Serena Williams is ready to tell fans about her life on and off the tennis court.
On October 18, Random House announced that the 42-year-old tennis superstar will write two books about his life. In the book, Williams will reflect on her journey from humble beginnings to the cultural icon she is today, inspiring other young girls to achieve their dreams.
The first book will be an “intimate memoir,” according to a press release. Williams will talk about growing up in Compton, California, and becoming a professional tennis player at age 14. Over the next two decades, Williams announced in August 2022 that she would “step away from tennis” and ultimately become one of the world’s greatest and most inspiring athletes.
She will also talk about her relationship with husband Alexis Ohanian, whom she has been married to since 2017, and their two daughters: 6-year-old Alexis Olympia Jr. ·The relationship between Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. (her middle name) and Adira River Ohanian. The birth was announced on August 22.
“For too long, I was solely focused on winning, and I never sat down to look back and reflect on my life and career,” Williams said in a release. “Over the past year, I’ve Really enjoy spending time with my growing family celebrating my accomplishments and exploring my other passions.”
As for the second book, Williams will focus primarily on her life outside the tennis court. She will create a list of “rules to live by” based on her philanthropic efforts and work supporting the next generation, especially young, diverse girls.
Release dates for the books have not yet been announced.
Williams previously collaborated with sister Venus Williams and author Hilary Beard on their first book in 2005, titled Venus and Serena: Serving from the Hip: A Life , 10 Rules for Love and Victory.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion subsequently published his first autobiography, On The Line, with author Daniel Paisner in September 2009.
Her two upcoming books are Williams’ biggest projects since revealing last year that she would be giving up her storied tennis career.
In August 2022, she wrote about her “evolution” in an article for Vogue.
“I’ve always thought of it as a transition, but I want to be sensitive to how I use the word, which means something very specific and important to people. Maybe the best word to describe what I’m doing is evolution. I’m here to tell you that I’m moving on from tennis to other things that are important to me,” she explained at the time.
She last played at the 2022 US Open, where her impressive career and impact on tennis was celebrated.