Serena Williams says she’s single and ready to mingle.
After ending her two-year relationship with rapper/actor Common in April, the tennis star tells People magazine she’s on the hunt for Mr. Right.
And the best way for potential candidates to get a date?
“Call me! It’s that easy,” the 28-year-old said last week at the USTA and Heineken U.S. Open Player Party in New York. “Just pick up the phone, and call me!”
Williams, who pulled out of the current U.S. Open in New York due to an injured right foot, says she wants to date a man with strong family values.
“I’m looking for a guy who is close to his parents – his mom mostly because you can learn a lot about a guy by the way he treats his mom,” she says. “And someone who loves themselves because if they take care of themselves, they are able to take care of you.”
As for dating deal-breakers, the athlete reveals, “I don’t like smokers, and of course people who disrespect their parents and families. Family is very important to me.”
Although Williams describes herself as “rough and tough” on the tennis court, off the court she insists men shouldn’t find her threatening.
“When people meet me, I’m different in person,” she says. “I’m very nice and easy going.”