“Disastrous”: Serena Williams Reveals Her First Ever Date Experience

Published 10/16/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 30: Serena Williams of United States smiles during her Ladies Final match against Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia on day three of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship at International Tennis Centre Zayed Sports City on December 30, 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)


Serena Williams has been absent from the court since injuring her hamstring earlier this year at Wimbledon. However, the 23 time Grand Slam champ is never far away from her fans. Constantly engaging them via Instagram and Twitter, Serena often shares updates about her life and her daughter with her followers.

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Recently, she engaged in an intriguing ‘Ask me anything’ on Instagram and answered questions about her personal life, including some hilarious details.

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Serena Williams describes her first date experience

Serena asked her followers to shoot any question they want. One of the first questions that Serena received was an interesting, albeit personal, one. A fan asked Serena, “Describe your first date in one word”

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)

Serena Williams gave an honest answer, “mine? DISASTROUS. BUT I WAS YOUNG AND LEARNED A LOT”. Celebrities have much more ‘normal’ lives than most fans imagine, and it seems like a horrible first date is a universally common ritual that everyone must go through. Even, arguably, the greatest tennis player of all time.

Her current romantic life seems much better; Serena Williams married Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit in November 2017. The couple have an adorable daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., often referred to as ‘Olympia’.

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Williams’ answer about Maria Sharapova

During the ‘Ask me anything’, another fan posed a question about Sharapova. Williams Vs Sharapova was the fiercest rivalry in women’s tennis at one point, although it ended up as a non-contest by the end of their careers.

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Answering the question, Williams went on to describe her moment with Maria Sharapova at Met Gala 2021. The pair had an exciting meeting at the big event.

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According to Serena, they talked, laughed, and chatted for a long time. They obviously also discussed their main vocation, tennis. Subsequently, Williams defined Sharapova as fun.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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