7. Off Court

red, dress, gown, flooring, fashion,

Serena seems to be as busy and committed off court as on.2

In between showing womenโ€™s tennis whoโ€™s boss and training, she finds time to indulge her passion for fashion.

Many a time sheโ€™s made a head turn with her eye-catching choice for on-court wear, including outfits of denim and leather (not at Wimbledon โ€“ where the dress code is strictly white only).2

And she has her own label of accessories and apparel called Aneres, as well as a signature line of handbags and jewelry.

She speaks fluent French, has appeared as voiceover and on-screen for TV and movies, done commercials, written books and, of course, a mound of charity work.

Along with her sister, sheโ€™s a part owner of Miami Dolphins and in April 2015, Serena became the first black female athlete to have a picture by herself on the cover of Vogue.

Serena recently announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.

Letโ€™s finish with a tribute from former World Number One and three-time Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport:

"Serena has shown that you can be tough, you can be fearless, you can be courageous, you can be a competitor and you can still be a woman."

In short, a magnificent role model for us all.



If you want a little more info about this magnificent athlete and amazing woman, read Tom Fordyceโ€™s article โ€“ it gives some interesting insight into her insecurities and passions.

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