Serena Williams proves time and time again that she is a force to be reckoned with both on and off the court. She recently premiered her documentary in New York titled Serena, where she opened up about body image.
Gayle King hosted a question and answer session after the premiere, where Williams opened up about body image and how important it is to love yourself. Serena explains that she has struggled with her body image growing up. She points out that her body type differs from those of other tennis players. Williams stated, “You know when I was younger, I wasn’t really comfortable with my body. I just wasn’t. If you look at most athletes they have a totally different figure than me.”
Williams then explained that it took her years to fully love her body. Williams went on to to say, “It doesn’t matter what people say about you or how people feel, you have to love yourself. When you love yourself, it will manifest in everything that you do.”
The documentary follows her ups and downs of her 2015 season, when she just fell short of making history at the U.S. Open. Serena will premiere on EPIX, June 22, at 8pm ET. Check out the trailer below and read more on the story here.