"I told myself to forget Oprah and Anna Wintour. I was supposed to be there. I had a fabulous dress. It hurt me … I wanted to really be there, but this is my career and I need the extra match."
-Serena Williams on having to be absent at the Costume Institute Gala, the "Oscars of Fashion," due to this week's tournament in Rome.
IMO, Serena on a red carpet is just as intriguing as Serena on red clay. But, I guess she made the right choice (she's in the quarterfinal!).