A Twitter user described Serena Williams as being ‘built like a man’ and ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling immediately jumped to William’s defence.
J.K. Rowling is one of those magical sort of people who will always stand up to a bully and she’s frequently made a point of using social media as a tool to stop cyber bullies from continuing to spread hate. Today, after Serena Williams won the Women’s Singles Championship at Wimbledon, one Twitter user criticised Williams’ appearance and Rowling had something to say about it.
J.K. Rowling responded to a cyber bully who felt it necessary to make comments about Serena Williams' physique.
Kim Kardashian and Serena Williams - Kim Kardashian indulges in some retail therapy at luxury department store Harrods. As she left, Kim bumped into tennis star Serena Williams, and stopped for a brief chat before heading back to her hotel - London, United Kingdom - Friday 26th June 2015
Serena Williams - Serena Williams v Sloane Stephens in their second round match during day three of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica in Madrid - Madrid, Spain - Monday 4th May 2015
First Lady Michelle Obama made a welcome appearance at the 2013 Arthur Ashe Kids Day held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. She bounces onto the stage and hugs tennis star Serena Williams before high-tenning everybody else in the vicinity and launching into her speech. 'I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be here with all of you', she gushed to her audience. 'You all look good, you sound good, this is amazing.'
Tennis star Serena Williams disappoints paparazzi as she arrives at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York for 'The Late Show With David Letterman' but rushes into the building without stopping for photos. When one photographer bewilderedly asks, 'What happened?', one of Serena's team apologetically replies, 'She just came from practice.'
The 21st ESPY Awards were held last night. Winners included LeBron James, Serena Williams, Michael Phelps and The Miami Heat. A number of celebrities from outside the sporting world made an appearance, such as Selena Gomez and Paula Patton.
The 2013 ESPY Awards (short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award) were held last night. They were held on Wednesday 17th July at the Nokia Theater in L.A. The ESPYs is an ESPN network award ceremony, intended to recognise the achievements of an individual athletic or team from the world of sport. The guest list was not limited to celebrities from the world of sport as many actors and musicians attended.
Maria Sharapova arriving at the ESPY Awards.
Tennis player Maria Sharapova presented awards alongside Robin Thicke's wife, actress Paula Patton. Selena Gomez also attended, stunning the crowd gathered outside the theatre, in an embellished scarlet dress.
Gabby Douglas, the 16 year old American gymnast that cleaned up at this year's Olympics, has deservedly won Sportswoman of the Year from the Women's Sports Foundation. But what makes a winner? Let's take a look at Douglas' accolades and achievements over the years.
Although 16 years doesn't seem a particularly long lifespan to amass world notoriety and massive achievement, that's exactly what Gabby Douglas has done. In the London 2012 Olympics she won gold in both the individual and team all-around competition. The all-around competition, for those of us that don't know, is exactly what it sounds like; competency all-around. Yahoo said that "In order to win the all-around competition, Douglas had to be dominant in multiple apparatus, including floor, vault, bars and beam." That's five whole disciplines to excel in, which Douglas did at such a level as to win two gold medals. Douglas' dedication to her sport saw her move across the country to train with Liang Chow and Shawn Johnson- who made sure she was the best of the best.
Of course, Douglas had some serious competition for the prestigious award, and Serena Williams, Allyson Felix, Lindsay Vonn, Jessica Long, Tatyanna McFaddyn and finally, another teenage Olympic superstar Missy Franklin. Franklin won 5 medals in the Olympic pool and is aged just 17. All the nominees are incredible women who represent a new and exciting elite group of women for girls to aspire to.
Date of birth
26th September, 1981