Watch Serena Williams Dance and Dish on One Thing She Hasn't Mastered

On the set of her clothing line debut, Serena Williams talks about the most romantic thing a guy has ever done for her, that time she tried body bowling, and the one sport she's actually bad at.

Released on 7/28/2016

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Created by: Joe Sabia

Transcript

00:00
[Whistling]
00:03
[Man] Hello, hello Serena!
00:05
Hey, I've been waiting on you!
00:06
[Man] What's going on?
00:07
What's going on?
00:09
[Man] I'm elated to ask you 73 random questions
00:11
for your September collection debut,
00:13
and congratulations on Wimbleton!
00:14
Thank you.
00:15
[Man] How are you feeling about life right now?
00:17
Life is pretty good.
00:18
[Man] And in life, how many matches
00:20
do you think you've played?
00:22
Gosh, I don't know, somewhere definitely
00:24
over a thousand? I don't know.
00:26
[Man] Which of your competitors has helped
00:27
improve your game the most?
00:28
Definitely Venus.
00:30
[Man] If you could master any other sport,
00:31
what would it be?
00:32
I would do ballet.
00:34
[Man] Past or present, who would you love
00:35
to play a match against?
00:37
Althea Gibson.
00:39
[Man] Past or present, who would be your
00:40
dream doubles partner?
00:41
Honestly, I just can't get better than Venus.
00:44
[Man] Who is your tennis icon?
00:46
Monica Seles.
00:47
[Man] What is your strangest superstition?
00:50
I don't have superstitions.
00:52
[Man] What do you predict would happen if
00:53
you hit someone with your serve?
00:55
Okay, we would have to immediately stop everything
00:57
and call 911 and like rush them to the hospital.
01:00
[Man] That does not sound pleasant.
01:02
It's not.
01:03
[Crew] Serena, you're on in 6 minutes.
01:05
[Man] Alright cool, so where do you go when
01:07
you need to relax?
01:08
Oh, when I need to relax I just go home.
01:11
I love being home.
01:12
[Man] Do you have any nicknames?
01:14
Everyone calls me Mee.
01:15
[Man] Who is the funniest person you know?
01:17
Aubrey.
01:19
[Man] What's the best 80's power ballad
01:20
to perform at karaoke?
01:22
Oh, Eye of the Tiger.
01:24
[Man] What song always makes you wanna dance?
01:27
Rihanna's Work. Work, work, work, work...
01:30
[Man] What is your walk-on song?
01:32
Flashdance by Irene Cara.
01:35
[Man] What did Beyonce think of your tribute to 7-11?
01:37
She thought it was really cute!
01:39
[Man] What's one book that made
01:40
a lasting impression on you?
01:42
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.
01:45
[Man] If you were in a girl group,
01:46
what would the group's name be?
01:48
I'm Comin' To Getcha.
01:49
[Man] Who would be in this girl group?
01:51
Venus, my other sister Lyn, my friend Sianna,
01:55
and definitely my bestie Val.
01:57
[Man] What's the most absurd rule in tennis?
02:00
Foot fault!
02:01
[Man] What's the most obscure rule in tennis?
02:04
Those fines that no one really ever knows about.
02:07
[Man] What was the craziest call you've
02:08
ever had called on you?
02:09
Oh my gosh, I got, I lost a point 'cause I yelled
02:12
come on too loud.
02:13
[Man] Oh gosh.
02:14
Serena, what's your favorite piece of clothing to wear?
02:17
Shoes.
02:18
How convenient!
02:21
[Man] Can you describe your style in one word?
02:24
Confident.
02:26
[Man] What's one look you wore
02:27
that you wish you could take back?
02:29
So many, but I'm gonna just own them,
02:31
and just wish that I could continue to wear them.
02:35
[Man] What's the best fashion tip you've ever received?
02:38
Be you, wear your style, and be confident.
02:41
[Man] If you could raid one woman's closet,
02:43
who's would it be?
02:44
Definitely Mariah Carey, she has amazing shoes.
02:48
[Man] How do you definite beauty?
02:49
Beauty is from within.
02:51
[Man] Do you have a hidden talent?
02:53
I can do an amazing cartwheel, but
02:55
I'm not gonna do it now.
02:57
Serena you're on in four minutes.
02:59
[Man] What is love, and I'm not talking
03:01
about the tennis term here.
03:02
Love is magical, it's something that, you know,
03:05
you may only experience once in life.
03:08
[Man] What was the most romantic thing
03:09
a guy's ever done for you?
03:10
It hasn't happened yet.
03:12
[Man] What's the best pick-up line you've ever heard?
03:16
Are you tired, because you've been running
03:18
in my mind all day.
03:19
[Man] Oh God. When you were 13,
03:21
who was your Hollywood crush?
03:22
You know, I love those guys in Criss Cross.
03:25
[Man] What's the last show you've binge watched?
03:27
Malcolm in the Middle.
03:29
[Man] Name one thing you cannot live without.
03:31
God.
03:32
[Man] What's one thing you're the absolute worst at?
03:35
I'm terrible at basketball.
03:37
[Man] What's the most nervous you've ever been?
03:39
Oh, my US Open Final, I don't know, it was
03:41
2000-something against Caroline Wozniacki, I was,
03:44
we both were so nervous.
03:46
[Man] What is one bad habit you wish you could break?
03:49
I often sometimes bite my nails.
03:52
[Man] What was your craziest fan moment?
03:55
This guy in Australia comes on the court naked,
03:58
runs in front of me and Venus, and he starts just grinding,
04:00
and it was really weird and creepy.
04:03
[Man] What's one phrase you use too much?
04:05
I mean. I mean, I mean, I mean, I mean, I mean,
04:08
