“Took My Dog’s Medicine”: Serena Williams Shares an Embarrassing Story on Instagram

Published 10/30/2021, 6:16 AM EDT
Serena Williams serves during her match against Venus Williams during Top Seed Open – Day 4 at the Top Seed Tennis Club in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams shared an embarrassing yet comical experience on her Instagram story. In a strange event, the American accidentally took her dog’s medicine before going to bed last night.

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Through a series of Instagram stories, Williams revealed being so exhausted before going to bed that she mistakenly took her dog’s medicine – thinking it was her nighttime medication.

“Okay. I’m a little tired. It’s been a long day. Going to bed and I took my dog’s medicine. I just wasn’t thinking. I was like okay – nightly meds. Took it. That’s how tired I am,” said Williams.

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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)

Serena Williams takes a dig at herself

Trolling herself, Williams told her fans not to ignore her if she barks or acts strangely on social media. After sharing the hilarious story, Williams, dressed in a white tee and a colorful shower cap, posted a selfie with an embarrassing expression on her face.

“So just heads up, If I start acting weird or I start barking on social then just can’t ignore me. She’s like 6 pounds. I should be okay? Just in case I’m not, it’s kind of wild, right?” said Williams.

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The 40-year-old has the most entertaining social media account among tennis players. She regularly uploads interesting videos with her cute little daughter Olympia, which has become a tremendous hit with the fans. Whether it’s posing for a photoshoot, baking a chocolate cake, to taking tennis lessons, Olympia is always by her mother’s side.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 18, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her semi final match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Meanwhile, Williams hasn’t played since retiring from her first-round match at this year’s Wimbledon Championships. She skipped the US Open citing a torn hamstring and would hopefully return at the start of the 2022 season.

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Since winning the 2017 Australian Open, Williams has been aiming to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles. Despite having reached four Grand Slam finals over the past four years, Williams has been on the losing side each time. The quest for the 24th Grand Slam title now seems elusive than ever.

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Kshitij Tayal

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Kshitij Tayal is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having played district level tennis competitions, Kshitij is also a tenured journalist of the sport with over four years of experience. At EssentiallySports, he pens down some thought-provoking pieces on players and tournaments across the ATP and WTA.

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