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  • Serena Williams talks ex-beau Drake, Beyonce and the most absurd rule in tennis in new video

    Jackie Bamberger at Busted Racquet16 hrs ago

    It’s a good time to be Serena Williams.

    The tennis star just captured her 22 nd Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon and is heading to Rio de Janeiro to defend her Olympic gold medals. She’s also launching a new clothing line on HSN, and to celebrate, she invited Vogue on set to ask her a few questions, 73 to be exact.

    Several of Williams’ answers were noteworthy.

    Who is the funniest person she knows? Aubrey, otherwise known as Drake, her rumored ex-beau.

    Dream singles matchup? Althea Gibson, the first black athlete to win a Grand Slam title.

    What’s the most absurd rule in tennis? Foot fault.

     

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  • Serena Williams speaks out on Philando Castile shooting: ‘When will something be done?’

    Jackie Bamberger at Busted Racquet22 days ago

    After winning her semifinal match at Wimbledon Thursday, Serena Williams took the time to acknowledge the shooting of Philando Castile. Castile, a 32-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday night by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota. His girlfriend live-streamed the aftermath of the incident on Facebook, and the video has since received more than 3 million views.

    In London I have to wake up to this. He was black. Shot 4 times? When will something be done- no REALLY be done?!?! pic.twitter.com/OaLn60G6nm

    — Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 7, 2016

    “In London I have to wake up to this,” she writes. “He was black. Shot 4 times? When will something be done-no REALLY be done?!?!”

    Castile’s death came one day after another black man, Alton Sterling, was shot and killed by police outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La.

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