Serena Williams Boldly Takes the First Step in Her New Career Post Tennis as $111 Million Venture Fund Makes It Big at New York Stock Exchange

Published 08/26/2022, 4:35 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)

The 23-time Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams, is currently in New York, as she is getting ready to play the last tournament of her magnificent career. Before playing her first match, she recently visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), where her venture capital firm, Serena Ventures, made headlines. 

Notably, earlier, Serena’s venture capital firm raised around $111 million to help new entrepreneurs with the platform to apply their innovative ideas. Now, she attended the NYSE to take a big step toward her new future after tennis.


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Serena Williams attends NYSE for a great honor

Earlier, the 6-time US Open champion, Serena Williams, posted a series of posts and stories on her official Instagram handle, showing her precious time in the NYSE. Her partner in Serena Ventures and good friend Alison Rapaport Stillman also joined her there.

“What an incredible experience ringing the bell at @nyse with @ali_jo_rap_stillman on behalf of !! Thank you, New York! I love you!!” Serena posted on Instagram

In another post, she wrote, What a great day for at @nyse… It was incredible to see the room filled with photos of our founders showcasing our diversity.

The NYSE president, Lynn Martin, welcomed both of them. Then, Serena received the great honor to ring the bell at NYSE, which was an iconic moment for legendary American. Later, Serena signed a few books, with plenty of fans standing in a queue to get her autograph. It is worth noting that Serena has been working on her various investments during her time off the tour.

Apart from Serena Ventures, she has also invested in various cryptocurrencies, as she was planning for her future. Moreover, she already has her clothing and jewelry brand.

Serena had a tough draw at the US Open 2022


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Despite her visit to the NYSE, she has been working really hard on her fitness, as she will play the US Open very soon. Recently, she had a practice session at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, where she played with the Tunisian player Ons Jabeur.

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On Monday night, Serena will face Danka Kovinic, which will be a tough match. Also, this could be her last match at the US Open and in her career. However, fans are pretty optimistic that the American tennis player will go far in the tournament.


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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 07: Serena Williams of the United States reacts during her Women’s Singles final match against Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

If Serena wins her first match, she could face the world no.2 Anett Kontaveit in the second round. Apart from that, Simona Halep and Coco Gauff also fall in the same half as Serena. Safe to say, it will be tough for the 23-time Grand Slam champion to go far in the competition.



Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

Edited By: Tony Thomas