It was all of 25 seconds, but it made for the most captivating part of an otherwise perfunctory press conference at Wimbledon after her three-set comeback win over Johanna Larsson.
One reporter inquired with Venus Williams about the circular band adorning her ring finger.
"I've been wearing this all year, so you've got to be a little faster," Williams said, verbally volleying away the query. When the questioner continued, asking, "Is it always the same person?" as Williams slyly pointed at him, she skipped a few beats with faux-dramatic intent.
The five-time Wimbledon singles winner and Vogue beach-body enthusiast will face Alexandra Dulgheru in the second round after the veteran Romanian defeated Kristyna Pliskova for her third straight three-set victory, including qualifying rounds. Venus will be ready.
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