小威廉丝在 2016 美网公开赛的 ESPN 专访：谈穿搭与碧昂丝
Reporter: What is this last week Open like for you? You started practicing again, you practiced twice today to get ready for tonight. What’s that preparation been like?an you describe it?
Serena: Well, this week has been really helpful, because I haven’t been able to play for a week straight since Wimbledon really. So yeah I knew that I wanted to get a little extra practice this morning because I haven’t been able to practice, and I think, you know, I just tell myself I’ve been playing tennis for over 30 years.
Reporter: That’s enough tennis.
Serena: How much practice do I really need? So that’s something I keep telling myself as well.
Reporter: So tell me about the sleeves, you know. I like this look! I mean it’s a very good…...you’ve got the pink nails with the pink… but the sleeve, you know, obviously a few tennis players and a lot of NBA players…...s that helping the arm at all, or is it fashion?
Serena: It’s fashion.
Reporter: So this is like the cold shoulder look? I love it. Tell us about it.
Serena: It was a part of the design but it also helps keep my elbow warm, so I can... I don’t have to, you know, use my elbow so much of my shoulder.I start compensating too much and then I end up hurting every part.
妳每次在这里总是盛装打扮，还有在前几天 MTV 颁奖典礼的夜晚也是。 妳那晚真的非常美，妳帮好友碧昂丝站台，而她今天也来帮妳加油。
她去了温布顿帮妳加油，妳也去了 MTV 颁奖典礼。这真的是一段令人动容的姊妹情谊。
Reporter: Show us your nails. A little sparkle there. Is that, well, you are very always glammed up for the night here but also at the VMAs the other night. You looked unbelievable. And supporting your dear friend, and she comes to support you today, Beyoncé. She’s right there at Wimbledon, you’re there for her. That’s such a fascinating ultimate girl power relationship. Share with us why that’s such a special friendship for you.
她希望我帮她在 MTV 颁奖典礼做开场。
Serena: Well, she wanted me to do her introduction there, and I was like I usually never do the VMAs ‘cause I always try to focus for the Open, but it was really easy and really quick and I texted her like I’m already gone. So it was something that was super easy.
“赶快上床！” “快回来了，我快回来了。” “我还有两个派对。不来吗？”
Reporter: I told her! I wrote to her and I said "You look amazing." I mean, what a great dress. But she knew I was thinking why she’s out so late. “Get to bed.” Like “Almost back, I’m almost back!” “I have two more parties for you.”
Serena: Yeah so I’m already almost back so don’t worry about it.
Reporter: What is it about her? And she obviously is in such great admiration of you. And you are both such great role models for women and you’re such great strong women. Two of the most powerful, really, role models in the world in that regard.
Serena: Well the feeling is mutual, we really respect each other. She’s such an amazing individual onstage and offstage and someone that’s really inspiring, not only to me, but to younger girls as well. And that’s something I also try to do, so I think we really kind of just connect on that.
Reporter: Nice to have friends outside of tennis. They understand the pressures that you do but they’re not in the sport.
Serena: Yeah, It really really really really is.
- tennis racquet/racket 网球拍
- racquet string 网球拍线
- tennis bag 网球袋
- overgrip 外层握把布
- replacement grip 底层握把布
- vibration dampener 避震器
- headband 头带
- wristband 护腕
- best of five 五盘制（五战三胜）
- singles 单打
- doubles 双打
- wild card 外卡
- bye 轮空
- retired 比赛中弃权
- withdraw 比赛开始前弃权
- qualifying matches 预赛
- quarterfinals 八强赛
- semifinals 四强赛
- finals 决赛