“Always Wanted To Go”: Serena Williams Reveals a Dream Destination On Her Bucket List to Venus Williams

Published 08/19/2021, 7:30 PM EDT
2019 US Open Tennis Tournament- Day Eleven. Serena Williams of the United States celebrates her victory against Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine hitting balls to the spectators after the Women’s Singles Semi-Finals match on Arthur Ashe Stadium during the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5th, 2019 in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)


As tennis stars, players get to tour the world and explore the beauty of different cultures. Serena Williams is one of the biggest superstars in the world of tennis. Across the course of her career, she has visited the world’s most gorgeous destinations. Yet, there is one place in particular that the American hasn’t visited yet, but desperately wants to.

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Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning her fourth round match against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Right from the grass root levels, the Williams sisters have had so many eyes on them. It is so rare to see two global trailblazers dominating the same field, come from the same family. But the duo have done that, and continue to do so. At the age of 41 and 39 respectively, Venus and Serena keep proving that skill matters over age. Serena in particular has been there, done that on numerous occasions. Right from Australia to the Americas, she has explored the world like no other. But what is that one ‘bucket list’ place that she hasn’t been to?

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Serena Williams wants to visit Seychelles islands

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As seen on her social media as well, Serena is naturally a travel-freak, and rightly so. Recently, the younger Williams sister appeared on Venus’ ‘Wellness With Venus’ program on her YouTube channel. The duo discussed various topics, ranging from fitness to life outside tennis. Serena was made to think when a peculiar question came her way. 7-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams asked Serena about her dream destination where she hasn’t been.

Replying to the same, the 23-time major winner said, “I went to Hawaii, where do I wanna go? Oh I’ve never been to Seychelles. I heard that place is really nice. I’ve always wanted to go there, but it’s such a commitment. It’s like a 40 hour flight and that’s a lot. But it’s still beautiful and that’s on my bucket list.”

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So that’s where Serena wants to go, but never has! Sadly, there are no tournaments in the island nation, but it sure is extremely beautiful. If the icon can grab her 24th Grand Slam at the US Open 2021, perhaps the Seychelles party will arrive sooner than expected!

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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