“Go Lewis”: Serena Williams Extends Support to Friend Lewis Hamilton After Capturing Qatar Grand Prix

Published 11/23/2021, 12:21 AM EST


The American tennis legend, Serena Williams, is immensely popular across the sporting world. Her achievements in the sport have elevated it to another level. Serena’s popularity, along with her charming personality, means she’s friends with some of the top-celebrities across the world. One of those is the seven-time world champion F1 driver, Lewis Hamilton. 

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Recently, the 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams congratulated Hamilton after the British star won the Qatar Grand Prix. She went on social media and posted an encouraging post for the 7-time World Champion.

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Serena Williams congratulates Lewis Hamilton after Qatar GP win 

Hamilton made an incredible comeback in the first-ever Qatar Grand Prix and became the first to cross the finish line. To congratulate him, Serena put up a story that read, “Go Lewis”. Over the years, the two supreme athletes have shared a warm friendship. The racer has been in the Williams camp during her matches. On the other hand, Serena too has attended a number of Formula One races.

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The message from Serena is also one of motivation as Lewis is currently eight points behind rival Max Verstappen with two races to go. If he were to win the driver’s championship, it would be his record-breaking 8th title. 

Both athletes are absolute legends in their respective sports and are still going strong. The manner in which the British driver has been performing in recent years has been phenomenal. The American superstar has been the most dominant player in the women’s game in the modern era. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Lewis Hamilton and Anna Wintour ahead of the Ladies’ Singles final match between Serena Williams of The United States and Angelique Kerber of Germany on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

This season, Serena hasn’t competed after her injury during the first rounds of Wimbledon Championships. However, she does look set to compete at the Australian Open 2022. It will be interesting to see if she can win her 24th Grand Slam title in the upcoming 2022 season.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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