Today's letter from the Editor
Today's Matrices
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

SThree: Trainee Recruitment Consultant

£18000 - £23000 per annum + Uncapped Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitm...

SThree: Trainee Recruitment Consultant

£18000 - £23000 per annum + Uncapped Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitm...

SThree: Trainee Recruitment Consultant

£13676.46 - £15864.28 per annum + Uncapped Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Re...

SThree: Trainee Recruitment Consultant

£18000 - £23000 per annum + Uncapped Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitm...

Page 3 Profile: Serena Williams, tennis player

The tennis star could have a rather frosty reception when she steps out on to the court at Wimbledon next week.

Famed for her no nonsense attitude, it’s her latest outburst that now threatens to overshadow her performance at the tournament.

The world No 1 was met by a furious backlash yesterday after her comments that the 16- year-old victim of a gang rape had been “lucky” and “shouldn’t have put herself in that position”.

Is it like her?

Serena is no stranger to controversy. Known for her fiery temperament, she hit the headlines in 2011 after she verbally abused a lineswoman at the US Open.

She was also criticised after she celebrated her Olympic gold medal winning victory at Wimbledon last year by performing the “Crip Walk” – made famous by gang members in California.

Now it’s her exploits off the court that have landed her in hot water. 

Has she apologised?

The shocking incident in Steubenville, Ohio, last year saw a schoolgirl become the victim of a brutal, public sex attack that made national headlines. Williams was forced to apologise after the comments, made in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, were criticised by many, including the president of the equal rights organisation UniteWomen.org.

Williams, who was awarded the top seeding at Wimbledon on Wednesday, released a statement apologising for the controversial comments. “What was written - what I supposedly said - is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame,” she said.

Let’s all hope that Serena focuses on the tennis from now on.

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Career Services

Day In a Page

Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada
Birthplace of Arab Spring in turmoil as angry Tunisians stage massive sit-in over lack of development

They shall not be moved: jobless protesters bring Tunisia to a halt

A former North African boom town is wasting away while its unemployed citizens stick steadfastly to their sit-in
David Hasselhoff's new show 'Hoff the Record': What's it like working with a superstar?

Hanging with the Hoff

Working with David Hasselhoff on his new TV series was an education for Ella Smith
Can Dubai's Design District 'hipster village' attract the right type of goatee-wearing individualist?

Hipsters of Arabia

Can Dubai’s ‘creative village’ attract the right type of goatee-wearing individualist?
The cult of Roger Federer: What is it that inspires such obsessive devotion?

The cult of Roger Federer

What is it that inspires such obsessive devotion?
Kuala Lumpur's street food: Not a 'scene', more a way of life

Malaysian munchies

With new flights, the amazing street food of Kuala Lumpur just got more accessible
10 best festival beauty

Mud guards: 10 best festival beauty

Whether you're off to the Isle of Wight, Glastonbury or a local music event, we've found the products to help you
Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

Abuse - and the hell that follows

James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf