“Having a Dream is Easy. Making it Come True is Hard” – Serena Williams

Published 02/27/2019, 5:59 AM EST
Serena Williams introduces “A Star is Born”


The American legend, Serena Williams recently walked on the red carpet of the 91st Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. At the Oscars, she introduced the film, ‘A Star Is Born’ which stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper on the lead roles and it was one of the eight movies up for recognition as Best Picture.

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Serena Williams paid her obeisance to the character of Ally, which is played by Lady Gaga. She delivered an address regarding the dreams of an individual and the perseverance which is involved in fulfilling the dream.

Serena Williams introduces at the Oscars

“When we’re young, we all have dreams of what we can accomplish in life. Having a dream is easy. Making it come true is hard,” Serena Williams narrated. “Whether that dream is becoming an actor, a tennis player or a singer, like Ally in ‘A Star Is Born’. In tonight’s nominee for Best Picture, we see through Ally’s eyes the highs and the lows on the journey to stardom.” She concluded by certifying the choices of career and love which many professionals in their respective field must exhibit. “There’s the rush of fame, the pressure of success – and the heartache that comes with sacrificing love for career… or career for love.”

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Along with her speech at the Oscars, she also gave her voice for the new Nike commercial, shoring up with their tagline, ‘Just Do It’. The commercial was aired during the Oscars and subsequently was published online. The 30-second advertisement elucidates about deterrents in the women’s career and to ace against those odds and set a heritage for themselves. 

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Maria Sharapova attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Post the Academy Awards 2019 ceremony, the 23-time Grand Slam champion and her longtime foe on the tennis courts, Maria Sharapova, were witnessed at the Vanity Fair. In the following week, Serena Williams we would be seen on the California courts of the WTA’s desert tournament at the Indian Wells.

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Mahalakshmi Murali

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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