“Truly Spoken”: Serena Williams Responds to LeBron James Legacy Post

Published 12/22/2020, 6:00 AM EST
Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning her Ladies’ Singles Quarter-Finals match against Camila Giorgi of Italy on day eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


The American tennis champion Serena Williams continues to have a great impact on sports culture around the globe. Her athleticism and her raw power have inspired many, even outside tennis. Like all great athletes of the world, the 39-year-old is passing down her knowledge to her child.

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LeBron James, one of the greatest basketball players, uploaded an inspirational post on his Instagram page. The carousel post compiled Serena Williams, Tiger Woods and himself teaching their children their beloved sport.

The No. 23 for the LA Lakers wrote, “Giving everything we’ve learned over the years right back to the ones who ULTIMATELY inspires us!” Lebron also added #Legacy as the rightful tag for this collage of great athletes. The post has earned close to 2.6 million likes till now and has even gotten a response from tennis’ former No. 1.

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Serena Williams responds to LeBron James #Legacy post

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 10: Serena Williams of the USA thanks to the crowd after winning her quarterfinal match against Laura Siegemund of Germany during day five of the 2020 Women’s ASB Classic at ASB Tennis Centre on January 10, 2020, in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

The 23-time Grand Slam winner responded with “Truly spoken” written over her and Olympia’s picture. It is due to the pandemic induced lockdown that allowed Williams to spend more time with her family.

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The mother-daughter duo has taken up karaoke and baking among other activities while quarantining at home. However, the mother-daughter duo sharing a tennis court is one of the greatest pictures of passing down the legacy.

At 39, the 4-time Olympic Gold medalist is passionate to compete and contribute more to tennis. She is not just an example for her daughter, but for all individuals with a drive to keep excelling. Serena is only one major tournament title behind Margaret Court’s all-time most Grand Slam titles record.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 10: Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball during her Women’s Singles semifinal match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Day Eleven of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The tennis world will next see the World No. 11 play at the Australian Open 2021. Serena and Caroline Wozniacki will also compete in an exhibition match as a farewell to the latter. The event had been cancelled last year due to the pandemic outbreak. But Wozniacki’s desire to play Serena as her last professional match will be fulfilled.

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Staying committed and passionate towards one’s goal is one of the many things Williams stands up for. When her 3-year-old daughter Olympia grows up, she’ll have a great deal of learning all about her mother’s achievements. Above all, it is Serena herself who is the guiding beacon for her daughter.

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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