The latest edition of Fitness Magazine is set to hit shelves, and what better person to make the cover then tennis superstar and emerging fitness icon, Serena Williams. The current #1 ranked women’s single player in the world sat down with Fitness Magazine to discuss everything from her split personality, to body image issues, and hopefully expanding her collection of Olympic pins in 2016.
One of the more interesting parts of the interview was when Serena talked about her comeback in 2011 following an injury and illnesses. When asked about how she felt going in, Serena said, “I’d never been in a match thinking, I’m not going to win, but there I was at Wimbledon in 2011, where I had won the year before, and I knew I wasn’t going to win once I started playing. I couldn’t breathe. I remember seeing stars, and I thought I was going to faint.”
Another interesting except comes from when Serena was asked about her body image, and spoke on how she embraces it encourages others to do so as well:
“Unless I’m eating really healthy, I feel that way almost every other week. I feel as if I can do better and be smaller, which I think is just a natural thing for women to feel. We’re taught that we have to look a certain way…. I learned to be proud of my curves and to embrace my large boobs and my butt. It’s all about loving who you are and realizing that you’re beautiful.”
Check out the full interview here, and be sure to watch Serena this summer as tries to maintain her #1 spot and add a few more Grand Slam titles to her already impressive resume.