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Tennis and Boxing Fans Emotionally Join Hands as Muhammad Ali’s Daughter Laila Posts Unseen Snaps With Serena Williams

Published 05/05/2023, 4:52 PM EDT

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Fans of boxing and tennis were mesmerized as an old picture of Laila Ali and Serena Williams was uploaded by the former. Laila Ali is the eighth child of ‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali with an incredible career of her own. Seeing her with the American tennis legend, Serena Williams certainly made an impact on both sets of fans.

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It isn’t a surprise to fans that both athletes admire each other. In fact, Laila Ali has previously complimented Williams and said that she has the talent to play any sport she wants. She said, “Serena is one of the most impressive athletes in history. There isn’t any one thing in particular about that stands out because you can check off all the boxes with her, whether it’s speed, power, balance or discipline.”

In her recent post, Ali, in the caption, mentioned that the picture was from the 2014 US Open. She wrote, “#ThrowbackThursday 2014 at the US Open.” The picture brought both boxing and tennis fans together as they shared their love for the two. Both athletes share a mutual respect for one another.


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Tennis and boxing worlds rejoice as Laila Ali, and Serena Williams captured in a rare moment

It was a time of pure excitement for both tennis and boxing fans as Laila Ali shared some unseen snaps on Instagram with tennis superstar Serena Williams. The fans were thrilled to see these two champions together in one frame, and their reactions showed their admiration for both women.

One fan commented on the picture saying, “2 Champions! Great Pic Sis 🙏🏾🙌🏾💪🏾.”


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Another fan expressed his enthusiasm with a series of hand-raised emojis, and wrote, “Power. Hustle. Mindset.”

One user praised the women for their beauty and talent, commenting, “2 Beautiful and Gifted Women!!!!😇😎😜👍🏾”.


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Meanwhile, another user called them both, “powerful”. They wrote, “And winner of the powerful colorful women ‘Don’t tell me what I can’t do’ award goes to…SPLIT DECISION…BOTH”.

Lastly, a user summarized the general sentiment of the fans with a succinct comment, “2 Legends”.

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Seeing Ali and Williams was a huge deal for their fans, as both personalities have tons of respect for each other. But that’s not it. They share a similar passion as well. Laila Ali entered the world of sports when she started learning tennis in the fourth grade. In fact, she regrets not continuing with the sport. While facing Williams was never on her plate, she surely had a satisfying boxing career.


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Are you a fan of the two legendary athletes? What is your favorite story about Serena Williams and Laila Ali? Tell us in the comments below.

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Chirag Radhyan

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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.

Edited By: Arijit Saha