Serena Williams looks so stunning on the cover of the latest issue of Allure Magazine.
The Tennis super star spoke candidly about her experiences growing up, having a baby and navigating her success as a one of the greatest tennis players on earth
When asked about finding role models as a young girl she said “There weren’t a lot of role models for me to look up to [in the sport] and say, ‘Wow, I want to look like this!’… I kind of had to be that role and be that person,” she says. When Serena and her sister Venus became two of the most recognizable figures in tennis, their parents encouraged them to love themselves, and the way they looked, even under the sometimes cruel scrutiny of the public eye. “Venus and I started out being successful, continued to be successful, and we were also unapologetically ourselves. We were not afraid to wear braids. We weren’t afraid to be black in tennis. And that was different.”
On being confident, she said: “I think my mom instilled in us to be confident women, to really believe in ourselves, be proud of our heritage, our hair, and our bodies. That was something that was really important for her to teach us. I’m definitely teaching it to my daughter.”
Read the full interview HERE