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Serena Williams will write another autobiography, this time in two books; it has a deal with Random House.
NEW YORK — Now that he, like everyone else, has stepped away from the sport he dominated, serena williams Be prepared to reflect.
This great tennis player has a Agree to write two autobiographies In partnership with Random House Publishing Group, starting with an “intimate” memoir, he will discuss everything from his childhood and early tennis training (dramatized in the 2021 film King Richard) to his extraordinary career and All the obstacles and setbacks he experienced. the way. The book does not yet have a title or release date.
“For too long, the only thing I focused on was winning, and I never sat back and reflected on my life and career,” Williams, who gave birth to her second child in August, said in a statement Wednesday. “Over the past year, I have really enjoyed spending time with my growing family celebrating my accomplishments and exploring my other passions. I am in the most perfect place to be able to take on such a personal and intimate project. No There’s no one I’d rather be doing this with than the Random House team.”
The second book, also untitled, will be an “inspiring” work, according to Random House, which announced that “Williams will draw on her experience as a philanthropist and advocate, as well as her work as Serre Na offers life rules for a career as a unicorn investor, venture capital firm, and a long-term commitment to nurturing a diverse emerging generation of young women whose aspirations are not limited to the field.”
Williams, 42, announced her retirement shortly before the 2022 U.S. Open – a word she famously avoided using, instead saying she was “evolving” away from professional tennis. She has not competed since that game. That included a second-round win over No. 2 Arnett Kontaveit and a third-round loss to Ajla Tomljanovic.
Williams left the sport with 23 Grand Slam singles titles, 14 doubles titles with sister Venus Williams, more than 300 consecutive weeks at No. 1, and a won four Olympic gold medals. She has also been widely cited for breaking down racial barriers in tennis, race and gender barriers in sports, and more.
In an article in Vogue last year, she wrote that she hoped that because of her success, “female athletes will feel like they can be themselves on the court. They can play aggressive, they can pump their fists. They can Can be strong but beautiful. They can wear what they want, say what they want, destroy everything and be proud of everything.
Her previous books include the 2009 autobiography “On the Line” and the children’s book “The Adventures of Qai Qai” published last year.
His new autobiography will be “a candid exploration of the experiences that shaped his life,” Random House announced in a press release Wednesday. Williams will share her thoughts on: Overcoming scrutiny and attacks in a predominantly white, male-dominated sport, facing devastating loss on and off the court, and falling in love with tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohani Ann, celebrates body diversity and pushes the boundaries of style in sports and pop culture, raises awareness of maternal health disparities, and is a devoted mother to daughters Olympia and Adira.”