The seven-time Grand Slam singles champ seemed to be leaning that way in an Instagram post.
Serena and Venus Williams were drawn to face the Czech pair of Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova in the first round of doubles at the U.S. Open.
The reporter asked the mixed doubles pair, Venus Williams and Jamie Murray, about their reason for playing in Wimbledon this year.
The pop star performed the Oscar-nominated song "Be Alive" from the "King Richard" soundtrack on the tennis courts where Venus and Serena Williams began their careers.
The "Power Of The Dog" director said she "did not intend to devalue these two legendary Black women and world-class athletes" with "a thoughtless comment."
The sisters' coordinated looks were a grand slam on the red carpet.
"You can do better," the tennis legend wrote.
"King Richard," a film about the father of the tennis greats, has racked up six Oscar nominations.
"From Compton to Wimbledon to Academy awards," the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion said.
Tennis icons Venus and Serena Williams' dad, Richard, gains a hagiographical profile in the new film.