Serena Williams Gossip
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Thanks for all your messages about Go Set A Watchman. I didn’t end up starting it on the plane yesterday and not because I got hung up on a dirty book but because Avengers: Age Of Ultron was one of the featured films. Remember, I’ve seen the first Avengers movie probably around 30 times. And it’ll probably end up the same way with Ultron. If I can’t sleep tonight on my flight back to Toronto on the redeye, I’ll go to Ultron. It’s really weird. I’m not a comic book person. But these movies are so addictive to me.
So I’m in LA to cover the ESPY Awards red carpet for etalk. Serena Williams has been nominated a few times. I might lose my sh-t if she shows up. Anyway, we have to be in position pretty early for arrivals. Read Full Intro
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This is for NM, her Gossip Genie wish, as according to her, “I’d like him more if he was with Serena”. Anyway there’s a rumour happening that Serena Williams and Drake are dating. Because he attended several of her matches last week. And now it’s been reported that they were making out in the clubhouse. Full Story
Serena. The Serena Slam. It happened. She’s 33 years old and it happened …again! Which, as you know, is an extraordinary achievement when you’re 20 and an even more extraordinary achievement at 30+ in an individual sport. But she’s an extraordinary athlete. The most extraordinary athlete.
I guess that’s why, just hours before winning her Wimbledon title, the New York Times published this gross article about Serena’s body? And how she “has large biceps and a mold-breaking muscular frame, which packs the power and athleticism that have dominated women’s tennis for years. Her rivals could try to emulate her physique, but most of them choose not to”. Read Full Intro
Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova in straight sets yesterday at Wimbledon to get to the finals. You know what I don’t appreciate? Because I’m so superstitious? People are already handing her the win. Don’t call a shutout before the shutout, right? Stop this now. Please stop. This is not a lockdown. Muguruza has beaten Serena before.
Serena has beaten Maria 17 straight times. 17 times! Guess who makes more money? Did you know that Maria Sharapova DOUBLES Serena Williams in endorsement earnings? Serena Williams. She holds 35 grand slam titles (including singles, doubles, and mixed). Maria Sharapova has 5.
So…um…why do you think that is?
Drake was there yesterday supporting Serena during her match. Read Full Intro
Venus Williams is 35. Serena Williams is 33. They met on Centre Court at Wimbledon yesterday and while it wasn’t a classic match, the significance here is that it might not happen again. The Williams sisters have dominated this sport for almost 20 years. Between them, they hold 27 grand slams – and that number only includes singles titles! It also doesn’t count Olympic gold medals. Also, if you count how many doubles and mixed doubles championships they share, it’s over 50. You cannot overstate their impact and influence. Sometimes though, I feel like people don’t care enough – about how they became who they are in a sport that wasn’t exactly welcoming, and what they fought through: themselves and everyone else. I’ve linked to it before but I’ll never get tired of this article so I’m going to link to it again – in my opinion the best piece ever written on Venus and Serena Williams, by John Jeremiah Sullivan for the New York Times. Click here.
For all that they’ve done, and how much they’ve won, do you think they get enough respect?
Yours in gossip,
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You might be tired of Taylor Swift’s friend-collecting but she’s not tired of showing you how many more friends she’s collected. Taylor performed in London this weekend. And once again she had her model crew with her: Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, her best friend Karlie Kloss… And now Serena Williams, 20-time Grand Slam champion, has joined the Swift Squad. Full Story
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Serena Williams doing Beyonce’s 7/11 video for Vogue – I think I like this more than the original version. (Lainey: Maria, I worry about you. Watch your back tonight.) Watch @serenawilliams's version of @beyonce's "7/11" on Vogue.com—just click the link in our bio. Full Story
Serena Williams covers the April issue of VOGUE. I love this photo. I love that Serena Williams looks like Serena Williams. I love that Serena Williams isn’t posing with her tennis racquet or tossing a ball up and down like that’s the only way you’d recognise her. You shouldn’t have to recognise her that way. Full Story
Wimbledon started today. On the women’s side, world #1 Serena Williams is heavily favoured, riding a 31 match win streak into the tournament. Serena was profiled recently in Rolling Stone – a controversial interview for several reasons, one of which we’ll get into later – and the writer argued that no one is as dominant in his or her sport as Serena Williams. Full Story