Recently, Venus Williams shared an image of the cover of the new issue of Paper Magazine, in which she appears on the cover and is interviewed. The former world No. 1 has undertaken the project of restoring the childhood home of musical legend Nina Simone, which is currently abandoned.
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The elder of the Williams sisters expressed her concern for preserving the history of underrepresented communities and her admiration for the life, career, and legacy of the artist Nina Simone.
The cover shows the 7-time Grand Slam champion in a blue aesthetic, where she appears reclined in a blue armchair inside a room of the same color. Additionally, her dress, nails, and hair appear in a similar shade.
The reactions to the image came from several tennis stars. Japanese player Naomi Osaka commented on the post by writing "Queen" and American player Coco Gauff added emojis. Both even shared the post on their Instagram stories. Reilly Opelka also commented on the photo: "This," he wrote.