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Serena Williams: “Who says that your thirties is when you’re supposed to be done?”

Serena Williams during her match against Caroline Wozniacki at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 2016 in New York City. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

In an interview with Glamour, Serena Williams sat down with Melissa Harris Perry to discuss her work ethic, proclivity for patterns, and Wimbledon strategy. The superstar athlete and designer is one Grand Slam victory away from tying Steffi Graf’s singles record of 22.

Williams will be 35 on her next birthday, and is showing no signs of slowing down on the court. Harris Perry noted that many expect athletes in their thirties to wind down their careers, but Williams was having none of it:

“Who says that your thirties is when you’re supposed to be done? I would like to know who made that rule! I was talking to my mom one time, like, “Gosh, I’m 30.” And she’s like, ‘In your thirties you’re even stronger than in your twenties.’ I didn’t believe her, but I have played better in my thirties. And I played pretty well in my twenties, don’t get me wrong! But my consistency is better, my momentum is better, my wins are quicker.”

Read the full interview at Glamour.


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