Serena Williams Would Like You, Lonely Journalist, To Go Work Out

by Shane Bacon

The life of a journalist isn't charming. You're going from destination to destination, hoping to land the same boring comments from athletes that every other news organization is getting, and then putting them together in a half-witted story you write from you laptop while eating whatever complimentary sub sandwich the arena is paying for. Lather, rinse, repeat.

The only time you get to do something exciting is when you get those few seconds of natural Red Bull pumping through your veins, as one British journalist did Friday with Serena Williams.

Serena had to withdraw from the Sony Ericsson Championships because of stomach muscle problems, and when pushed about the injury, got a little testy.

Serena was challenged by a British journalist who suggested that sometimes in a major tournament such as this she should play through the pain for the sake of the event and for the sponsors.

"I think what I should do is make you work out, have a severe stomach strain and play for the sponsors," she chided.

When the journalist suggested he would have, Serena responded with satirical laughter, adding: "You really should. You should go for it and live the dream!"

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