VIDEO: Former President Bill Clinton’s Stint at Serena Williams’ US Open Match With S*x Therapist Sparks Cheeky Comments From John McEnroe and Chris Evert

Published 08/31/2022, 6:50 AM EDT

Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam champion, is about to say goodbye to the sport. She currently is competing in the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the season and her career. Therefore, no tennis fan wants to miss her last dance. From tennis veterans to veterans of politics, Williams’ opening round match witnessed a parade of stars.

Amongst all the big names, a pair of old friends stole the focus. America’s former president, Bill Clinton, was in attendance with an unexpected guest. That is, the s*x therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer.


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Clinton and Dr. Westheimer, the highlight of Serena Williams’ match

Clinton and Dr. Ruth spent most of the match talking, having laughs and nodding at one another. When the camera focused on them, the commentators had a few things to pitch in. While the seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe was a bit puzzled and asked, “Who knows what they’re talking about?

Chris Evert, the co-analyst, was quite sure of what they were up to. The six-time US Open champion said, “Look at these two, they’re really involved in some sort of… She’s giving him advice.”


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They have known each other for quite some time. In fact, according to the Middleton press, Westheimer encouraged Clinton, who was a governor at that time, to run for the presidency.

Tennis – U.S. Open – Flushing Meadows, New York, United States – August 29, 2022 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic REUTERS/Mike Segar

Speaking about the match, it was nothing less than an emotional roller-coaster for Serena Williams’ fans as she made a grand entry dressed in a pretty star studded black outfit and like her past self; she dominated the match. The former World no.1 took an easy win by thrashing Montenegrin tennis professional Danka Kovinić in straight sets of 6-3 6-3.


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Williams against Anett Kontaveit

When players like Naomi Osaka and defending champion Emma Raducanu packed their bags on the first day of the US Open, the 40-year-old American legend has had a perfect start to her last Grand Slam tournament. Now she has to get past the World No.2 Anett Kontaveit.


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The unranked Williams will have to out-muscle the second seed of the tournament in the upcoming match. They will meet for the first time in the hard courts of Arthur Ashe stadium on Thursday. Will the six times champion advance in the US Open or will this be the last professional singles match of her career?



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.

Edited By: Tony Thomas