Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic’s Tennis Cards Top Listings on Alt Exchange

Published 05/11/2021, 7:58 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 23: Serena Williams of the United States talks to the media at a press conference after losing her quarter final match against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during day 10 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)


As sought-after as they are on a tennis court and off it, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are also promising guaranteed returns on the Alt Exchange. The 23-time Grand Slam champion and the current men’s World No.1 have topped the recently sold tennis cards or listings on the Alt Exchange.

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For the uninitiated, Alt Exchange lets a client or a buyer exchange altcoin-bitcoin pairs, and the two tennis superstars feature among the highly priced and top trending cards on the Exchange.

Serena Williams’ tennis card was priced at $3,110, while Novak Djokovic’s was $4,500

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The Serena Williams listing, which was sold on May 5, was priced at $3,110, while the Novak Djokovic card, also sold the same day, was valued even higher at $4,500.

The top sold listings that have been featured on the Exchange’s official Instagram page have drawn a reaction from Serena’s self-made investor husband Alexis Ohanian.

 

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The Instagram post featuring the listings runs with the tagline, “Check out some of today’s listings on the Alt Exchange! Which card would you choose?”

Ohanian, who is known to trade in bitcoins and altcoins, responded to the post with, “O Hey Cap!”

Both Serena and Novak Djokovic are making comebacks at Italian Open

Both Serena and Djokovic are coming off breaks and would mark their return to competitive action at the ongoing Italian Open.

The Serb, who suffered two unsuccessful campaigns on clay at the Monte-Carlo Masters and the Serbia Open, chose not to defend his 2019 title at the Madrid Open this year.

After falling to a shocking loss to British No.1 Dan Evans in Monte Carlo, the reigning Australian Open champion suffered his first defeat in years in his homeland in an epic semi-final in Belgrade against Russian Aslan Karatsev.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia looks on during a practice session ahead of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 07, 2021, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Serena, on the other hand, hasn’t featured in any Tour event since her crushing semi-final loss to eventual champion Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open.

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Both are coming into the tournament in the quest of finding their best form on clay before the action shifts to Roland-Garros.

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In a rerun of marathon five-setter in the third round at Melbourne Park, Djokovic will open his Rome campaign against American Taylor Fritz on Tuesday.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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