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Serena Williams is one of the most heralded female athletes in the world. She's currently the number one women's tennis player and has won more prize money than any other female athlete in history. Even with all the joy and success tennis brings her, Serena recently decided to start pursuing one of her other passions. It has nothing to do with sports or fame...Serena is currently enrolled in classes to become a certified nail technician.
"When I was younger, I was always obsessed with nails," Serena says. "It kind of relaxes me." When Serena first came up with the idea, she says people thought it was a joke. "No one believed me, and I'm like, 'Listen—I'm going to nail school.'" She's now enrolled in classes, but she's been keeping her identity a secret. "Everybody's always like, 'You look like Serena Williams,' and I'm like, 'If I hear that one more time...'" she jokes.
Published on September 27, 2010