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“I Have A Lot Of Strong Men In My Life” – Serena Williams




Serena Williams has always been a pioneer of women empowerment. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that she was the prime factor behind women’s tennis getting a lot of attention in the 2000s.

Her ruthless game and immense mainstream appeal were key in inspiring many other women. In fact, she turned heads not just in tennis but also outside the game. She instilled a belief in young women that with determination, nothing was impossible. However, what does Serena think of her role in women’s empowerment?

Well, she feels that it’s her mission in life. Interestingly enough, Williams feels that the men in her life are equally important as women. That’s what she had to say in an interview on

What did Serena Williams say?
Serena was happy over the fact that she’s recognized as a face in women’s empowerment. In fact, her contributions are seen as essential in helping women’s tennis.

“Yeah, I feel like I talk about women and empowering women and that’s my mission especially after having a daughter but I always try to make it clear that the biggest influencer in my life is my dad.

We’re really close still and if he goes like two days without calling me I get really nervous. Where are you, why haven’t you called me, are you okay?”

She then explained why having a strong man in their lives is essential for every woman. It helps in achieving a diversity of opinions.

“And it’s really important for me and women to have a strong man in their lives. Whether it’s their father or someone else. But I just feel like it’s diversity, it’s diversity all over again. You can’t have just one type of person in the room, you want people to diversify that and everyone talks about diversity and it’s not just in color but it’s also in sex as well. So, you want to diversify that and I have a lot of strong men in my life like my dad and my husband. Patrick as well, he’s been my coach for a number of years.”

The interesting thing is that all these men are surrounded by women. That’s what makes them more respectful of all females.

“And it’s so funny, all those men in my life, all of them have only women in their lives. Alexis, my husband, it’s my family, he has two sisters and my family are basically all girls. And my Dad, he was the only son from his mom and then he had sisters. Then he had us and we grew up with five sisters. Patrick, as you know, he has one son but he is older. And he has like four daughters.

“So I don’t know if it’s me attracting all these girl dads or guys that are only around women. And they just have this different respect and this different look and this different outlook. Because, again their families are diversified and they know how women are different, how to cherish and respect and to treat and to love and uplift a women. I don’t know but I tend to have those kinds of men in my life and it’s been really amazing and I’d like to always just talk about that. You can’t just rely on one type of person. It has to be different.”

Serena hits the nail on the head with this crucial observation. Women and men together make a civilized society. It’s with their continued cooperation that we go towards a balance in all aspects of life and our relationships.

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They may be the greatest tennis player of all time and the first American to marry into the royal family in decades (and the first to leave in decades), but Serena Williams and Meghan Markle have remained loyal friends since their first real hang out in 2014.

Since then, the two have became close confidantes, with Markle regularly attending Williams’ tennis matches, and Williams defending her friend from the mountain of negative attention she’s received since 2017. After Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, Williams took to Instagram to call her friend “truly noble.”

Keep scrolling to learn more about their sweet, yet private, friendship.

February 2010: Williams and Markle meet at the Super Bowl in Miami.

Markle wrote on her now-defunct blog The Tig that the two crossed paths for the first time in Miami during the 2010 Super Bowl. But it would take a few more years for their friendship to blossom.

February 2014: They become friends while playing in the DirecTV Beach Bowl.

Markle, who was then starring on “Suits,” and Williams crossed paths again at the event, playing flag football together at a celebrity game.

“We hit it off immediately, taking pictures, laughing through the flag football game we were both playing in, and chatting not about tennis or acting, but about all the good old fashioned girlie stuff. So began our friendship,” Markle would write later on The Tig.

September 2014: Markle congratulates Williams on Twitter for winning the US Open, and their friendship grows.

Markle shared more about their friendship on The Tig: “She quickly became a confidante I would text when I was traveling, the friend I would rally around for her tennis matches, and the down-to-earth chick I was able to grab lunch with just a couple weeks ago in Toronto.”

She added, “We are both the same age, have a penchant for hot sauces, and adore fashion, but what connects us more than those things is perhaps our belief in exceeding expectations — our endless ambition.”

January 2015: Markle once again congratulates Williams on winning, this time the Australian Open.

“So happy for you @serenawilliams!! I was juuuust hugging you for your win at #usopen. Now @AustralianOpen! #onfire,” Markle tweeted alongside a photo of them hugging at the US Open.

September 2016: Markle posts a funny photo of the two at Fashion Week and congratulates Williams for her line.

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