American Tennis Legend Serena Williams Gets Baptized As Jehovah’s Witness, Video

American Tennis Legend Serena Williams Gets Baptized As Jehovah’s Witness, Video

  • American tennis legend and 23-time Major champion Serena Williams has been baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Serena who announced her transition from the tennis court last year September had earlier expressed her desire to focus on her family
  • The 41-year-old is reputed for her outstanding achievement in her career that spanned over two decades, winning 23 grand slam titles

Serena Williams has undergone Jehovah's Witness baptism, which is a significant milestone for the a 41-year-old tennis legend who recently announced her retirement from the sport.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner was baptized on Sunday, January 8, at the Jehovah's Witness Assembly in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

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Serena Williams concluded her tennis career in September 2022 with a third-round loss to Ajla Tomljanovic at the US Open. Photo by Tom Clayton
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According to Sportskeeda, Serena was raised as a Jehovah's Witness by her family while her daughter Olympia is being brought up in the doctrine as well.

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Jehovah's Witnesses is a denomination of Christianity that advocates both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.

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Serena is reputed for her outstanding achievement in tennis throughout her career that spanned over two decades-winning 23 grand slam titles, the most by any player in the open era and second-most of all time.

No comebacks from retirement for Serena Williams

Meanwhile, Serena William’s former coach Patrick Mouratoglou is not expecting the 41-year-old tennis legend to make a U-turn on her decision to retire from the sport, Eurosport reports.

Serena left the door open to further Grand Slam appearances in her public statements on what was perceived to be a retirement announcement in August.

However, Mouratoglou who spent ten years as Serena’s coach, believes the 23-time Grand Slam winner’s wide-ranging interests will prevent any comeback.

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Serena announces she's publishing her first children's book

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Serena Williams is thrilled to publish her first children's book dubbed The Adventures of Qai Qai, which she said was inspired by her daughter Olympia Ohanian's doll.

The athlete who started with illustration on Instagram page @realqaiqai announced on Thursday that she will be releasing the anticipated book, which has been illustrated by Yesenia Moises and will be published by Feiwel and Friends on September 27, 2022.

Via a statement she sent to People Magazine, the 38-year-old said she loved telling stories as they are important.

Source: Sports Brief News