Serena Williams is finally the highest paid woman in sports after raking in $28.9 million in the past 12 months. All it took was a lengthy career full of wins and domination and Maria Sharapova being banned from the sport for two years, according to Time.
Chicago’s bright young tennis star will make her Wimbledon debut Tuesday.
Tennis player Taylor Townsend ranks No. 205 in the world.
She won her first-round match at the French Open, beating fellow American and 62nd ranked Vania King, 7-5, 6-1.
A recent Rolling Stone interview with Serena Williams raised some eyebrows when the writer compared Serena Williams’ body to a monster truck.
The reference was made to explain why Serena Williams doesn’t attract the endorsement deals of white tennis player Maria Sharapova.
In a statement meant to explain why certain tennis players earn more money in endorsements in their looks, the magazine makes a body image comparison to a “monster truck” that leaves us wondering if all said was truly meant in praise.
Serena Williams is still number 1!
On Sunday, Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova at the Madrid Open, retaining her No. 1 ranking and winning her 50th title.
The second-ranked Sharapova would have taken the top ranking with a win, but Williams stormed to an early lead as Sharapova struggled with her serve.
A bizarre impersonation of Serena Williams at an exhibition game in Brazil has many charging tennis player Caroline Wozniacki with racism.
The 22 year-old inexplicably stuffed her bra and underwear with towels and began strutting around the court, mocking Williams.
Her antics were met with laughter from the audience.