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“It Was A Really Dark Time For Me” – When Serena Williams Went Through Depression After Her Sister’s Death



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Losing someone who is very close to you is the worst experience one can have. It is an experience that no one should go through but sadly people do and it affects them badly. Sadly, American star Serena Williams was one of those people who went through this.


Serena Williams’ Darkest Time
Serena Williams had a half-sister named Yetunde Price. She was very close to her and sadly in 2003, Yetunde was murdered by members of a gang. This was a truly traumatic experience for Serena who admitted that she did not take it very well. She said,

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“It was a real dark time for me. I went through depression. I never even talked about it to my mom. Nobody knew that I was in therapy but I was. I was so close to my sister.”

Many of us cannot imagine what Serena must have gone through. Losing someone is close is hard but losing someone the way she did is even harder. This something that is extremely hard to recover from.

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Despite such life-altering trauma, Serena Williams got herself together and played her best tennis. Now, she is a 23 -time Grand Slam champion and regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. If her sister were here, she would definitely proud of her and what she has achieved.

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While winning 23 Grand Slam titles is absolutely amazing, it is probably not enough for Serena. She wants to be the GOAT of women’s tennis and make her sister as proud as anyone can be. To achieve this, she needs to beat one record – the most Grand Slam titles.

This record is currently being held by Margaret Court who has won 24 Grand Slams. Serena is very close to beating this record and will have the opportunity to do so in July when the WTA Tour returns in July. Since she has broken so many records, she will probably break this one too.

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Serena Williams Shows Off Her Flexibility and Gives a Glimpse Into Her Morning Yoga Routine

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You don’t get to be one of the best athletes in the world without taking recovery seriously. Just ask Serena Williams, who’s been sharing sneak peeks into her stretching routine lately to encourage followers to stay moving, stay limber, and stay at home as much as possible.

Today, the tennis superstar uploaded a full yoga routine to Instagram, captioned “Morning yoga,” to provide a glimpse into how she keeps her body loose and in top form.

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In the video, shown in time lapse, we can see Williams flow into wide-legged hamstring stretches, cross-body shoulder stretches, side bends, kneeling quad stretches, Downward Dogs, and plenty of hip-flexor stretches like Low Crescent Lunges and Open Lizards.

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Williams’s flexibility is impressive, and she even drops into side splits at the end! I know she has a lot going on what with the whole tennis player/business mogul/mom thing, but I’m just saying: if she put a virtual yoga class out there, I would definitely follow along. Check out the video above for the full flow, and if you’re inspired to get stretchy yourself, try out these flexibility-boosting yoga poses.

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