One in eight British men believe they could take a point off Serena Williams in a tennis match. Are they all delusional?
According to a YouGov poll, around one in 10 men (12 per cent) think they could win a point off the 23-time grand slam winner. Just 3 per cent of women among the 1,732 British adults polled feel confident of securing a point against Williams.
As others have said, this is more a case of people having no idea how much better pros are the decent amateurs. In the running world, the equivalent would be people (like disgraced Speaker Paul Ryan) who lie about running a three hour marathon since that’s hour (and 50%) slower than the what the best of the best run.
So there's two things here, most importantly that professional athletes can do stuff us plebs find difficult or impossible not just casually but trivially, like it's nothing.
It’s fucked that she had to do this sort of thing because there are so many assholes out there.
I mean, the guys in AAA are good,
Local elite athletes can crush the best women in the world at all distances. My high school's track records beat the women's world records at 100m and 800m (and are close at 200m and the mile). And these guys, meaning no disrespect, were nobodies.
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