“Like When You Move Your Legs”: Mouratoglou, Naomi, Venus and Others React to Serena Williams’ Training Session

Published 12/31/2020, 3:53 AM EST
Serena Williams of The United States celebrates victory during her ladies singles first round match against Kurumi Nara of Japan during Day five of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)


You cannot separate tennis from Serena Williams, but if her latest Instagram post is anything to go by, the 23-time Grand Slam champion could be a serious bet for a celebrity dance-off challenge as well.

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While the tennis world has seen the entrepreneurial side of the American superstar, the latest video snatch that she has shared on Instagram bears ample proof that she can shake a mean leg when the urge seizes her.

In a departure from practice, Serena took to Instagram to share a moment from her pre-season training block in her backyard. The short video shows the American break into an impromptu jig after nailing two of her trademark forehands.

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Coach, Venus Williams and Naomi Osaka comment on Serena’s video

The audio picks up a groovy number playing in the background and the American swaying her hips to it.

She even tagged the post with a cheeky comment, saying she hoped that watching the video her fans will know how serious she is about her training. “I was told I don’t share enough of my training. I hope this helps y’all know I’m serious,” Serena wrote.

The post drew more than 300,000 likes in no time and comments galore.

Among the ones to respond to her training video was sister Venus Williams, coach and world-renowned tennis mentor Patrick Mouratoglou, three-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka, ramp queen Naomi Campbell, hip-hop star Ciara and millionaire investor husband Alexis Ohanian.

Serena Williams video logged more than 300,000 likes

Mouratoglou, who has backed the American to win her 24th Grand Slam title next year, was appreciative of her dancing skills and said, “I like when you move your legs like that.”

‘The Coach’ also seemed to suggest that Serena isn’t carrying the baggage of not having won a Grand Slam for three years straight, as the training video seems to suggest, and would head into the new season with a positive frame of mind. “Big upgrade for 2021. No doubt,” Mouratoglou wrote.

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Her husband and Reddit co-founder Ohanian wrote, “Really happy I installed those outdoor speakers…” Venus and Osaka responded to the video with dancing and crown emoticons. 

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Priyabrata Chowdhury

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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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