Not only is she a global tennis superstar, but she’s also a style icon, and Serena Williams proved on trend in a leopard-print mini dress she rocked recently.
Williams, 37, put her enviable legs on display in the ruched mini dress that also showed off her toned thighs on one side. The daring piece was Williams’ choice as she attended the 2018 Imagine Ball in Los Angeles last weekend.
“Imagine LA @imaginela thank you for your work to end the cycle of family homelessness and poverty in Los Angeles,” Williams wrote. “I had a great night this past weekend raising money for you and working closely with mine and Venus Compton based organization.”
Williams has a history of supporting charitable causes and has often lent not just her money but her voice and platform as a world-renowned athlete, to numerous foundations.
FIGHTING FINANCIAL ABUSE
On Wednesday, the mom-of-one released a PSA video as part of her ambassadorial duties for the Allstate Foundation “Purple Purse” campaign. The movement aims to shed light on financial abuse and the frequency of its occurrence.
While physical and emotional abuse has easily identifiable signs, financial abuse, which can include “restrictions on spending, limited access to bank accounts and job opportunities, and ruined credit,” is often more subtle.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion declared:
"I'm proud to speak up for women who can't use their voices and let them know we’re working to end the cycle of abuse. I hope that after viewing the video, people will be more aware of the hidden signs of financial abuse and they’ll understand the need to help those who've been burdened by it."
FIGHTING BREAST CANCER
Only last week, Williams made headlines for her bold move in creating awareness around self-examination for breast cancer. She went topless in an Instagram video where she performed a rendition of Divinyls hit song “I Touch Myself.”
Despite admitting that recording the clip put her out of her comfort zone, Williams insisted, “I wanted to do it because it’s an issue that affects all women of all colors, all around the world.”
BACK TO THE COURT
Since her controversial defeat at the U.S Open last month, Williams has been keeping busy with her Tech mogul husband Alexis Ohanian and her one-year-old daughter Olympia. She has also been out and about at events supporting various charities.
Now, Williams is set to face Roger Federer at the Hopman Cup, billed to run from December 29 to January 5 in Australia. The mixed doubles will precede the 2019 Australian Open, a tournament that holds immense significance to Williams.
The tennis champion’s last win was at 2017 Australian Open while she was eight weeks pregnant with Olympia, and she looks forward to playing there again.
"The Aussie fans are always so warm and supportive,” said Williams. “The Hopman Cup has always given me a great start to the season, especially ahead of the Australian Open."