TENNIS champion Serena Williams may possibly be glad that she didn’t heed her own rules for dating.
In a documentary film, the 31-year-old player is shown saying that she “only dates black men’”.
The film was shot months before she became romantically involved with her white tennis coach, Patrick Mouratoglu, 42, last year. Asked if she had ever considered marriage, she tells the filmmakers: “I’m married to me. I’m very selfish and set in my ways. There are some great guys out there, wonderful people. I only date black guys. I don’t mind white guys, I just prefer black guys.”
Serena has dated US actor Jackie Long, American footballer Bryant McKinnie and rapper Common, who are all black, but Mouratoglu is not her first white boyfriend. She had a relationship with US film director Brett Ratner, which ended in 2005, and was also linked to 21-year-old Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov before her current romance.
Meanwhile Williams has come out to apologise to the family of the victim in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case after she was quoted in a Rolling Stone article saying the girl “shouldn’t have put herself in that position”. “I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame,” Williams said in a statement. – Daily Mail and Associated Press