Drake made some Serena Williams fans a little nervous on Tuesday by showing up to her quarterfinal match at Wimbledon.
This was because the last time he was spotted watching her play, Williams lost in the semifinals of the 2015 US Open, just two wins away from completing the calendar-year Grand Slam.
To make the potential bad omen even scarier, the 2015 loss was to Roberta Vinci, an Italian, and Williams this week was facing Italy’s Camila Giorgi.
Me making my way past security into centre court to remove Drake. pic.twitter.com/ajBPpzSDCa— Laurén. (@_SerenaChelski) July 10, 2018
Giorgi even won the first set against the seven-time Wimbledon champion, putting Williams one set away from being sent home.
But, to the relief of Rena's Army, Williams came back to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, making the semifinals of just her second Slam back from maternity leave.
Thank god Serena won that match. Drake would have had hell to pay ???????????????????? They were coming for Drake after that first set ???????????? pic.twitter.com/FwKLehuOSN— All Things Serena (@all_serena) July 10, 2018
She's done it. Serena has broken the dreaded Drake curse. Through to the semifinals. #Wimbledon— Merlisa (@merlisa) July 10, 2018
Williams herself wasn't fazed by the whole ordeal, or at least she didn't show it in press.
"It feels like tennis is becoming part of pop culture," she said of Drake's appearance. "That's what I love about it."
In her quest for a 24th Grand Slam title, Williams will play world No. 13 Julia Goerges in the semifinals on Thursday.