Whether she's playing at Wimbledon or walking the red carpet, Serena expresses her creativity with daring nail designs and bold outfit choices. Serena says she wants to bring a little bit of glam to tennis and is inspired by women like Flo-Jo, the track and field superstar known for wearing long nails while she ran. "She's someone who has really influenced me to get into that and be glamorous and the best that I can be in my field" she says.
Now, Serena says she's working on owning her power and not dimming her inner light.
"I don't think I'm completely there yet, but I'm on my way," she says. "I've done that, where I have dimmed myself so it doesn't seem like I'm overwhelming to anyone. I think maybe a lot of women do that, especially [women who] are powerful or are in a position to be strong. I feel like I've done that in the past, but now that I've talked to [Oprah], I definitely don't want to do that anymore."
Published on September 27, 2010