In the District on Tuesday to play for the Washington Kastles in a World Team Tennis match, Serena Williams paid a visit to the White House.
“It was amazing,” the reigning Wimbledon champ effused during a news conference before her match. “I loved President Obama! He has such an unbelievable presence yet seems to be so normal. He noticed my shoes! I think that was the highlight of my whole day! He liked my shoes.”
Noting her Fendis “were like 5 inches,” she continued: “He asked me should I be wearing high heels, so I thought that was kind of funny. He may have been right. It is a job hazard for me, but I insist on wearing them.”
She was asked if she was following the hearings being held on Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor and she replied, nah.
But Sotomayor had a slight connection with Fendi as a New York litigator at Pavia & Harcourt, where she worked with Fendi on issues involving counterfeit goods. Back in 1992, the San Francisco Chronicle quoted Sotomayor as saying: “There will always be people who will run the risk of breaking the law. The only thing companies like Fendi can do is contain the problem as much as is humanly possible.”
I would love to see a picture of the exact shoes Serena was wearing to the White House, but no picture can be found. I wonder if this could be them? This photo was taken in late June at a pre-Wimbledon party.
H/T: Washington Post.