“No other active U.S. athlete rules a sport the way Serena Williams rules hers, and few reflect our era better,” writes S.L. Price, in a cover story that ties together Williams’s arduous year on the court, her return to Indian Wells and her coalescing involvement with racial justice movements, as well as her online course load at the University of Massachusetts and that time she chased down her cell phone thief. During the six-hour photo shoot for the story, Williams sang along to Drake.


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