With 21 grand slam titles under her belt Serena Williams has posed for New York Magazine fashion issue in a form-fitting Elizabeth and James black dress and not much else.
The champion posed for the magazine to promote her new season fashion line- the Serena Williams Signature Statement Spring 2015 collection.
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) August 10, 2015
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) August 10, 2015
Speaking to journalist Kerry Howley about her plan to move from professional tennis to fashion post-career, Williams told Howley she doesn’t hold onto her countless trophies.
“I have lots of trophies, and I’m just — I’m not that person that needs to see all these trophies,” Williams said.
“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 … somewhere.”
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In talking about the haters, including people who compare her skills and looks to a man, Williams said:“I don’t think about it, I don’t dwell in the past. If I do, I’ll be swallowed up by negativity. As Mandela once said, ‘I will be in a mental prison.’ ”
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