WATCH: When Serena Williams Spoke Italian After Clinching Italian Open title

Published 05/09/2021, 11:30 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


Serena Williams will be returning to the court at the Italian open 2021. The tennis queen missed the Mutua Madrid Open and the Miami Open 2021 due to an oral problem but has recovered now. She practiced on clay at the Mouratoglou Academy in Nice and will now head to Rome for the tournament.

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Serena Williams has had a beautiful journey at the Italian Open. She has won the Masters 1000 tournament four times in her career so far and has enjoyed some great moments there. However, if fans have to find the best moment, it was surely her victory speech after winning the Italian Open 2016 title.

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The American legend shocked everyone when she started speaking in Italian after winning the title. The fans cheered and motivated her and it was surely one of the unforgettable moments for them. Even though Serena became a little emotional, she didn’t lose her fluency while speaking the language.

Interestingly, Serena is not only a legendary tennis player but also a good academician. Apart from speaking English, she can speak French, Italian, and even Spanish.

Serena Williams’ Italian Open 2016 campaign

Serena Williams had a phenomenal run at the Italian Open 2016. She played five matches there and didn’t drop a single set in the whole tournament.

Serena Williams of The United States celebrates victory during the Ladies Singles second-round match against Christina McHale of the United States on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2016, in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The first three rounds were pretty easy for the 23-time Grand Slam champion. She easily defeated Anna-Lena Friedsam, Christina McHale, and Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first, second, and third-round respectively. She even managed to bagel Kuznetsova in the second set.

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The tennis queen dominated the semis as well and thrashed Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets. In the finals against her fellow counterpart, Madison Keys, she faced a little difficulty. However, she managed to win the first set after a close tie-breaker and emerged as the winner of the tournament in the second set.

Serena has the second most Italian Open titles for a WTA player and is tied with Maria Sharapova there. Fans have high expectations from her and want her to succeed at the upcoming Rome Masters 2021. Will Williams be able to conquer Rome yet again and equalize Chris Evert’s record of the most Italian Open titles?

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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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