LeBron James sent a heartfelt message to Serena Williams following the final match of the American’s glittering tennis career. Basketball legend LeBron recorded a video message, which he captioned ‘#SerenaWilliams THANK YOU!! You’re so damn DOPE!!’.
‘Serena, [it’s] LeBron here,’ he said. ‘Wow, where do I start. First of all, I can start by just saying congratulations to you, to an unbelievable career. You’re a GOAT. ‘What you have done for the sport of tennis, what you’ve done for women, and what you’ve done for the category of sport, period, is unprecedented.
‘It’s been an honour to watch your journey, to watch you conquer all the goals you ever set out, to see you break records, to see you be amazing and transcendent, not only on the tennis court, but also off.
‘I literally could sit here and talk about your journey and just talk about watching you from afar and our relationship now for an hour, but I don’t want to bore you too much about stuff that you already know!
‘So I just want to say thank you for just being this inspiration for so many and never putting yourself out there where you didn’t feel like you were the greatest. ‘And showing the world that every time you were out there, you were the greatest. Win, lose, or draw, it didn’t matter, we all knew that you were the greatest.
‘Congratulations once again and I wish you nothing but the greatest journey ahead of you and every endeavour that you have outside of your respective sport. ‘You’ve been unbelievable, I salute you and when I see you I’ll give you a big, giant hug as well to show my appreciation.’
LeBron and Williams have been long-time friends and the LA Lakers star posted a video on his Instagram as he watched her beat Kontaveit in the second round earlier this week. ‘GOAT talk! GOAT talk! I see you Serena, GOAT talk!’, he said and captioned the clip ‘@serenawilliams, keep going!’.
Serena Williams is giving fans an inside look at her days off
Serena Williams, 40, is looking absolutely incredible in a white one-piece swimsuit! The tennis star was seen with her arms raised and her back to the camera as she stood in front of a gorgeous ocean view in a photo posted to her Instagram account on Friday.
Serena Williams enjoyed time with her daughter Alexis Olympia and played tennis at home during her day off. Serena Williams is giving fans an inside look at her days off. The tennis star, documented her low-key day at home on Wednesday in a series of videos on her Instagram Story.
Serena Williams shows off her booti-licious assets: Serena’s toned body looked more fit than ever in the bathing suit, which showed off her toned derrière, sculpted legs and arms. Her blonde curls cascaded down her back, as she accessorized with rings, a gold bracelet and a dainty anklet.
She appeared to be enjoying the day as she flaunts her sensational and sexy body that has brought so much attention to her lately. In the first slide, Williams posted a poll that asked her followers, “Would you like to see what I do on my day off?”
After Williams’ followers voted yes by an overwhelming margin, she posted a video roughly an hour later that featured a sweet cameo from her 4-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia, who she shares with husband Alexis Ohanian.
“Okay so you guys have spoken, you do want to see what I do on my day off,” Williams said. “I am sitting down on a bench and watching Olympia watch videos, but I am about to get up and my day is about to get exciting, I promise you, so stay tuned.”
Next, Williams documented herself making coffee, saying in the video, “Alright, coffee bar time.
I’m a barista, so I actually like to use the reusable ones, cause I can wash them and reuse them and it’s good for the environment and it’s good for you internally, so it’s better.”
Serena posted a photo in a similar spot on September 17, just a few days earlier, that showed her and her adorable 3-year-old daughter Olympia in matching pink bathing suits.
The fuchsia one pieces both had sayings on the front: Serena’s read “The Shady One” while Olympia’s said “Wild Child.”
Williams shares the toddler with her husband Alexis Ohanian, who hasn’t popped up in any of the vacation photos thus far.
While Serena didn’t share her exact location, the turquoise blue-water is certainly Insta-worthy, and it also looks perfectly hot and sunny!
The 23-time Grand Slam champion then went outside on her at-home tennis court, which appeared to be wet from rain.
“Tennis court views and vibes and I’m having a really boring day,” she said while panning the camera around the court.
Serena Williams puts on a VERY busty display; Williams also spent some time at the gym on her day off, filming herself ahead of her workout and saying, “Even on days off, it is gym time. A little gym, a little movement.”
Serena Williams To Be Stripped of Grand Slam Title
Following the news that Serena Williams was two months pregnant when she won the Grand Slam tournament title at the Australian Open back in January 2017, Rev. Fred Nile MP, has called for the world champion to be stripped of the title, claiming “foetal personhood” means she was unfairly advantaged.
“She was playing doubles in a singles tournament!” Nile screamed at the ‘Day of the Unborn Child’ protest. “I believe that ‘life at conception’ should be the law, and that clearly means two people won the Grand Slam,” said Nile, who is both an avid fan of professional tennis and aggressively campaigning to legislate how people use their uterus.
“That’s clearly against the rules!” However, feminists argue Nile’s view that pregnancy is a sporting advantage shows ignorance to the realities facing those who are pregnant.
“Serena Williams was in control of her own body during the Grand Slam tournament, and as such has the right to her title, and the right, always, to bodily autonomy”, said Immy Grantson, an outspoken activist campaigning for progress on women’s issues.
“Williams, like all people, has the right to choose what she does with her body: whether that be powerful backhands, and/or be pregnant”, said Grantson.
This comes at a crucial time in New South Wales legislation. Greens MP Mehreen Faruqi’s End12 Campaign hopes to make it legal for world class athletes to choose whether or not they are pregnant.
When asked for comment by The Garter Press, Venus Williams, who lost to Serena Williams under the now contentious circumstances, said she was “excited to be an aunt”.