The Daily Grind Video

Even when she’s off the court, Serena Williams is the real MVP.

The tennis champion slays the July issue of Glamour magazine. In the cover shot, Williams flashes a smile while posing in a white bodysuit, layered underneath a jacket by Off White.

Inside the spread, the 35-year-old gets candid with Melissa Harris-Perry about her twerking tutorials (remember Beyoncé’s “Sorry” music video?), whether Drake‘s to blame for her losses, and being labeled the greatest athlete of all time.

Check out the highlights below.

On her twerking tutorials:

“I had to leave my house at 3:30 A.M. for a photo shoot. By the time noon rolled around, I was so tired. I started making these silly videos, [including] the twerk tutorial. I was being super sarcastic. I said, “Engage your glutes” and “Squeeze those quads.” [Laughs.]

On starting a family:

“I definitely want to have kids one day. That’s something I’ve always wanted since as long as I could remember. And the older I get, the more I’m like, “I’m too young!” [Laughs.]

On her fashion line:

“It’s definitely not something I just slap my name on…. My mom taught me how to sew when I was super young; I used to make clothes for my dolls. When I finally went to [fashion design] school [in 1999], I really took to pattern making. Everyone in class was good at something; I was the person, if you need help with your patterns, you come to me and I would help you out.”

On Twitter’s attack on Drake following her U.S. Open loss:

“I don’t think that was fair. I’m the one who’s playing, who’s making mistakes or making winners. I’m not one to blame anyone else for anything. And I don’t think anyone else should either. I played a really good opponent that day. And I wasn’t at my best.”

On being labeled the “World’s Greatest Athlete:”

“I try to be the best that I can be every day. I have bad days. I had a bad day the other day. I hit for only, like, 30 minutes, and I stormed off the court. But that was the best I could do on that day. So am I the greatest? I don’t know. I’m the greatest that I can be.”

For more of Serene’s Glamour cover story, click here.

SOURCE: Glamour | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram, Twitter

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