Serena Williams Secures Two-Book Deal, Including an 'Intimate' and 'Open-Hearted' Memoir

The tennis champ to discuss resilience, love, losses, diversity, style, and motherhood.

Serena Williams has inked a deal with Random House Publishing for two books, beginning with a memoir of intimacy and openness. She’s officially in her reflection era.

The Associated Press notes that Williams will share her thoughts on “overcoming scrutiny and attacks in a predominantly white and male-dominated sport, navigating devastating losses on and off the court, falling in love with tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, celebrating body diversity and expanding the confines of style in sports and pop culture, bringing awareness to maternal health disparities, and being a devoted mother to her daughters, Olympia and Adira.”

While the book has yet to be named and has no release date, it will chronicle her journey from childhood and initial tennis training, as depicted in the 2021 film "King Richard," to her remarkable career, highlighting the challenges and setbacks she faced.

In a statement Wednesday, the tennis legend shared, “For so long, all I was focused on was winning, and I never sat down to look back and reflect on my life and career. Over the last year, I’ve really enjoyed taking the time with my growing family to celebrate my accomplishments and explore my other passions.” 

Williams continued, “I couldn’t be at a more perfect place to be able to take-on such a personal intimate project, and there’s no one I would rather do it with than the team at Random House.”

The second book is all about inspiration. The Compton-born star will share her life lessons based on her experiences as a philanthropist, advocate, investor, and long-standing commitment to empowering a diverse and emerging generation of young women.

This book deal is just another testament to the athlete's success. The S by Serena founder is one of the most decorated athletes of all time; with a career spanning over two decades, she has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, 14 Grand Slam doubles titles with her sister Venus, and four Olympic gold medals. 

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