‘Made the World Envy It’- Hollywood Actress Zendaya Used Her Strong Voice to Shut Down Serena Williams’ Decades-Old Body Shaming Saga

Published 11/24/2022, 8:44 AM EST

The 23-time singles Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams, despite her success on the tennis court, has endured a great level of criticism from the people. Williams, with her strong muscular physique, outclassed her opponents on the WTA tour. However, apart from being praised for her dominating performances, the American tennis legend received a lot of backlash from fans for being too muscular than her opponents.

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However, Williams defied her naysayers and critics with sheer brilliance on the tennis court. She kept on winning a plethora of Grand Slam titles despite being criticized for being too muscular as a female athlete. Being aware of the body-shaming remarks made about Williams, the popular Hollywood actress, Zendaya responded to all of her detractors in an ultimate tribute.

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Zendaya’s tribute to the American tennis legend, Serena Williams

The 23-time singles Grand Slam champion, with her iconic achievements, has left her mark on the tennis court. Because of the unprecedented legacy she established following her decade-long tennis journey, Serena Williams is regarded as one of the greatest female athletes ever. As a result, the renowned sports brand, Nike, paid an incredible tribute to Williams in a video. It defined her illustrious journey.

They further added a voice-over of the Hollywood actress, Zendaya in order to define Williams’ journey. She was one of the greatest athletes on the court. Meanwhile talking about her achievements, Zendaya also pointed toward Williams’ naysayers and critics. She further answered the American tennis legend’s critics who slammed her for being too muscular than her opponents on the WTA tour.

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Zendaya stated, “When her body was too much for some she made the world envy it.” During the tribute, the Hollywood actress further hailed Williams for her continuous victories on the tennis court. A plethora of fans were amused when the Nike commercial came out during Williams’ farewell tournament.

Zendaya attended Williams’ farewell tournament in New York

A plethora of tennis fans, along with some of the most prominent figures, came to witness the American tennis legend. Among the spectators, Williams’ close friend Zendaya was also spotted cheering for her. The Hollywood star was donning a gorgeous long-sleeved black sweater. Williams played against the Estonian tennis player, Anett Kontaveit.

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Other notable figures like Gigi and Bella Hadid, Tiger Woods, and Jared Leto were spotted in the stands. They cheered for the former US Open champion, Williams.

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Anurag Gusain

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Anurag Gusain is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Bachelor’s degree in English from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Delhi University. Being a huge tennis fan, he enjoys watching superstar Rafael Nadal play.

Edited By: Hitesh Nigam

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