Is it a love match between Serena Williams and Common?

She won’t say!

Though the eight-time grand slam champion has been spotted out and about with the rapper since the fall, she won’t give inquiring minds the satisfaction of a confirmation of a romance.

"I think he’s a great guy," Serena tells EBONY in its July issue. "He’s obviously a great artist who is timeless and classic. You can’t beat that. But I have to focus on tennis because that’s my goal in life."

But the 26-year-old, who suffered a shock elimination in the third round of the French Open last week, will carve out time to check out the movies, first and foremost, Wanted. It’s not because she’s an Angelina Jolie fan, but because of someone else in that film. Who? No other than Common.

"I’m really looking forward to seeing that film," she says.

Serena and Common first turned heads in November when they were caught getting a little friendly at her sister Venus‘ EleVen clothing line launch party.

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Venus is not the only one with the fashion bug though — Serena has her own collection, Aneres (her name spelled backwards), and plans to also spend her off-court time this summer working on an accessory line, which will hit boutiques next winter.

"It’s fabulous jewelry that I’m really proud of," she says. "Really fun small pieces at good prices."

So really, who has time to date?

For the complete story, pick up the next issue of EBONY, on sale June 9.

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