WATCH: When Serena Williams Aced The Racetracks During 2019 Pre-Season

Published 12/21/2020, 7:26 AM EST
Serena Williams of the United States looks on prior to her Women’s Singles fourth round match against Petra Martic of Croatia on day seven of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 01, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


In tennis, the ending of December is the grinding period for preparations for the next season. While most players conduct their pre-season on a tennis court, America’s Serena Williams is known for her unconventional methods. At the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in 2019, World No. 11 had sprinted on a racetrack to train during her pre-season.

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Only recently, the 23-time Grand Slam winner admitted that she is aiming to equal Margaret Court’s long withstanding record. The Australian legend won her 24th major title 47 years ago; she leads the all-time most Grand Slam titles in singles’ history.

Serena leads in the tally of most singles’ Grand Slam titles in the Open Era. However, the 39-year-old is optimistic about adding more glory to her decorated career. As far as training goes, the 7-time Wimbledon champion has also punched bags with American boxing legend Mike Tyson.

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Throwback video captioned: “Serena Williams Can Run”

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 10: 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)

More than any active player, the American has played in 33 Majors titles. Her last title came at the 2017 Australian Open, after which she took a break due to pregnancy. Surprisingly, denying the impossible, Serena returned to tennis the very next season.

Since her comeback, the 4-time Olympic Gold medalist has played in four Grand Slam finals. Coming so close to her goal, Williams is not among the ones who’ll go down without a fight. The training video shows how determined she is, even in pre-season training sessions. 

Alongside 2019’s video, the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy captioned, “Serena Williams can run.” Her passion and energy have stayed consistent throughout her career.

Watch how she had aced the racetracks last year.

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History of Serena at the Australian Open

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 on May 30, 2019, in Paris, France. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Williams has claimed the Australian Open for a record seven times. Additionally, in doubles and mixed doubles, she has won five Major titles in Melbourne Park (4-1). All tennis fans are equally rooting for her to cross the final line.

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In terms of her training, there is no doubt that the 73 career titles winner will rise to the competition in Australia. However, Serena’s challengers have grown up equally dangerous over time. World No. 1 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty will be one of the major hurdles, especially with the entire home crowd on her side.

Maintaining her undaunting personality, Serena will aim to repeat her 2017 triumph in Australia. As far as tennis goes, the first major tournament will stage great encounters of the sport.

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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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