COT DAMN!!! *death drop*
Serena Williams is one sexy and confident woman (per usual) on Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s August 2019 cover!
The tennis icon penned an essay about using her voice and platform to speak out against injustices, apologizing to opponent Naomi Osaka following the 2018 US Open final and much more!
“This debacle ruined something that should have been amazing and historic,” Williams writes. “Not only was a game taken from me but a defining, triumphant moment was taken from another player.”
In the aftermath, “I couldn’t find peace,” Williams writes. “I started seeing a therapist. I was searching for answers, and although I felt like I was making progress, I still wasn’t ready to pick up a racket.”
She writes to Osaka: “I had no idea the media would pit us against each other. I would love the chance to live that moment over again. I am, was, and will always be happy for you and supportive of you. I would never, ever want the light to shine away.”
“People can misunderstand anger for strength because they can’t differentiate between the two,” Osaka later wrote to Williams in response to the whole debacle. “No one has stood up for themselves the way you have and you need to continue trailblazing.”
Images: Alexi Lubomirski for Harper’s BAZAAR