‘Pretty Funny’: Venus Williams Looks Back At ‘The Simpsons’ Episode with Sister Serena Williams

Published 12/18/2021, 12:48 AM EST
Venus Williams, left, and her sister Serena Williams share a light moment during their doubles tennis match against Els Callens of Belgium and Rita Grande of Italy at the French Open at Roland Garros stadium in Paris Wednesday, June 2, 1999. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours) ORG XMIT: ROG131


The Simpsons has been one of the most renowned television series of all time; the show recently celebrated 32 years since its first episode aired in 1989. Besides its satirical humor and eerily accurate predictions of the future, the show is known for incorporating the most popular elements of its time in its episodes. In 2001, when the Williams sisters were taking the world by storm, Serena and Venus Williams featured in an episode of The Simpsons.

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Venus took to Instagram to remind her fans about their appearance on the show. The seven-time Grand Slam winner called the episode “pretty funny”.

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Venus and Serena Williams’ featured on ‘The Simpsons’

As a throwback, Boardroom on Instagram posted about the various sports stars that have featured on the iconic show over the years. In episode 12 of season 12 of the show, “Tennis the Menace”, renowned tennis players like Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Andre Agassi, and Pete Sampras featured as special guests.

Venus Williams quickly shared this epic moment with her fans via her story, as she wrote, “Have you seen this one? It’s pretty funny!”

 

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“Tennis the Menace” received positive responses from people, especially tennis fans. Approximately eight million people watched the iconic episode where, at one point, Homer teamed up with Venus and Marge teamed up with Serena.

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The Williams sisters still uncertain about their comeback

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Both Venus and Serena Williams have currently taken a sabbatical from professional tennis. The 23-time Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams, suffered a major setback at Wimbledon 2021. The American was forced to retire due to a hamstring injury. Since then, she hasn’t played on the WTA tour.

On the other side, Venus Williams competed last at Chicago Women’s open in August 2021. She made her exit in the round of 32 itself, falling short against Hsieh Su-wei in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.

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Tennis fans are eagerly waiting for both Venus and Serena’s comeback to the tennis courts. Are you excited to see them play again?

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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