‘Those People Are Too Serious’- Serena Williams Slammed Tennis Purists as She Revealed Her Adulation for a Popular Racket Sport

Published 10/05/2022, 7:10 AM EDT

Serena Williams is a fun, easy-going person. She is very much in touch with her emotions and never shies away from expressing herself. People all around the world, be they tennis fans or people unfamiliar with the sport, have some reason to adore her. Some admire her talent, while others find interest in her adventurous and straightforward personality.

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The 23-time Grand Slam champion has never tied herself only to tennis. She is open to trying new things. One such thing that she has caught her eyes in the past is pickleball.

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Serena Williams shares her thoughts about Pickleball

Williams recently received an invitation from the Ellen Show and there she spoke about her interest in pickleball. “I love pickleball. Isn’t it fun? And I love that it’s everywhere now.” She said.

“That could be a second career of mine too,” the excited former World no.1 confessed. Though soon after Ellen’s warning that the game doesn’t pay much, she changed her mind and said, “I’ma stay at tennis then.”

Thereafter, when the host brought the topic of tennis players not liking the sport, Williams said, “No, I love it. Its lot less running. Those people are too serious.”

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Pickleball is a racket/paddle sport. It is an indoor/outdoor game where two players if playing singles and four players if playing doubles hit a perforated hollow polymer ball over the net till one side drops the rally. It started as a children’s game but this year it got adopted as an official state sport in London. However, tennis entities such as Martina Navratilova aren’t very found of the sport.

What is Williams up to these days?

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The seven-time Wimbledon champion recently hung her rackets and stepped into the second phase of her life. After bidding farewell to her illustrious career in the hard courts of the US Open, Williams is now investing her energy in expanding her business and spending some quality time with her family.

Sep 2, 2022; Flushing, NY, USA; Serena Williams of the United States gestures to the crowd after a match against Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia on day five of the 2022 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

The 41-year-old is the owner of the multimillion dollar clothing brand ‘S by Serena’ and is in charge of Serena Ventures, touted as the next big thing in the investment market. Speaking of which, she has provided backing to futuristic startups and is investing in different sectors.

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Further, coming to her family, as she doesn’t have to follow a strict training regime and an airtight schedule, she can finally enjoy being a parent. Williams has time to build memories with her daughter Olympia and nurture her talents. She was recently seen taking Olympia to one of her soccer practice sessions.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.

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