Serena Williams Has Advice for Younger Generation on Dealing With Heartbreaks

Published 03/27/2021, 8:00 AM 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)


Being a Grand Slam winner is no easy feat, but Serena Williams has done it 23 times in four different decades. Through all those years, she has faced many ups and downs and even heartbreaks along the way. Today, her life story and her lessons are some of the biggest inspirations for the coming generation.

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Recently, the 39-year-old teamed up with American social media company Bumble and answered a few questions on life and love. Here’s what she had to say about dealing with heartbreaks.

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Serena Williams says heartbreak is a part of life

Serena Williams stepped outside of the house and resumed her work on an unfinished painting in the yard to answer the question. She then looked at the camera and explained that all heartbreaks come with an expiration date.

“Heartbreak is a part of life. Whether it’d be a loved one, a boyfriend, or an animal, but time heals all wounds,” she said.

Alexis Olympia, daughter of Serena Williams, and husband Alexis Ohanian congratulate Serena Williams after she won her final match against Jessica Pegula of the USA at ASB Tennis Centre on January 12, 2020, in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

She also revealed that, in a relationship, loyalty is a must for her, and the lack of it is surely a deal-breaker.

However, with her husband Alexis Ohanian, everything has worked out well. The couple also has an adorable three-year-old daughter, Olympia, who has become the center of their lives.

In the interview, Serena revealed that having a kid had always been a part of her life plan. Now, she looks forward to doing the best she can for her daughter.

Tennis-wise, the four-time Olympic Gold medallist recently pulled out from the ongoing Miami Open 2021. As of now, she would probably be preparing to return to the court during the clay season.

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What’s next for Williams in 2021?

Later in the interview, the American also talked about the lessons learned about love. Engrossed in her art, she stressed that love is “an amazing feeling” and the opportunity to feel that is special, and it applies directly to her love for tennis.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021, Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her quarter-final match against Romania’s Simona Halep REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

At 39, Serena is fit and passionate to add even more Grand Slams to her name. Most importantly, she wants to level with Margaret Court, who holds the record for Most Major titles ever.

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Since she could not complete her dream in the Australian Open, Serena will now eye the French Open; those who have followed her lasting illustrious career know that it is possible.

Do you think Williams will win her long-awaited #24 Slam this year?

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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