Ice Cream Convos - Serena Williams Covers Vogue

 

Serena Williams is giving face and blow away tresses on the April 2015 cover of Vogue magazine.

The tennis champ announced her new cover by stunting on Instagram with a photo of her reading the issue in a two-piece. (I ain’t mad at her!)

 

Ice Cream Convos - Serena Williams

 

Inside the issue, Serena gushes about her amazing friendship with her tennis rival Caroline Wozniacki, gives the scoop on forgiveness, dating, playing Venus, and more.

I’ve scooped five interesting quotes from Serena Williams’ Vogue cover story for you. Check them out below.

1. How reading Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom inspired Serena to end her boycott of Indian Wells:

That’s when I realized I had to go back. I always talk about forgiveness, but I needed to actually show it. It was time to move on.

2. Serena on the the pressure and downside of being at the top:

It’s hard and lonely at the top. That’s why it’s so fun to have Caroline and my sister, too. You’re a target when you’re number one. Everyone wants to beat you. Everyone talks behind your back, and you get a lot more criticism. God forbid I lose. It’s like ‘Why?’ Well, I am human.

3. Serena explains the differences between her on and off the tennis court:

On the court, I am fierce! I am mean and I am tough. I am completely opposite off the court. My confidence just isn’t the same. I wish I was more like I am on the court. Nobody would know that I am constantly crying or complaining.

4. Serena reveals why she doesn’t look at Venus while she’s playing her:

If I am winning, I might feel sorry for her. If I’m losing, I will want to knock her out. She has gone through so much. Living with her, seeing her go through it, I don’t even know how she’s still playing.

5.  Serena on her insatiable desire to be the best…at everything:

I feel like I have a desire to be better than ever. I am never, ever, satisfied. I always want to do more, be more, reach a new level. Not just in tennis but in everything I do.

Click here to read Serena Williams’ full interview with Vogue.

Photo: Anna Wintour