“Double Fault”: Former F1 Racer Reacts After Serena Williams Ignores Him at US Grand Prix

Published 10/25/2021, 6:18 AM EDT
Serena Williams of The United States celebrates victory during her ladies singles first round match against Kurumi Nara of Japan during Day five of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)


The world witnessed a historic Grand Prix race recently. It was Max Verstappen who kept his calm and defeated 7-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, who happens to be a great friend of Serena Williams.

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Both Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian went to see the race. However, they didn’t enjoy much as Lewis Hamilton failed to finish on the winning side.

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Martin Brundle tries to have a chat with Serena Williams at the United States Grand Prix

Before the race, renowned TV commentator and former F1 racer, Martin Brundle was trying to talk to celebrities and get their reaction on their race. When he saw Serena, he quickly rushed to her but on his way, he remembered an incident with her sister, Venus Williams.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 27, 2021. Serena during a press conference Pool via REUTERS/Florian Eisele

“Let’s wander down here, we’ve got Rory McIlroy and Serena Williams. Venus (Williams) wasn’t that keen to talk to me five years ago, I don’t know if I’ll get a double fault or an ace,” said Brundle sarcastically.

After Recalling this, Brundle quickly went to Serena, who was standing with her husband. He tried really hard and kept on asking if she was open to having a chat with him.

“Serena, may I have a chat? Serena, are you good for a chat? Martin Brundle, British TV,” asked Brundle.

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Serena walks past Brundle without saying anything

Surprisingly, Serena didn’t hear Brundle and just walked past him without giving any reactions. She either didn’t notice Brundle or decided to ignore him deliberately before the race. Brundle definitely thought about the latter and started speaking that it was a double fault for him since Venus already ignored him five years ago.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 25, 2021. Serena wears a protective face mask ahead of Wimbledon Pool via REUTERS/Thomas Lovelock

“It’s a double fault, it’s a double fault,” screamed Brundle.

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As far as tennis is concerned, Serena Williams is still recovering from her hamstring injury. She hasn’t played professional tennis for about four months now but fans hope that she will make an incredible comeback soon. Will she be able to lift her 24th Grand Slam title before bidding goodbye to the sport?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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