Serena Williams Interview on Tennis and Business
(Bloomberg View) -- What's it like to be the best in your field? Well, we try to get some insight into that question in a bonus installment of Masters in Business from a special guest: Serena Williams.
Williams is without a doubt the most dominant tennis player of the past two decades and may be the greatest of all time. Her stats are off the charts: She has won 23 singles titles in women’s Grand Slam tournaments -- just one behind the all-time leader, Margaret Court -- as well as 23 doubles titles and two mixed-doubles titles. She also is a four-time Olympic gold medalist.
Williams discusses how she prepares for both the physical and the mental game of tennis. She also discusses her various off-court business ventures, including the corporate boards she serves on (AOL and SurveyMonkey among others) and her fashion business.
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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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