Serena Williams

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Serena Williams Covers Allure, Talks Being Black in Tennis

“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.”

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ICYMI: Why Did GQ Use Quotes Around 'Woman' for Serena Williams' Cover?

Although the magazine had a reason, it failed to satisfy many critics.  

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Black Women On Serena Williams and the 'Angry Black Woman' Trope

Scholar Breea Willingham, tennis player Zina Garrison and journalist Vanessa DeLuca break down why the backlash against Williams for expressing her emotions is not at all surprising.

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Tennis Orgs Back Serena Williams' Concerns About Sexism in Tennis

Heads of the Women’s Tennis Association and U.S. Tennis Association support the star’s critique that a man would not have been punished for expressing emotion during the U.S. Open.

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What You Need to Know About Serena Williams' Return to Wimbledon

The British tennis tournament is Williams’ first major international tournament after she pulled out of the French Open following an injury.

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Serena Williams Says She's 'Not Done Yet' in 'Being Serena' Trailer

The upcoming docuseries focuses on the tennis great’s return to the sport after giving birth to her daughter.

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Serena Williams Embraces Motherhood on Cover of Vanity Fair

The Annie Liebovitz-shot cover shows the tennis star displaying her pregnant belly.

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WATCH: Serena Williams and Common Discuss Racism and Loving Their Blackness

The tennis great and MC dive deep for nearly an hour in ESPN’s “The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena With Common.”

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Olympians Simone Biles and the Williams Sisters Are Victims of Online Hacking

Sensitive medical information about the star athletes was released.  

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#POCMedalWatch: Michelle Carter, 'The Simones,' Venus Williams and More Excel in Rio

The medals just keep coming for American athletes of color at the Olympics.

The Real Problem With the #BlackGirlMagic Backlash is That You're Missing the Point

Elle.com’s provocative piece about why #BlackGirlMagic” is a problem is exactly why Black women won’t stop using this ubiquitous term.

Serena is Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year

She is the first Black woman to appear on the annual Sportsperson cover solo. But some people are mad the honor didn’t go to…a horse.

Serena and Venus Williams Play Epic Match, Yet Forbes Focuses on Sharapova

Forbes was widely criticized for a tweet last night of an older piece focusing on Maria Sharapova during the Williams sisters’ historic US Open match-up. 

Serena Williams Covers New York Magazine, Talks Racism and Sexism

The tennis star discusses her plans for life after tennis and how she handles racism.

Top 5 #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter Rebuttals

Thankfully, the Internet nipped this racist hashtag in the bud before it was too late. The result is hilarious. 

Beats Celebrates Serena Williams' U.S. Open Win With Moving New Ad

The star won her 18th Grand Slam Title at the U.S. Open.

Here's 11-Year-Old Serena Williams Playing Tennis With Sister Venus

She’s put in a lifetime of work.

Serena Williams: Sorry for Wanting to Know Why Stuebenville Victim Decided to Get Raped

Bad move, champ.

At Least Caroline Wozniacki Didn't Show Up in Black Face to Imitate Serena Williams

The Danish tennis player stuffed her front and behind using towels.

Serena Williams Loses Point at U.S. Open Women's Final For Talking

Looks like you can moan and groan all you want on the tennis court, you just can’t use actual words.