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‘I Think I Spoiled Him’- 41-Year-Old Serena Williams Regrets Pampering ‘Rafael Nadal’ Way Too Much Post His Latest Antics

Published 01/30/2023, 8:00 AM EST

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The American tennis legend Serena Williams asks his cute little dog, the best question of the day. The 42-year-old tennis player never leaves a chance to show her love for her pet, Christopher Chip Rafael Nadal. Yes, she definitely takes extra care of her favorite dog whom she named after, another tennis legend, the 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal

The 23-time Grand Slam champion is an animal lover and an amazing pet mother to her dogs, including the ones the Reddit co-founder got her on their 5th-year anniversary present. Chip Rafa is frequently seen with the trio during their farm trips. 

Serena Williams regrets pampering Chip Rafa 


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The former world number one is definitely a spoiled dog baby mama and her recent TikTok video speaks it all. She shared a video in which his adorable pet was seen relaxing like a human baby in her arms. This is the same dog that the American star named after the tennis Legend, the 22 times Grand Slam champion. However, it feels like the tennis legend might regret spoiling him a little too much.

And in that video, the former tennis player was seen talking to the camera and to his dog, where she talked about how she is spoiling the cute little amazing dog who was wearing a colorful tie around his neck which definitely made him cuter than before. 


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According to the video, she said, “Heyy…look at this guy. I am convinced, I think I spoiled him. Did I spoil you?” Not only the former world number one is convinced but even her fans are convinced that she has really spoiled the cute little dog with her love and affection.

However, the biggest question is why the former tennis star named her pet after another tennis legend. 


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Why did Williams name her dog after Rafael Nadal? 

The 23-time Grand Slam champion shares a special bond with the 22-time Grand Slam champion. It is one of the reasons that she decided to name her dog after the Spanish legend. Last year when the former world number one was a part of the WTA tour. 

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She was asked about the Spaniard’s achievement in 2022. To which she gave a funny answer, where she praised him for his amazing achievements and added, ” I’ve always been a Rafa fan. My dog… I named my dog after him, so.” and talked about how inspiring the world number six tennis player is. 

Tennis fans adore the amazing moment between Williams and her cute dog, Chip Rafa. Do you also enjoy watching Serena Williams with her pets more often? What do you think? Tell us in the comment section below.



Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.

Edited By: Debmallya Chakraborty