Serena Williams is a Woman on a Mission; absolute domination, and she proved that with her history making Wimbledon Win over the weekend, and let’s not forget her famous twerking on Beyoncé’s music video.
The TOP athlete was recently featured on Glamour magazine where she talked about the game that she LOVES so much, whether Drake was to blame for her U.S Open loss and what turning 35 means to her.
MHP: You’re going to be 35. Some folks believe your thirties, especially for athletes, are meant to be this time of wrapping up. What about being in your thirties makes tennis harder, or easier?
SW: Who says that your thirties is when you’re supposed to be done? I would like to know who made that rule! I was talking to my mom one time, like, “Gosh, I’m 30.” And she’s like, “In your thirties you’re even stronger than in your twenties.” I didn’t believe her, but I have played better in my thirties. And I played pretty well in my twenties, don’t get me wrong! But my consistency is better, my momentum is better, my wins are quicker.
MHP: What is the legacy that you want to leave?
SW: I never thought about leaving a tennis legacy. I always thought about leaving a legacy of fulfillment, living out your dreams, and giving back. I’m proud to have opened [two] schools in Africa and one in Jamaica [through the Serena Williams Fund and its partners]. I was given a lot. I was given two parents. That’s already starting above a lot of kids. And then I was given the opportunity to play tennis and parents who supported that. I feel I can give back.
MHP: What do you see as the kind of legacy that you want to leave in communities like Compton, where you grew up?
SW: I never left my roots. You can identify me as someone that didn’t become high and mighty. Humility is a defining [trait] all of us can forever learn, and I try to be as humble as anyone can be.
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