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Lessons We've Learnt from Serena Williams

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Kate Tregoning
25 Sep
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We have much to learn from Serena Williams about respecting our bodies for their incredible capabilities, embracing their changes and not shying away from female strength. Williams is superhuman. If her record-breaking sporting achievements didn’t convince us, that catsuit did.

Advice
|25 Sep|3 mins

Lessons We've Learnt from Serena Williams

Listen up.
Kate Tregoning
25 Sep
Share:

We have much to learn from Serena Williams about respecting our bodies for their incredible capabilities, embracing their changes and not shying away from female strength. Williams is superhuman. If her record-breaking sporting achievements didn’t convince us, that catsuit did.

Image via Instagram @serenawilliams

The youngest of five daughters, plus seven half-siblings, Serena - and her sister Venus - trained her heart out at tennis camp before she was even in double digits. It paid off. Today she has 792 wins under her belt and a huge $88,233,301 USD in prize money. No idea how she finds time to be a UNICEF international goodwill ambassador and a mother as well.

Image via Instagram @serenawilliams

In the last year Williams has come back from life-threatening complications following the birth of her daughter, from which she is still recovering - the controversial, superhero-esque catsuit she wore to the French Open is said to help prevent blood clots and DVT. At just four months old, her proudest achievement, little Alexis Olympia—a fitting name for the daughter of a four-time Olympic gold medallist—was Vogue US’ youngest ever cover girl. Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour is famously a huge tennis fan.

Serena Williams at Meghan Markle's wedding. Image via Instagram @serenawilliams

Supporting her friend Beyonce Knowles in the video for Lemonade, Serena showed us how a leotard is done. Then, in May, she schooled us in Royal Wedding dressing with her head-to-toe pastel look for long-time friend Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry, before changing into a full, printed gown with her signature sneakers underneath. The woman doesn’t compromise on comfort - she wore crystal-encrusted Nike Cortez sneakers to her own wedding.

Royal Wedding evening look. Via @serenawilliams

The fashion wins don’t end there. Her response to being banned from wearing the compression catsuit? Showing up to her next games in a collection of tutus from Virgil Abloh’s collaboration with Nike. A silent ‘screw you’ to the tennis powers that be.

Image via Getty

Kate Tregoning
Lifestyle Editor
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