SUPERSTARS: Serena Williams and Actor Michael B. Jordan to Interview Each Other

Published 03/31/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
Serena Williams attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)


Twenty-three-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams is by far the most complete player on the women’s Tour. even after plying her trade on tour for over two decades, she continues to be on top of her game. The American superstar won her first Grand Slam title in 1999 at the US Open, which is all the evidence you need to realize just how admirable her longevity has been.

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Recently, it was revealed that Serena Williams will feature on Vanity Fair’s Cocktail Hour. As things are moving in the right direction with regard to awards ceremonies and hosting talk shows, Vanity Fair has decided to debut the Cocktail Hour. It will feature stars from various fields engaging in round table conversations, one-on-one interviews, and more. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 10: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after beating Camila Giorgi of Italy in the ladies’ quarter final at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2018, in London, England. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

Serena Williams will feature on the Cocktail Hour

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The charity event, which will be held from April 3-15, is going to kick start with a one-on-one interview between Serena Williams and American actor Michael B. Jordan. They will have a detailed conversation, talking about various topics and of course their respective fields. All proceeds from the event, including ticket revenue, will go towards supporting the those affected by the pandemic. 

Michael B. Jordan is an American actor, director, and film producer. He has featured in the super-hit movie Black Panther in 2018 and played a small but impactful part in the critically acclaimed TV show, The Wire.

In 2020, he was included in the top 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. In the same year, New York Times included him in the top 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century. 

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)

Serena has won 73 titles in singles and 23 titles in doubles. The American superstar has won multiple Grand Slam titles in both categories. Even in mixed doubles, she has two Majors to her name. Over the years, Williams won one Gold medal in singles and three in doubles at the Olympic Games.

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safe to say, the interaction between the two should get the charity event off to the perfect start.

In the current season, Serena was knocked out of the Australian Open in the semifinals. Since then, she has not featured in any tournament and is targeting a return at the WTA Italian Open 2021. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and 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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