“Night Owl”: Serena Williams Opens up About Sleeping Schedule in Latest Interview

Published 10/02/2021, 2:07 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 22: Serena Williams speaks on stage during keynote conversation at 2019 Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley at San Jose McEnery Convention Center on February 22, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/WireImage)


Former World No.1 and 23-time major champion Serena Williams might have had a rough season on the WTA tour this year but the American tennis icon has always made her presence felt on digital media by sharing instants from her time with family and also by being endorsing wide range of brands.

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After withdrawing midway from her Wimbledon first-round match, Serena Williams didn’t participate in any other tournament and has been spending time at home with daughter and husband. Recently, the American pulled out of Indian Wells event, which made it almost certain that she would like to rest for the season and comeback stronger next year.

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Serena Williams talks about her sleep schedule in latest interview

In a latest interview with glamour, the American talks about her sleep and why she needs a full eight-hour sleep to help her handle responsibilities well.

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My sleep schedule typically doesn’t change much even if I’m in the middle of a tournament. I always strive to get eight hours, but I’m definitely a bit of a night owl”, Serena said.
She continued stating, “I typically go to sleep around 11 p.m.. or midnight so I can get my eight hours in, but it’s important for me to start my nighttime routine early so I can wind down and relax. It’s hard for me to turn my brain off. However, I know sleep is extremely important to help the body heal, so I always try to get eight hours of sleep”. 

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich Pool via REUTERS/Jed Leicester

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Serena has an underwhelming season this year on the WTA tour

Coming to Serena’s performance this year, the former world no.1 managed to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open after defeating the likes of Simona HalepAryna Sabalenka, and Anastasia Potapova. However, in the subsequent tournament, the American wasn’t able to exert the same dominance she did in Melbourne.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 6, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her fourth round match against Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

With an unfortunate injury that forced her to sit out for the rest of the season, Serena Williams will be aiming for her elusive 24th major at the Australian Open next year.

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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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