WATCH: Serena Williams Bakes Cookies, Hints at Her Next Business Plan

Published 03/01/2021, 3:30 PM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning her fourth round match against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka REUTERS/Loren Elliott


Serena Williams has already put her millions into a lot of ventures but there is a little-known side to her which she hasn’t leveraged for profit as yet. 

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However, if a video, which recently came out, is any indication, the 23-time Grand Slam champion could soon turn her culinary talents into a money-spinner.

A new video is out showing Serena Williams chocolate dust on cookie dough

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The video, which was filmed inside her sprawling and luxurious Florida residence, captures myriad moods and moments in the Serena household – from her investor husband Alexis Ohanian serving up lip-smacking, pup-shaped pancakes to their three-year-old munchkin Olympia to the superstar showing her expertise at baking cookies.

As the camera moves from Olympia cradling her pet dog, enjoying a women’s soccer game with her dad and her pancakes to the dining space, Serena’s chef hands come into view.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her fourth round match against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

The superstar could be seen sprinkling chocolate dust on a cookie dough and the next frame shows delightful spiral-shaped cookies laid out on trays.

While giving shape and form to the cookies, the 39-year-old Serena could be heard quipping, “Open up a restaurant”.

Serena Williams had to endure another unsuccessful Grand Slam at Australian Open

As to whether it is a cheeky remark or a hint at her next business plan couldn’t be rightly ascertained from the video.

But what’s clear and guaranteed from the way the cookies turn out is that if she does decide to open a restaurant or even a cookie joint, it will be another grand success story.

On the career front, Serena had to endure another agonizing and unsuccessful Grand Slam at this year’s Australian Open.

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Going into the tournament in the hope of ending her three-year wait for a Grand Slam title, the American went out in the semifinal after losing in straight sets to eventual champion Naomi Osaka.

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While her defeat has resulted in the discourse veering yet again on her future in tennis, the superstar herself hasn’t dropped any hint on whether she is contemplating retirement.

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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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