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Serena Williams seeking celebrity closet raider title

Published 29/07/2016

Serena Williams
Serena Williams

The athlete encourages others to be 'confident' in their personal style

Tennis champion Serena Williams has no problem raiding her friend Mariah Carey's closet.

The fabulous athlete is good pals with some of Hollywood's most glamorous celebrities, including Beyonce Knowles, Ciara, and Kim Kardashian, but when it comes to wardrobe jealousy, Serena jokes she can't get enough of singer Mariah's footwear.

"She has amazing shoes," she reveals in U.S. magazine Vogue's latest 73 Questions video series, which was published on Thursday (28Jul16).

Williams, who is ranked as the tennis world's number one, has picked up 38 major titles so far, including her most recent trophy as the winner of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships in London earlier this month (Jul16), but if she wasn't such a good sport professionally, Serena would like to make her living as a fashion designer, a dream she has already began pursuing after launching her Home Shopping Network clothing line last year (15).

Although her label launch was successful, the star admits she almost toppled over from the pressure of putting on a fashion show while preparing for tennis matches in major tournaments.

“I’ve played Wimbledon, I played the Open, I’m playing tournaments in between (designing)," she recalls. "When you work on the shows it’s not like it takes two weeks. It’s a four, five, sixth month commitment. It was a lot of preparation. All of the looks - pairing it, first, last, finale, middle… music. It was a lot!”

Defining her style in one word, Serena noted "confident" is her fashion motto.

“Be you, wear your style and be confident,” she tells Vogue of the best fashion advice she has ever received.

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