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Serena Williams Isn't Smiling Because It's 11:30pm and You're Asking Dumb Questions

Photo: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images
Photo: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images

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Serena Williams graced the U.S. Open's Arthur Ashe Stadium with her vibrant victory emotions and kick ass serve over the course of the tournament, but spoke candidly about her lack of "smile" at a recent press conference. When a reporter inquired about Serena's so-called resting bitch face, she was the most honest:

It's 11:30, to be perfectly honest with you I don't want to be here. I just want to be in bed right now and I have to wake up early to practice and I don't want to answer any of these questions. And you guys keep asking me the same questions so you're not making it super enjoyable.

Her sincerity was met with laughs from the audience. No one can argue with one's plea for more sleep.

A reporter asked her why she didn't smile and laugh after the match...this was Serena's response LMAO #TheQueen

Posted by Aaron Squintz Davis on Wednesday, September 9, 2015