We admire her for her strength, we admire her for her attitude and ability to speak several languages. We all love the sisterhood between her and Venus and watching them dominate together gives us all life! But what I love much is her body and that she has no apologies for the way she is built!
Go Getta Girl Serena Williams, a woman who stated that “winning is the only option” graces the cover of SELF Magazine September issues showing off that multimillion dollar body.
I remember at one time her body being under scrutiny when the very ignorant president of the Russian Tennis Federation called Venus and Serena the “Williams Brothers” saying that Serena was “Built like a man”. I personally believe that the president was just made that he could not have a body like her’s…tuh…
What I love is that the hate that came her way sure did not affect her at all because Serena shared in her interview with SELF “I love my body, and I would never change anything about it,” she says. “I’m not asking you to like my body. I’m just asking you to let me be me. Because I’m going to influence a girl who does look like me, and I want her to feel good about herself.”
Well such confidence in self has truly landed Serena to be a top performer in the game of tennis.
If you didn’t know Serena Williams has won an astounding 71 singles championships. She was the first African-American woman in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam title—and has racked up a total of 22, officially tying Steffi Graf’s record with her July win at Wimbledon. As if that wasn’t enough she has earned more than $77 million in prize money, the most ever for a female tennis player, and notched almost 1,000 career victories if you count her doubles triumphs, mostly with sister Venus.
Williams will play for her fifth gold medal at the Rio Olympics in August. She shaired “If I could grab one thing in a fire,it would be my gold medals.” And to top it all in September she’ll turn 35 and happens to be well past the age of many of her competitors. So when they try to tell you that age is a factor, tell them its nothing more than a number.
Serena is also the number-one-ranked women’s player in the world and has been, at press time, for the last 177 weeks. “It’s always been, like, bring it on—and more,” she says with a grin.
Get more of the interview HERE! with SELF Magazine. The September cover is set to hit stands August 9th.