“Ending the Week on a High Note”: Serena Williams Dupes Fans by Her Piano Skills

Published 09/25/2021, 7:17 AM EDT
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 22: Serena Williams speaks on stage during keynote conversation at 2019 Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley at San Jose McEnery Convention Center on February 22, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/WireImage)


The 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has one of the most entertaining Instagram feeds among tennis players. Yesterday, Williams uploaded a video of her playing a grand piano, having beautiful white exteriors, and funnily depicted the contrast between her Instagram self vs. Real self.

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The video starts with the ‘Instagram’ version of Williams, who’s dressed in an all-white outfit, playing the Beethoven melody on the piano. However, just when the fans think there’s nothing Williams can’t do perfectly, the video transitions to her piano skills in reality.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 03: Serena Williams of USA speaks to media after her win against Pauline Parmentier of France on day two of the ASB Classic on January 3, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

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Tricking fans into believing her as a skilled pianist, the real-life version shows Williams playing random keys on the piano while humming a song and then breaking into laughter.

“Ending the week on a high note,” wrote Williams in the caption. After watching the hilarious video, her fans filled the comments section with laughing emojis.

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Interestingly, a few weeks back, Williams uploaded an adorable video on Instagram, which showed her 4-year-old daughter, Olympia, giving her a lesson on how to play the piano.

The American tennis star frequently posts pictures with her endearing daughter. Whether it’s posing for a photoshoot, baking a chocolate cake, to taking tennis lessons from Williams, Olympia always accompanies her mother.

Meanwhile, injuries have marred the 2021 season for the 39-year-old. Last month, Williams withdrew from the US Open because of a torn hamstring, a tournament she has won six times.

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At the Wimbledon Championships, Williams suffered a leg injury in her opening round match which led to her leaving the court in tears. Subsequently, she skipped the Tokyo Olympics and Cincinnati Masters to recover from the injury.

Over the last four years, Williams has been trying to win an elusive 24th Grand Slam title to equal Margaret Court’s record. However, despite reaching four Grand Slam finals during the same period, Williams has suffered a defeat on each occasion.

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Kshitij Tayal

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Kshitij Tayal is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having played district-level tennis competitions, Kshitij is also a tenured journalist of the sport with over four years of experience. At EssentiallySports, he pens down some thought-provoking pieces on players and tournaments across the ATP and WTA.

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