“I Seriously Can’t Stop”: Serena Williams on Nintendo’s Animal Crossing

Published 11/24/2021, 11:30 AM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 30: Serena Williams of United States smiles during her Ladies Final match against Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia on day three of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship at International Tennis Centre Zayed Sports City on December 30, 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)


The 23-time Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams, recently expressed her love for gaming via her Instagram account. Serena posted a picture of herself enjoying a game on a Nintendo Switch. The American player was busy building ‘vacation homes’ for characters in the game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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The 40-year-old posted the picture along with a caption that read, “Anyone else busy making dream vacation homes for some of their favorite characters now that Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC is available?? I seriously can’t stop!”

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Serena Williams has revealed her love for gaming 

Over the years, Serena has shown her gaming side to her fans. Whenever she travels, she carries her Nintendo Switch along with her, famously playing the ‘Marrio Tennis Aces’ on the console. Now, with the new addition – Nintendo’s Animal Crossing, the tennis star will surely spend more time on it.  

 
 
 
 
 
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Coming to tennis, Williams has not stepped on a tennis court since her Wimbledon Championships exit. She injured herself and had to retire in the first round of the competition. 

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After that, she decided to skip the final Grand Slam event of the season, the US Open. 

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 06: Serena Williams of the United States leaves after the match against Elena Rybakina (not seen) of Kazakhstan in the 4th round of the singles on Court Philippe-Chatrier during the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France on June 06, 2021. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Serena was most recently seen during the screening of the movie King Richard, based on the life of her father, Richard Williams. 

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We hope that she recovers as soon as possible and to see her compete again at the highest level. She will grab all the attention when she steps on the courts again. Serena has confirmed her presence at the Australian Open 2022 and will be looking to grab her 24th Grand Slam title there. 

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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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