This so called racicsm is absolutely over the top,nz was questioned about eskimo icecream by a canadian visitor,the daughter of princess caroline of monaco got into hot water because she was wearing a native american indian dress-as kids we were playing in indian and cowboydresses all the time and we definately did not intend to discriminate the native indians,we had black dolls to play with,nowadays you end up with the human rights group getting after you if you did that.We should focus on the real human right breaches and racism that happens and we read about in the paper or watching on the news every single day! What a laughable matter that is!

  5. Steven09:06pm Thursday 13th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    Joseph - and "us" are...

  6. Steven08:55pm Thursday 13th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    A lot of comment in here tend to suggest that "black" people are saying this was racist. I think you might find some are "white". Geez this black/white sh** gets up my nose - christ almighty!!!

  7. 08:38pm Thursday 13th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    So Serena's threat to "Kill" a white line judge is not racism ??????? The Mike Tyson look alike is certainly not sqeaky clean.

  8. 08:35pm Thursday 13th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    Wozniacki gets TEN OUT OF TEN from me. Good to see some humour and wit.

  9. 08:31pm Thursday 13th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    If Wozniacki was actually imitating Serena the she would have put gorilla hair under her armpits. This is a laugh. The reporter's name "Odd Balls"..... is a good indication of where his brains are.

  10. Bill08:13pm Thursday 13th December 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    The executive director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, Hass Dellal, does not know the difference between racism and sexism. What a dunce. Mind you he is Australian. Obviously not very well informed or educated.




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