“Different”: Serena Williams Talks About Watching US Open 2021 After Her Withdrawal

Published 09/05/2021, 10:30 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 22: Serena Williams speaks on stage during keynote conversation at 2019 Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley at San Jose McEnery Convention Center on February 22, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/WireImage)


Serena Williams is currently recovering from a painful injury. However, she manages to keep herself up and running off the court, via social media. The 39-year-old is an active celebrity online, and keeps her fans engaged and up-to-date all the time. In a recent chat on Instagram, Serena revealed how she has been spending her time after her withdrawal from the US Open 2021.

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This year has not been the best for the 23-time Grand Slam champion. She was humbled in the majors, and suffered a devastating blow to her ankle at Wimbledon. This meant that the superstar’s chase for the elusive 24th Grand Slam would continue in the following year – 2022. Nonetheless, Serena has finally gotten the time she required to spend with family. As she admitted herself, the mother of a beautiful daughter Olympia now has the time to relax with her loved ones, and watch tennis from home.

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Serena Williams on how she has been doing post-injury

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As most of her fans may have seen, the veteran tennis legend constantly posts adorable video clips of herself with her family members. She also makes time to interact with her fans, giving them updates every now and then. There is no doubt that the layoff period has been challenging for Williams, considering she is so used to being on the circuit, competing for titles. Yet, it is also perhaps a rejuvenating break that she required.

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 06: Serena Williams of the United States looks to the skies after missing a shot against Elena Rybakina of Russia in the fourth round of the women’s singles at Roland Garros on June 06, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

In a recent Instagram story, Serena asked her fans to question her about anything. Upon being asked how she was doing, the former World No.1 provided a positive update. “How am I doing? I think I’m doing good,” quoted Serena. “I have been enjoying some time at home, which I never get. And I’ve been enjoying kind of watching the US Open, which is different because I’m usually playing.” [Instagram Stories: @serenawilliams]

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It is certainly great news to know that Serena Williams is enjoying her time off. However, everyone surely wants to see her back as soon as possible. Who knows, perhaps a successful comeback leading to a 24th major awaits in 2022! Let’s wait and watch.

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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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