Dallasblack.com: Watch Former Lovers Serena Williams & Common Talk Career, Body Image, Legacy & More!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 6:32 PM

Watch Former Lovers Serena Williams & Common Talk Career, Body Image, Legacy & More!

By: Elliah Dash-Stell

Watch Former Lovers Serena Williams & Common Talk Career, Body Image, Legacy & More!


Watch Former Lovers Serena Williams & Common Talk Career, Body Image, Legacy & More!


Serena Williams is an endlessly amazing gem and she once again proved herself to be gracious and wonderful during a recent chat with Common on ESPN’s The Undefeated In-Depth, which highlights the accomplishments, voices and opinions of black sport stars.

We highly recommend that you take a time-out and watch the episode in its entirety, but notable highlights include Serena talking about being taught by her parents to be proud of who she was and who she is, the importance of knowing one’s history and semi-accidentally evolving into a role model for fans.

The most headline-worthy segment, though, might revolve around Serena’s thoughts on sexism in the sports world. 

The tennis icon and increasingly impactful social activist said, “I think, if I were a man, I would’ve been in that conversation a long, long time ago. Like six, seven years ago. Eight years ago … I think being a woman is a whole new set of problems from a society that you have to deal with, as well—and being black. So it’s a lot to deal with. Especially lately, I’ve been able to really, really speak up for women’s rights, as well, because I think that gets lost in color or gets lost in cultures. We are doctors, we are lawyers, we are athletes, we are everything. We are CEOs. Women make up so much of this world.”

Williams also declared that she will never call herself “the greatest of all time”, as well as professing her admiration for her body (“This body has enabled me to be the greatest player I can be and I’m not going to scrutinize that”).

Oh and she also thanked her sister Venus, saying that everything she has done is because of her help. Awwww. Super sweet, no? 

Stay Serena-y, Serena! We love it.

Check out the full candid discussion below:


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