Andy Murray has got Serena Williams‘ back!
The 30-year-old British tennis star casually reminded a reporter about the achievements of some of the greatest female tennis players during a press conference on Wednesday.
Murray lost to American Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. After the match, he was asked about his opponent, who a reporter called “the first U.S. player to reach a major semi-final since 2009.” Murray quickly interrupted the reporter, clarifying that Querrey was the first “male player.”
The athlete’s mom, Judy Murray, couldn’t help but applaud her son for his quick response. “That’s my boy. ❤️,” she wrote on Twitter.
Many American women, including Serena, who has 23 Grand Slam titles and recently won the Australian Open in January, have gone on to win major semi-finals since Andy Roddick reached the semis at the 2009 Australian Open. This year, Venus Williams also made the finals at the same event and Coco Vandeweghe and Madison Keys reached the semis in the last three years.
This isn’t the first time Murray has called out someone for dismissing female tennis players. Last year, after winning his second straight Olympic gold medal, a BBC journalist congratulated him on being the first person to win two gold medals in tennis. He clapped back at the reporter by responding, “Venus and Serena have won four each.”
Serena, who is expecting her first child, recently took to the court to run some practice drills and admitted to having major Wimbledon FOMO. Watch below to see what she’s been up to during her maternity leave.