When most celebrities were partying on New Year’s Eve, Serena Williams was in her hotel room resting. The 2012 tennis champion says she used to be that fun girl, but now calls herself “boring.”
According to the UK’s Daily Mail, Williams was in Australia over the holiday for the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament and admitted her career goals are now her priority. “I’m really boring now,” Williams said. “I used to be fun. Now for a fun time do not call me. I think I just got older, and I realized I can’t be that fun girl for the rest of my life. I could be the oldest number one [tennis champion]. I don’t know how that goes with the funnest.”
At 31 years old and ranked third in the world, Williams accomplished quite a bit in 2012: She won Wimbledon (her fifth tittle), the U.S. Open, a gold medal at the Olympics and the WTA Championship for the third time in her career. Williams also became the second woman in history to earn a career Golden Slam.
Well, these things happen. See what else Serena had to say, including comments about her new “night time problem” over on ESSENCE.