Serena Williams Talks Being Super Diesel And Getting Ditched By Common

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Serena Williams Harpers Bazaar

Serena Williams is profiled in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Inside the magazine, the recent Wimbledon winner shares her concerns about her bodacious bod, her little anger episode at the U.S. Open last year and her breakup with Common. Pop the hood for details

“I was 23 when I realized that I wasn’t Venus. She’s totally different,” Serena tells Harper’s Bazaar. “I’m super-curvy. I have big boobs and this massive butt. She’s tall and she’s like a model and she fits everything. I was growing up, wanting to be her, wanting to look like her, and I was always fitting in her clothes, but then one day I couldn’t.” She pauses. “But it’s fine. Now I’m obviously good, but it’s a weird thing.”

Surprisingly enough it’s not the massive butt that Serena hates most. She reveals that she’s actually self-conscious about her real moneymakers, her arms:

“To this day, I don’t love my arms. People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I’m not complaining. They pay my bills.”

Serena reveals she’s recently slimmed down from a size 12 to a size 10 thanks to Pilates and yoga, but says she doesn’t diet.

“I don’t even know the D word.”

Serena Williams in Harper's Bazaar

Serena isn’t all complaints though. She admits that she likes her hair and her smile:

“Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good,” she says. She’s loving her new bob too. “I feel so much sexier with short hair. I wanted to reach inside me and feel better. I don’t want to hide behind a facade of hair.” Her favorite part of her body? “My smile. Does that count? I think a smile can make your whole body. Models, they look fabulous, but they don’t smile and they look so mad. But I like my smile, how it’s bright and it’s nice. Good thing my braces worked out.”

Serena adds that while she’s usually smiling, there is one thing guaranteed to make her angry… Foot faults.

“Ugh,” she moans of the incident last year in which she blew up at a U.S. Open lineswoman who called a foot fault, causing her to lose the semifinal on a penalty. “Not much makes me angry. I’m always smiling,” she says. “But foot faults piss me off because I never foot fault. I’ve never foot faulted before and never have after. Never.”

The other challenge Serena says she has faced is scheduling conflicts, which she blames on her April breakup with Common.

“His schedule is actually worse than mine,” she sighs. “He didn’t want the responsibility. It’s really tough.” When Common began promoting his latest film, he heaped so much praise on Williams that people assumed they were still on. “So I called him and I was like, Why are you saying all this stuff when we’re not together?”

Hmmm… Sounds like he was just trying to be nice.

Serena is definitely on the buff side, but we wouldn’t mind having her body if it meant being the #1 ranked (SUPER PAID) tennis player in the world.




  • CheckOutMyMelody

    Being that muscular isn’t feminine…she’s one hell of an athlete though.

  • CheckOutMyMelody

    Her and Common never looked right together anyway…She needs a man that looks like Terry Crews or something.

  • mz.cee

    Do the dam* thing, Reena!

  • ThatBKChick

    She is breaking the sterotypes of what a strong talented woman of color should be. I love her and she is an excellent role model to young girls regardless of color! She has never had her life involved in scandal, she has always been a professional athlete and I love Serena…I just want to know where was Venus lately as far as her win, etc? I did not see her at game, only her mother, father and other family members.

    Serena is a good woman, athlete and person. She can and will find another man. It’s shame though…I thought her and Common was a strong couple that would end up married in the end. Love will find a way Serena!! Congrats for being the best in the game!

  • soulwoman

    The pictures of Serena at the event is her best look ever!

    It’s tough for successful females in the industry. Their schedules are so busy it’s hard to find a man that’s willing to work with their schedule. They seem to want a woman that’s going to be there when they want.

  • rose by any other name #9304026339482056536 ™

    Thats why black women should really be proud of our assets , because what they teased us about ( lips, butt and skin color) white women pay for it now! Thats why it dont pay to talk about something especially when you the next one trying to do it! dumb azz white women think they are better than black women but steady trying to imitate us! f outta here!!

  • baybaybay

    Do your thang girl were so proud of you! Common sounds a serial dater look how much he professed his love for Erykah Badu then broke up with her.

  • smh

    Venus was there.. she was on the far left. When she won, you could see her standing in the stands.

  • luci

    Sounds like a bunch of hating hoes. What do you do? probably nothing

  • dm

    Man,,,,, I would tap that azz from here to Cleveland.

    She needs to be with a nikka like DWage or Dwight Howard.

    Imagine the kids they woulo have !

  • shana

    i agree common is a serial dater.. he date badu.. and then he dated that chick, taraji p henson, he dumped her. she was sooo bitter after the break up!!
    and then now he dating serena..,
    he is looking for the next best thing, so sad, he is too old for that

    i wonder who is he going to date next.

  • stepawayfromthecomputerscreen

    “i’m sorry but that is one ugly ***** woman…
    if she wan’t an athlete, making all those millions, you people wouldn’t give her the time of day, she looks like the regular chicks from the hood..
    she looks like my next door neighbor.
    with all that money,she should do something about those ashy ***** legs”

    i just love bitter n*ggers who hate on the black womans success. truth be told there are plenty of black male athletes who fit the same comments for example Lamar Odom. Go Serena – let your haters be your motivators.

  • southern twist

    i like her shes very positive! you don’t see her with a different man every week and her assets out! she’s a good look for kids to admire!!!

  • SweetLittleMe10

    I kill my arms every other day in the gym to look like Serena’s..I wished I was as blessed. She should be proud she doesn’t have to inject poisonous silicone and steroids to achieve that body. Love Serena, and she is beautiful from head to toe.

  • ReALiSt AKA ReALeSt (DeDiCaTiNg Da ReSt Of My LiFe 2d BLaCk RaCe!! BLaCk PoWeR!!!)

    ***“I’m super-curvy. I have big boobs and this massive butt.***

    Damn! That’s what I’m saying shawty!!! Big tiddys and ma$$ive butts is my thing – that’s why I love them girls with Melanin….

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