Ten­nis cham­pion and Ber­lei am­bas­sador Ser­ena Wil­liams, 31, talks high heels and build­ing a strong, pow­er­ful body

Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - CELEBRITY -

lot of peo­ple get caught up in crazy eat­ing. My goal is to have a healthy life­style so I can live a long life. I don’t eat a lot of meat. I eat a lot of nat­u­ral food – a lot of green stuff like spinach and cu­cum­ber. And I drink lots of water.

I’m work­ing hard at be­ing a ten­nis player – I don’t want to work hard by be­ing on a crazy diet. I love plan­ning what I’m go­ing to wear – both on and off the court. Most peo­ple don’t get to see me any other time, so I want to look good when I’m play­ing.

If I look good I feel good. And I play bet­ter when I feel good. As a big-busted ath­lete, I know how im­por­tant a good bra is. But you want them to be fem­i­nine as well as do their job. I feel so lucky to be work­ing with Ber­lei. Ac­ces­sories make or break an out­fit. I al­ways wear ear­rings and at the Aus­tralian Open this year I loved my head­band and crazy shoes. You won’t catch me in train­ers or flats un­less I’m on the court or in the gym. I wear heels to train­ing and at home. I love wedges, plat­forms – any­thing with a heel. I never leave the house with­out wear­ing a mois­turiser with a sun­screen in it.

Re­sis­tance bands, which Ser­ena uses in her work­outs, help strengthen the smaller mus­cles around the joints, says b+s fit­ness ex­pert Damien Kelly.

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