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Talking Serena Williams turns self image upside down

I'll say! Venus will do Chris Tucker's house. I read an article over a week ago where Venus designed a room of this famous house - hotel - or whatever it was. Several designers participated and Venus was one of them. She has been busy indeed. This child is not playing around w/her business is she? She means bizniz.

And as far as Venus's tennis goes - she'll plug into it full force for the next 4 months - and then she'll take another break. She'll get both jobs done IMO.

And just what can one say about Serena?

"YOU 2 GET THE JOB DONE - VENUS & SERENA"




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Serena Williams turns self image upside down

By Larry Fine
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Posted April 17 2003, 9:47 AM EDT



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NEW YORK - Serena Williams is on top of the tennis world, but the 21-year-old champion has a surprising view on how she would like her resume to read.

``I'm an actress, I'm a model and an athlete. I put athlete third on my list,'' says Williams. the world No. 1 women's tennis player and current holder of all four Grand Slam titles.

``I prefer actress, model, athlete.''

Williams is keeping an ultra-fast pace off the courts as well as on them these days, with acting projects, modeling shoots and fashion design business competing for room on her calendar.

Taking a brief break after beating former Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez last week at the Family Circle Cup tournament in Charleston, S.C., Williams said in a telephone interview she was excited about an upcoming acting role.

Williams, who has appeared on the ABC television situation comedy series ``My Wife and Kids,'' said she was waiting for a movie script being written with a part specifically for her, but did not have a timetable for the project yet.

``I haven't talked with my Hollywood agent in a couple of days,'' she explained, chuckling at the sound of her life in the fast lane.

Williams has also charged into the pages of high fashion.

SWIMSUIT LAYOUTS

The full-bodied tennis champion had a special layout among all the leggy supermodels in the recent Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and is featured in the current issue of Vogue magazine, also modeling a swimsuit.

``I got a lot of positive feedback from the Sports Illustrated shoot. Actually it was all positive. People were astonished and amazed,'' she said. ``And modeling for Vogue was fun. Every week that I'm not on the court, I'm doing a photo shoot or modeling for a magazine cover. It's wild.''

Williams, like her sister Venus -- the world's No. 2 ranked women's tennis player -- is also serious about pursuing an interest in design.

While Venus is busy running a home interior design company, Serena is getting things in order for her own fashion design business.

``I've gotten more serious about designing in the past few weeks,'' said Serena. ``I'm in the process of securing a name, my own brand name, and I'm writing my business plan. I'm looking at designers that I can hire. I'm looking at shops I can sell to and I'm thinking about opening my own boutiques.''

Just contemplating all this seems exhausting, but Serena was not through.

``Oh yeah, I also do PR for Venus's home design company. I go out and get jobs for her,'' she said. ``I was talking to (comedian-turned-actor) Chris Tucker. He promised he'd let Venus do his house.''

RAISING MONEY FOR EDUCATION

Despite all the activity, Serena is setting aside time for a charity project to raise money to benefit black colleges.

Serena and Venus are both donating tennis outfits they will wear at Grand Slam events this season for auction, along with signed tennis equipment and tickets to the U.S. Open to benefit the Tom Joyner Foundation which offers scholarships to students at black colleges.

Serena is also offering a private tennis lesson for the highest bid received during the online auction that ends on April 25 at Web site http://www.doublemint.com. Bidding has already pushed the price to $4,500.

``We like to do a lot of things through the community and for education,'' Serena said about their involvement in the charity auction.

The four historically black colleges that will benefit from funds raised are the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Vorhees College in South Carolina, Elizabeth City State University in New Jersey and Tougaloo College in Mississippi.

Serena is donating an outfit she designed and will wear during this summer's Wimbledon championships, while Venus is putting up an outfit from this spring's French Open.

``I'm focusing solely on fashion right now,'' said Serena, who created a fashion stir last summer at the U.S. Open when she wore a skin tight ``catsuit'' outfit.

``That's what's exciting about the bidding on the tennis outfit, because I designed it.''

Serena would not give away any details about the outfit she is putting up for auction.

``It's not going to be a catsuit,'' she said. ``I know everybody will be disappointed. And it won't be what I wear in the finals. I keep that for my memorabilia.''

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she still sounds like a lil girl trying too hard to impress people sometimes

shes so nutty its cute

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They both have what's called a "full life".

They also know about color....... the color of "success".

In my opinion they are true role models of how young, focused and determined people can succeed early in their lifes.

Good for them, you know. Good for them
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yea im inspired by both of them

they are both full time professionals and still manage to do well in their education...

if thats not inspiration to work hard then what is?
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yea im inspired by both of them

they are both full time professionals and still manage to do well in their education...

if thats not inspiration to work hard then what is?
That's totally the way I see them. Serena and Venus rock!

Harloo and Cari did you guys notice...

``Oh yeah, I also do PR for Venus's home design company. I go out and get jobs for her,'' she said. ``I was talking to (comedian-turned-actor) Chris Tucker. He promised he'd let Venus do his house.''
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I feel tired just reading all of that.

and where they produce desolation, they call it peace
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lol Serena is the best

so are her and Tucker really dating?!

i would prefer James but i think Tucker is phine!!!
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thanks gogogirl, you are seriously on it this week.

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That's totally the way I see them. Serena and Venus rock!

Harloo and Cari did you guys notice...

``Oh yeah, I also do PR for Venus's home design company. I go out and get jobs for her,'' she said. ``I was talking to (comedian-turned-actor) Chris Tucker. He promised he'd let Venus do his house.''
rae q., , girl... I'm not even gonna go there with the Chris Tucker thing... all I can do is just and and . I don't know why I'm cracking up so much. I could be really mean and say something naughty but I'm going to be good. But seriously, did they do some 'exchanging' to secure that deal? Ok I'm going to be good. *trying to keep it in*

SNJ, they are just the best rolemodels on the planet.

veryborednow, I'm tired too... tennis, fashion design business, charity, selling stuff for friend that works at origens, reading scripts, modeling... pshhhhhhhhhhhh. I just go to school and work and I'm tired.

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thanks gogogirl, you are seriously on it this week.

rae q., , girl... I'm not even gonna go there with the Chris Tucker thing... all I can do is just and and . I don't know why I'm cracking up so much. I could be really mean and say something naughty but I'm going to be good. But seriously, did they do some 'exchanging' to secure that deal? Ok I'm going to be good. *trying to keep it in*

SNJ, they are just the best rolemodels on the planet.

veryborednow, I'm tired too... tennis, fashion design business, charity, selling stuff for friend that works at origens, reading scripts, modeling... pshhhhhhhhhhhh. I just go to school and work and I'm tired.
LMAO! Hi Cari You're such a crack-up!
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you guys are so dirty!

Cari.....its "SJW"
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ROFL, SJW, sorry, I do that all the time... I have issues.

I'm listening to 'Beautiful' by Snoop Dogg and Pharrell and I'd like to dedicate it to Venus y Davide and Serena y Chris. *runs away and hides*

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u get that from my sig???
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it gets on my nerves when people say serena is fat its like NOOOOO she isn't! i saw her in tennis magazine and she is a good size

but i dont know if she is my favorite i dont think i have a favorite
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ok dude who said she was fat?!
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SJW, I think andy's referring to previous posts on this board from haters and non-meat appreciators. Serena has meat on her bones, therefore she's fat. Whoever says that...

oh and about your sig, SJW,

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