Twitter Slams New York Times for Serena Williams ‘Body Image’ Story – The Root

The article says that in spite of Williams’s success (a win Saturday would give her 21 Grand Slam singles titles and her fourth in a row) body-image issues among female tennis players persist, forcing many players to avoid bulking up.Williams “has large biceps and a mold-breaking muscular frame, which packs the power and athleticism that have dominated women’s tennis for years. Her rivals could try to emulate her physique, but most of them choose not to,” the report says.Tomasz Wiktorowski, the coach of Agnieszka Radwanska, who is listed at 5 feet 8 and 123 pounds, says: “It’s our decision to keep her as the smallest player in the top 10. Because, first of all she’s a woman, and she wants to be a woman.”

 

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