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Serena Williams Praises Maria Sharapova for Honesty with Failed Drug Test (Video)

Serena Williams is speaking out in support of fellow tennis player Maria Sharapova and praising her for being honest about her failed drug test.

The 34-year-old tennis star reacted to the news during a press conference for her upcoming BNP Paribas Showdown match with pal Caroline Wozniacki on Tuesday (March 8) at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“I think most people were happy she was upfront and very honest and showed a lot of courage to admit to what she had done and what she had neglected to look at in terms of the list at the end of the year,” Serena said. “It’s just taking responsibility, which she admitted that she was willing to do and ready to do. Just hope for the best for everybody in that situation.”

“As Maria said, she’s ready to take full responsibility,” Serena added. “She showed a lot of courage and a lot of heart. I think she’s always shown courage and heart in everything she’s done, and this is no different.”

Both ladies said that when they take medication, they always check the banned substances list just to make sure they are in the clear.

“Any time we take any medication, we double, triple and quadruple check, because sometimes even things like cough drops or nasal sprays can be on the list,” Caroline said. “I think as athletes we always make sure to really make sure there’s nothing in it.”


Serena Williams Reacts to Maria Sharapova’s Failed Drug Test

Pictured inside: Serena and Caroline attending the World Tennis Day Celebration Gala at Essex House on Monday night (March 7) in the Big Apple.

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Serena Williams & Maria Sharapova Are Tennis Ladies In White At Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016!

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are gorgeous ladies in white while arriving at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (February 28) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 34-year-old tennis star and Maria, 28, both rocked similarly floral embellished ensembles at the event, which followed the 2016 Oscars.

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“Time for a change ✂️,” Serena captioned with her Instagram post before the event, referring to her new short hairdo.

FYI: Serena is wearing a custom Galia Lahav dress. Maria is wearing a Preen dress paired with Gianvito Rossi sandals, Anita Ko earrings, and a Farbod Barsum bag.

15+ pictures inside of Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova at the Vanity Fair party… More Here! »

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Mini Cooper's Super Bowl Commercial 2016: Serena Williams!

Serena Williams puts her bra on display under her pink plaid shirt as she leaves The Nice Guy on Wednesday (February 3) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 34-year-old tennis star competed in the Australian Open just a few days ago, but lost in the finals to Germany’s Angelique Kerber.

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Serena and fellow athlete Abby Wambach are starring in MINI’s new Super Bowl commercial, which focuses on defying labels. Watch the ad spot below!


Mini Cooper’s Super Bowl 2016 Ad
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Serena Williams Lip Syncs to Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' - VIDEO

Serena Williams rocks a black crop top while at the Australian Open Players Party at Club Sofitel on Friday (January 15) in Melbourne, Australia.

The 34-year-old tennis superstar is currently down under for the Australian Open, which she has won six times in the past.

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While in Australia, Serena took to her Instagram to share a funny video of herself singing along Justin Bieber.

Serena dons a big pair of sunglasses and lip syncs the words to “Sorry.” It looks like she’s a Belieber!

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Serena Williams Accepts Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year Award - Watch Her Speech Here!

Serena Williams happily poses alongside her sister Venus while attending the 2015 Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year Award Ceremony held at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers on Monday (December 15) in New York City.

The 34-year-old tennis superstar was also joined by Will Smith and Chanel Iman, as well as her mother and coach Oracene Price and her two other daughters Lyndrea and Isha.

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“I believed that one day I would stand on that court and hold that winner’s trophy,” Serena expressed during her speech. “Now, 30 years later, I still have goals and I still have dreams of winning, and this award actually makes me want to work harder to reach more goals. I don’t know if that’s weird or not, but I just want to get off here and go home and start training because this is so awesome” – Watch her entire speech below!


Serena Williams Accepts SI’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year Award

25+ pictures inside of Serena Williams and others at SI’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year Award CeremonyMore Here! »

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Serena Williams Nearly Finishes Run at Annual Charity Race

Serena Williams cracks a smile on the beach for her Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run on Sunday (December 13) in Miami, Fla.

The 34-year-old tennis superstar was joined on her run by sister Venus and Today‘s Al Roker.

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In a Facebook video she posted, Serena admitted that she was unable to finish out the entire race but promised to next year.

The race benefits her Serena Williams Foundation and consisted of a half marathon, 5K run and a ultimate kids dash.

Check out her video below!

Serena Williams live run in Miami

Posted by Serena Williams on Sunday, December 13, 2015

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Serena Williams Is Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year!

Serena Williams takes a seat on her throne for the cover of Sports Illustrated‘s Sportsperson of the Year issue.

The 34-year-old tennis player is the first female athlete to get a solo honor from the magazine in more than 30 years!

“She was the most deserving person for the award. She had an amazing year. The way she won her events; the fact that she’s done this for so many years at such a high level,” Sports Illustrated Group editor Paul Fichtenbaum said. “She was a terrific candidate in a year of terrific candidates.”

This is the first time that the award is being titled Sportsperson of the Year, rather than Sportsman or Sportswoman.

“We just felt this was a natural evolution. … We’re not making a huge deal out of it,” Fichtenbaum said. “It just feels like the right time to make the change.”

It was Serena‘s idea to pose on the cover in high heels and on a throne, according to the mag’s managing editor Christian Stone. The idea was intended “to express her own ideal of femininity, strength, power.”

Check out Serena‘s full piece on SI.com!

FYI: Serena is wearing Michael Costello on the cover.

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