“May the G-Force Be With You”: Serena Williams Interviews Grigor Dimitrov at Ultimate Tennis Showdown

Published 05/24/2021, 11:57 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 23: Serena Williams of the United States talks to the media at a press conference after losing 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 Chris Hyde/Getty Images)


Former world number one and twenty-three time grand slam champion Serena Williams, has been taking a few days off from her intense training for the French Open next week.

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The American attended Monaco Grand Prix yesterday and waved the chequered flag. Today, she was seen in the commentary box at the on-going Ultimate Tennis Showdown, an initiative by Patrick Mouratoglou, coach of Serena.

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY – AUGUST 14: Serena Williams serves during her match against Shelby Rogers during Top Seed Open – Day 5 at the Top Seed Tennis Club on August 14, 2020 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Serena Williams hilariously mocks Grigor Dimitrov at Ultimate Tennis Showdown

Serena Williams was in attendance along with her daughter Olympia, and watched the match of Grigor Dimitrov. The Bulgarian was playing against Cristian Garin.

During the match, the commentator asked Serena what she thinks of Grigor’s game. The American decided to have a fun-filled banter with the Bulgarian.

Well, we’re thinking about changing Dimitrov’s game to the G-force. We are excited to see, you go out there, and crush it”, Serena said.

The two were taking movie references and the American continued her fun banter with Dimitrov.

The Bulgarian, he was looking at the G-force, the Genuis. May G-force be with you”, Serena said as the Bulgarian was seen laughing. Before going to play the next game, Dimitrov was asked if he had any questions for the American.

It’s so nice to be on the other end right, Serena?” asked the Bulgarian, referring to Serena’s commentary.

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With a hearty smile, Serena responded, “It is, its!!”. 

The Ultimate Tennis Showdown is looking to change the way the sport is being played by introducing several new rules making the matches short. The tournament made its debut last year with two editions.

With top-class players like Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dustin Brown, the first edition proved to be a success among viewers even though many felt that it might take a while to get used to the new rules.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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