“What If”: Serena Williams Admits Having Anxiety While Watching Marvel

Published 09/22/2021, 2:31 AM EDT
Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Tennis player Serena Williams. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni


Everyone in the world seems to be a Marvel fan, from teenagers to professional tennis players. Tennis icon Serena Williams has also stated several times that she is a huge admirer of super heroes, particularly those from Marvel Studios. The 23 time Grand Slam champion is the closest thing in the real world to a superhero, so her admiration for them is not a surprise.

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Serena is a huge Marvel fan

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To express her emotions, the American took to twitter and confessed she had anxiety while watching the Marvel series, ‘What if…?’.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Serena Williams had an intriguing moment at Met Gala this year. The duo unexpectedly clashed up at the event. “You don’t understand, you are ruining my life, and I’m like, Sorry, we just met…!” “I’m just a stupid fan, I’m too involved… It just matters too much to me!” Serena told Cumberbatch. Safe to say, Williams enjoys Benedict’s Doctor Strange character.

Serena Williams and Wonder Woman team-up digitally

Critical Mass and DC Comics are collaborating for an interesting digital comic named ‘Serving Up Justice’. The show featured Serena Williams and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) which was released on September 21, 2021. The series will be released in four chapters over the next four weeks in conjunction with DIRECTV’s national marketing campaign “Get Your TV Together.” The first chapter has already been released.

2019 US Open Tennis Tournament- Day Eleven. Serena Williams of the United States celebrates her victory against Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine hitting balls to the spectators after the Women’s Singles Semi-Finals match on Arthur Ashe Stadium during the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5th, 2019 in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

“I love the world of superheroes and first fell in love with that world through comic books. It’s a dream come true to be able to play Wonder Woman for DIRECTV,” Williams stated. She further added, “I had so much fun conveying such an iconic character on-screen and in our very own comic book.”

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Serena did not compete in the US Open 2021 since she is currently recuperating from a hamstring injury. While she hasn’t been able to hit those powerful forehands, she certainly knows how to keep herself occupied with Marvel and DC. Williams’ fans across the world are really excited to see her collaboration with DC comics.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at Essentially Sports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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