Serena Williams once again made headlines on Monday after stunning shots of her appeared in the New York magazine. The tennis legend posed for the magazine wearing a black one piece showing off her flexibility and strength in a split captured by Norman Jean Roy.
Serena Williams eyes a fashionable post-court life, but first she’s got tennis history to make. “I have lots of trophies, and I’m just — I’m not that person that needs to see all these trophies,” she says, under a blanket in the greenroom with Chip, her Yorkie on her lap.
I have some in my house here, some in my house there, some I don’t know what happened to ’em. I have my grand-slam trophies,” Serena was quoted as saying by VIBE. That’s right Serena Williams!
The American’s physic has been a topic of hot discussion for tennis fans throughout her career. Last month, “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling had defended tennis ace online. Rowling jumped to the athlete’s defense on Twitter after the female tennis player was dissed by an internet troll over her physical appearance.
“Ironic then that main reason for her success is that she is built like a man,” the hater wrote, to which Rowling quickly fired back, “Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You’re an idiot.” The reply was accompanied with pictures of Williams showing off her curves in a red form-fitting dress.
Before shutting up the hater, Rowling raved about Williams following her 23rd Gram Slam Championship. “I’m #TeamSerena today, because you don’t meet many super-talented people nicer than she is. Go @serenawilliams!” she posted along with a picture of her with the tennis champ. She added, “#SerenaSlam! I love her. What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman!”