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Serena Williams Suffers Shocking Loss at Australian Open 2019

Serena Williams was the favorite to move on after the women’s singles quarterfinal match on Wednesday (January 23) at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia.

The tennis legend ended up losing the match to Czech player Karolina Plíškova.

“The big picture for me is always winning,” Serena said after the match. “I’m not going to sit here and lie about that. But it hasn’t happened yet, but I feel like it’s going to happen. Just keep taking it one match at a time, just keep soldiering on, I guess.”

“It’s definitely not easy for me. From day one, I expect to go out and quite frankly, to win. And that hasn’t happened, but I do like my attitude. I like that I don’t want to go out here and say, ‘I expect to lose because I had a year off and I’ve been playing for 10 months so I’m not supposed to win.’ I don’t have that attitude. I have the attitude of, ‘Yeah, I’ve only been playing 10 months but I expect to win and if I don’t, it’s disappointing.’ I’d rather think of it that way and know that it’s going to happen sooner than later than making an excuse for myself. I don’t like making excuses,” she added.

When asked if having a family at home makes this easier for her, she responded, “I don’t think it’s any easier. I don’t really take losses well.”

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Serena Williams Opens Up About Handling Scrunity in the Public Eye

Serena Williams is on the cover of Allure‘s Body + Mind issue, out on newsstands on January 22.

Here’s what the 37-year-old tennis star had to say…

On how family encouraged and prepared her to love herself even under the (sometimes cruel) scrutiny of the public eye: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…I think my mom instilled in us to be confident women, to really believe in ourselves, be proud of our heritage, our hair, and our bodies. That was something that was really important for her to teach us. I’m definitely teaching it to my daughter.”

On what she would she tell her daughter, Olympia, about beauty: “When I tell her she’s beautiful, I want to teach her that she’s beautiful from the inside. Giving is beauty. Being kind and humble is the ultimate beauty.”

On what she wants her daughter to know about being strong: “I want her to know that being strong is never easy. Not in this world we are living in…standing up for yourself is not going to be easy, but it’s always eventually respected. Those are the people who’ve made a difference in this world, people that stand up for what’s right. If you look at history, those are the people that you really remember. And at the time, oh, my God, it seemed impossible.”

For more from Serena, head to Allure.com.

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Serena Williams Partners with Bumble for Global 'Make the First Move' Campaign!

Serena Williams is looking to empower women in 2019!

The 37-year-old tennis pro has partnered with Bumble, the woman-first social network, to create a multifaceted 2019 campaign called “The Ball is in Her Court” to reinforce the brand’s mission to end misogyny and empower women around the world.

“In my life, I can confidently say that I would not be where I am today had I let the fear of making the first move hold me back,” Serena said in a statement. “Like Whitney Wolfe Herd, I am a firm believer in striving to achieve greatness as every single one of us holds the power to write our own stories. I look at my daughter and know it is my duty to pave a powerful path for her, and as Bumble’s Global Advisor, I can encourage her and women everywhere to think like a champion, define their lives and ultimately, embrace the power we have within.”

The partnership will go live during 2019 Super Bowl on February 3rd!


Serena Williams x Bumble – In Her Court
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Roger Federer Defeats Serena Williams in Mixed Doubles Match at Hopman Cup!

Serena Williams and Roger Federer went head-to-head on day four of the 2019 Hopman Cup on Tuesday afternoon (January 1) at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.

The tennis pros, both 37, played each other for the first time during their mixed doubles match where Roger teamed up Belinda Benic and Serena played alongside Frances Tiafoe.

In the end, Roger and Belinda won the match, five games to three.

After the match, the tennis legends raved about each other before snapping a selfie.

“What a pleasure. What an honor,” Roger shared via USA Today. “It was nerve-wracking, too. I thought, ‘I’ve got to win this point but it is Serena Williams.’ People talk about her serve so much, and I see why it is such a wonderful serve because you just can’t read it.”

Check out the selfie of the “G.O.A.T.s” below!

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Serena Williams & Roger Federer Spend New Year's Eve on the Red Carpet!

Serena Williams and Roger Federer spent New Year’s Eve on the red carpet!

The pair were seen at the Hopman Cup New Years Eve Gala dinner during day three of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena on Monday (December 31) in Perth, Australia.

The tennis legends were joined by their doubles partners, Belinda Bencic and Frances Tiafoe.

The Hopman cup is an annual tennis tournament that involves mixed-gender teams broken down into several teams by country.

It’s already 2019 in Australia and we hope all those Down Under had a wonderful New Year!

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