Social scene: Twitterverse gets caught up in Williams-Watson drama
Serena Williams and Heather Watson gave tennis fans the match of the tournament so far at Wimbledon on Friday. Williams rallied from 3-0 in the third set, beating the Brit 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in front of a rowdy hometown crowd, setting up a fourth-round clash against big sister Venus and keeping her Grand Slam hopes alive.
Needless to say, it didn't take long for Twitterverse to catch on to the drama during the match and after Serena's comeback was complete.
We've got a match
Once Watson forced the third set, things were abuzz at the All England Club and beyond:
Watson against Serena is incredible right now...- Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) July 3, 2015
Who ever said trying to win THE GRAND SLAM was easy? maybe Graf in '88?- Pam Shriver (@PHShriver) July 3, 2015
When people talk about 'hunger' & 'desire' making a champion in sport, this is what it really means. #serena- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 3, 2015
Serena Williams jumps from a plane, waits till she's 100 feet from ground, knits a parachute out of her jacket and shoelaces, lands safely.- Tom Perrotta (@TomPerrotta) July 3, 2015
And then, Serena locked up the win
Fans, players and analysts showed support for both Serena and Watson after Williams' win:
Serena Williams survives! She defeats Heather Watson in a nail biter 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in third round of Wimbledon. pic.twitter.com/T6wYmaVPCS- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 3, 2015
Serena: "[Heather] was playing so good, there was nothing I could do. She should've won the match. She gave her all" pic.twitter.com/D246lymBMM- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 3, 2015
Retweet if @HeatherWatson92 just made you feel really effing proud! Favourite if she made you feel really effing proud!- Andy Murray (@andy_murray) July 3, 2015
Bollocks. #Wimbledon- Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) July 3, 2015
Serena is amazing . What a match with Heather Watson. #Wimbledon- Cris Carter (@criscarter80) July 3, 2015
So strong mental effort again from Serena. Every match she plays, she's got the pressure as the big favorite. Unbelievable champion.- Robin Söderling (@RSoderling) July 3, 2015
Sensational display by Britain's Heather Watson taking SERENA Williams all the way. Breakthrough moment.- Ian Darke (@IanDarke) July 3, 2015
Wow. another emotional #Serena escape. Seems to need to dig deep each match into whatever inner turmoil drives her! Venus next on Monday- Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) July 3, 2015
Dejected fans pouring off of Henman Hill... pic.twitter.com/06zPN4IcYP- Howard Bryant (@hbryant42) July 3, 2015
Amazing atmosphere on Henman Hill we could hear the whole thing on ct 1, massive credit to SW finding away to once again get done- Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) July 3, 2015
And finally ...
Could this be how Serena was feeling after the match?