Over the past couple of decades, one name that has been constant in the women’s game is Serena Williams. The American superstar has been a true representer of this sport. After all these years, she is the proud winner of 23 Grand Slam titles.
Recently, Williams was praised by Grammy award winner and Oscar winner, Common. He felt the balance maintained by the American legend with regard to her personal and professional life has been commendable. He has been with Williams for outdoor activities in the past.
The 49-year-old rapper stated, “She also knew how to balance and have fun. You know going out dancing, having fun. We used to go surfing, and that was something that’s necessary too. And that’s the important aspect that I think we have to embrace with those who are at that level. They got to have other aspects in life.
“People think they just do tennis all day and that’s it. But man, they are human beings.”
Serena Williams played an exhibition event at the start of 2021
Coming on to Serena’s season, she began in Adelaide and was part of an exhibition event. The event was attended by other stars like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Naomi Osaka. After that, she went to Melbourne and lost to Naomi Osaka in the semifinal.
She was next seen after a while on the clay courts in Rome. However, her performances on clay this season were not so impressive. Even in the French Open, she lost in the fourth round.
At the Wimbledon Championships, she twisted her ankle and injured herself. As a result, she had to withdraw from the opening round match midway. The last update on her health came as she announced that she would miss the US Open due to a hamstring injury. We wish her a speedy recovery and hope she can challenge for the biggest accolades in the sport in the coming season.
Taylor Swift: The Biggest Scandals That Ruined Her ‘Reputation’
Taylor Swift is problematic. Taylor Swift is a victim. Taylor Swift is a snake. She’s everywhere — whichever “narrative” you choose to subscribe to, there’s a piece of media tailored just for you.
With the upcoming release of Reputation, eager fans and critics alike are taking a look back on how her most recent album earned such a name.
1. ‘I’mma let you finish’ … or not
Kanye West (L) jumps onstage after Taylor Swift (C) won the “Best Female Video” award during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City
Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift’s win during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards | Christopher Polk/Getty Images
The Kanye West-Swift feud is probably the most notable in Swift’s repertoire. It all started with that infamous stage breach by Kanye to tell Swift — and everyone tuning in to the VMAs — that she did not deserve the award for Best Female Video, but Beyoncé did.
So began an eight-year saga. Sometimes they were friendly, sometimes they took shots at each other via their songs, and sometimes they secretly recorded their private phone conversations. Speaking of which..
2. Seven years later
On July 17, 2016, Kim Kardashian revealed a recording of a phone conversation that West and Swift had detailing the use of Swift’s name in his song, “Famous.” Why? After the single’s release, Swift made it clear to the public she felt surprised and appalled to be included in the song in such a manner.
To add to the shade, Kardashian later not-so-subtly referenced Swift by tweeting about National Snake Day.
3. Her feud with Katy Perry
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift posing and smiling together.
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift were once friendly, but now … not so much. | Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Next to her bad blood with West, her ongoing tiff with Katy Perry is next on the list of Swift’s biggest feuds. It all started about five years ago. First, Perry dated Swift’s ex-boyfriend, John Mayer, and though that didn’t initially cause any backlash from Swift, some speculated it added to their building tension.
Then, in 2013, Perry offered a few of Swift’s tour dancers a slot on her own tour. That’s when everything blew up. From there, the two exchanged nasty comments via social media and interviews and negatively featured each other in their songs.
4. Perry’s ready to move on … but Swift’s not
Taylor Swift dressed to resemble Katy Perry in the “Look What You Made Me Do” video | Big Machine Records
In June 2017, Perry gave a tearful plea to Swift during a live-stream video to promote her upcoming album. She forgave Swift and said sorry herself, just wanting the whole thing to be over.
But Swift made it clear in her newly released “Look What You Made Me Do” video that she wasn’t ready just yet to forgive and forget.
5. The ultimate girl squad
Taylor Swift’s presides over her squad in the “Look What You Made Me Do video”
One thing Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” video touches on is the media’s portrayal of her carefully cultivated, perhaps contrived girl squad. In the video, her “squad” appears as an army of scantily dressed mannequins with the words “Squad U” flashing on a screen above them.
It’s something she’s been criticized for over and over again — creating an army of beautiful women to validate and support her. The Daily Beast recently pointed out that Swift’s group of friends has been relatively MIA since the release of LWYMMD, though.
