Serena is pretty much the '____ American Princess' on the tour period.
She designs her own clothes.
She wears diamonds on court.
She's the best in the world.
The 'Black' is ancillary. If she was a white Jew, we'd be trying to figure how to call her a JAP and not sound anti-Semetic. If she were White, they'd just call her 'glamorous' or something, but it comes to the same thing.
'American Princess' is a style. It comes in two flavors, 'warm' and 'cold'. Serena's a friendly gregarious person. Just imagine if she was arrogant, cold, nasty and distainful; and wore diamonds on court, designed her own clothes and was the reigning French and Wimbledon champ.
Or rather, don't. It's really too awful to contemplate. A personality like that at #1 in the world would be quite unpleasant.
NOTE: Alex is no American Princess. She's just another girl vacillating between shy and funny as she moves into adulthood. 'American Princess-hood' comes with a confidence and sense of entitlement Alex just doesn't have.
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