Serena Williams: I like my curves

 

The local tennis champ talks to Harper's Bazaar about her romantic life and body image.

Serena Williams bikini
Serena Williams: "I'm super-curvy. I have big boobs and this massive butt."
 

By Madeleine Marr

Serena Williams used to sing the sibling rivalry blues.

Forget her 27 grand slam titles, a No. 1 world ranking and a spot on women tennis' all-time greatest champions list; Serena wanted older sister's Venus' figure.

 "I'm super-curvy. I have big boobs and this massive butt. [Venus is] tall and she's like a model, and she fits everything," Williams tells Harper's Bazaar, hitting newsstands July 20.

Growing up, she wanted to be just like Venus, 30.

‘‘I was 23 when I realized that I wasn't Venus," said the size-10 fashionista, 28.

Closing in on the big 3-0, the tennis star has come to terms with her body.

 "Since I don't look like every other girl, it takes a while to be OK with that.  To be different. But different is good."

Believe it or not, her freakishly toned racket whackers are a sore point.

  "To this day, I don't love my arms. People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I'm not complaining.
They pay my bills."

 The reigning Wimbledon champion has other issues -- in the romance department. Tough work schedules
were to blame for her recent split with rapper-actor Common.

  "He didn't want the responsibility," said the Palm Beach Gardens resident.  "It's really tough."

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