6. She’s got a long list of ex-lovers
Taylor Swift hugs Calvin Harris
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris | Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
Adding to Swift’s “reputation” is her very public list of ex-boyfriends. Though her dating history started before him, her relationships started getting extra press-worthy when she started dating Harry Styles. Their relationship bore the inspiration for 1989, after all.
After Styles, Swift dated Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston, both of whom experienced their own Swift drama firsthand post-breakup.
7. The groping trial
A sign outside the Swift and Mueller trial
A message supporting Taylor Swift seen across the street from her trial | Theo Stroomer/Getty Images
Swift took a former Colorado radio DJ to trial in 2017 over charges that he groped her at a 2013 meet-and-greet. Sexual assault trials have a terrible tendency to tarnish the best of reputations with little to no regard for the victims.
While Swift may have earned some of her negative reputation, getting groped at meet-and-greets definitely shouldn’t be a part of the deal — and the impressive way the singer stood up for herself during her trial silenced even her biggest critics. She won the case and vowed to help sexual assault victims who don’t have the privilege of having such a loud voice.
In the LWYMMD video, Swift also seems to give a little nod to her victory by featuring a single dollar in her bathtub of jewels (she was awarded $1 in the case).
Bianca Andreescu Announces Unhappy News for Australian Open 2022
One of the tennis players to have been unfortunately rattled by injuries very early in her career is Canada’s Bianca Andreescu. After a roaring start to her career that witnessed her destroying some top-notch opponents, including Serena Williams at the 2019 US Open, the Canadian’s career graph was expected to shoot up. However, that never really happened due to various niggling injuries.
As tennis began after a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Andreescu decided to sit out of later stages of the 2020 season. Even before the pandemic, the Canadian missed the initial months on tour last year due to a knee injury.
Bianca Andreescu announces shock decision ahead of Australian tennis summer
Now, after an uneventful 2021 season, Andreescu announced on Twitter that she won’t be participating in the Australian tennis summer that’s scheduled to begin next January.
“I want to give myself extra time to re-set, recover, and grow from this and continue to inspire by doing charity work, giving back and working on myself. I will therefore not start my season in Australia this (next) year, but will take some additional time to reflect, train, and be ready for the upcoming 2022 tennis season.”
This news might come off as a shock to fans who were expecting Andreescu to bounce back stronger on the WTA tour in Australia.
But, it’s important to note that the youngster faced a lot of challenges physically over the past couple of years and even during this season, she appeared to be bothered by one injury or the other on-court.
Andreescu had a difficult 2021 WTA season
Looking back at Andreescu’s performances this year on the WTA tour, she reached the finals at the Miami Open, where she was forced to retire mid-way during the final against Ashleigh Barty.
Since Miami, the Canadian rising star failed to live up to the expectations on clay and grass but managed to put up a decent run at the US Open by reaching the fourth round. Andreescu lost to Maria Sakkari in the pre-quarters in a three-set thriller.
Bianca Andreescu’s last tournament this year was Indian Wells, where she lost in the pre-quarters to Anett Kontaveit in straight sets.
Rihanna is allegedly pregnant with A $ AP Rocky: how the singer herself reacts to rumors
Rihanna commented on the rumors of pregnancy/Photo from the singer’s instagram
Recently Rihanna became the national heroine of Barbados. Her appearance at the ceremony made a splash on the network, because fans were convinced of the pregnancy of the star from A $ AP Rocky. How the singer herself reacts to these rumors, read below.
The 33-year-old artist and founder of the beauty brand has become the 11th influencer who has been named Barbados’ National Heroine. At the event, she wore a fitted orange dress that accentuated her tummy. It seemed to the fans that Rihanna was trying in every possible way to hide him, because she allegedly got pregnant from her beloved A $ AP Rocky.
So, a wave of rumors swept the network that the rapper and the R & amp; B diva would become parents. Rihanna did not comment on the probable pregnancy in her profile, but wrote one of the fans on Instagram.
“Can I come to a baby shower, sis? True or not, your children will be beautiful. Sorry that everything is in your womb now,” a girl named Jen wrote to the superstar.
Stop! You didn’t come for the first 10 baby shower! You all bred me every year, damn it,
– Rihanna answered emotionally.
So, the singer denied the assumption that she was expecting a child from A $ AP Rocky. According to her, rumors about pregnancy are already 11 fictions of fans.