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One of the most talked about aspects of Serena Williams, besides her impeccable athletic ability, is her body. Now most of us (by us I mean black people) see nothing wrong with Williams’ curves and muscles on top of muscles. Personally, I’d give my left arm just to have a body that looks like Williams’. But there are others (ahem white people) who have referred to her body as being manly and have even compared her to animals.

But even Serena had difficulties with coming to terms with her own body, and in a recent interview with the Saturday Times, the reigning tennis champ discussed it.

“It has been a struggle to love my body. Just try running with DDs that are bouncing seven inches up and down,” Williams stated.

Where most people will say to just get a better fitting bra, sometimes no matter how sturdy a sports bra is, it just doesn’t really do any good.

“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, “Williams continued.

But Williams didn’t let any of that get in her way. Last year, the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon were among the five titles she won. So it’s no wonder some people consider her the greatest athlete ever.

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  • trueletterson*[email protected]

    Serena Williams one of the greatest athletes and champion of all time and a pretty women on top of that. I would like to salute one of our most prominent black luminaries, a brilliant women, psychiatrists, researcher, lecturer, healer and author Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, may she rest in peace.

    PS: I find it strange that there is no article posted on her passing on any black blog targeting our young females and males but particularly our young black females, can someone help me please.

    • LogicalLeopard

      You’re the second person that has mentioned that.

    • trueletterson*[email protected]

      you might be on to something, think about it!

    • LogicalLeopard

      I think you’re onto something, and that the publications should take note.

    • trueletterson*[email protected]

      LL if we step back and think about it what we think is black publications are really not black publications, they are media outlets fronting as black publications which leads to another critical issue that point to the really sad state we are in because we don’t have real black publications like we use to, in essence so call black media is owned by and controlled by white people primarily white liberals for the sole purpose of driving their agendas and causes.

    • LogicalLeopard

      Well, I don’t think that prevents a simple tribute to a deceased person, acknowledging their work. But there’s another thing at work – what gets the most clicks? If the story on Beyonc√© gets more clicks, that’s the story that runs.

    • trueletterson*[email protected]

      good points, thanks.

    • LogicalLeopard

      No problem!

  • Serena Williams is the greatest. She has proven the haters and the naysayers wrong all of the time. She is an example of not only Black Excellence. She represents the total qualities of great character. She has shown the world that an athletic black woman has the right to express herself regardless. She has spoken about her accomplishments and she is a philanthropist in real life. There is nothing wrong with Sisters with muscles and curves at all. Black women are diverse and the diversity of sizes found in black women outlines the great beauty in Blackness. Her Olympic titles, her Grand Slams, and her other awards show her talent. Serena Williams loves Venus and the rest her family greatly. That is why she shouts them out every time after she wins and she has shown great courage in the midst of a brutally racist society. She is a great champion. Therefore, I honor Serena Williams as a trailblazer in tennis sports and as a beautiful black woman who will do even more in 2016 and beyond.

  • Mary Burrell

    Serena is a force of nature and her detractors are racist hatters. She is beautiful and resilient.

  • Meme81

    Im glad Serena owns her looks. The haters would love to tear down her success by destroying her self-esteem.