Serena Williams: ‘I know I get flack for my physique.’

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

In a new interview with Britain’s The Times Magazine, Serena Williams speaks candidly about how she’s struggled with loving her curves. The 34-year-old tennis champ says:

I know I get flack for my physique, and it has been a struggle to love my body, but now curves are in and I’m happier in myself.

She adds:

When I was younger, it was hard seeing all these thin athletes when I had more muscular curves and was big-busted. Just try running with DDs that are bouncing seven inches up and down! It’s distracting, not to mention dangerous, because you can tear ligaments.

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Thankfully, she’s grown past her body image issues and wants her experience to inspire others.

Women face so many impossible ideals. It’s important for me to get across that there’s more than one way to look amazing.

Click here for the full interview.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams