Serena Williams’ Physio Who Is Battling With Cancer Opens Up on Her Experience With the Tennis Legend

Published 10/26/2021, 10:33 AM EDT
Serena Williams of The United States is congratulated by her sister and opponant Venus Williams of The United States following their ladies singles third round match on Day Five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


Not many players have managed to create the impact that Venus and Serena Williams have done so. These two supremely gifted athletes have dominated the scenes and have changed the way tennis used to be played.

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Their physical therapist Dr. Esther Lee reflected on her time with Venus and Serena Williams. She initially began working with the 23-time Grand Slam champion but eventually took a role with sister Venus as well. She reflected on the amount of time spent with them, traveling the globe, accompanying them to the various tournaments being played. 

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Ester spoke on this subject and stated, “I met Serena Williams and she was my patient. After training, she had some difficulty and pain. She won that year and I was like, ‘Woah!’

“Eventually, I started working with Venus and Serena. It was an amazing experience of six years, traveling with them all around the world. I’m very fortunate to have such a variety of experiences because of my career, that not a lot of people can experience in their lifetimes.”

Working with Serena Williams is an experience of a lifetime 

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Lee has been spotted with Serena Williams on a number of instances. She only had good things to say about the William sisters and was grateful for the time she spent with these two players. She even went further and termed it as an experience of a lifetime. 

16 Jan 1998: Teenage tennis sisters from America, Venus (left) and Serena Williams take time off a practise session to pose together during the Adidas International event at White City in Sydney, Australia. Mandatory Credit: Clive Brunskill/Allsport

Coming to tennis, Serena was last seen in London at the Wimbledon Championships. She suffered from an ankle injury in the opening stages of the match. She has not been featured on Tour since then. We hope to see her recover soon and compete for the biggest prizes in the game. 

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On the other hand, like her sister, Venus too skipped the US Open. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see what her next move will be. We wish her the best of luck in all endeavors.

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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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