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Wigs, Weddings and Why, God, Why?

Posted by gauloises1 on November 17, 2009

Brilliant interview with Serena from The Scotsman. I’m only going to quote a brief part because really I think everyone should read it:

Serena Williams is eating a late lunch and doesn’t rise or offer her hand to accompany hello. What she does instead is lift her plate off her lap, allowing her assistant access in order to cover her with a blanket.

From the matter of factness of these ministrations, it’s clear that Williams is inured to deference. […]

Pleasantries about the weather dispatched, I knuckle down to more pressing issues. Williams writes of spending hours flopped in front of the telly watching her favourite programme. So, Serena, which Golden Girl are you?

“Blanche Devereaux,” she responds with alacrity, before correcting herself between giggles. “I’m not Blanche, by a long shot, but she’s my favourite. If I’m a Golden Girl then I’m Sophia. I’m really sarcastic and always making jokes, but Blanche is so full of herself and so sexy and I just love her!”

Go read the whole thing.

4 Responses to “Wigs, Weddings and Why, God, Why?”

  1. irefusetotellyou said

    OK, well I didn’t read the whole thing (yet), but:

    Er, didn’t know that she *was* such a “devout” Witness. I had always assumed she/they were just lapsed.

    And NOW it all makes sense — Jehovah’s Witnesses are so used to shoving the BIBLE down everyone’s throats that shoving a tennis ball down the line judge’s was just second nature!

    • irefusetotellyou said


      Here’s the material from the interview that I conveniently left out:

      Faith, she writes, “is at the root of everything I do, everything I believe. It’s what gets me out of bed each morning before first light, to head out to the tennis court. And it’s what keeps me believing that anything is possible – not just on the court, but all around. Without faith, what do we have? What is the point?”

    • mina said

      between Serena and Rafa’s views on faith/religion, it’s pretty inconclusive what role faith plays in the performance of tennis’ top dogs.

      i don’t think i’ll be able to make a pick between Serena shoving Bibles and Rafa telling us that religion is the baddest murderer in history.

  2. Nic said

    This was a great interview and I’m surprised there hasn’t been more discussion. Maybe it’s a case of “That’s Serena for you”. Or maybe people are exhausted by the book flogging.

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