HBO recently released a biopic on one of the greatest Tennis star – Serena Williams, showcasing her talents, her struggle and her rise to fame. The sports documentary series, titled “Being Serena” takes a more personal insight into the life of the tennis star and unfolds the struggles she had to overcome to make her mark in the arena.
The documentary is a glimpse into Williams’ world of how she takes on her pregnancy and motherhood while she is competing to win the twenty-third Grand Slam title. It reveals her story as she scuffles through life, becoming the best female player, a wife and a mom. How she maintains a balance amongst everything. As her husband, Alexis Ohanian says in the documentary “There were not that many people in the world who knew just what she had done”. The journey was not easy for Williams, the pressure, the constraints and the adversity she took on to become who she is makes her a remarkable player and a woman. In order for a person to achieve something, one has to leave his/her comfort zones. They have to explore their talents and opportunities. Without feeling the heat of the pressure one can not simply be molded into something ravishing. In the documentary Serena says “without fear, without doubt, without discomfort, what is there for a person to achieve?”
Serena Jameka Williams, born on September 26, 1981, in Saginaw MI, is regarded as the greatest female tennis player of all time. She was ranked No. 1 in singles on 8 events by Women’s Tennis Association, between 2002 and 2017. She made it on the top of the ranking list on July 8, 2002. She tied the record set by Steffi Graf when she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks on her 6th event, for most consecutive weeks as No.1 by a female tennis player.
Williams turned pro in 1995 and holds the most Grand Slam titles amongst active players. She has 23 titles in singles, 14 in women-doubles and 2 in mixed-doubles. She has won singles tiyles six times in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments. She is the only player to have won two Grand Slams; seven Wimbledon titles and seven Australian Open titles and also the only tennis player who won 10 Grand Slam singles titles in two decades. She won 13 Grand Slam singles on hard court.
Serena was groomed for her tennis career at the age of three by her father. With her outstanding operandi and signature vogue, she changed the look of her sport. She started her journey in this field with her sister, Venus Williams.