After years of dominating the tennis scene, Serena Williams’ busy schedule leaves her little time to deal with the haters.
In an interview with “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, the tennis superstar opened up about how she learned to love her body, despite the body-shamers she’s encountered on social media lately.
“I love that I am a full woman and I’m strong and I’m powerful and I’m beautiful at the same time,” she said. “And there’s nothing wrong with that.”
She also pointed out that it’s “so important to look at the positives.” For Williams, that includes 21 Grand Slam singles titles and an upcoming shot at making history yet again. If she wins the U.S. Open, which begins on Aug. 31, she will be the first person since Steffi Graf in 1988 to win a calendar-year Grand Slam.
With a record like that, it’s easy to see why Williams doesn’t focus on the negativity. She simply doesn’t have time for the haters.
“If I get caught up looking at all the negatives, then it could really bring you down,” she said. “And I just don’t have time to be brought down. I have too many things to do. You know, I have Grand Slams to win, I have people to inspire and that’s what I’m here for.”
Game, set, match.
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