Showing off her Fall/Winter 2019 collection, full of prints and sequin, Serena hit the stage to thank the audience and in true ReRe fashion rocked some kicks with her chic ‘fit. As she waved to the crowd, Olympia made her runway debut in a high puff pony and a look that said “bow to your queen, peasants.” Or, it’s completely possible she’s just shy.
Serena’s besties Kim K. and La La Anthony were in the building to support and they looked TF GOOD too. Hit the flip for more pics from the night, also attended by a pregnant Ashley Graham and the LEGEND Anna Wintour, and get into Serena’s clothing line HERE.
On Monday, she took on Maria Sharapova and she pretty much demolished her with a 6-1, 6-1 win. This makes the 19th time in a row Williams has beat Sharapova, according to ESPN.
“Every time I come up against her,” Williams said, “I just bring out some of my best tennis.”
A select few people think Williams and Sharapova have a “rivalry” because of comments Sharapova made in her autobiography, according to Sporting News.
“I think Serena hated me for being the skinny kid who beat her, against all odds, at Wimbledon,” she wrote. “I think she hated me for seeing her at her lowest moment. But mostly I think she hated me for hearing her cry. She’s never forgiven me for it.”
Mhm. Okay Maria.
Ms. Sharapova hasn’t had the best moments in the game of tennis. Back in 2016, she was banned for two years for failing a drug test. Sharapova says that she unknowingly took the drug meldonium, and she tested positive right before the 2016 Australian Open.
Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian, even trolled her about the drug incident at the game on Monday. He wore a D.A.R.E shirt during the match, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, a program aimed at preventing drug use.
For the issue, Williams discussed her longtime passion for designing which led to her self-funded clothing line, and she also talked about promoting empowerment and equality.
On what fashion means to her, she said:
“My whole career has been really about tennis and fashion. I always try to make a statement when I walk out on the court—to be bold and to be unique and to kind of transcend. I always try to send the message of just being confident and being fierce.”
On the style haters, she said:
“People always have things to say when you’re wearing fashion. It could be good things. It could be bad things. I don’t care what people say. I’m like just so past it—you could say whatever you want to say. Honestly, you’re allowed to have your opinion. My life is far too complicated to worry about people that want to say mean things. I have a daughter, I have a family, I have a career. I have too much to worry about.”
When talking about her S By Serena line, she added:
“I tried it before and it didn’t work. Then I sat down and invested in myself and really put a really good effort behind it. Now I really get to express myself. I get to see how you can wear fashion so many different ways and how you can represent yourself. I have this whole big vision of what S by Serena is going to be.”
For more of Serena’s words and mouth-drooling looks, you can check out her SI article here.
Ultimately Serena racked up three penalties and the match went to Osaka.
According to Serena, the incident shook her so much that she first went to therapy…
“So often, in situations similar to mine, when men fight back against the referees, they’re met with a smile or even a laugh from the umpire, as if they’re sharing an inside joke. I’m not asking to avoid being penalized. I am asking to be treated the same way as everyone else. Sadly, that’s simply not the world we currently live in.
Days passed, and I still couldn’t find peace. I started seeing a therapist. I was searching for answers, and although I felt like I was making progress, I still wasn’t ready to pick up a racket.”
before penning a letter to Naomi Osaka apologizing. According to Serena, Naomi’s response brought tears to her eyes.
“Finally I realized that there was only one way for me to move forward. It was time for me to apologize to the person who deserved it the most. I started to type, slowly at first, then faster as if the words were flowing out of me.”
When Naomi’s response came through, tears rolled down my face. “People can misunderstand anger for strength because they can’t differentiate between the two,” she said graciously. “No one has stood up for themselves the way you have and you need to continue trailblazing.”
We see you, Serena, baring not only your body but your soul.
What do YOU think about Serena’s Harper’s BAZAAR essay/cover?
Serena Williams is making #BlackGirlMagic once again. The 23-time Grand Slam tennis force has her own Wheaties box making her the only SECOND black woman to do so, the first being Althea Gibson.
“In 2001, Wheaties paid homage to a true champion and an icon by putting her on the cover of a Wheaties Box. Althea Gibson was the FIRST Black Woman tennis player to be on the box,” she wrote. “Today, I am honored to be the second.”
“I am so excited to be on the cover of the next Wheaties box,” Williams said in a General Mills statement. “I have dreamt of this since I was a young woman and it’s an honor to join the ranks of some of America’s most decorated athletes. I hope my image on this iconic orange box will inspire the next generation of girls and athletes to dream big.”
The four-time Olympic gold medalist, 23 Grand Slam singles title winner, 14 Grand Slam winner was congratulated by Wheaties’ marketing manager.
“Serena exemplifies all of the personal attributes that Wheaties looks for when choosing who its next champion will be,” said Tiffani Daniels, marketing manager for Wheaties. “On the court she has been named the women’s most valuable player seven times, while off the court she uses her voice to inspire and spark change to make the world a better place.”
