Friday, August 28, 2009 | 7:35am
Serena Williams on Wax, Loss and Her Thighs
Tennis star chops it up with People about the murder of her sister Yetunde and what she thinks about her bod.
Tennis Star and Highbrid Nation favorite, Serena Williams recently chopped it up with People.com to promote her new memoir “On the Line” which is said to detail her her love of fashion, her body image and her love life. For the first time, Serena really opens up in the book about the 2003 shooting death of her eldest sister Yetunde Price and how she has copped with it.
It was a real dark period in my life. I went through depression. I never even talked about it to my mom. No one knew I was in therapy, but I was. I was so close to her.
In speaking about her sister, Williams talks about the physique we’ve come to know and how she feels about it.
I think every female does that. We think we look good one day, and then the next day – or the next minute – we’re insecure about something. Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror and am like, ‘I want to lose my inner thigh. I’ve got to do an hour of cardio today,’ or whatever. I try not to do it, but the insecurity comes back sometimes. I do want to look good still; I do want to be healthy.
So with a body so many (black) women would die for, what she perceives to be her trouble spots might surprise you.
My thighs. I think they’re too big. But also my arms. I think they’re too muscular. They’re too thick…I’m sensitive about them. I know that toned arms are in now. Look at Michelle Obama. She has great arms, and I think it’s wonderful that she shows them off like that! I love her for that. I’m like, ‘keep wearing strapless dresses!’ But I don’t like mine. Hi!
You can read the full Serena interview at People.com. In other Serena news, The tennis star was in New York Thursday, showing off that same boy while attended the unveiling of her wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Time Square. Shout to Sheila at BlackTennisPros.com for the pix. If you’re a tennis fan and haven’t visted her site. You don’t know what you’ve been missing.