Serena Williams has opened up about the women that inspire her most during an interview with InStyle magazine, saying that Kate Middleton is her ultimate ‘badass’ women!
“OK. Since this is our first-ever Badass Women issue, who do you think is badass?” Serena responded: “Well, obviously Beyoncé. That goes unsaid. Rihanna goes unsaid. Kate Middleton!” Her comments come as she prepares to return to Wimbledon this year, where the Duchess of Cambridge is a regular in the stands.
Williams was an invited guest at Meghan Marlke and Price Harry’s wedding in May.
This, while the Duchess’ own sister, Pippa Middleton has revealed that she is looking to Serena Williams for inspiration during her own pregnancy. In her Waitrose Weekend column, Pippa Middleton wrote about her desire to keep fit while she’s expecting. “I’ve been a tennis fan since childhood, as player and spectator, and have been keen to continue playing safely throughout pregnancy,” she wrote.
She then went on to reference Williams’ recent pregnancy and the inspiration she draws: “Take Serena Williams – she famously proved that women can play a high level of tennis from two months (when she won the 2017 Australian Open) up to eight months. Few of us can relate to this elite excellence, but if you’re a healthy, well-trained player with an uncomplicated pregnancy there’s no reason why you can’t continue a good level of tennis.”