Serena Williams Talks Sports, Race And Ignoring Haters For The Fader Cover Story
Ya girl Serena stay winning! The Compton bred tennis champ graces the October/November “America” issue of The Fader magazine and Williams wasn’t too shy to show plenty skin. The feature focuses a lot on her blackness, but Serena is pretty quick to dismiss the importance of her race and sex in the story.
Peep one such excerpt below via The Fader:
Do you feel like your story is universal, or was this path unique to you and who you are?
I think that my story is universal. I don’t think it’s limited to my country, I don’t think it’s limited to my color, I don’t think it’s limited to my sex. I think it’s universal because I was not born with anything more special than anyone else. I wasn’t born with an extra arm. I wasn’t born super tall. I’m here — a lot of hard work, a lot of dedication, a lot of commitment. And I’ve had a lot of people that didn’t believe in me, so I had to develop a lot of self-belief. At the end of the day, I think it’s a story that everyone in all walks of life can relate to.
We’re sure there is plenty there to relate to — but Serena has accomplished some pretty amazing things. Pretty sure most folks can’t relate to winning all them trophies!
Peep a full version of the BTS video below
Keep flipping for more shots and quotes from the story.
Photography by Jody Rogac