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Michael Strahan discusses Open blowup with Serena Williams

Michael Strahan, now retired, waves to the Giants

Michael Strahan, now retired, waves to the Giants fans from the sideline. (Credit: Newsday / David L. Pokress)

OK, one more Serena Williams post:

Michael Strahan, who is a friend of Ms. Williams', saw her Tuesday in New York when they both appeared on Tyra Banks' show.

I asked Strahan later what Williams told him about the events of this past weekend at the U.S. Open.

"She's great. My whole thing with her, which is very true, is that it's very easy to sit back and go, 'Hey, look, how can she do that?' But that's not her away from the court. She's a sweet girl. When you're in the heat of the battle and competing she wants to win.

"It's no different from if you caught me talking to a referee if I felt something wasn't right and you catch me afterward and I'm a totally different person.

"It's just her competing. And she feels bad about it. She apologized. But she told me she feels bad about it because that's not who she is. She doesn't want to leave that perception."

Photo: Newsday/David L. Pokress

Tags: tennis , Giants , Michael Strahan

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