Tennis champion Serena Williams will be taking time off from the court to work on something a little less physically straining—the athlete has just announced on Twitter that she’ll be temporarily joining the team of Wired magazine.
“So excited to announce that I’m guest editing the Nov issue of @WIRED! Thrilled to work with @sdadich and team,” Williams posted earlier this morning, along with an image of herself with Scott Dadich, the magazine’s editor-in-chief.
The news has been met with positive reception, as many of her followers left supportive comments under Williams’ Twitter post.
You might be wondering what business Serena Williams, out of all people, has with editing a technology magazine, but this actually isn’t her first foray into the publishing field. Back in 2005, Williams, along with her sister Venus and author Hilary Beard, published a book called Venus & Serena: Serving From the Hip: 10 Rules for Living, Loving and Winning. In 2009, Serena Williams released her own book, this time a solo autobiography, titled On the Line.
Earlier this week, Williams made another big announcement on Twitter—she’ll be posing for the iconic 2016 Pirelli Calendar, shot by renowned celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz. Other models for the edition will include artist Yoko Ono, singer Patti Smith, and director Ava DuVernay. Whereas previous editions of the Pirelli Calendar focused on the hottest models of the year, the 2016 edition will instead be highlighting some of the world’s most inspirational women. (Although many would argue that Serena Williams can arguably fall into both categories.)
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