Serena Williams Covers Glamour Magazine’s July 2016 Issue; Talks Starting A Family

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International tennis star turned fashionista Serena Williams covers Glamour Magazine‘s July 2016 issue.

Norman Jean Roy lensed the shoot. On the cover, she wore an Off-White jacket and Wolford bodysuit accessorized with Chanel earrings. Styling was courtesy of fashion editor Jillian Davidson.

Inside, Williams talked with the publication’s editor, Melissa Harris Perry about her tennis career which expands almost 20 years, starting a family, fashion, her legacy and much more.

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: You have been in our lives a long time, playing pro tennis for nearly 20 years. Is the game still fun?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yes! When I first started really playing, in ’98, I was super excited to see all the people I grew up watching.… I loved Monica Seles, Steffi Graf, and Pete Sampras…. Now it is different yet somehow more exciting. Everything now is a bonus.

MHP: You’re one Grand Slam away from tying Graf’s singles record. Do you think about it when you’re playing?

SW: I do. But it’s not the end-all, be-all. It’s something I would like to achieve, but I’ve achieved so much on the court and off already.

MHP: You’ve got Wimbledon coming up. What’s your strategy there?

SW: I’m going in as defending champ. So that’ll be exciting. I want to have fun. Serve big. Play aggressive on the grass.

MHP: You’ve also got the Olympics later this summer. Any concerns given everything we’re hearing out of Brazil right now?

SW: I’m not taking Zika lightly. Especially being older, I definitely am going everywhere protected. I’m protecting myself.

MHP: You have been called “the world’s greatest athlete.” Do you welcome that label? Does it feel accurate to you?

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