Currently ranked No. 1 in the world, Serena Williams is the women’s singles champion of the century. Since first becoming world No. 1 in 2002, she has been champion of Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the French Open, the WTA Championships and Olympic women’s singles and doubles; it’s little wonder that she’s considered as the greatest female tennis player of all time.
This year, she also opened the catwalk show for Australian sports bra brand Berlei, a label that she has worn for most of her professional career. We caught up with the champion to ask her 10 burning questions…
Harper’s Bazaar: What was the first record you ever bought?
Mariah Carey: Vision of Love.
What is your favourite film?
MC: How to Marry a Millionaire.
Irrational fear of…?
MC: Being in an enclosed space. I’m very claustrophobic!
What is your favourite childhood book?
MC: Fablehaven Series.
What is your signature dance move?
MC: I love pirouettes.
People are always surprised that you…?
MC: They are surprised by my humour and that I am a bit of a prankster.
Who was the first tennis player you were inspired by?
MC: Arthur Ashe.
What was the book that changed your life?
MC: Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr Spencer Johnson.
What is your favourite era in sport?
MC: The 1988 Olympics.
Who is your sporting hero?
MC: Mohammed Ali.
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