Serena Williams Flashes Flesh On NYC Press Run Promoting New Pampers Endorsement
Serena Williams stepped out in NYC flashing a lil thigh meats this morning while on a press run at Buzzfeed… The extraordinary athlete recently opened up about her motherhood journey with People Magazine sharing:
“I’m a super hands-on mom. I am with her every day since she was born. We haven’t spent a day apart,” Williams reveals. “Despite my best efforts to be like, ‘Oh, I’ll take her with me’ … It’s been really trying. This is a whole new territory for me.”
“It’s definitely not easy, and I’m juggling more than I’m used to,” Williams adds of her busy schedule. “I think the most crazy part is now I’m adding ‘mom’ to that, and that has been really hard.”
Serena shared a new Pampers ad that features her in Mommy mode while Olympia acts like a “wild child.” It’s a new phase of growth for the toddler that Serena says she’s getting used to..
“My mom just told me that [Olympia] is gonna be in a ‘Terrible Two’ phase and she’s like, ‘It’s gonna be fun for you’ and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, what does that mean?’ ” says Williams. “[Olympia] isn’t quite there yet, but she definitely falls on the floor and has fits and she doesn’t understand. I’m learning a lot about kids and it’s really amazing.”
“They’re just kids who can’t really communicate and they don’t know how to — they’re so close and they want you to understand what they’re saying,” she explains. “And you don’t get what they’re saying, and then they fall on the ground and they don’t know what else to do.”
Enjoy more photos of Serena Williams showing skin, then hit the flip for adorable photos of Olympia.
Serena Williams Nike ‘Dream Crazier’ Commercial Is Incredible
One thing about Nike, they know how to make an incredible commercial. Their latest, “Dream Crazier” voiced by Serena Williams, was aired during the Oscars Sunday but Nike subscribers got an early look via an email from Serena which read:
Serena Williams here.
Remember when the world called me deluded? Threatened? Too muscular? For 37 years, I’ve shown the world what a crazy dreamer can do.
My crazy dream was to be the best tennis player in the world. Not the best “female” tennis player in the world. What others marked as flaws about me, I embraced as fuel for my success. I never let anything or anyone define my potential.
Now, I’m more ambitious than ever, not just for myself but for all young women out there. And this is your invitation to join me.
Together, we’ll commit to pushing our crazy dreams even further — and empower the next generation of female leaders to be bold in their pursuits.
Tune in for the Oscars tonight. A new wave of dreams is coming, led by you, me, and NikePlus members all over the country, and it’s going to change sports forever.
Because I truly believe the success of one woman should be the inspiration for the next one.
How will your crazy dream change the world?
Nike really taps into the stuff that dreams are made of. This is one of our favorite commercials for sure.
The proud mom hit Instagram with a new photo of her mini-me playing in her crib—but the most adorable part is, Serena’s right alongside Alexis…laying down with a huge smile on her face.
The gorgeous tennis champ didn’t caption the photo, but she did tag her little one’s Instagram account, where you can catch the sweetest pics of Alexis growing up. Hit the flip to see Alexis riding a pony, hitting the pool, chowing down, and riding out in her very own luxury vehicle.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer’s wish is about to be granted — he’s getting the chance to return Serena Williams’ powerful serve.
The famously unflappable Swiss acknowledges being excited about the prospect of taking on his fellow tennis great on Tuesday in a Hopman Cup mixed doubles match between Switzerland and the United States.
“I admire everything she has done both on and off the court,” Federer said. “I have always thought how is it to return that serve and go head-to-head with her.”
Federer made an impressive start in preparation for his Australian Open title defense with a seemingly effortless 6-1, 6-1 victory over Cameron Norrie on Sunday.
His playing partner Belinda Bencic also won to seal defending champion Switzerland’s victory over Britain in Group B.
Federer and Bencic will next take on Williams and Frances Tiafoe to kick-start the New Year with arguably the most anticipated match in the tournament’s three-decade history.
Tickets were sold out soon after being released for the showpiece encounter, which pits Federer and Williams on court for the first time. The 37-year-olds have won 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them.
“It’s very exciting for us. I hope tennis fans tune in and watch it because it’s going to be one time and probably never again in this type of competition,” Federer said.
By most people’s standards, the two stars have an unusual meeting place.
“I don’t know her that well. I only know her from some champions’ dinners at Wimbledon,” Federer said. “We have busy lives and a big entourage, so it’s rare to really deep dive. We can relate to each other more so now, being parents.”
Federer will head into the clash in form after a masterclass 57-minute thrashing of Norrie. The 20-time Grand Slam champion moved around the court well and hit the ball crisply to overwhelm Norrie.
“I was very happy that I was able to come out tonight and put in a good performance,” Federer said. “I was happy with all aspects of my game. footwork, offensive play, serve, return. It was all there.”