“Such a Show Off”: Serena Williams Trolls Grigor Dimitrov

Published 06/21/2021, 10:03 PM EDT
Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria takes a look at the new shoes of Serena Williams of the USA during a practice session together ahead of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov get along well with each other. Usually, it is the American who is pulling the leg of the 2017 ATP Finals champion. Now, she has again found a way to poke fun at Dimitrov.


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Previously, the 39-year-old cheered for the Bulgarian while commentating at her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou’s Ultimate Tennis Showdown. Before that, they were hitting partners for a day after the Australian Open earlier this year.


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Now, since the Wimbledon Championships are near, the duo has bumped into each other again. This time, they met inside a gymnasium.

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Serena Williams shares video of skillful Grigor Dimitrov running on a treadmill

For quite some time, Serena Williams has been preparing for the Championships at the Mouratoglou Academy. And only a few days back, she shared videos of her training with her daughter Olympia.

Now, the current ATP World No. 20 has appeared on Serena’s Instagram story. In that, Dimitrov can be seen showing an unusual way of running on a treadmill.

Fascinatingly, the 30-year-old started off by running backward. Then he swiftly turned to the side and then faced the front and started running normally on the treadmill. Serena captioned the video with a “Such a show off” comment.

Health-wise, the Bulgarian hasn’t had a good 2021 season so far. But given that he has started his training, there will be high hopes from him at the Championships. Moreover, after watching Serena’s story, Grigor responded, “No idea I had an audience.”

On the other side, Serena too is looking forward to playing at her most successful tournament. Also, the 8-time Wimbledon champion will enter the event as the two-time defending finalist, hoping to become third-time lucky.

However, the two are not playing any tune-up tournaments before the Championships. This could be a costly decision, given how match reps help players find rhythm and confidence.

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Serena’s chance at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Serena’s semifinal opponent at the Australian Open, Naomi Osaka, has withdrawn from Wimbledon. Also, since 2019’s champion Simona Halep has raised injury doubts, Serena has a significant opportunity to go deep in Wimbledon. But it all would depend on how the main draw comes out.

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)

Moreover, the women’s seedings could also play a role in making the path to the finale easier for the tennis queen. But even otherwise, Serena is confident and passionate about going all-in for her 24th Grand Slam and ninth Wimbledon title.


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The tournament starts on June 28, 2021. Hopefully, this is the one where Serena’s long-running chase ends.


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