Oddly enough, sports superstar Serena Williams doesn't really like sports and isn't quite sure how she got to be one of the leading women in a physical activity.
Why? Because she'd much rather shop and sit down places! Ha!
Check out what she said about sports and life after tennis:
"It's not that I've fallen out of love with tennis. I've actually never liked sports and I never understood how I became an athlete. I don't like working out, I don't like anything physical. If it involves sitting down or shopping, I'm excellent at it. I don't love tennis today but I'm here. I can't live without it – there's a difference between not loving something and not being able to live without it."
"I just want to be able to do other things that I'm doing and expand on that. I think that helps keep my motivation up. I'm feeling good. For me it's all about motivation as opposed to my skill or anything now. Everywhere I go is going to be really special for me and for the fans. It's going to be a forum where I'm really excited to play there. That's one of the reasons I wanted to come to Brisbane, because I've never been here and I felt like I had fans here."
One of the biggest and more recognizable tennis players ever doesn't love tennis! She just can't live without it.
Seems odd to devote your life to doing something you don't love, even if it has been lucrative!
We don't know how we feel about this — the love of the game is an important reason to be a fan of someone. If they aren't in love with the game too, then, well, what are they doing there?
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