Serena Williams Teases Her Return to Tennis Court With Comedic Video

Fans begged the 23-time Grand Slam to “come back” to the sport in the comments.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams.

Serena Williams knows just how to get her fans riled up while also sprinkling some comedic gold into her Instagram grid. The four-time Olympic gold medalist shared a hilarious three-second replaying video with her 16.5 million IG followers on Thursday. She donned cropped black Nike leggings and a long sleeve, also from the brand for which she has been a longtime ambassador and collaborator.

“Out hitting this morning 🌞🎾,” the 23-time Grand Slam singles champ captioned the clip, in which she walked onto the tennis court and geared up to hit a ball that quickly turned into a miniature sticker of her in that exact moment. The unexpected video is a never-ending loop—Williams hits the tennis ball that turns into Williams hitting the tennis ball that turns into … and on and on.

@venuswilliams what you think of my new hitting partner ??,” the Adventures of Qai Qai author followed up in a comment under the post.

“Your biggest competition is your own potential 💪🔥,” the official account for tennis clothing brand EleVen by Venus, chimed with an inspirational message.

“Serena just announce the Wimbledon/USO comeback already,” one fan begged. “We’ll be in the stands cheering you on.”

“Pls come back,” another added.

“Please please please come back and teach these ladies who is QUEEN of the court!!!❤️❤️,” someone else wrote.

The 41-year-old announced last August that she would be ”evolving away” from tennis to focus on being a mother to her 5-year-old daughter, Olympia, whom she shares with husband Alexis Ohanian.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.