Serena Williams Covers Vogue Magazine

March 22, 2015  |  

For the second time, tennis star Serena Williams has graced the cover of Vogue Magazine. Williams rocked a gorgeous natural look for the annual SHAPE issue.

In the issue, Serena talks about being a good friend, her confidence and her future goals. Take a look at some of the highlights from her interview.

Her Personality

“On the court, I am fierce! I am mean and I am tough. I am completely opposite off the court. My confidence just isn’t the same. I wish I was more like I am on the court. Nobody would know that I am constantly crying or complaining.”

On maintaining her physique

“Nowadays everybody goes to the gym.  But when I won my first Grand Slam, I had never been.” Even then, however, she was ambivalent about her naturally muscular physique, refusing to lift weights lest her arms get bigger. “I hated my arms,” she remembers. “I wanted them to look soft.” To this day, she uses TheraBands instead of weights to avoid overdeveloping her muscles.

The top can get lonely 

“It’s hard and lonely at the top.  That’s why it’s so fun to have Caroline and my sister, too. You’re a target when you’re number one. Everyone wants to beat you. Everyone talks behind your back, and you get a lot more criticism. God forbid I lose. It’s like ‘Why?’ Well, I am human.”

Playing Against Her Sister 

“I don’t look at Venus on the court. I can’t,” she said. “If I am winning, I might feel sorry for her. If I’m losing, I will want to knock her out.”

Her Thoughts On Men 

“I am really shy. I don’t talk to guys.”

“You don’t talk to guys?” Caroline (her best friend) says in disbelief. “That is a lie.”

“Friends? Yes. But a potential? No. I get nervous that I will say the wrong thing, and then I just start laughing.”

Don’t you just love Serena? For the full article, click here.

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