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Serena Williams Named as New Global Spokeswoman for Stuart Weitzman

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23 time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has been named as the new global spokeswoman for Stuart Weitzman. The former World No. 1 stars in the new 2020 Campaign, which highlights women as pillars of hope and optimism for their communities.

In her statement on the partnership, Williams says, “Now, more than ever, is a moment to focus on hope and moving forward. I want women of every generation to be inspired to do so, one step at a time.” The 2020 Campaign is also part of Stuart Weitzman’s ongoing philanthropic partnership with Vital Voices Global Partnership, an international nonprofit dedicated to investing in women leaders who drive global change.

As part of this initiative, Stuart Weitzman, along with Serena Williams, has selected two women leaders – Sage Ke’alohilani Quiamno, co-founder of Future For Us — a platform dedicated to advancing women of color at work — and Ashlee Wisdom, founder of Health In Her HUE, a platform that connects Black women to the healthcare providers, services and resources that are committed to their health and well-being.

Serena says she has been a fan of the brand for many years now. “I’ve been wearing [Stuart Weitzman shoes] for probably over a decade now and they’re a real staple in my closet. Most of all… it’s SW and it has my initials”.

Serena’s 23 Grand Slam singles titles is the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time behind Margaret Court. She has been ranked No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017.

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“Good Person”: Rafael Nadal Opens up on His Relationship With Rival Novak Djokovic

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Many tennis fans wonder how Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic get along outside the tennis court. Their conduct towards each other on the tennis court is always respectful, and that translates outside the court as well, as admitted by Nadal. The Spaniard spoke about his relationship with Djokovic, whom he called a good person.

“I have a good relationship with him. Is a good person. We must relativize things between us,”  Nadal said, in a recent interview, throwing light on his camaraderie with Djokovic.

There was also speculation among fans as to what Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic spoke about at the end of their French Open 2020 final. Interestingly, it was one of the most one-sided battles they have played over the years. However, Nadal said that Djokovic, with whom he shares a strong relationship, simply congratulated him and nothing more.

Rafael Nadal understands why Novak Djokovic did not say much

I could not talk to him. He congratulated me on the track and that’s it. It is normal,” Nadal said. He said he understands that Djokovic was not in a mood to talk, as no one usually is, after a heartbreaking loss.

When you lose a game like that, you don’t really want to talk. I understand it,” Nadal added.

Nadal avenged his one-sided loss in the 2019 Australian Open final against Djokovic. The two men also shared a respectful exchange during the trophy ceremony post their match. Nadal lauded Djokovic and said he hopes to keep facing him, further adding to their already great rivalry.

What you’re doing in tennis is very very special. Hope to keep facing you [Djokovic] on the court for the next couple of years,” Nadal said to Djokovic.

The mutual respect between the two stars

Despite not having a conversation with Nadal after the match, Djokovic spoke highly of Nadal in his post-match presser. Djokovic highlighted why Nadal is a great champion. He also admitted that it was one of those days where Nadal was simply the better player and there was not much he could do to tame the ‘King of Clay’.

I was also thinking that these conditions are more favorable to me. I was feeling great throughout the tournament playing. […] But, yeah, I mean, Rafa has proven everybody wrong. That’s why he’s a great champion. He just played a fantastic match today,” he said.

The two champions are expected to resume their rivalry at the ATP Finals next month. While they will not face each other in the Round Robin stage, the anticipation of another Nadal-Djokovic final is already running high.

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