I mean, I mean, I mean, I mean, stop already.
04:10
[Man] What's your spirit animal?
04:12
A tiger.
04:13
[Man] Can you say something in a different language?
04:17
[Man] Okay! Serena on the screen behind you is a man
04:19
who wants to ask a very important question.
04:22
Okay.
04:23
Hey Serena, my wife and I are having a baby boy,
04:25
what should I name him?
04:27
Oh my gosh, I don't know, Grant?
04:30
[Man] Grant! Alright, let's have a seat.
04:32
Thanks!
04:33
[Man] What's one cause you care deeply about?
04:35
So I have the Serena Williams Fund, it's my,
04:38
it's my charity, it's amazing, we do a lot of work.
04:43
[Man] How do you celebrate your wins?
04:45
You know, after 12, or 13, or 14, you kind of stop.
04:48
[Man] How do you deal with your losses?
04:50
Not very well.
04:51
[Man] How do you deal with the haters?
04:53
Who listens to haters?
04:55
[Man] If you could redo one match, which would it be?
04:59
Any of them that I've lost.
05:01
[Man] Besides tennis, what's one thing that
05:02
you'd like to be remembered for?
05:05
My charitable works, you know, I do a lot of stuff locally
05:08
but also around the globe, I've done a lot of stuff as well.
05:13
[Man] If you weren't a tennis pro,
05:14
what would you be doing with your life?
05:16
I would be a fashion designer.
05:18
[Man] How many tournaments can you name in 10 seconds?
05:21
Oh my gosh, okay. Australian Open, French Open,
05:23
Wimbleton, US Open, Miami, Indian Wells, Cincinnati,
05:28
Stanford, the Singapore Championships...
05:32
[Man] Okay, time's up. Do you have any match rituals?
05:36
I always wash my hands before to make sure they're really
05:40
nice and dry so I can grip that racket tight enough.
05:43
[Man] Besides you obviously, who is
05:45
the greatest tennis player of all time?
05:47
Oh my gosh, Stephy...
05:50
Roger Federer... Yeah.
05:53
[Man] What skill would you steal from which opponent?
05:57
Oh, right now I would definitely take Milo Raonic's serve.
06:02
[Man] So Serena, I took your master class
06:03
which was amazing, what is one thing in tennis
06:06
you have not mastered?
06:08
Well I'm still a student of tennis, I'm still,
06:10
every time I'm out there, I try to learn something new.
06:13
[Man] Can you demonstrate for me the most difficult
06:14
thing, move, technique, in tennis?
06:16
Really?
06:17
[Man] Yes, really.
06:19
I don't have a racket so...
06:20
[Man] I just happen to have one right here.
06:22
Oh my gosh, alrighty. Let's do this.
06:25
[Man] Alright, here you go.
06:28
Alright, so I think it's really difficult
06:30
to do a drop shot because a lot of the players
06:32
now are really fast, and they get to the ball easy,
06:34
and you have to have a lot of disguise on the shot.
06:37
So, if you're doing off the forehand, you wind up
06:39
like you're going to hit a great forehand,
06:41
and then at the last minute you drop it and
06:43
it goes barely over the net and it
06:45
leaves your opponent stumbling.
06:47
[Man] That is so incredible. If the sport required
06:50
a small victory dance after every match,
06:52
what would you do?
06:54
Gosh, you know, you can Milly Rock on any block,
06:57
you can, I'd probably do a little twerking,
06:59
maybe a little body roll, so it just kind of depends.
07:03
[Man] Serena what's your favorite app?
07:04
My favorite app is the Reddit app.
07:06
[Man] How do you feel about this Pokemon Go
07:07
craze that's sweeping America?
07:09
Oh my gosh, Pokemon.
07:12
[Man] Do you think you can whack this Pikachu
07:13
with the tennis racket?
07:14
Yes.
07:15
[Man] Okay here we go.
07:16
Give it a good whack.
07:19
Two minutes.
07:20
[Laughing]
07:21
[Man] You can only eat one thing forever, what is it?
07:25
Oh you guys know I'm gonna say tacos
07:27
you set me up with that one.
07:28
[Man] What movie always makes you cry?
07:30
The Color Purple.
07:31
[Man] What movie has made you scream in terror?
07:35
The Blair Witch Project.
07:36
[Man] What is the most inspirational
07:38
sports film of all time?
07:39
Definitely the Muhammad Ali documentary, amazing.
07:43
[Man] Who do you want to play you
07:45
in the movie of your life?
07:47
Olivia Griffian.
07:49
[Man] Daniel Radcliffe was pretty amazing at ping pong,
07:51
but how are your skills at ping pong?
07:52
Oh my God, I'm probably the world's
07:54
worst ping pong player.
07:56
[Man] Who's a random person you love to give a lesson to?
07:59
Emma Stone.
08:01
[Man] Okay. What's the best advice your
08:02
parents ever gave you?
08:04
Always be humble and have that humility.
08:08
[Man] What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
08:11
I've actually body bowled once,
08:12
don't ask me what that is, but it's dangerous.
08:15
[Man] What's one thing about you that
08:17
people would be surprised to know?
08:19
That I'm really silly and I can't
08:21
stay focused for too long.
08:23
[Man] What's one skill you wish you had but you don't?
08:25
(Singing) I wish that I could sing! Clearly.
08:29
[Man] Oh come on, you can!
08:30
If you were a superhero, what would your name be?
08:33
Superena.
08:35
[Man] Okay. And, oh, we gotta go, last question!
08:38
Can you throw a plug to us as the first thing
08:40
you say to us when you are going live?
08:42
And you are live!
08:44
For more 73 Questions, tune in to Vogue.
08:48
[Man] All right! Thanks Serena!
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