Tennis superstar Serena Williams has hit out at people who call her too masculine claiming "not everyone is going to like the way I look". The 34-year-old has in the past admitted that she was not comfortable with her body and has seen negative comments come her way regarding her physique.
Williams recently laid out her method of dealing with that criticism in an interview with The Guardian, saying she has got used to the fact that there is always going to be someone who does not like her or the way she presents herself.
"For every negative comment, there is a million good comments. I always say, 'Not everyone is going to like the way I look.' Everyone has different types. If we all liked the same thing, it would make the world a really boring place! What matters most is I like myself," Williams said.
''Too muscly and too masculine, and then a week later too racy and too sexy. So for me it was just really a big joke."
The American, who is currently in action at Wimbledon has 21 Grand Slams to her name and will match Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slams with a win at SW19. However, that particular number is not something she thinks about.
"I think about winning Wimbledon, I don't necessarily think about winning 22. Mentally, I've been further down than anyone can be. Well, maybe not anyone, but I've been pretty low. And there's nothing mentally that's too hard for me."
Williams, who is the defending champion, cruised past Amra Sadikovic 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of Wimbledon 2016 and is scheduled to face fellow American Christina McHale in the second round.