8 Days After a Royal Run In With Pregnant Serena Williams, 41-Year-Old Roger Federer ‘Surprised’ to Embrace Legendary Sisters in One Frame at Miami Grand Prix

Published 05/08/2023, 5:39 PM EDT

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It’s not a common phenomenon that one gets to see legends like Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and Venus Williams together at an event. Well, the much-talked-about 2023 Miami Grand Prix was a rare occasion when these three phenoms shared a frame together. And tennis event or not, it was nothing but an incredibly rare yet joyful sight for tennis and F1 fans.

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Notably, this was the second instance within two weeks when Serena and the Swiss Maestro attended the same event. For the unversed, Federer and the younger Williams sister also showed up at the memorable Met Gala 2023. Not to forget that the 23-time grand slam champ attended both of these events while pregnant. And in Federer’s own words, meeting the Williams sisters was nothing but “a nice surprise.”

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The 2023 Miami Grand Prix turned out to be a special occasion. After all, it was the second edition of the Formula One event in Miami. It was made even more special by the presence of some of the tennis’ top achievers. Roger Federer, the Swiss maestro who won 20 singles Grand Slam titles, attended the event with his wife Mirka.

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The Williams sisters also made it to the event, and it didn’t take long for the trio to meet. Once they did, the cameras surrounded them, and the three of them were all smiles. In his Instagram story post, Federer shared the photo with his Instagram followers and captioned it, “A nice surprise”.

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Just a few days back, Federer had come together with Serena Williams for a photograph at the 2023 Met Gala in New York. It was a night to remember for the Swiss icon, as he was chosen as one of the event’s high-profile co-chairs. The event was special for Serena as well, who announced her pregnancy moments before hitting the red carpet with her husband Alexis Ohanian.

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During the 2000s and 2010s, Roger Federer and the Williams sisters were among tennis’ most dominant forces. Federer clinched 20 single Grand Slam titles during these two decades, while Venus and Serena won 7 and 23, respectively. The Williams sisters were also a formidable duo in doubles tennis.

Unfortunately, for tennis and tennis fans, Federer and Serena Williams announced their retirements from the sport in 2022.

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Venus Williams is still playing, however, even though her best days on the tennis court are behind her.

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Sudipto Pati

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Sudipto is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2012. His passion for writing became a full-time profession in 2019 after working as a musician and travelling educator.
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