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Serena Williams Opens up About Motherhood, Marriage and More in HBO Docu-Series “Being Serena”

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HBO has unveiled the trailer for its highly-anticipated series for its forthcoming docu-series Being Serena! The five-part series will not only give us a look into her life as a new mom, but also chronicle her journey back to the court and her marriage to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

In the minute-and- a-half trailer, the record-breaking athlete details the gripping story about earning a Grand Slam title while pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. “I was like, ‘How am I going to get through this?” Williams said in the clip. Her sister Venus Williams jokes about wanting a rematch being that Serena had an unfair advantage. “It was two against one,” she laughed.

Serena also delved into the topic of motherhood and starting a new family with her husband. “I’ve always envisioned myself as a mom,” she said. “But it happened so unexpectedly.” According to the Huffington Post, Being Serena will also focus on the tennis star’s life as a businesswoman, investor in technology, fitness and fashion and philanthropy.


“HBO is honored to work with Serena Williams on such a personal project,” Peter Nelson, Executive Vice President, HBO Sports, said in a statement to the Huffington Post. “Even though she has been in the spotlight since her teenage years, Serena continues to capture the imagination.”

The trailer ends with Williams sharing some words of wisdom, “Without fear, without doubt, without discomfort, what is there for a person to overcome?”

The first installment of the five-part series will premiere May 2nd on HBO.

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