Updated: June 18, 2013, 10:44 PM ETESPN.com news services
Serena Williams said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that, while not blaming the victim in the Steubenville rape case, "she shouldn't have put herself in that position."
Her comments are made in one paragraph of a lengthy Rolling Stone piece posted online Tuesday about Williams, a 16-time Grand Slam title winner who is ranked No. 1 heading into Wimbledon, which starts next week.
In the piece, she commented to the magazine's interviewer, Stephen Rodrick, about the Steubenville case after seeing a news report about it on television.
"Do you think it was fair, what they got? They did something stupid, but I don't know. I'm not blaming the girl, but if you're a 16-year-old and you're drunk like that, your parents should teach you -- don't take drinks from other people," she told Rolling Stone.