Williams will not actually launch her North American hard court campaign until Tuesday or Wednesday against Italy’s Flavia Pennetta, so all of Monday’s action took place in a posh VIP lounge where the world number one took questions from the media.
The 33-year-old Williams, with her 21 Grand Slam titles and more than 15 years of elite play, is an intimidating presence to most opponents.
Well rested and relaxed after sitting out the Stanford event with a sore right elbow, Williams was asked by a playful Wozniacki, “obviously I am the coolest person you know, why is that?”
But the tennis pro insists that it’s not necessarily her language or temper that are the real problems, but sexism – as men who’ve had similar outbursts receive considerably less attention and criticism for them.
Recently Serena Williams showed off her love possibly for her boyfriend Patrick Mouratoglou on Instagram. I’ll just do athleticwear’.
Besides looking tres chic for photographer Norman Jean Roy, Williams talks about racism, her budding fashion career and that Grand Slam thing in an interview with writer Kerry Howley.
“It was special for both of us”, the 25-year-old from Denmark said. “It was great when Chris Evert was around”. But the “90s was not a good time”.
The profile itself largely focuses on Serena’s unparalleled dominance in tennis and her post-retirement fashion ambitions-the story starts with her ineffectively trying to sell her line, Serena’s Signature Statement Collection, on HSN. And if she looks like a natural at modeling, that’s because she had plenty of practice last year when she graced the cover of Vogue (for the second time). “I’m really happy with my body type, and I’m really proud of it”.