Serena Williams Covers ‘Vogue’ Magazine, Discusses Friendships With Competitors

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As her opponents already know, Serena Williams isn’t afraid to make bold moves on the tennis courts, but the same can be said of her fashion choices as the athlete latest feat includes her first solo cover on Vogue magazine.

Dressed in a form-fitting Rag & Bone teal sheath dress for the cover, the profile delves into her friendship with competitors and her apprach on the courts.

“Let’s just put an end to this myth that women players cannot be friends,” she told the fashion magazine. “We can!”

Williams recalled a time when golfer Rory Mcllroy suddenly broke off his engagement with her dear friend, Caroline Wozniacki.

“I kept calling,” Williams said, refusing to let her friend sink into depression.

“First she texted, ‘If you don’t pick up, I am going to fly to Monaco.’ And then, ‘If you don’t answer the door, I am going to knock it down,” Wozniacki, who also appears in the issue, recalled. “So I thought, ok, I better answer the phone and I am so glad I did.”

“She was really there for me when I needed her the most, and that’s why I think our friendship is so strong now,” she added.

Although it seems like Williams always has her life together, the 33-year-old athlete assures that she is like the rest of us.

“On the court, I am fierce! I am mean and I am tough,” she told the fashion magazine. “[But] I am completely opposite off the court. My confidence just isn’t the same. I wish I was more like I am on the court. Nobody would know that I am constantly crying or complaining.”

The cover announcement coincides with Williams’ decision to exit the Indian Wells tournament due to a knee injury.

Click here to read the FULL article on Vogue!

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(Photo Credit: Annie Leibovitz, Vogue)