Serena Williams Covers InStyle Magazine August 2018
Serena Williams covers the first-ever Badass Women Issue of INSTYLE magazine.
Inside this August issue, the magazine puts a spotlight on some notable women who have been making strides in their respective industries. Some of these women include: Monica Lewinsky. Aly Raisman. Helena Christensen. Hilary Swank. Andrea Mitchell. Ellen Barkin. Sasha Dorothy Lowuekuduk
On dealing with obstacles –
“I’m an incredible mental player, but I’m also a physical player. You can’t play a sport without being physically ready. It’s difficult to come back as a professional athlete who was once ‘Serena.’ There are records out there that I want, and I’ll get there, but in due time.” She continues, I’m always in the fast lane. I’m always extra. I have to be willing to do the work, and I have been. Because, to be honest, I feel pressure to be Serena. But these days I keep telling myself I don’t have to be anything. This is for me.”
On who she thinks is the ultimate Badass Women™ –
“Well obviously Beyoncé. That goes unsaid. Rihanna goes unsaid. Kate Middleton! Could you imagine having a baby and then, right after, you put on makeup and go out to greet the public?” Serena, like all of us, was in awe. “And she was…standing.… So she’s officially number one!”