“Very Painful”: Serena Williams Shares the Journey of Her Chronicles With the Dentist

Published 03/21/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 03: Serena Williams of the United States is seen during the set break in her match against Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria during day four of the WTA 500 Yarra Valley Classic at Melbourne Park on February 03, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mike Owen/Getty Images)


Former World No.1 Serena Williams got off to a great start in the 2021 tennis season. The tennis queen managed to reach the semis of the Australian Open 2021 and played extraordinarily well there even at the age of 39. She hopes to return to the court soon; unfortunately, she isn’t completely fit at the moment. No, it is not her shoulder or her ankle that is hurting her.

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The 23-time Grand Slam champion recently got some pain in her tooth. It was because of this that she couldn’t go to practice yesterday and instead, went to the dentist. It was her husband Alexis Ohanian who accompanied her there.

“All right, so it’s back to the tooth chronicles. Things have gone pretty much from bad to worse and it is just not getting better. I know, now, I’m gonna go on the way to the doctor who will try to figure this out because it hurts. It’s very painful and I’m swollen…Alexis is now taking me to the doctor and hopefully, we can get this figured out,” said Serena in a video update.

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Williams was in severe pain and she showed her fans her swollen cheek and informed them that she had gotten no sleep because of the pain.

“No sleep, lots of pain means no practice. Sucks!” mentioned the American legend.

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“Going to go home and go to sleep for about a week”- Serena Williams after the treatment

Williams even updated a video after her treatment. She couldn’t even talk properly in that video and only said that she wanted to go home and sleep for about a week. It was evident she was still hurting after the treatment.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 18, 2021, Serena Williams of the U.S. during her semi-final match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka REUTERS/Loren Elliott

“It’s a lot of pain… I’m all done at the dentist. I’m going to go home and sleep for about a week. Drive safe!” added the tennis queen.

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Williams will surely be out of practice until her tooth troubles go away.

As always, her fans have great expectations from her and want her to return to the courts as soon as possible. Will Williams be able to lift a Major in 2021?

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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 500 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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