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‘What Dreams Are Made Of’- Serena Williams Gives a Glimpse of Her Compton to Wimbledon Journey

Published 05/14/2022, 1:33 AM EDT

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After being out of the tour for close to a year, Serena Williams is expected to make a comeback at the upcoming 2022 Wimbledon. The entire tennis community is anticipating a powerful return as Serena on the grass courts of SW19 is a treat for everyone. The grass-court Grand Slam has undoubtedly been the most successful tournament for Serena as she has won it seven times.

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Keeping the stats in mind, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Serena today enjoys a major mention when talking about Wimbledon. However, the aura she enjoys today didn’t come easy. The legendary player gave it all in during her formative years to be where she is today. Recently, Serena gave a glimpse of her journey from where she began tennis – Compton.


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Serena’s journey from Compton to Wimbledon

Serena Williams started playing tennis at the age of four under her father Richard Williams’ guidance. Having a natural hand for the game from the start, Serena rapidly started climbing the ladder to success. After playing for four years on the tour, Serena finally lived her dream by playing her first Wimbledon in 1998.

Improving year by year, it was finally in 2002 that she beat her sister Venus Williams in the finals to win her first title at Wimbledon. Since then, the 40-year-old has been one of the most prominent players at Wimbledon. Till date, she has won seven Wimbledon singles titles, with her last success coming in 2016.


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The legendary American took to her Instagram to upload a post. The post was a reel featuring Serena, showing her transition from a child player to a seven-time Wimbledon champion. The reel, having Strange Night’s song ‘What dreams are made of‘ as its theme, also gave a glimpse of Williams’ massive trophy cabinet.


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A Wimbledon comeback for Serena Williams

Serena Williams has been out of the tour for close to a year now. She last played at the 2021 Wimbledon, where she suffered a hamstring injury during her first-round clash with Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Since then, Serena couldn’t make a comeback till now. 

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After giving utmost importance to recovery, the American has been constantly dropping hints of a comeback at this year’s SW19. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has been using her social media handles to drop the hints. However, an official announcement by Serena or Wimbledon is still awaited.

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Ahmar Wasif


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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.
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