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“Beyonce’s Music is Really Bold” – Serena Williams

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Serena Williams and Beyonce

In the year 2016, Serena Williams made a dancing cameo appearance in Beyonce’s ‘Sorry’ in the visual album Lemonade. She shared her experience of being part of Beyonce’s project. Apparently, the song was supposed to raise awareness on social issues like racism and feminism which takes place around the globe.

 

 
“I thought that a particular song on the visual album was really a strong song, and it was also really fun at the same time. You know, I don’t know if it solved social issues or anything,” Serena Williams shared.

“That’s definitely a lot, but I definitely think it addresses some. I think her music is really bold. In particular this album I think is really bold and really strong. I was really happy to be a part of it.”

WATCH: Serena and Beyonce’s Sorry, Lemonade
Serena Williams

American ace Serena Williams described the significance of the clipping. She also shared her experiences while shooting and working with the multi-talented artist Beyonce.

Also, Beyonce really wanted to dance with Serena and enjoy an opportunity to work with the USA’s superwoman

“It was really fun” – Serena Williams on working with Beyonce
“It was a fun thing. I mean, I knew the director really well. In fact, I have known the director since I was nine years old. I know Beyoncé pretty well, so they were like, We would love for you to be in this particular song,” said Serena Williams.

Serena Williams

“You know, it’s about strength and it’s about courage and that’s what we see you as. She told me that she just wants me to dance like just be really free and just dance like nobody’s looking and go all out.

For Williams dancing in front of professional cameras was a bit taxing, but with Beyonce’s companionship, the experience turned out to be a memorable one.

Serena Williams

“So that wasn’t easy in the beginning, but then it got easier. And then, you know, we just did a few takes. It was really fun,” Williams said.

Besides their professional success and working together, two women are good friends. During Serena’s Wimbledon 2016 victory, Beyonce was present in her box.

Coco Gauff and Serena Williams

“I Don’t Like Being Compared to Serena Williams or Venus Williams” – Coco Gauff

Coco Gauff may only be 16 years old but she has been a rising force on the WTA circuit for the past two years. Subsequently, her swift rise has forced the tennis fans and pundits to compare her with the Williams sisters. However, Coco does not like being compared to Serena Williams and Venus Williams. Let’s see why?

Coco Gauff and Serena Williams

Gauff does have some similarities with tennis icons Serena and Venus. She has been already touted as a long-term successor of Serena Williams. Coco definitely possesses all the qualities to become one of the greatest players of the game. However, the comparisons are not fair either for the Williams sisters nor for Gauff.

Coco Gauff

Like many tennis players of her generation, Gauff also idolizes Serena Williams and Venus Williams. She aims to overcome all the obstacles in front of her and break as many records. However, she still feels that she does not deserves to be put in the same group with Serena and Venus.

Coco Gauff

“I am not at their level” – Coco Gauff
“For me, one of the biggest things is to continue breaking barriers,” said Gauff on Behind The Racquet podcast. “At the same time, I don’t like being compared to Serena or Venus. First, I am not at their level yet. I always feel like it’s not fair to the Williams sisters to be compared to someone who is just coming up.

Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams

“It just doesn’t feel right yet, I still look at them as my idols. With all their accolades I shouldn’t be put in the same group yet. Of course, I hope to get to where they are but they are the two women that set the pathway for myself, which is why I can never be them,” she added.

Coco also explained that she wouldn’t even have the opportunity to be at this level without them. Moreover, she would never have even thought about joining tennis, without them a part of it, since there were very few African Americans in the sport. “For all they did, I shouldn’t yet be compared to them,” she concluded.

Naomi Osaka & Serena Williams

The American teenager has enjoyed a sensational run on the WTA circuit ever since she qualified for the main draw of the Wimbledon Championships last year. Subsequently, she went onto reach the fourth round in her first Grand Slam appearance.

Serena Williams and sofia kenin shake

Gauff also reached the fourth round at the Australian Open 2020. As a result, she also broke into the top 50 in the WTA rankings. She certainly has the caliber to win a major title at this young age. It will be interesting to see when she is able to claim her maiden Grand Slam title.