Serena Williams revealed that she didn’t have time to party in her teenage years during a Q&A session with her Instagram fans. "This question is just funny. No. I was playing tennis. No, come on. I went to school, I was kind of a bookworm," said Williams visibly amused.
Despite the above, Serena loves dancing, and she would even do it every time she plays a tennis match. In September 2020, Serena Williams responded to a fan's Instagram question about the one rule she would change in tennis with an unexpected answer.
“If I could change one thing in tennis, I would say that you have to have a dance-off after the match,” said the former world number one.
Serena Williams counted on hard work since childhood
Young Williams, a prolific daughter, began playing tennis at the age of four, alongside her sister Venus.
Soon after, they enrolled in Rick Macci's tennis academy, where they honed their natural skills and talent. Therefore, Serena’s childhood was focused from the beginning on getting better at the sport that made her the icon she is today.
“I tell my coach and my fashion team, don’t tell me what I’m doing right. I want to hear what I’m doing wrong so I can improve and become better,” said Williams during a 2019 Slack conference.
Serena Williams is currently world number 22 in the WTA rankings and missed the undergoing US Open due to an unhealed hamstring injury. Being almost 40 years old and having 23 Grand Slams under her belt, her fans would want to see her equalizing Margaret Court’s record, but it remains to be seen how well she would recover for Australian Open, where her next shot is.