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Caroline Wozniacki has caused a stir with an impromptu skit at arch rival Serena Williams, with claims her act was racist.
Former world No1 Wozniacki used padding during an exhibition match against Maria Sharapova in Brazil for a light-hearted dig at the American.
"I really love the crowd here, they're open and they have a lot of fun," said Wozniacki, who was watched by her golf superstar boyfriend Rory McIlroy.
Williams, also in Sao Paulo to promote the 2016 Olympic Games, saw the funny side, tweeting: "Do they make Brazilian bikinis for, um, well, me?"
However, not everyone was amused, with some bloggers claiming the Dane's's actions were racist.
An article on feministing.com read: "Given the history and current-day context of racialized standards of beauty, and the hypersexualization of people of color, when a white woman makes fun of a black women's body, especially in a way that hypersexualizes her and draws on the stereotype of black women's big butts, it's racist."
And the Daily Mail reported that another blogger wrote: "It may have been done in 'jest', but I love how people can turn a black woman's body and sexuality into a caricature. However, we should not have the autonomy to celebrate any successes of our own."
But the overwhelming majority of the Mail's reader comments disagreed, with one saying: "So busts and butts are now races? Who knew!" while another: "It's only racist if all black women have the same body shape."
With Williams a winner of 30 grand slams, including 15 singles titles, and Wozniacki still waiting to break her duck, perhaps the most pointed comment was: "Here's a funny suggestion try to copy Serena by actually winning a major!"
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