‘I Am Ready’: Injured Venus and Serena Williams Post Positive Message on New Year’s Eve

Published 01/01/2022, 8:24 AM EST
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 23: Serena Williams of the United States reacts her quarter final match against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during day 10 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)


2021 is now over, and the world has gladly heralded in the new year. Tennis megastars Venus and Serena Williams joined the host of people excited for 2022.

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In fact, both sisters have summed up their happening and eventful years through Instagram reels. Of course, as is the usual, with their posts, along came comments and interactions from other stars.

Serena Williams is ready for 2022

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Serena Williams wrapped up her entire year through a reel she posted on her Instagram. The video she posted is a rapid montage of her most memorable moments from the year.

Demi Singleton, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Saniyya Sidney attend the 2021 AFI Fest Closing Night Premiere screening for “King Richard” at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 14, 2021. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

In fact, these moments Serena shares are beautiful pictures and small video clips. From jumping in the air with joy next to her daughter Olympia to photographs with director Spike Lee, the montage has a lot of pictures.

Moreover, she also shared images with Olympia, where the mother-daughter duo wore matching outfits a lot. The montage shows Serena and Olympia dancing with each other at a photoshoot, and smiling at each other at the ‘King Richard’ red carpet event. In fact, both these pictures have the mother and daughter wearing the same outfits.

Serena captions the video with a declaration- “I’m ready for 2022!” Interestingly, former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki expressed her awe at the reel, commenting a bunch of heart-eyed emojis on the post.

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Venus Williams recaps her 2021 by the months

On the other hand, Venus Williams decided to recap her year by the months. Of course, January started with Venus wearing her King Richard clothing line. Then, she visited Disney World in March and spent time with her sister Isha Price in April.American tennis star Reilly Opelka featured in the July part of the video montage. She ended the montage with a picture from the red carpet event of the movie King Richard, which she produced alongside Serena Williams.

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“If 2021 was this much fun, I wonder what 2022 will bring!” she captioned the post. Saniyya Sidney, who played a young Venus Williams in the movie King Richard, commented, “Happy New year Vee!!“.

Demi Singleton, who played a young Serena Williams, too, commented on the post. “Happy new year! love ya vee! she wrote. Furthermore, Reilly Opelka himself commented on the past too, writing So many amazing memories!!” on the post.

Clearly, both Venus and Serena Williams had a great 2021. With 2022 already here, there is still no clear sign of when the sisters will return to professional tennis.

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Samarveer Singh

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. He is also an automotive writer at HotCars.

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