After helping the Farmers Classic get some publicity by taking some pictures for them, Serena Williams decided she wanted to stay in town and watch an ATP match. Farmers Classic still wanted to her to pay $100 for the admission fee though. No big surprise, Serena felt like she did not need to pay for the ticket. Bad PR for both sides.
Serena’s battle with Farmers Classic has been talked about a lot already, and fans are all on Serena’s side. Yes, it was pretty stupid of Farmers Classic to want to charge her, because such a big name would surely give them publicity.
On the other hand, Serena showed her "I'm too cool for school" side again. She’s too good to have to pay for a ticket like everyone else. Is it really about the principle and not the money? If that was true she should’ve just walked away. Instead, Serena took to the Internet. Within 5 minutes, like an outraged teenage girl, she posted this on her Twitter:
farmersclassic = use serenajwilliams than over charge her to see tennis! Lol. Anywho don't go if u r in LA
farmersclassic = use serenajwilliams than over charge her to see tennis! Lol. I would have paid been happy to $1000 If I did not plug them
Omg! The farmersclassic tennis tournament in LA is charging me $100 a ticket... After I plugged them!!! Lol ill send a bill for my plug!
That was pretty childish of Serena to tell her fans not to go to the tournament and to boycott it. Don’t even bring up all the spelling mistakes ('then' not 'than'). She comes off as extremely immature and sounds just like a teenager. Just dig in your True Religion jeans for a spare $100 bill and pay for the ticket! What a diva.