Serena Williams Creates All-Time Record With Crazy Card Sell

Published 10/25/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning her quarter final match against Romania’s Simona Halep REUTERS/Loren Elliott


23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams is one of the biggest icons in tennis. She is not just the brand ambassador of so many big brands today, but is also a source of inspiration to millions of youngsters.

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Williams is such a big star that fans are like to collect all her sports cards – right from the beginning of her career in the late 1990s. Interestingly, even her husband, Alexis Ohanian, has a huge collection of both her and her sister, Venus Williams’ cards.

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Serena Williams’ sports card makes an all-time record

A sports rookie card of Serena from 2003 was recently sold at an auction. It is autographed by the former World No.1 player and is still in great condition. Thus, it was valued at a whopping $44,280 at the auction.

Interestingly, this sports card has received the highest final sale price value for any female sports card. It is an all-time record, which also makes it evident that Serena is such an impactful athlete even today.

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Serena in the 2021 tennis season

Serena hasn’t had a great season so far. Even though she defeated some top-seed players at the Australian Open 2021 and managed to reach the semis, Naomi Osaka defeated her in straight sets in Melbourne.

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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 REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The American legend didn’t perform well in the clay-court season as she managed to win just a single match on clay before the French Open 2021. Even at Roland Garros, Elena Rybakina defeated her in the pre-quarters and thus, eliminated her.

Unfortunately, Serena couldn’t even complete a single set at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 as she injured her leg on the Center Court. She hasn’t returned to the court ever since then.

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Fans still have huge expectations from Serena Williams and want her to make an incredible comeback. Will she be able to win her 24th Grand Slam title before bidding goodbye to the sport?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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